Rail

NJ Transit to open ARRA-funded parking lot

Posted on December 30, 2009

On Tuesday, Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone joined NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 477-space parking lot that more than doubles parking capacity at Edison Station on the Northeast Corridor rail line.

 

The lot opens to customers Jan. 1.

 

The event marked the first of NJ Transit’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects reaching completion and was finished within budget and ahead of schedule. Petillo Inc. of Flanders, N.J., was awarded a $4.7 million construction contract in April.

 

“NJ Transit was pleased to accelerate this project because we understand that adequate parking helps residents choose public transportation, which saves our customers money and benefits the environment,” said NJ Transit's Sarles. “That’s why we have worked independently and with private developers and local governments to add more than 14,000 parking spaces throughout the state over the past several years.”

 

The new lot offers 120 daily spaces and 357 permit parking spaces. A walkway connects the lot to Plainfield Avenue, from which customers can access the Edison Station building and the inbound and outbound platforms.

 

With the opening of the new lot, commuters will have access to 816 parking spaces, including 339 in the reconfigured existing lots between Central Avenue and the inbound boarding platform. The lot closest to the station building was repaved as part of the project, and a small outdoor plaza with tables and benches was installed just south of the station building.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metro-North employees commended for saving colleague’s life

Jeff Ballard, a Brewster Yardmaster took his colleague’s pulse and recognized that he was having a heart attack.

Dozens of teens storm BART train, rob passengers

The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train.

Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

The high cost of heavy commuter rail trains is the reason for the debate.

Alstom delivers first metro cars for additional Panama fleet

Alstom will also upgrade the existing signalling and power supply infrastructure, required to run the extended fleet with five cars per train.

New York MTA expects new subway cars to begin service this year

Originally expected to be delivered in 2014, the first car from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation didn’t arrive in New York until September of last year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close