Glassboro-Camden Line in New Jersey completes environmental impact study

The 18-mile passenger light-rail line will traverse Gloucester and Camden counties

February 24, 2021 / 1 minute read
Glassboro-Camden Line in New Jersey completes environmental impact study
Image: Delaware River Port Authority / South Jersey Transportation Authority

This week, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) in South New Jersey the light-rail project achieved a significant project milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS).

The EIS was a critical phase that carefully reviewed the project’s environmental impacts. Nationally recognized transportation experts conducted the study with feedback from hundreds of members of the community, according to the project team.

“The GCL project is a vital transportation link for South Jersey, one that is long overdue,” Jeffrey L. Nash, Camden County Commissioner and Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Vice Chairman, said in a statement. “The GCL will serve to reduce our carbon footprint, increase property values for homeowners, spark economic opportunities for businesses, and provide a convenient means of transportation for workers, students, and those who want easy access to the universities, hospitals, and cities.”

The GCL is an 18-mile passenger light-rail transit line that will traverse Gloucester and Camden counties, including the communities of Glassboro, Pitman, Sewell, Mantua Township, Deptford Township, Wenonah, Woodbury Heights, Woodbury, Westville, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, and Camden. The GCL restores passenger rail service in a corridor that historically provided passenger rail service.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) has committed $200 million towards the next phase of the project- preliminary engineering design and project management.

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SOURCE: Delaware River Port Authority / South Jersey Transportation Authority

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