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This N.J. Transit Expansion Costs $474,000 Per Commuter

  • Abandoned-track revival to gain just 130 passengers by 2030
  • Link key to long-promised though unfunded line to Scranton

Seven months after New Jersey Transit raised fares and cut routes to close a budget gap, the railroad is laying track to link dairy-country commuters with Manhattan, at a cost of about $474,000 per rider.

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