From the Express-Times
Developer: Town perfect for trains
Perrucci pitches P'burg as place to do business, says region a good candidate for rail service.
Tuesday, February 13, 207
By DANIEL HAUSMANN
PHILLIPSBURG | The developer behind one of the biggest projects in town likes Phillipsburg's chances of landing commuter rail service.
... He said an NJ Transit study showed it would take four years and $90 million to extend the Raritan Valley line from Phillipsburg to High Bridge. The line connects to New York City. Perrucci thinks a rail connection to Phillipsburg is more feasible in the short term than the Lackawanna Cutoff project slated for the Interstate 80 corridor. That project has a $551 million price tag and would extend rail service to the Poconos. "It's just logical to think this is where the growth is going to occur," Perrucci said. "It's kind of a no-brainer to want to be in Phillipsburg."