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Congressman Andrews Announces a $2.6 Million Fed. Grant for New South Jersey Bus System
Jul 27, 2012
CAMDEN, NJ -- Thursday, Congressman Andrews announced that the South Jersey Bus Rapid Transit project, an effort that will bring much needed traffic relief to our region and deliver quality construction jobs to South Jersey, has been chosen to receive a $2.6 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation. Congressman Andrews worked hard with NJ Transit to ensure that the project, which was selected on a competitive basis, received the funds. This project will eliminate much of the traffic congestion between Philadelphia, Camden, and suburbs to the southeast.
Bus Rapid Transit offers the benefits of high speed travel and can be up and running relatively quickly and at a much lower cost to taxpayers. Passengers will travel faster thanks to dedicated bus-only lanes and traffic signals which bypass commuter congestion. High-frequency schedules and all-day service will cut wait times, and the system will improve air quality by reducing the number of cars on the road.
“This is great news for South Jersey travelers and commuters as well businesses throughout the region,” said Congressman Andrews. “This project addresses one of South Jersey’s most pressing transportation issues while enhancing the speed and efficiency between business centers in South Jersey and Philadelphia.”
The South Jersey Bus Rapid Transit System offers a feasible, low-impact solution to the congestion problems faced by area commuters. This program protects and benefits the working middle class members of the South Jersey community. As a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Andrews is committed to solutions that will improve commerce and secure South Jersey’s economic future.