Linking PATH Train to EWR Will Make Economy Soar, Advocates Say

The Regional Plan Association says that a PATH train extension has the potential to not only improve access to the airport from lower Manhattan, Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken, but also to greatly enhance transportation options for neighborhoods.

Nat Bottigheimer, New Jersey director of the RPA, said passenger growth at Newark Airport is expanding and driving tourism to Manhattan. He said businesses want to be able to get easy access for tourists and visitors, both domestically and internationally, to the city.

"You have a transit access, you're going to get straight to the terminal and it's going to be a reliable 35, 40 minutes every time," said Bottigheimer.

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