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South Jersey Bus Rapid Transit System

NJ TRANSIT is developing plans for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to connect communities in Camden and Gloucester counties with downtown Camden and Philadelphia. BRT service will be faster and more reliable than NJ TRANSIT’s conventional bus routes and will include enhanced customer amenities at stations. When complete, the new BRT system will enhance South Jersey residents’ access to recreational, educational, and employment opportunities within the region and beyond. Currently, the project is in the Federal environmental review process and NJ TRANSIT is preparing an Environmental Assessment. Throughout the process, NJ TRANSIT will be engaging with stakeholders and local communities.

What is Bus Rapid Transit?

NJ TRANSIT’s Alternatives Analysis study completed in 2012 identified BRT as the locally preferred alternative to improve access to high-quality transit in the project corridor. BRT will provide fast, frequent service to the area thanks to improvements that separate it from conventional bus systems.

  • Enhanced park & ride stations
  • Dedicated boarding platforms
  • Off-board fare payment
  • New low-floor buses with all-door boarding
  • Shoulder-running bus lanes in congested areas
  • Transit signal priority at busy downtown intersections

Building an Enhanced Regional Transit Network

South Jersey BRT will serve communities along sections of the Atlantic City Expressway, New Jersey Routes 42 and 55, and Interstates 76 and 676 corridors into downtown Camden and Philadelphia. Residents will be able to quickly access jobs throughout the corridor, as well as educational, medical, and cultural institutions in Philadelphia’s Center City and University City. BRT customers will also be able to make faster connections from South Jersey to SEPTA rail services at Market East, Suburban Station, and 30th Street Station where Amtrak trains to Washington, D.C. and New York City will also be available.

South Jersey BRT will form just one component of an enhanced regional transportation network spanning Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to existing transit services operated by NJ TRANSIT, SEPTA, and PATCO, the BRT system will complement the 18-mile Glassboro-Camden Line, which is also advancing through the environmental review process.  More information about the Glassboro-Camden Line can be found here:

Next Steps

NJ TRANSIT is now undertaking the required federal environmental review and is drafting an Environmental Assessment (EA). In the process, NJ TRANSIT will develop conceptual engineering plans for the system, including roadway infrastructure and park & rides, and identify potential project impacts on the natural and built environment. While NJ TRANSIT advances the EA, we will be engaging actively with local, state, regional, and federal agencies as well as local communities and our customers.

How Can I Get Involved?

Public involvement is an important component of the environmental review process. Please stay tuned for more details on upcoming public meetings dates and to contribute during our public comment period which will start once the Draft EA document is released. To stay engaged with project updates, follow NJ TRANSIT on social media, or sign up for updates via e-mail.

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