Hudson Bergen Light Rail

FTA: $0.6MM Grant to NJT for HBLR TOD

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $592,000 grant to New Jersey Transit to study equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) along the proposed Northern Branch extension of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) into

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Hudson-Bergen Light Rail turns Sweet 16

In April 2016, New Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) celebrates its 16th anniversary of operation. HBLR was the first successful DBOM (Design/Build/Operate/Maintain) deployment of a transit system in the modern era (post-World War II) and represents a throwback to when public-private partnerships were commonly utilized to build and operate railways.

Staten Island: We still want LRT

The Staten Island Economic Development Corp., along with the borough’s Chamber of Commerce, continues to press for light rail – and, often specifically, an extension of New Jersey’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) – despite ongoing disinterest from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, candidates for New York City’s mayoralty, and upstate New York lawmakers.

NJT says Bergen County will get LRT

Three decades after state planners and rail activists envisioned it, New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on May 8 officially recommended that the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit system finally be extended into Bergen County—choosing LRT over other options, and ending a decade-plus political struggle over modes.