NJ TRANSIT TO HOST PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ON WALTER RAND TRANSPORTATION CENTER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Virtual and In-Person Meetings Will Inform The Public and Gather Feedback On Major Improvements To Walter Rand Transportation Center
January 26, 2023
CAMDEN, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will host virtual and in-person informational sessions as it continues to advance a reimagining of the Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC) in Camden. The Murphy Administration has committed $250 million to upgrade and enlarge the facility. NJ TRANSIT representatives will disseminate information about the project to attendees, and also allocate time for public comment sessions.
The virtual meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday January 30th , the in-person meeting will take place on January 30th at 6 p.m. at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University located at 401 South Broadway, Camden, NJ. Registration can be completed by phone or e-mail.
To register for the virtual session, click the following link: bit.ly/NJT_WRTCinfo.
To register for the in-person session by phone or e-mail, call (856) 757-9154 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. FREE parking will be available in the adjacent parking garage directly behind the Medical School located at 520 Benson Street, Camden, NJ.
The WRTC Improvement Project seeks to upgrade and enlarge the existing facility to accommodate the development renaissance currently underway in the City of Camden. It is currently contemplated that the project will be constructed on the existing site in Camden. With the emergence of a burgeoning educational and healthcare corridor in the downtown area and vicinity, a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the nearby waterfront is being proposed to the west of downtown and the headquarters for both the Campbell Soup Company and Subaru of America to the east.
The WRTC is envisioned to be replaced and expanded to accommodate growth throughout Camden County. The project would ultimately replace the existing facility with an expanded multi-purpose transit center that will provide an improved link for transportation in South Jersey. The new center would better accommodate the 26 bus lines that serve the facility; provide improved intermodal connectivity with the PATCO Speedline subway and the River LINE light rail; support intercity independent bus services; and provide additional parking, administrative offices, and value capture retail opportunities to the adjacent growing educational and healthcare corridor. It would also provide an opportunity for integration with zero-emissions buses.
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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 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.