New Jersey State Rail Plan Public Comment Period

Photo: Amy Verbofsky, DVRPC

June 20, 2024

Share your feedback on the New Jersey State Rail Plan update by July 5, 2024.

NJ TRANSIT and New Jersey Department of Transportation have completed a draft of the New Jersey State Rail Plan Update. The draft is available at and is open for comment until July 5, 2024.

New Jersey’s rail network includes about 1,000 miles of freight operations and 600 route miles of passenger operations. The rail system provides access to the state’s industries, ports, and economic centers for both goods and people. The purpose of the plan update is to:

  • Develop New Jersey’s 20-year vision, goals, and objectives for freight and passenger rail service
  • Offer an opportunity for stakeholders and the public to provide input to the future of rail in the state
  • Identify rail service, infrastructure, and policy needs
  • Provide a road map for improving/expanding rail service and rail safety
  • Provide an education in rail transportation
  • Coordinate with rail planning in neighboring states
  • Meet the state rail plan requirement in the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act

Comments can be sent to

Freight & Aviation, Transit, Transportation

Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District