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May 1, 2018

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NORTH BERGEN LIBERTY GENERATING POWER PLANT

Alliance for Action President Phil Beachem stood side by side with the Building Trades and other New Jersey leaders to announce plans to build a $1.8 billion natural gas-powered electrical plant  in North Bergen.  Construction of the North Bergen Liberty Generating power plant on a 15 acre site will create over a thousand jobs.  Company leaders say construction can begin soon and be completed by the end of 2022.


PANY/NJ CHIEF ENGINEER JIM STARACE TO BE HONORED BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Chief Engineer Jim Starace will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America at the 2018 Construction Industry Awards Dinner on Tuesday May 8 at Maritime Parc in Jersey City.  To register online click here.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

5/11/18 -  Meet Kevin Corbett - New NJ Transit Executive Director, click here to register. 

5/18/18 - Burlington County Chapter Meeting, click here to register. 

6/1/18 - "Health Care for the Economy" Hospital Construction and Expansion, click here to register. 

6/5/18 - Middlesex County Chapter Meeting, click here to register. 

6/8/18 - Water Infrastructure Symposium, click here to register. 

6/12/18 - NJ DOT Acting Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti Meeting, click here to register. 

6/15/18 - Bergen County Chapter Meeting, click here to register. 

6/22/18 -  Investing in SJ...Where the Action Is!, click here to register. 

NJ TRANSIT HEAD TO ADDRESS ALLIANCE MEMBERS  

The NJ Alliance for Action will host a meeting with Kevin Corbett, Executive Director of NJ TRANSIT on May 11th at Forsgate Country Club, click here to attend. 

GOVERNOR MURPHY BUDGET PROVIDES RELIEF FOR NJ TRANSIT BUS CUSTOMERS  

Governor Phil Murphy has announced plans to increase NJ Transit funding by more than $240 million.  The extra money will fund additional bus operators and improvements in on-time performance, such as increasing flexibility to mitigate road construction factors.

PLANS FOR NJIT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT ANNOUNCED 

NJIT President Joel Bloom and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka have announced plans to build the Gateway MLK redevelopment project.  The existing  building at 240 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. contains asbestos and will be abated and dismantled to make room for a new development, which will house 99 market-rate apartment units. The project will include adding 1,300 square feet of ground floor retail space and 100 parking spaces.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION BOND ACT

New Jersey voters will get the chance to vote for a $750 million bond act to fund construction at county vocational school and county college projects if a bill passed by the State Senate moves on and receives the signature of Governor Murphy.  The Career and Technical Education Bond Act, sponsored by State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Steve Oroho, passed the  Senate by a 36-1 vote. 

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
  • Richard Mroz, immediate past President of the NJ Board of Public Utilities has started a consulting firm, Resolute Strategies, LLC, where he is Managing Director. 
  • Steven H. Santoro, Former NJ TRANSIT Executive Director, joins Dewberry as Director of Rail and Transit.

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