NJ Transit says its priorities for the rail network over the next year will include improving the condition of its infrastructure assets, enhancing safety and reliability, and improving conditions for passengers.

$US 76m is allocated to the Northeast Corridor (NEC) as part of NJ Transit's $US 1bn 10-year investment in its busiest route. Enhancements will include a new $US 30m station at North Brunswick, the Mid-Line Loop grade-separation project, which is intended to improve operations on the NEC, and the upgrading of County Yard.

The budget allocates $US 46m to station improvements and $US 104m for investment in the rolling stock fleet.

Around 40% of the capital budget will come from New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund.