Public Meetings Scheduled for the Glassboro-Camden Line Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The Glassboro-Camden Line Project Team will hold two public meetings in November 2013 to provide an update on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team will hold two public meetings in Camden and Pitman. The meeting will be in the form of an Open House whereupon members of the public have the opportunity to view project information display boards and speak with the planners and engineers regarding the project. The meeting will have no formal program, and attendees may arrive at any time during the meeting hours. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the project, outline work that has been accomplished to date and explain the next steps.

An Alternatives Analysis (AA) study completed in 2009 recommended Light Rail from Glassboro to Camden as the preferred option for transit expansion in Southern New Jersey. The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) the funding agency, initiated preparation of the Glassboro-Camden Line Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The FTA is the lead federal agency for the project, with DRPA/PATCO providing EIS project oversight, and NJ TRANSIT serving as the funding partner. STV Incorporated is the consultant responsible for the preparation of the EIS.

The purpose of this project is to improve transit service along the Glassboro to Camden corridor with a focus on increasing mobility and improving links between the established communities, jobs, and activity centers. The EIS is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a project to receive federal funding. The EIS process will take approximately 24 months, at which point the project can enter design and construction.

The public open house meeting schedule is:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitman High School Cafeteria
225 Linden Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071

Parking: High School Lots Accessible from Edgemore Avenue., Linden Avenue, or Waverly Avenue
Transit: NJ Transit Buses 313, 408, 412

Thursday, November 21, 2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Heart of Camden
Michael J. Doyle Fieldhouse
1840 South Broadway
Camden, NJ 08104

Parking: Available at 1826 Broadway
Transit: NJ Transit Buses 401, 402, 410, 412, 450, 457

For more information please contact the project hotline at 855.343.0130 or visit the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) project website at http://www.glassborocamdenline.com.

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