New Jersey Alliance for Action Awards Salute the State’s Top Infrastructure Projects
NJ TRANSIT was recognized with three Leading Capital Construction awards from the New Jersey Alliance for Action. NJ TRANSIT is being honored for work on the Portal North Bridge Project Construction Phase as well as construction at Lyndhurst and Perth Amboy stations.
“We are very proud that NJ Alliance for Action – one of the most distinguished and renowned capital construction-focused organizations in New Jersey – has recognized the caliber of work on these three critical capital projects,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “We thank the Alliance for their continued partnership and support and look forward to continuing to work with them to build a brighter future for New Jersey.”
In October of 2021, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors approved a nearly $1.6 billion contract for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge, a critical link on the Northeast Corridor. The Portal North Bridge, which is part of the larger Gateway Program, will greatly reduce gridlock caused by frequent mechanical issues plaguing the existing 110-year-old swing bridge, improving service, reliability, and ultimately capacity for rail travel between New Jersey and New York City. The massive infrastructure investment represents the single largest construction award in NJ TRANSIT’s history.
NJ TRANSIT continues to advance customer-focused capital projects at Lyndhurst and Perth Amboy stations. In April of 2021, NJ TRANSIT broke ground on a new $31.5 million ADA-accessible facility in Lyndhurst that will replace the current 107-year-old train station. The new station, on the Main Line, will retain the best design elements of its 107-year-old predecessor while meeting modern standards and greatly improving access for all customers.
In November 2021, NJ TRANSIT awarded a $45.5 million construction contract for major renovations to Perth Amboy Station. The improvements include making the station fully accessible with high-level platforms, elevators, and ramps in addition to other upgrades throughout the historic facility.
The New Jersey Alliance for Action is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition made up of 2,500 of New Jersey’s top corporate, labor, professional, academic and government leaders. The Alliance’s mission is to improve New Jersey’s economy through the promotion of capital construction and infrastructure investment.
The awards ceremony was held virtually today Friday, February 25, 2022.
NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.