NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans for a new greenway – the state’s first new park since 2006.MLB Owners Impose Lockout After CBA Expires
The state would convert abandoned railroad track bed into a recreational trail that crosses the Passaic and Hackensack rivers.READ MORE: Federal Hearing Focused On Conditions At Rikers Island
The state would buy the land from the Norfolk-Southern Railroad.
“This is a big deal that folks will benefit from for a long, long time,” said Murphy. “It will draw runners, bikers, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over. It will be a crown jewel for our entire state.”MORE NEWS: First U.S. Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In California
Murphy said the track bed hasn’t been used in nearly 20 years.