City Plans Highway Through Downtown

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 | Transportation | 932 views | Permalink |

Residents hoping for a freshly paved Columbus Drive may be dismayed to learn they will soon be losing a valuable parking as the city prepares to expand the roadway into a five lane highway. The city intends to realign Columbus Drive with six lanes of traffic; during rush hour, parking would be prohibited on one […]

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Is the Harrison Garage the PATHpocalypse?

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Friday, July 17th, 2009 | Transportation | 686 views | Permalink |

A new, 1,400 space parking garage has been going up in Harrison, adjacent to the PATH station. Since 2005, parking around the Harrison station had been dramatically reduced by construction of the Red Bulls Stadium, this parking garage, and preparation for Harrison Commons. 1,400 new commuters will add more than a full train’s worth of […]

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Bridge to Nowhere Hoboken Almost Ready

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Monday, July 13th, 2009 | Transportation | 937 views | Permalink |

The Hudson Reporter notes that the NJ Transit bridge connecting Hoboken and Newport is nearly finished and should be open by August, or two months later than originally anticipated. The bridge will connect the waterfront walkway over the Long Slip Canal adjacent to the Hoboken Light Rail terminus. The light rail line runs along the […]

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Escape for Summer

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 | Transportation | 659 views | Permalink |

Sure, summer has so far been mostly rainy and cold. But eventually summer will arrive, and that means hitting the beach. So just in case you want a little bit more sand than Newport Beach offers, here are a few getaway special deals: NJ Transit Beach SpecialHoboken Now points out a NJ Transit discount on […]

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PATH Cars Meet Critics

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 | Transportation | 707 views | Permalink |

Seems like not everyone is a fan of the new PATH train cars.

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PATH Replacing Wooden Benches

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Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Transportation | 879 views | Permalink |

The Port Authority has installed new metal benches in the 33rd Street station, replacing previous wooden benches. Also, flat screen monitors have replaced older cathode ray tubes for the useless PATH Vision. PATH Vision displays advertisements and occasionally the time of the next departing train, most often after the train has departed.

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Hoboken Rejects Terminal Redevelopment Plan As Though It Matters What They Think

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 | Hoboken, Transportation | 614 views | Permalink |

Hoboken’s City council rejected a resolution authorizing a contract for FXFOWLE, an architectural firm designing a plan for the Hoboken terminal. NJ Transit has been looking to develop land above and around the rail yards that are mostly, but not entirely in Hoboken. A small portion of the yards falls within the boundaries of Jersey […]

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Port Authority Answers More Questions, Ignores Others

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | Transportation | 474 views | Permalink |

The Port Authority answered more New York Times’s reader questions in Part 2 and Part 3 of the series. Of course, as is typical, there is more answer dodging than answering going on. Still not addressed is the ticking time bomb of World Trade Center station closures coming this summer.

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Port Authority Answers Time’s Readers Questions

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 | Transportation | 443 views | Permalink |

The first round of answers posed to the Port Authority Executive Director by readers of the Times have have been answered, sort of. One reader wanted to know why the PATH Terminal at the World Trade Center was so far behind schedule. Good question, bad answer. The response include a myriad of facts about the […]

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Port Authority Executive Director to Answer New York Time’s Reader Questions

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 | Transportation | 511 views | Permalink |

The executive director of the Port Authority will be answering “select” questions from readers of the the New York Times City Room. This might be the perfect time to badger the agency about proposed closings of the World Trade Center PATH station. The Port Authority has proposed closing the WTC PATH terminus on weekends for […]

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