NJ Transit eyes rapid-bus system
To reduce traffic congestion and ease commutes from South Jersey to Philadelphia, transit planners want a $46 million "bus rapid transit" system on the heavily traveled corridor that includes Routes 55 and 42, and I-676. The proposed NJ Transit system would allow
buses to travel on shoulder lanes and in the median for part of the trip and would provide 1,800 new parking spaces for commuters in Winslow and Deptford Townships. If approved and funded, the rapid-bus service could be in full operation by 2020, said R.J. Palladino, NJ Transit's assistant director for strategic investment.