An Unrivalled Road Network
With 2,800 miles of interstates and highways, New Jersey infrastructure offers unrivalled access to consumers and businesses throughout North America. The State’s network of interstates and highways provides a connection to virtually every road network and major market in the country. Wherever you need to go from New Jersey, our interstates, parkways and expressways can get you there.
- Interstate 95/New Jersey Turnpike, the primary interstate along the U.S. East Coast, enables access to markets from New England to Florida. These include major metropolitan markets, such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Savannah, Jacksonville and Miami.
- Interstate 80, a U.S. transcontinental highway, runs from New Jersey to California.
- Interstate 78 links New Jersey’s ports to points west, accommodating more than four million trucks each year.
- The Garden State Parkway stretches the length of the State from north to south, linking up with the thruways and highways of New York and Pennsylvania.
- The Atlantic City Expressway, Interstates 87, 195, 280, 287, and 295, and the Palisades Interstate Parkway connect companies with consumers and businesses. It also gives the State’s residents direct access to beaches, parks, recreation and entertainment venues throughout the region.
If you’re looking to reach affluent North American markets, New Jersey puts you in the driver’s seat.
An Extensive Commuter Rail & Bus Network
Take to New Jersey’s rails or buses, and they’ll get you where you want to go! Our commuter rail and bus networks connect passengers to their jobs, business and employment opportunities, public and private schools, higher education institutions, and recreation of all sorts throughout the region.
The State’s NJ Transit (NJT) is the 3rd largest provider of rail, light rail and bus service in the nation. NJT’s Northeast Corridor commuter rail line trains make access to Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City relaxing and fun. It also offers quality rail and bus service throughout New Jersey via an extensive service area spanning more than 5,300 square miles. Each year, NJT provides 270 million passenger trips on their fleet of 2,000 buses, which work more than 250 bus routes. A dozen NJT commuter rail lines with a fleet of more than 1,200 trains and 20 light rail vehicles do the rest.
On an average weekday, more than 280,000 commuters also travel to New York City, Jersey City, Hoboken and other New Jersey cities via our PATH rail system. PATH train travelers also have access to the Amtrak Acela – a high-speed train that runs along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor – connecting the State to New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
If you want access to major U.S. cities and markets in the Northeast, New Jersey’s rail and bus system will take you there.
An Unrivalled Cargo Network
People aren’t the only ones that move across the State by rail: With nearly 1,000 miles of freight lines, New Jersey’s cargo railroad network moves freight virtually anywhere in North America. The Norfolk Southern, CSX, CSAO, Morristown & Erie Railroad and a number of other railroads pull companies’ goods and products from New Jersey to national cargo networks and markets throughout the U.S.
Not just that: When combined with the Port Authority of New York, New Jersey’s deep water ports and air cargo network, the State’s cargo rail system proudly connects products to consumers around the world.
Lightning Fast Broadband Connections
New Jersey was the birthplace of Bell Telephone – the nation’s first telephone company. Fast forward to today: Our State is one of America’s key information and communications leaders.
We have one of the most extensive broadband networks in the U.S. With 99% of the State’s population having access to broadband 100mbps or faster and 65% with access to fiber optic service, it’s no wonder that New Jersey is ranked the #1 most connected state in the U.S. by BroadbandNow.com. New Jersey’s also ranks 4th in Broadband Access by US News & World Report.
Communications leader, Verizon and others are continually investing to enhance New Jersey’s infrastructure to offer industry-leading service throughout the State. At last count, Verizon’s ultra-fast FiOs services were available to more than two million homes and businesses in New Jersey.
Cities of the Future
Many of the State’s cities offer lightning-fast Wi-Fi and a vast web of fiber optic cable to support companies that require high-speed connections. In fact, four New Jersey cities – Jersey City, Newark, Paterson and Elizabeth – dominated fDi Magazine’s 2017-2018 American Cities of the Future, Connectivity rankings, taking 4 of the top 6 positions.
For example, Newark, with a connectivity of 10 gigabits per second – a speed light-years ahead of typical internet connections – has one of the best fiber optic networks in the country. No wonder the 3rd largest telecom hotel in the U.S. chose to locate in downtown Newark. The facility houses operations for 58 leading network and service providers, and provides direct connections to the main fiber line of the East Coast.
Depend on reliable, greased-lightning-fast broadband service? There’s no better place than New Jersey.
Investing in Infrastructure for the Future Pays Off
New Jersey’s utility companies have been investing billions of dollars in infrastructure improvements. Not only is the investment making the State’s utilities resilient. It’s placing them at the forefront of innovation.
PSE&G, the largest public utility in the State has been making major investments to harden and improve its electric and gas systems. Its $1.22 billion Energy Strong program gives the utility company the ability to proactively protect and strengthen its electric and gas systems against severe weather damage.
Our other public utilities, including Jersey Central Power & Light; Atlantic City Electric; New Jersey Natural Gas; and, South Jersey Gas also invest heavily in infrastructure improvements to ensure that the State’s infrastructure remains one of the most reliable in the U.S.
A Clean Energy Leader
Did you know that New Jersey was an early leader in clean energy? It was, and it continues to be. In fact, with more than 2,389 MW of installed solar, our State ranks #5 in the U.S. for installed solar capacity.
NEW JERSEY SOLAR INDUSTRY FACTS
- More than 570 solar companies employ more than 7,100 people in New Jersey.
- $7.7 billion has been invested on solar installations in New Jersey.
- 382,000 homes in New Jersey are powered by solar.
New Jersey utility companies also have other clean energy projects underway or on the horizon. Many of the investments are designed to bring the State closer to achieving New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan goal of using 30% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
Clean Water For Future Generations
The availability of clean, safe water is important to both businesses and our residents’ quality of life. That’s why our State’s water utilities adhere to the highest quality standards, and continually invest in infrastructure improvements to ensure the availability of reliable water service today and for generations to come.
For example, New Jersey American Water, which services 2.7 million people throughout New Jersey, invests millions of dollars in projects across its service area each year. The utility also offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies.