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NJ TRANSIT TO OPEN NEW LIGHT RAIL LINE IN NEWARK ON MONDAY, JULY 17

Opening ceremony scheduled for new service that connects Newark’s two train stations through the downtown business district

July 14, 2006
NJT-06-095
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Marking a major milestone in Newark’s economic revitalization, Governor Jon S. Corzine, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Senator Robert Menendez and Newark Mayor Cory Booker will join NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington on Monday for the opening ceremony of Newark Light Rail, a one-mile $207.7 million line serving five new stations and connecting Newark Penn with Newark Broad Street Stations.

The new light rail service will provide faster, more convenient commuting options for thousands of employees who work in Newark’s downtown business area, as well as visitors to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, The Newark Museum and the Broad Street shopping district.

WHO: Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, Sen. Robert Menendez, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington and other local, state and federal officials

WHAT: Newark Light Rail Opening Ceremony and Inaugural Train Ride

WHEN: Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: Newark Broad Street Station

Broad St. and University Ave., Newark, NJ

Click here for map and directions.