‘This is the beginning of a new chapter’: ‘A new era’ in Brunswick’s economy
A new era in Brunswick, New Brunswick is starting with a bang.
The city’s mayor, Scott Murray, is set to deliver his inaugural address on Friday morning.
“This is a new era, a new city, a whole new country.
It’s not just a city that has the resources, it’s a city in the middle of a river,” Murray said.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what the next four years have in store for us.”
Murray will introduce a new vision for the city that includes new services, a brand new park, a $1 billion city plan and the introduction of a national transit system.
“Brunswick is a city of opportunity.
We have a unique opportunity to lead a new economy that’s powered by people and ideas, not just money,” Murray added.
“It’s going to be a real transition.”
The city will be the first municipality in the country to get off the ground, Murray said, and it’s likely to be the largest in the world.
The mayor is also launching a campaign to increase the number of new jobs in the region.
The governor is hosting a summit on “The Future of Transportation” on Monday, and the state of New Brunswick has announced a series of projects aimed at improving transportation, including new bike lanes, new bike paths and the installation of new traffic signals.
But the biggest project Murray is aiming to get underway is the construction of the $1.6 billion “Big Blue Line.”
The $1-billion plan is part of the government’s $2.3 billion infrastructure plan, which includes the $700 million Gateway Project, the $500 million Port MetroLink project, the new Central Business District, the Regional Transit Authority and the $350 million LRT line.
The plan is designed to help improve the economic development of the region and spur new jobs and investment.
It is also a blueprint for how to create a regional economy.
“Our goal is to build a stronger, more connected and diverse economy.
The Big Blue Line is the first step toward that goal,” Murray told reporters Friday.
“The Big Blue line will be a model of what we can achieve together in a stronger region.”
The Big Green Line, which will link Brunswick to the rest of New England, will be completed by 2021.
The project is expected to cost about $1 trillion and will create over 500,000 jobs in New England and the Caribbean.
The $3 billion South Jersey Transit Corridor project will connect New Jersey with Atlantic City, which was once a stop on the original East Coast Expressway.
The line will connect with Amtrak and run between Atlantic City and Newark.
The South Jersey Line will link South Jersey to the New York City region and will run from Atlantic City to Jersey City, the only stop on this route.
“By 2025, South Jersey will be one of the largest and most economically vibrant areas in New Jersey, and I can tell you we are building on our success and working to create an even stronger, better and more integrated region,” Murray stated in his inaugural speech.
The big blue line, which opened in 2018, will run between Brunswick and the towns of Brunswick and St. Thomas.
It will be connected to the Atlantic City transit system via the Gateway Project.
The station at Brunswick Station, which is owned and operated by Metro Transit, is expected be ready for operation by 2020.
“There are still many projects in the pipeline,” Murray continued.
“Many of which have not yet received the necessary approvals from the state and federal governments.”
He said the Big Blue and South Jersey lines are the two major transportation projects in New Brunswick.
He said those projects will cost about three and a half times as much to complete as the $3.2 billion Gateway project.
The new station is expected open for public use in 2019.
The other projects are the Gateway project and the Regional Transportation Authority.
Murray said the projects will help bring new jobs to the region as well as stimulate economic activity.
“As we build on our successes, we’ll continue to make progress toward the ambitious goals of our $2 billion infrastructure initiative and the creation of a strong regional economy,” he said.
The Gateway project, which covers nearly two miles in the Atlantic Ocean, will bring about 600,000 vehicles to the state, a huge increase from its initial estimate of 130,000 in 2016.
It includes the construction and maintenance of four rail lines, including the first track to connect the city with the rest the Northeast United States.
The state is also creating a new regional airport in Brunswick that will be open by 2019.
“If we can continue to attract, support and encourage the investment and growth of the next generation of transportation, we can take Brunswick back to where it should be and create an economy of tomorrow,” Murray declared.