Thursday, May 28, 2009
Significant progress was made on the proposed Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex, or MOM, rail line after representatives of the three counties agreed on construction of a route from Ocean County to Red Bank, instead of to Monmouth Junction, ending years of stalemate. NJ Transit officials announced the compromise Wednesday. The line's southern terminus would be in Lakehurst, and it would run through Lakewood along existing freight tracks to join the North Jersey Coast Line in Red Bank. It also includes the possibility of a spur between Freehold and Farmingdale, and consideration of better bus service on routes 9 and 18. Read the entire app article here.