Gateway Park in Camden, NJ

Gateway Park segment of the Camden County LINK.


On Wednesday USDOT formally announced the recipients of the FY2023 RAISE grant program and two grants were awarded in our region. On June 23, Senators Casey and Fetterman announced that $25 Million was awarded for SEPTA’s trolley modernization project and the North Philadelphia School Zone Traffic Safety Project. On the New Jersey side of the river, Camden County was awarded $19 million to design and build 3.8 miles of trail that will complete segments 1A and 3 of the Camden County LINK Trail between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Cooper River Park at Route 130 in Pennsauken.

RAISE, short for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity is a discretionary grant program for investments in surface transportation infrastructure that will have a significant local or regional impact. RAISE is a descendant of what was originally called TIGER, developed by the Obama Administration during the Great Recession of 2008. The first round of TIGER awarded $23 Million to the Cities of Philadelphia and Camden for several trail projects including the iconic Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. RAISE was expanded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and supports communities of all sizes, with half of the FY2023 funding going to rural areas and the other half to urban areas.

The Camden County Link is a planned 34-mile multi-use, off-road trail that will serve as the southeast spine for the Circuit Trails Network in New Jersey, stretching all the way to the Atlantic County line. The LINK is also part of a growing patchwork of trails that will eventually connect Philadelphia to Cape May. To learn more detailed plans for the LINK trail take a look at the Camden County LINK Trail Page.


Camden County LINK Proj

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