Friday, October 24, 2014

Schumer, Oddo to Port Authority: Staten Island needs West Shore Light Rail project | SILive.com

Schumer, Oddo to Port Authority: Staten Island needs West Shore Light Rail project | SILive.com: "The rail would run stops from from Richmond Valley to Elm Park, carrying Island commuters to the Bayonne Bridge to connect with New Jersey Transit's Hudson Bergen Light Rail Line."


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bayonne bridge construction: Port Authority, city officials issue additional updates | NJ.com

Bayonne bridge construction: Port Authority, city officials issue additional updates | NJ.com: "The construction project, which began in May 2013 and is slated to be completed by 2017, is designed to raise the navigational clearance under the crossing to 215 feet to allow larger, modern ships to travel under it. The project will also provide commuters a modern roadway with 12-foot lanes and a 12-foot shared lane for bicyclists and pedestrians."


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bimco sees Far East-US East Coast as potential battlefield | JOC.com

Bimco sees Far East-US East Coast as potential battlefield | JOC.com: "But capacity will increase from 2016 when ships up to 13,000 20-foot-equivalent units will be able to transit the Panama Canal and also call at the Port of New York and New Jersey after the Bayonne Bridge span is raised."

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pedestrian Lane Sought for Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - NYTimes.com

Pedestrian Lane Sought for Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - NYTimes.com: "The activists are campaigning for what they call the Harbor Ring, a roughly 50-mile route that circumnavigates the waterfronts of three boroughs and New Jersey. Starting in Staten Island, it crosses the Bayonne Bridge, heads up the New Jersey Gold Coast to Weehawken, onto a ferry to West 39th Street in Manhattan, down the Hudson River Greenway and the Battery, over the Brooklyn Bridge, and finishes on the waterfront in Brooklyn from Red Hook to Bay Ridge."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Work to raise roadway of Bayonne Bridge is 25% complete | NJ.com

Work to raise roadway of Bayonne Bridge is 25% complete | NJ.com: "Construction work continues on the Staten Island side of the Bayonne Bridge. The roadway of the bridge is in the process of being raised to accommodate larger ships."




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bayonne Bridge will remain open tonight: Port Authority | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge will remain open tonight: Port Authority | NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge will remain open tonight, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Chris Valens.

Usually, the bridge is closed from Monday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to ongoing construction on the $1.3 billion "Raise the Roadway" project.

But due to the high chance of inclement weather tonight, construction on the bridge will not take place as scheduled, and the bridge will remain open, Valens said."

Container Shipping - Is the strong level of demand sustainable going forward?

Container Shipping - Is the strong level of demand sustainable going forward?: "Why might the Far East to US East Coast lane become the battlefield of the future? For several reasons. A) The expansion of the Panama Canal to service container ships up to 13,000 TEU from 2016. B) The enlargement of Suez Canal started only a couple of months ago. C) The heightening of the Bayonne Bridge to allow ULCS to call New York/New Jersey. D) The ongoing delivery of ULCS is likely to introduce some of the cost-effective ULCSs on this long-haul trade to reap the economics of scale, beyond the preferred trade for them which is Far East to Europe. E) The expansion of other US East Coast ports that allow them to receive the giant vessels in future, by dredging and introducing larger “Super-Post-Panamax” cranes. The volume growth is already there with much room for expansion. Time will tell how that trade will develop."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Politicians’ positions on Scranton-NYC train vary widely Corbett cites other needs, Wolf ‘will review’ - Times Leader - timesleader.com

Politicians’ positions on Scranton-NYC train vary widely Corbett cites other needs, Wolf ‘will review’ - Times Leader - timesleader.com: "Cartwright said the rail line is an important piece in rebuilding of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s manufacturing economy in that the corporate business people who decide where to build factories prefer to scout out new areas by train.

Also, the widening of the Panama Canal will play a role in funneling more truck traffic onto Interstate 80.

A project is underway to widen and deepen the canal to increase container ship traffic. The Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast and the third-largest container port in the nation, already had invested $2.3 billion for a project to deepen its harbor to 50 feet by dredging sediment from the channel bottom.

It also is raising the Bayonne Bridge, which connects New York and New Jersey, 64 feet at a cost of $1 billion, to accommodate the larger vessels.

Cartwright said the increased truck traffic will extend car rides.

“Passenger rail is what we need to relieve that congestion,” he said."