New Jersey mulls monorail for Garden State Parkway
New Jersey – Transportation commissioners are considering a monorail to operate in the median of the Garden State Parkway after determining that construction of additional lanes is not feasible in the northern sections of the major thoroughfare.
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The commissioner advocating for the monorail system pointed to the state’s recent NJ Transit innovation challenge as an example of incorporating new technologies into New Jersey’s transportation system. The event asked the public how they would move passengers from Metlife stadium, American Dream, and Secaucus Junction.
Elsewhere in the state, plans are in motion to replace the AirTrain monorail at the Newark Liberty International Airport. The 23-year-old people mover is nearing the end of its 25-year lifespan and is experiencing maintenance issues that are leading to temporary shutdowns.
The Port of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport’s operations, plans to award a design-build-operate-maintain contract in the second or third quarter of 2021 for the estimated $2 billion project. New AirTrain service would begin in early 2026, and the existing AirTrain components would be demolished in the second quarter of 2026.