ARRA Fact Sheet: New Jersey Transit-Pennsauken Transit Center

Project: New Jersey Transit - Pennsauken Transit Center

City: Pennsauken

State: New Jersey

ARRA Award Amount: $36.2 Million

Program: Urbanized Area Formula

New Jersey Transit - Pennsauken Transit CenterDescription:

New Jersey Transit (NJT) is using its ARRA formula funds to construct a new intermodal station and parking facility in Pennsauken, NJ that will allow passengers from NJT’s River LINE light rail service to transfer to NJT’s Atlantic City Line commuter rail service as well as local bus service. The extent of the project includes construction of an approximately 280-space surface parking facility; a single low-level River LINE light rail platform; two high-level platforms on the Atlantic City Line; stairs and two elevators that will allow access to the Atlantic City Line platforms; and a bus boarding area.

In order to support the River LINE’s design-build contracting effort, NJT required the existing Design Build Operate and Maintain (DBOM) contractor to be responsible for the signal work and the system integration. The existing DBOM contract was a state contract that was competitively bid. Under the terms of the existing contract, Southern New Jersey Rail Group Inc. is responsible for operation, maintenance and system safety. NJT’s Rail Operation forces will be responsible for the signal work and will implement the system integration for the Atlantic City Line Station. There are two existing tracks along the right-of-way. NJT owns and has maintenance responsibility for one track while ConRail owns and has maintenance responsibility for the other track. The project is schedule to be completed by December 2013.

As a result of the ARRA funding, jobs were created and retained, including technicians, engineers and administrative support personnel.