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New Jersey Seeks $885 Million of Funds for Northeast Corridor

New Jersey, the most densely populated U.S. state, is seeking $885 million of federal funds for improvements on the Northeast Corridor train line between Trenton and New York City.

Planned upgrades include the replacement of Amtrak’s Portal Bridge, which carries trains over the Hackensack River between Newark and New York Penn Station. The 100-year-old bridge needs frequent repairs and often causes commuter delays, according to a statement from New Jersey Transit today.