Saturday, July 29, 2017

PANYNJ, ExpressRail post records in 2017's first half. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News: "Volumes through June 30 were 4.4 percent higher than during the same period in 2015, when the previous record of 3,093,789 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) was set, according to a PANYNJ press release."

Summer traffic help: Bayonne Bridge to remain open this weekend "After major traffic tie-ups earlier this month on New Jersey-Staten Island crossings, the Port Authority will continue to shift when it closes bridges for construction, keeping the Bayonne Bridge open this weekend to minimize congestion from summer travelers."

Friday, July 28, 2017

Port of NY & NJ reports cargo volumes for H1 2017

Portnews: "This summer’s completion of navigational clearance on the $1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge project was a major game changer for this port, and we believe will be a catalyst for continued port growth as the world’s biggest, modern, fuel efficient vessels can now call on our terminals,” said Port Department Director Molly Campbell. “Moving forward, we will continue to work with all our stakeholders to further enhance our ability to handle these record levels of cargo to maintain our designation as the East Coast’s premier port."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Port of NY & NJ Welcomes Largest Boxship Ever

Maritime Executive: "The Berlin measures longer than 1,200 feet; to date, the ships calling New York and New Jersey terminals have been 1,000 feet long and under. The newly completed Bayonne Bridge clearance project made her arrival possible. "

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port Authority finalizes plan to open Bayonne Bridge on Sundays "Port Authority officials said yesterday that the Bayonne Bridge, normally closed for construction on weekends, will open at 3 p.m. Sundays and hopefully alleviate some of the massive traffic jams that have occurred the past two weekends."

Bayonne Bridge will be open Sunday nights "Any weekend closings will end on Sunday afternoon to allow the bridge to absorb some of the traffic heading back to New York from the Jersey Shore and other destinations."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

First 13,000 TEU Containership Transits Under New York and New Jersey's Raised Bayonne Bridge – gCaptain

gCaptainAt 13,208 TEU, the Berlin measures more than 1,200 feet in length. It is now the largest vessel to transit under the Bayonne Bridge, which was only recently raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters) from its original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance. Previously, the air draft clearance of the bridge limited the size of ships able to call at the port, but it’s now possible for larger ships to enter Newark Bay without any air draft issues.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jersey traffic nightmare results in Bayonne Bridge opening Sunday night | "In response to traveler concerns and what has become record volumes of traffic going over the Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge this summer, we will no longer close the Bayonne Bridge on Sunday nights," said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. "Any weekend closings will end on Sunday afternoon to allow the bridge to absorb some of the traffic heading back to New York from the Jersey Shore and other destinations."

Sunday, July 16, 2017

DMV cracks down on toll evaders by suspending registrations

New York Post: "The PA’s new Bayonne Bridge and the Thruway Authority’s Tappan Zee Bridge are also cashless."

Friday, July 14, 2017


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (via Public): "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend - from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 17 - to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Getting your way around Staten Island via mass transit "New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail opened in the spring of 2000 and the closest station to the Island is at 8th Street in Bayonne, a five-minute, drive from the Bayonne Bridge, which is undergoing a massive reconstruction project.

Or, Islanders can board the MTA's limited-run S89 line along Richmond Avenue during weekday rush hours only, go over the Bayonne Bridge and get off at the first stop, the 34th Street Hudson-Bergen station. Construction delays may interrupt service, so it's best to check the MTA website for advisories."

Port of NY/NJ box volume growth continues in May

American Shipper: "Looking ahead, the port could potentially expect an even further increase in cargo volumes, in the wake of the port authority recently completing a multiyear project to raise the height of the Bayonne Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island to allow ships over 9,800 TEUs to call terminals west of the bridge."

Monday, July 10, 2017

Study: The Port Authority Is Still Choking Newark Residents With Truck Exhaust

Village Voice: "Last month, the first of a series of massive ships entered Port Newark thanks to the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, which will allow larger ships coming through the expanded Panama Canal to reach New York’s port. The increase in cargo container load will lead to more trucks on Newark’s streets, as the region lacks any substantive rail freight options for local delivery."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cashless tolling on Verrazano begins: What you need to know "Along with the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge, the Verrazano joins the RFK Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge, Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Cross Bay Bridge and Marine Parkway Bridge in eliminating the need to stop and pay a toll."

Closures At Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel

CBS New York: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend, the Port Authority said. Traffic will be detoured via 5th Street in Bayonne initially Friday night, though as of Saturday the detour will run through Avenue A. As of Monday, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. daily, through Friday."

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hello? Bayonne Bridge?

Roads & Bridges: " After the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge visit, I had my sights set on the Bayonne Bridge project. Crews have installed a new road deck 64 ft above the original deck, which was built back in 1931, and traffic has been moving on the new part since February, but there is still a lot of work to be done on the travel lanes. There will be two 12-ft-wide lanes in each direction, the inner and outer shoulders, and a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians. The job is supposed to be completed in 2019, and I thought it would be a great idea to use the 360° camera to drive over the bridge and then capture flat and full-circle images on the other parts still under construction. I have reached out to the owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, several times via phone and email. My messages have not been returned. I relaunched my search after several weeks of dead ends and reached out to a second person with the Port Authority. The person told me not to worry, that someone would reach out to me soon. Finally, words were exchanged and a human connection was established. However, this person quickly fell into the mysterious abyss that appears to be lashing its tongue around anyone I try and contact at the public affairs office and pulling them down into a depth of nothingness."

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A perfect game Little League team goes undefeated

Hudson Reporter: "Little League Baseball is a long-held tradition in Bayonne. After all, legend has it that the game was invented only a few miles north. Every year, elementary-school-age kids from across the city compete at the picturesque Dennis P. Collins Park, where the Bayonne Bridge is so close it could catch a home run."

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Smooth sailing for big ships through Bayonne Bridge to call NY-NY port

SeaNews: "Ports along the US East Coast are closely watching the bridge opening, believing that with the height restriction removed more large vessels will come through the expanded Panama Canal - opened a year ago - and along the coast to stop at the major New York-New Jersey terminals."

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: July 3 - 7, 2017

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform a Full Weekend Closure (FWC). The bridge will close at 11:59 pm Friday, July 7, and reopen by 5:00 am Monday, July 10."

Saturday, July 1, 2017


WorldNews: " Work on the Bayonne Bridge will be suspended for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and will resume on July 5."