NJ Transit will modify five stations on the northeast corridor line to improve accessibility for residents with disabilities as part of a settlement resolving a civil rights suit lodged by federal authorities, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced Tuesday.
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.
By the turn of the 20th century, the dominant railroads serving the nation’s capital had separate stations. When city leaders in Washington wanted to beautify the city, one of the major initiatives was a new train station.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Congress passed includes much of the federal funding needed to pay for upgrades to the busy Northeast Corridor, including the Portal North Bridge and Hudson Tunnel projects, officials say.