Train Station To Become Handicapped Accessible

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PERTH AMBOY – After numerous complaints, New Jersey Transit is finally moving forward with plans to make the Perth Amboy train station handicapped accessible.

A NJ Transit spokesperson said that the agency is seeking a consulting service to design improvements, but he did not know when construction would begin or be completed.

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The station is not wheelchair accessible and riders need to climb approximately 20 steep steps to access the trains. Commuters who cannot make use of the facility must travel to a neighboring handicapped-accessible station, such as the one in Woodbridge, or make other arrangements to reach their destinations.

Funding for the project will come from either the state or federal government, or a combination of the two. The city will not have to pay for the project, according to an NJ Transit spokesperson.


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