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Eustace Bill to Push for AC Airport Rail Service Clears Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace to facilitate travel for passengers flying into or out of Atlantic City was advanced by an Assembly committee on Monday.
“While travelers who arrive at Newark Airport have the convenience of using the train to get to their final destination, those who fly into or out of South Jersey are not afforded a similar option,” said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). “An NJ Transit station stop at the Atlantic City airport would provide a means of transportation that is less expensive, more convenient and more environmentally-friendly than some of the other choices.”
The bill (A-3699) would direct the New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit, in consultation with the South Jersey Transportation Authority, to construct a rail station at Atlantic City International Airport. The station would connect the existing rail service provided by NJ Transit to the airport.
The bill directs the commissioner of the Department of Transportation to include within the Annual Transportation Capital Program annual funding for the construction and completion of the rail station until the project is completed. Under the bill, the legislature is to annually appropriate from the revenues and other funds of the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority sums necessary to effectuate the construction and completion of the rail station.
The measure was advanced by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.