By JENNIFER AMATO
NORTH BRUNSWICK – What seemed like a distant dream when the idea first surfaced almost a decade ago could soon become a reality.
With the signing of Senate Bill 3076 on March 30, North Brunswick is on the list to receive funding for the North Brunswick Rail Station along New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor line.
The bill appropriates $260 million to the Department of Transportation from the Transportation Trust Fund Authority in order to repair roads and bridges across the state, as well as $140 million to New Jersey Transit Corporation to technology improvements and safety enhancements, according to the bill.
The mixed-use MainStreetNB project on the former 212-acre Johnson & Johnson property on Route 1 north in North Brunswick is being built over two decades, and will ultimately include 450,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, 50,000 square feet of freestanding commercial space, 195,000 square feet of office space and 1,875 residential units.
The Northeast Corridor investment program includes funding for the new North Brunswick station and the mid-line loop — a new flyover track to improve corridor operations and increase operational efficiencies.
The plans also call for a parking lot for a bus station to be used by commuters with a park-and-ride facility, with bus service to and from New York City.
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