Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nice weekend weather? Let's close the Bayonne Bridge (commentary) "We're supposed to have some nice weather this weekend. Mid-70s. Sunny. Lots of folks are going to be out driving. A lot of them are going to be going to New Jersey, either to shop, visit friends or enjoy what's likely going to be one of the few remaining pleasant weekends before the colder, drearier weather sets in."

Bayonne Bridge and Holland Tunnel undergoing lane closures this weekend "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend to accommodate ongoing construction on the crossing. The roadway, which connects Bayonne and Staten Island, will be closed to 5 a.m. Monday."

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Officials Consider Building Aerial Gondola System Between NY & NJ

CBS New York: "The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is calling for a nearly two mile-long system with gondolas that are somewhat smaller than the Roosevelt Island trams. They would rise 500 feet above the Kill Van Kull and run adjacent to the Bayonne Bridge."

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Big ship jitters voiced at Port Industry Days

AJOT.COM: "The completion of the raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadbed in June had the immediate effect of attracting a new generation of giant containerships to the port, with the prospect of increasing cargo volumes but also port congestion."

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to stay open for long holiday weekend "The bridge will be closed from midnight tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday, and then remain open until 7 p.m. Monday, Columbus Day. Next week, the bridge will be closed during the overnight hours from Oct. 9-12, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 22, and reopen by 8 a.m. Saturday, September 23. Once the bridge reopens on Saturday, it is not scheduled to close again until 7 p.m. Monday, September 25. The bridge will be closed during the overnight hours on Tuesday through Thursday, September 26 through September 28, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning."

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge closed this weekend, lane closures scheduled for Holland Tunnel "The bridge will be closed through the weekend to accommodate ongoing construction, officials said. The bridge will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.

The Avenue A off-ramp from Route 440 will also be closed until midnight tonight, and traffic will be diverted at 5th Street."

Friday, September 15, 2017

Regional Plan Association proposes 1,650-mile Tri-State Trail system

Curbed NY: "There are three proposed routes that would extend from New York City, all of which already have existing trails that would need to be expanded or connected. The first is the Harbor Ring, which would connect Lower Manhattan via ferry to Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne, across the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island, then over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge over to the Brooklyn Greenway and across the Brooklyn Bridge."

Port of New York/New Jersey to bump Virginia to No. 2 stop on Asia-East Coast service "The Asia-U.S. East Coast ocean-carrier service that in recent months made the Port of Virginia its first stop for the biggest-ships-ever to transit the Panama Canal has tweaked its lineup.

Starting next month, the Port of New York/New Jersey has been added to the schedule and will become the first East Coast stop.

Virginia will be next, followed by Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., before ships head back home to Hong Kong."