Sunday, February 28, 2016

Onslaught of mega-ships to test US East and West Coast ports "Some East Coast ports are deepening their harbors, while New York-New Jersey is raising the height of the Bayonne Bridge to allow passage underneath by the bigger ships. All major gateways must pay greater attention to their gate processes to avoid the long truck queues that ports on both coasts struggled with last year. "

Friday, February 26, 2016

Port Authority: $56M ship-to-rail facility in Bayonne will transport cargo

Hudson County View: "With some Bayonne residents expressing a concern that the ship-to-rail facility adjacent to GCT Bayonne would serve as a garbage transfer station, in light of Mayor Jimmy Davis mentioning the project at the Hudson County Alliance for Action breakfast on Tuesday.

“As a region, I am happy to say that plans are in the works to invest approximately $56 million in a new ship-to-rail facility adjacent to Global Contain Terminals in Bayonne,” Davis said at the event, where Hudson County View was the only media outlet in attendance."

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close this weekend for construction

Hudson Reporter: " The Bayonne Bridge will close from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 through 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29, to accommodate ongoing construction work on the “Raise the Roadway” project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced."

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bayonne Mayor Davis talks Turnpike 14A, Bayonne Bridge, $56M ship-to rail facility

Hudson County View: “This project will allow our waterways to accommodate larger ships entering our ports, translating to increased commerce.”

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Strange History Of NYC's Mighty Hell Gate

Gothamist: "Oh Hell Gate Bridge, you pink-skinned, "unwanted stepchild" of New York's transit system. You will turn 100 this year, most likely to little fanfare or publicity. But it's a comfort to know that you're out there, lurking in the night, a testament to human ingenuity."

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mega-ship christening sends message to US ports to prepare "“The big issue for the East Coast is infrastructure,” he said, noting that the key infrastructure development, raising the height of the Bayonne Bridge to allow for passage of mega-ships like the Benjamin Franklin, is still more than a year away."

Barriers to Improving Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Berkeley Political Review: "A comprehensive report conducted by the Common Group found that simplifying lengthy, often multi-year-long review processes can cut project costs by over 50 percent! For instance, the Bayonne Bridge roadway project in New Jersey had no significant environmental impact. Yet the government required what turned out to be a five-year, 20 thousand page environmental assessment, only to be found after completion that the review was inadequate."

Bridge piers for Bayonne Bridge-raising project almost complete -- and other updates "The project will also provide commuters with a modern roadway with 12-foot lanes and a 12-foot shared lane for bicyclists and pedestrians."

Friday, February 19, 2016

Light Rail System Needed to Link Staten Island and Jersey, De Blasio Told New York: "Many Islanders would gladly ditch their vehicles if they had a viable alternative — such as a rail or bus-rapid-transit link that connects the borough’s West and South shores to New Jersey and Manhattan via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail."

Montclair broker targeting home buyers from Jersey City, Hoboken "The development boom along the Gold Coast — the area from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge — has been attracting young professionals and empty nesters to flee the suburbs, but Kettle thinks a tour of Montclair, one of dozens of places that has been called New York City's sixth borough, will make them flee right back."

N.J. truckers: Expect catastrophic congestion if port doesn't make changes "The completion of the $1.3 billion effort to raise the Bayonne Bridge will soon allow massive, high-volume container ships to stream into our already-congested marine terminals. Without widespread reform, how will we keep commerce moving, when the port's infrastructure can't even handle the volume we have now?"

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close this weekend for construction

Hudson Reporter: "Weather permitting, the Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 through 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, to accommodate ongoing construction work on the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Bayonne Bridge Video Update

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Update on progress of $1.3 billion Bayonne Bridge-raising project "Construction at the bridge piers on the Bayonne side of the Bayonne Bridge are nearing completion, according to a Port Authority update on the project to raise the bridge, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said."

Bayonne Bridge construction 4/17/15

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Advance historic page from August 10, 1977 "The toll on Port Authority bridges, including the Outerbridge Crossing, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, may stay at $1.50 round-trip, after the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) rules in favor of the cost. "

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bayonne Bridge closure this weekend shortened due to extreme cold " Due to extremely cold temperatures and predicted high winds for this weekend, the full-day Saturday closure planned for the Bayonne Bridge has been shortened to end at 8 a.m., the Port Authority said.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Saturday, the bi-state agency said."

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bayonne Bridge will be closed Friday night until Saturday afternoon "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend from 11:59 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Saturday due to ongoing construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority has announced."

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As the turbine turns Problem with bearing resolved fix on the horizon

Hudson Reporter: "The work to install the piece will require the closing of the 5th Street entrance to Route 440. The BMUA, Mayor’s Office, and the city departments of Police, Fire, Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, and Public Works will all be involved in preparing for the project. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will be notified as well. “We have to include the Port Authority because of the Bayonne Bridge work at the south end of town, and the Turnpike at the other end because of work at the toll plaza and the effect on Global [Terminal] operations,” Boyle said. “The north end could be impacted because of truck jams, and the south end with the work on the bridge. And we have to take a road out of service. Nobody here wants to do anything until we all get on the same page.”"

Our top 7 priorities, North Shore leaders tell the mayor "Build a gymnasium for PS 21 in Elm Park. At a time when the city's avowed policy is to ensure that our children get proper nutrition and ample exercise, the lack of a gymnasium is a mark against the Department of Education which the city must correct.  And to make matters worse, whatever outdoor recreational areas the children could use have been destroyed as an aftermath of the Bayonne Bridge raising project."

Fluor: Out of Favor, but Not Out of Luck

The Motley Fool: "Thanks to Panama Canal expansion, there's urgent need to adapt harbors to larger vessels, such as increasing the clearance under New Jersey's Bayonne Bridge."

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Port Authority Leviathan

City Journal Winter 2016: "A radical plan to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, to allow a new generation of larger container ships to pass underneath it, could cost $1.3 billion."

Friday, February 5, 2016

Map: The Bridge Empire of One of NYC's Most Prolific Builders

Curbed NY: "If the name Othmar Ammann doesn't ring a bell, it's about time that it should: The Swiss-born engineer is the man responsible for nearly half of New York City's most magnificent bridges, including some of the most recent constructions ("recent" being relative, of course)."

Bayonne Bridge to stay open today "Motorists traveling to and from Bayonne today will have access to the Bayonne Bridge, which will remain open instead of closing for regularly scheduled construction, according to a Port Authority alert."

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to be closed from Friday night until Sunday morning "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend from 11:59 p.m. on Friday until 8 a.m. on Sunday due to ongoing construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority has announced."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bayonne Bridge Update

Hudson TV: "Bayonne Bridge Travel Alerts & Advisories: Port Authority Bridge & Tunnel Alerts is a free subscription service that notifies customers of 20 minute holds, bridge closures, incidents or events that may delay trips across the Bayonne Bridge or other Port Authority bridges and tunnels. Go to and click on Register for Port Authority Alerts"