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.
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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