WRTC Redevelopment Plans Announced
Governor Phil Murphy recently unveiled plans for a $250 million redevelopment of the Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC) in Camden.
The project would ultimately replace the existing facility with an expanded and improved multi-purpose transit center to better serve and connect customers with NJ TRANSIT buses, the River LINE, PATCO service and intercity buses; and provide additional parking, administrative offices and retail opportunities to an adjacent and growing educational and healthcare corridor. It would also provide an opportunity for integration with zero-emissions buses.
The Governor was joined at the event by federal, state, county and local leaders, including Congressman Donald Norcross, NJ Department of Transportation Commissioner & NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, State Senate President Steven Sweeney, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, State Assemblyman William Spearman, Camden Mayor Frank Moran, Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden CEO Dana Redd and others.
The new WRTC building will provide accommodations for future transit developments and the potential for new retail, office, housing and hospitality opportunities, utilizing Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) design standards.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design of a new facility to replace the terminal will soon be released. Once commenced, conceptual design is expected to take about nine months to complete.