Administration and NJ TRANSIT will hold two scoping meetings to discuss
the Environmental Impact Statement for the Hudson Tunnel Project on the
2016 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Gold Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 401
Seventh Avenue at West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001.
2016 at Union City High School, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union
City, NJ 07087.
Both days will include an afternoon session from 3 to 5 PM
with a brief presentation about the Proposed Action at 4 PM, and an
evening session from 6 to 8 PM with a brief presentation about the
Proposed Action at 7 PM. The public will be able to review project
information, talk informally with members of the study staff, and
formally submit comments to the Federal Railroad
REPAIRS TO PULASKI
SKYWAY REACH HALFWAY MARK
transportation official say work to install a new bridge deck on the
Pulaski Skyway is past the halfway point.
a State DOT spokesman, reported that the overall project is still on
schedule and is expected to be completed in 2020. He said the bridge
deck is more than half done as a majority of the north side is
completed and there has been a lot of progress underneath the
PATH WILL SPEND $87
MILLION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION
The Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey will spend $87 million to protect PATH from
flood damage and replace an escalator in the Exchange Place Station.
Of that amount, the Authority commissioners approved $25.2
million to expand a rail yard in Jersey City to store the cars on
The project will
be partially funded by Federal Transit Administration grants to protect
PATH after Superstorm Sandy flooded 353 rail cars and locomotives.
The project would build 1,800 feet of track to store the
equipment at 3 to 5 feet above requirements of the Federal Emergency
NEW BUS TERMINAL TO
BE BUILT IN MANHATTAN, NOT NEW JERSEY
A new state-of-art
bus terminal will be constructed on Manhattan's west side under a
commitment made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to
replace the aging, outmoded current terminal.
Board voted to allocate the necessary funds for construction in New
York City when it establishes its 2017-2026 capital plan.
Authority Chairman John Degnan said: "By committing to build
a much needed 21st Century terminal in Manhattan with the underwriting
that no bus terminal will be built in New Jersey, we are making crucial
investment in our region's economic growth." Final
submissions are due in April, with an announcement of the competition
winner expected in September.
HOSPITAL OFFICIALLY JOINS ATLANTIC HEALTH
Regional Medical Center officially transferred ownership to the
Atlantic Health System from Adventist HealthCare following
approval from a State Superior Court Judge. The facility has been
renamed Hackettstown Medical Center.
The Commerce &
Industry Association of New Jersey, the Alliance for Action and several
other organizations and companies are partnering on EPCON 2016.
The Environmental Procurement Conference will bring New Jersey leaders
together to focus on brownfield redevelopment, water, sustainability
and other environmental infrastructure challenges.
For more information and to register for the May 20th
event please visit n the conference please visit http://web.cianj.org/events/EPCON-2016-(Environmental-Procurement-Conference)-468/details.
APPOINTS MROZ AS CHAIR OF INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Travis
Kavulla has appointed NJ BPU President Richard Mroz as Chair of the
National Association's Committee on Infrastructure.
to have been asked by President Kavulla to serve as chairman of the
Committee on Critical Infrastructure," said President
Mroz. "New Jersey is a leader in seeking and implementing
measures and solutions to protect critical infrastructure and assets,
and focusing on issues such as risk mitigation and
cybersecurity. I hope to share my knowledge and experience of New
Jersey's response to disastrous events, both man-made and natural,
dating back to 9/11 and more recently with Superstorm Sandy with my
fellow committee members as we work on issues of national security;
protecting the nation's energy, water and telecommunications
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Christie announced that Amy
Cradic will be his next Chief of Staff and Jacqueline Halldow
will be the new Deputy Chief of Staff of Communications.
Corporation announced that Charlie
Manning has joined the firm as Senior Vice
President, NY/NJ Infrastructure and David Sikorski
as Vice President.
Executive Vice President
Bill Murray was honored by the Meadowlands Chamber
for outstanding leadership and community contributions.
Schueller, PE, CFM has joined Naik Group as
Director of Civil Engineering.
RAIL TUNNEL TO RECEIVE $70 MILLION IN FUNDING
dollars in funding has been allocated for preliminary engineering work
as an early step toward a new Gateway rail tunnel under the Hudson
River. The funding will be $35 million each from the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey and Amtrak.
was made by the Port Authority, Amtrak, the US Department of
Transportation and NJ Transit. It was supported by Governors
Christie and Cuomo, US Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez of New
Jersey and Charles Schumer of New York.
Secretary Anthony Foxx said his Department will handle federal reviews
and permits in an accelerated fashion.
FLAGS RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR 66-ACRE SOLAR FARM
After months of
controversy from residents, Six Flags Great Adventure
received unanimous 9-0 approval from the township planning
board to construct a solar generation facility on 66 acres of
The vote for the
project strongly opposed by some residents and environmentalists took
place after the applicants agreed to several stipulations requested by
board members. One was guaranteeing funding for the planting of
trees and the upgrading of a culvert that carries a stream under Reed
ELECTRIC MERGER WITH EXELON IS COMPLETED
The merger has
been completed between Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings --- which
includes Atlantic City Electric. The announcement followed
approval by the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia.
The merger creates
the leading mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility company.
Together with Exelon's other utilities, the merger services
approximately ten million customers across six jurisdictions.
Atlantic City Electric will remain a separate company and retain local
headquarters in Mays Landing, New Jersey.
In addition to
Pepco Holdings shareholders, the transaction received regulatory
approvals by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, New Jersey Board
of Public Utilities, the Delaware and Maryland Public Service
Commissions and the Virginia State Corporations Commission.
GROUND ON MONTCLAIR'S FIRST NEW HOTEL IN NEARLY 80 YEARS
Ground was broken
Tuesday morning on the MC Hotel, a luxury accommodation that officials
said will be Montclair's first new hotel since 1938.
The hotel property
is at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Road, the site
of a former car dealership within Montclair's central business
district. The 120,000-square-foot hotel will have 151 rooms and suites,
according to the developers, and is expected to be completed by early
Under an agreement
based on state redevelopment law, the township will receive payments in
lieu of taxes, since the property was considered blighted, officials
keep 95 percent of the new hotel's tax revenue, as opposed to the 28
percent of the property taxes it would normally get, and there is a set
30-year payment schedule.
The $38 million
project heralds the second phase of the 2011 Montclair Center Gateway
Redevelopment Plan, designed to encourage sustainable mixed-use
development at the western edge of downtown, developers said.
The plan includes
the hotel, as well as the Valley and Bloom mixed-use residential
project which is nearing completion and already has of 112 of 248 units
leased, Jackson said.
In all, the
Hampshire Companies hope to embark on four Montclair projects, which
also encompass the redesign of Lackawanna Plaza, construction of a
medical office building, and the potential reuse of the Leach Building
on Bloomfield Avenue, said Jon Hanson, principal of the Hampshire
PLANS FOR CAMDEN WATERFRONT
Plans to transform
the Camden waterfront into an urban center were envisioned by the
developers to feature new offices and sidewalks, as well as green space
where people can enjoy leisure time. Liberty Property Trust
reported that the $800 million project will include a new ferry stop,
shuttle to the city's downtown and space for a hotel, homes, shops and
Camden's long dormant waterfront into an active neighborhood, the
developers received approval by the State Economic Development
Authority (EDA), for 1.5 million square-feet of commercial space, 200
residential units and a 130-room hotel over a 26-acre tract of land.
Architectural renderings call for two office buildings between
the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Adventure Aquarium. Liberty
said it hopes to break ground this fall.