Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Supersized Cargo Skips Small Ports

WSJ: "Over the next 10 years, the South Carolina Ports Authority and the State of South Carolina plan to spend a combined $2 billion at the Port of Charleston to build a container terminal, deepen its channel and expand road and rail access. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is raising the Bayonne Bridge connecting the states to allow larger ships to pass underneath. The goal in both cases: lure giant container ships."

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Daily Closure Schedule: August 3 - 7

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Daily schedule
*Monday August 3 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closure*
Monday August 3 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Tuesday August 4 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closure*
Tuesday August 4 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Wednesday August 5 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closure*
Wednesday August 5 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Thursday August 6 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closure*
Thursday August 6 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Friday August 7 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closure*
Friday August 7 – 11:59 pm closure
The Bayonne Bridge will close Friday, August 7, at 11:59 pm and reopen Sunday, August 9, at 8:00 am.
*Six-hour daytime full closures are scheduled for Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm."

How one group is using a very low-tech tool to fight N.J. air pollution

NJ.com: "But activists say the issue has taken on added significance in recent years with port volumes steadily increasing as the economy recovers, and with the anticipated long-term growth of the port thanks to an ongoing project to raise the Bayonne Bridge roadway. Raising the roadway is intended to let the largest generation of container ships access terminals in Newark and Elizabeth, once the huge vessels begin traveling directly to the East Coast from Asia following completion of a Panama Canal expansion next year"

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to be closed for most of the weekend, Port Authority says

NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Sunday this weekend as work continues on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority announced today."

Letter: Need better quality of life near Bayonne Bridge project

NJ.com: "I think it is really sad and disheartening that it is like a war zone near the bridge"

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spanning the Decades: Recollections of our iconic bridge

Hudson Reporter: "With the raise-the-roadway project, slated for completion in 2018, the Bayonne Bridge is going through a transformation never envisioned when it debuted in 1931. As it undergoes this massive change, we thought it would be a good time to call on one of Bayonne’s most revered citizens to share his memories of the bridge back in the day."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Double-digit volume jump puts NY-NJ on pace for record year

JOC.com: "Larrabee is retiring Sept. 1 after 15 years in which he oversaw the port’s 50-foot channel dredging, development of intermodal rail ramps, reconfiguration and expansion of port terminals, roadway improvements, and work on a long-delayed raising of the Bayonne Bridge, which is scheduled to be ready for larger ships next summer."

Monday, July 27, 2015

Free lead exposure testing tomorrow in Bayonne

NJ.com: "The event, which is being run by the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services, will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Bayonne Senior Center at 16 West Fourth St., according to a Bayonne City Hall press advisory. The testing will be open to all Hudson County residents."