New Jersey Transit is getting more than $52 million in federal economic stimulus money for two major projects.
Officials said the money has already been earmarked for those projects and can't be used to defray a 25 percent fare increase set to begin May 1.
The largest share -- $36 million -- will go toward construction of a new rail station and parking facility in Pennsauken.
Another $15 million will be used for pedestrian and traffic circulation improvements at Newark's Penn Station.
NJ Transit, which is facing an estimated $300 million budget gap for the fiscal year beginning July 1, announced the fare increase last week.