The state of New Jersey is using $814 million from the Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund to pay for rail station improvements across the state, including a $49 million investment at the historic New Brunswick Train Station on the Northeast Corridor.
As part of the $49 million project, workers will make a series of internal and external improvements, including extending and replacing passenger platforms, rehabilitating escalators and elevators, installing energy-efficient lighting, and upgrading heating and air-conditioning systems.
“Modernizing our infrastructure and keeping it in a state of good repair is critical to providing a world class transit experience that New Jersey deserves,” New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said in a news release. “The upgraded and enhanced New Brunswick station will be pivotal in amplifying economic activity here in the heart of New Jersey.”
The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) will project manage the renovations of the station on behalf of the County and NJ Transit, inclusive of design and construction. NJ Transit will provide technical assistance, procure and manage an engineering and design firm, retain construction services, and have review and approval rights throughout the project.