Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bridge to the future With

Hudson Reporter: But taking a tour, watching dozens of tradesmen and women at work, and stepping on the first section of the new roadway really give you a feel for the undertaking."

U.S. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships,Volumes Grow

WSJ: "To tackle congestion issues in New York and New Jersey, a port authority task force recommended several measures, such as more flexible hours for gate operations and building more warehouse space to store imports away from docks. Port operators and others are now trying to implement those ideas. In the last decade, the port authority has spent $2.7 billion in upgrades at the port. Another $1.3 billion is being used to raise the Bayonne Bridge so that megaships can pass underneath."

Bayonne Bridge shuttle to resume service "Shuttle bus service for pedestrians and cyclists looking to cross the Bayonne Bridge during the ongoing construction work will resume tomorrow, Port Authority officials said yesterday.

The free service will operate Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during May, including on holiday weekends and on weekends when daytime closures of the bridge are not scheduled.

From June through October 2015, due to scheduled weekend bridge closures, shuttle service will be offered on only Sundays from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m.

Shuttles will run every 30 minutes and make two stops: one at the entrance to the Bayonne Bridge Administration Building parking lot in Staten Island, N.Y., and one at West 4th Street in Bayonne, adjacent to the existing sidewalk staircase.

The shuttles will be equipped with bike racks."

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Update

The City of Bayonne, NJ: "The Port Authority has announced the daily schedule for Bayonne Bridge closures for the last week of April/start of May: Wednesday,  April 29 – 9am – 3pm closure;  Wednesday, April 29 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure; Thursday,  April 30 – 9am – 3pm closure; Thursday, April 30 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure; Friday,  May 1 – 9am – 3pm closure; and Friday, May 1 – 11:59PM closure. The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 11:59pm Friday, May 1, through 11:59pm Saturday, May 2."

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

US ports move toward truck appointment model "Though truckers remain doubtful, both ports are moving toward appointments. With trade volume growing and the raised Bayonne Bridge and expanded Panama Canal expected to bring even larger ships, “It’s not something we can afford to not discuss,” Rooney said."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bayonne Bridge closed for construction most of this week "This week's closures will occur Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., and from midnight Friday until midnight Saturday, according to the Port Authority alerts website."

Friday, April 24, 2015

Port Authority to close Bayonne Bridge on Saturday "The bridge will be closed on Saturday, from 11:59 p.m. on Friday night to 8 a.m. Sunday Morning.  "

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Jersey needs to invest in roads and rail to support port

American Shipper: "That investment is paying off: 2014 was a record year for cargo, the first two months of this year are up 10 percent over last year, and those records will be shattered once work is completed on the Bayonne Bridge in 2017 that will allow larger ships into the port."

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

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Closed Saturday, Open Sunday


Monday April 6 - 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. closure.
Tuesday, April 7 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. closure; 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. closure.
Wednesday, April 8 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. closure; 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. closure.
Thursday, April 9 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. closure; 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. closure.
Friday, April 10 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. closure; 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. closure."

Bayonne Bridge Update

The City of Bayonne: "The Bayonne Bridge will schedule a 20-minute traffic hold for Monday, April 6, in lieu of a six-hour daytime closure."

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bayonne bridge Construction: Update

Port Authority, city officials issue March 31 updates | "Easter and Passover Schedule: The Bayonne Bridge will remain open without any closure from Friday, April 3, at 5 a.m., until Monday, April 6, at 5 a.m.

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

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