The NJ Transit board yesterday approved $9 million for an environmental impact study to advance a proposed South Jersey rail line from Camden to Glassboro.

The board also approved a $735,000 contract to study possible expansion of Atlantic City Rail Line service, including proposals for new stations at Woodcrest in Cherry Hill and at Atlantic City International Airport.

In addition, the board authorized $750,000 to consider ways to improve bus service along the congested Routes 55-42-676 corridor that connects Gloucester and Camden Counties with Philadelphia.

NJ Transit also will build a bus loading area at Camden's Walter Rand Transportation Center, with a canopy, lighting, closed-circuit cameras, public address system, and signage. The $3 million project includes repaving and streetscape improvements on Broadway and adjacent plaza areas. It will be paid for by the Delaware River Port Authority, which operates the PATCO station adjacent to the transportation center.  

 - Paul Nussbaum