Expanding PATCO

  

Welcome to WWW.PATCOLIGHTRAIL.COM.  This website is intended to provide interested visitors with information about a better option for the proposed passenger rail system in Gloucester County, NJ.

This website is not affiliated with the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), or NJ Transit.

The Delaware River Port Authority  study concerning an expansion of passenger rail service into Gloucester County is located here:  GlassboroCamdenLine.com

 


Mass Transit for Gloucester County


The planning process associated with building a passenger rail system includes the evaluation of many parameters.  Two of these parameters are:

  1. The route a passenger rail system would use, and
  2. The type of sytem (mode of transportation) that would be built.

The resulting conclusions are fundamental in determining the eventual success of any future passenger rail system in Gloucester County.

The implementation of a Diesel Light Rail system in Gloucester County will require all passengers traveling to and from Philadelphia to transfer to another mode of transportation to cross the Delaware River, increasing travel time and inconvenience.  A transfer will have greater negative impact during off-peak (discetionary) inter-state journeys.  An increase in travel time and inconvenience serves to discourage potential passengers who might otherwise ride the system without a transfer.