Monday, April 20, 2015

14 things to know about Elm Park on Staten Island's North Shore "In this aerial photo from June 24, 1964, the caption read: Construction was moving forward on the Willowbrook Expressway where it skirted PS 21 in Elm Park and ends at the Bayonne Bridge plaza. "

Moving Cargo at NJ Ports Will Take Much More Than Container Ships

NJ Spotlight: "His tour of a terminal at the sprawling Port Elizabeth/Port Newark complex focused on managing the increased cargo flow the facility will see about two years from now, when a $1.3 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge roadbed is expected to be completed."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Port Authority adjusts overnight closure times for Bayonne Bridge "Weekday overnight closures of the Bayonne Bridge, currently occurring between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., will be adjusted to start at 8:30 p.m. for the foreseeable future."

HCDO Assembly picks not shoo ins Democratic candidates plug education transportation and working class rights

Hudson Reporter: "Transportation would also be high on his list, including the possible creation of a commuter ferry from Bayonne to New York City, and assuring that the Bayonne Bridge reconstruction continues according to plan."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bridge Project Referenced in Book

The Maine Wire: "This volume begins with a description of the effort to make the port of Newark accessible to the enlarged ships now dominating maritime shipping. The solution required building the new Bayonne Bridge, or rather the solution required was Environmental Protection Agency approval for the new bridge."

Bayonne Bridge on YouTube

Sending a Column Over the Side of the Bayonne Bridge via YouTube

A Chief Permitting Officer for Federal Projects: Does Portman-McCaskill Go Far Enough? - Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless, Rare Earth, Metal Prices, Forecasting | MetalMiner

From The MetalMiner: “It’s a multi-headed federal bureaucracy that we have,” Howard said. “The problem with their bill is the CPO doesn’t have any authority. He can’t lean on one unreasonable agency if it’s holding up a project. There needs to be a dialectic here. If any one of 19 different agencies involved (in the Bayonne Bridge project in New Jersey) decides it’s going to dig in its heels in, there is no alternative but to give in to what they want. That feeds the paralysis. There needs to be a presumptive authority somewhere. There needs to be someone who can cut through that. If that authority is too high-handed that won’t work, either. You want an incentive for everyone to be reasonable and agree to make decisions within a reasonable timeline.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Closings Update

The City of Bayonne, NJ: "Multi-Hour Closures:  During the third week of April, there will be several multi-hour closures of the Bayonne Bridge: Monday, April 13 – 9:00pm – 5:00 am closure; Tuesday, April 14 – 9am – 3pm closure; Tuesday, April 14 – 9:00pm – 5:00 am closure; Wednesday, April 15 – 9am – 3pm closure;  Wednesday, April 15 – 9:00pm – 5:00 am closure; Thursday, April 16 – 9am – 3pm closure; Thursday, April 16 – 9:00pm – 5:00 am closure; Friday, April 17 – 9am – 3pm closure; and Friday, April 17, 11:59PM  to Saturday, April 18, 11:59PM.

20-Minute Traffic Holds: To facilitate pier segment delivery and erection at worksites in Bayonne and Staten Island, 20-minute traffic holds may take place. A 20-minute hold was scheduled for Monday, April 13.

Mothers’ Day Schedule: The Bayonne Bridge will remain open without any closures from Saturday, May 9, at 8:00 a.m., until Monday, May 11, at 5:00 a.m.

Memorial Day Schedule: The Bayonne Bridge will remain open without any closures from Friday, May 22, at 5:00 a.m., until Tuesday, May 26, at 5:00 a.m.

Fathers’ Day Schedule: The Bayonne Bridge will remain open without any closures Saturday, June 20, from 8:00 a.m. until Monday, June 22, at 5:00 p.m.

New Closure Time Effective Monday, April 20: Beginning April 20, the bridge will close at 8:30 p.m. instead of 9:00 p.m. for the duration of the project."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Drayage Companies Demand Changes at NY-NJ Port

From "Atkins said GCT would like to have more business at the underutilized Staten Island terminal, but he noted that all of the vessel alliances calling GCT Bayonne use ships too big to fit under the Bayonne Bridge’s 151-foot vertical clearance. Until the bridge’s clearance is raised to 215 feet in mid-2016, the big ships can call only at GCT Bayonne, the only major port terminal outside the bridge."

Bayonne Bridge Closed for Daytime Construction This Week

From "In addition to its regular weekly overnight closure, the Bayonne Bridge will also be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the rest of the week to facilitate Raise the Roadway construction."

Monday, April 6, 2015