New commuter rail service to link Gloucester County and much of South Jersey to Philadelphia is the centerpiece of a $2 billion mass transportation plan for the region outlined today by Gov. Corzine and transit officials.

Breathing new life into a long-discussed plan to restore rail service from Camden to Glassboro, Corzine promised "whatever it takes, we're going to get this done."

The mass transit plan also calls for express bus lanes on highly congested Routes 42 and 55 and improved rail service on NJTransit's under-used Atlantic City line, with a passenger stop at PATCO's Woodcrest station in Cherry Hill.

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