NJ Transit received another installment of its $424 million in federal stimulus funding yesterday from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

LaHood, along with state officials, announced the grant of $298.7 million at a news conference at Metropark Station in Woodbridge.

The funding includes $130 million for new commuter rail tunnels under the Hudson River to New York City, $24 million for automatic train control signal systems on the River Line between Camden and Trenton, and $2 million toward a station in Pennsauken to link the River Line and the Atlantic City Line.

NJTransit previously received $66 million in stimulus funds and expects about $60 million more. - Paul Nussbaum