$100,000 on a study.......
Amtrak offers those nice shelters for $500,000. $500,000. The majority of that probably is labour costs. The materials are not that much. Any of the stations in these 18 miles of track is what maybe $50,000-$60,000 each depending on how it is built? Most are glorified sidewalks on light rail. We're not trying to build a PATCO extension on these tracks where it will cost much more.
As for Vineland and Millville, it's another 15 miles just to Vineland, and 6 to Millville from Vineland. The cost returns might not be very strong at that point and I suspect Vineland and Millville would have to fork up a lot of money for a study. (Just for example, if you were to extend the Northern Branch past Tenafly, it would be another 5 miles itself to Northvale with higher ridership (and more NIMBYs)).
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