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Transportation

HIGHWAYS

Florence Township offers a small town atmosphere, but also provides easy access to major thoroughfares along the East coast including:

- New Jersey Turnpike
- Pennsylvania Turnpike
- Route 130
- Route 295

Florence Township is also a stones throw to several other major highways, including:

- Route 206
- Route 1
- Interstate 95
- Route 13 (Pennsylvania)

SHIPPING

Shipping and freight rail service is also readily available. A heavy rail line runs north-south through Florence Township, and the Delaware River, with a deep-water channel, marks our western border.

COMMUTING

New Jersey Transit operates an extensive bus service in Florence Township connecting commuters to the many metropolitan areas in the greater Delaware Valley.

New Jersey Transit is also developing commuter train service. The Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System (SNJLRTS) is a 34-mile passenger light rail line that will link Trenton to Camden. Two train stations will be located in Florence Township. The Hornberger Avenue gate area of the former John A. Roebling & Sons Company will host a train station and parking facility. This station will prove beneficial to the hundreds of employees projected to work in and around the former mill site once it is redeveloped under current initiatives. A second train station will be constructed just off Route 130 near the entrance to Whitesell Corporation's Haines Industrial Center. The Haines Center is an over 600 acre facility that will ultimately house several million square feet of industrial, commercial, warehouse, office, manufacturing, and distribution operations.

With 20 station stops serving communities along the Delaware River's Route 130 corridor, light rail system will connect riders to the larger transportation networks of New Jersey, Amtrak, PATCO and SEPTA. As the largest public transit investment of state dollars in recent memory, this project will include significant infrastructure improvements throughout the 34-mile corridor. More than 50 grade crossings will be upgraded and 17 bridges will be repaired or rebuilt. As a diesel light rail system, the SNJLRTS's trains will not only meet and exceed federal air quality standards; they will operate quieter than commuter trains and even buses. The vehicles and stations will be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be part of a barrier-free system that will make it easy to purchase tickets and to travel.

Some of the major destinations along the SNJLRTS include:

- The State Aquarium - Camden
- The Tweeter Entertainment Center - Camden
- Rutgers University - Camden
- Walter Rand Transportation Center - Camden
- Trenton Arena - Trenton
- The Northeast Corridor Rail Station - Trenton

In addition to the destinations listed above, the SNJLRTS connect riders with employment, educational and recreational opportunities all along the waterfront. A one-mile extension of the system along Trenton's State Street to the Capitol District is under review and, if constructed, will offer riders additional options.

AIR TRAVEL

Several major airports are within an hour drive of Florence Township

Philadelphia International - One hour
New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia - Just over one hour
Atlantic City - One hour
Newark International - One hour
North Philadelphia Airport - 45 minutes
Mercer County Airport - 45 minutes

 

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