NJ Transit receives $83 million FTA ASAP grant to upgrade Brick Church station

NJ Transit receives $83 million FTA ASAP grant to upgrade Brick Church station Image credit: NJ Transit

The New Jersey Transit Corporation will receive funding of $83,311,809 under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) for FY24 to improve accessibility at the Brick Church station on the Morris and Essex Line.

ASAP funds projects that upgrade older transit-systems to make them accessible to people with disabilities or limited mobility. In May 2024, the FTA awarded funding of $343 million under ASAP for eight transit systems in eight states. Federal funds can be no more than 80% of the project’s total cost. The ASAP was authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden in 2021. 

The Brick Church station serves as a crucial rail link connecting New York Penn Station, Newark, and communities in Morris and Essex counties. Improvements to the century-old station will focus on enhancing safety, including installing accessible platforms for level boarding, adding elevators and a new public address system, and renovating a pedestrian tunnel and stairways.

Source: NJ Transit