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Old November 2nd, 2014, 09:38 AM   #261
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Old November 6th, 2014, 08:47 AM   #262
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #263
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Old November 8th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #264
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YIMBY reports that the planned PATH extension to Newark Airport will, most likely, not happen anytime soon. Quote: "[T]here have been signs that the PATH project won’t be moving ahead soon. On Nov. 3, the Port Authority canceled bidding requests for environmental and transportation planners for the project, with no notice when the bidding might resume." Here's the link: http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/11/good...e-station.html

Interestingly, the project seems to have been part of a quid-pro-quo deal between the state of New Jersey and United Airlines. United, in return for the PATH extension, would have had to serve Atlantic City's airport. The airline did start flights to and from Houston and Chicago earlier this year but just yesterday announced the discontinuation of the services after December 3rd, most likely because of low demand. The quid-pro-quo deal was first reported by the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/articles/unite...ity-1415384759, paywall) and is summarized in the YIMBY article mentioned above.

I think not pursuing the PATH extension to Newark Airport is a very good decision. The airport has a pretty decent rail link through NJ Transit and Amtrak and there are many other public transportation projects (Hudson River tunnels) that should have priority over this.

I also think that this flights-for-PATH-extension idea was terrible to begin with. The MTA estimates, in its 2015-2019 Capital Program, that the project would cost $1.5 billion (probably more considering the cost explosion of other projects). United would have been able to run money-losing flights to Atlantic City for decades and it still would have been a good deal for the airline. The Christie administration has undertaken a number of questionable and almost desperate attempts to revitalize Atlantic City by now, being willing to spend boatloads of taxpayer money in the process (e.g. Revel casino). Unfortunately (my wife and I have spent good times at the place), Atlantic City seems to be going down the drain. The recent closing of a number of casinos is a clear sign of things getting really bad, and quickly. It's not a surprise though: The opening of casinos in Maryland and Pennsylvania in recent years has just eliminated Atlantic City's most important selling point. Sorry for going of topic for a little bit.
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YIMBY reports that the planned PATH extension to Newark Airport will, most likely, not happen anytime soon. Quote: "[T]here have been signs that the PATH project won’t be moving ahead soon. On Nov. 3, the Port Authority canceled bidding requests for environmental and transportation planners for the project, with no notice when the bidding might resume." Here's the link: http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/11/good...e-station.html

Interestingly, the project seems to have been part of a quid-pro-quo deal between the state of New Jersey and United Airlines. United, in return for the PATH extension, would have had to serve Atlantic City's airport. The airline did start flights to and from Houston and Chicago earlier this year but just yesterday announced the discontinuation of the services after December 3rd, most likely because of low demand. The quid-pro-quo deal was first reported by the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/articles/unite...ity-1415384759, paywall) and is summarized in the YIMBY article mentioned above.

I think not pursuing the PATH extension to Newark Airport is a very good decision. The airport has a pretty decent rail link through NJ Transit and Amtrak and there are many other public transportation projects (Hudson River tunnels) that should have priority over this.

I also think that this flights-for-PATH-extension idea was terrible to begin with. The MTA estimates, in its 2015-2019 Capital Program, that the project would cost $1.5 billion (probably more considering the cost explosion of other projects). United would have been able to run money-losing flights to Atlantic City for decades and it still would have been a good deal for the airline. The Christie administration has undertaken a number of questionable and almost desperate attempts to revitalize Atlantic City by now, being willing to spend boatloads of taxpayer money in the process (e.g. Revel casino). Unfortunately (my wife and I have spent good times at the place), Atlantic City seems to be going down the drain. The recent closing of a number of casinos is a clear sign of things getting really bad, and quickly. It's not a surprise though: The opening of casinos in Maryland and Pennsylvania in recent years has just eliminated Atlantic City's most important selling point. Sorry for going of topic for a little bit.
Yeah, the quid-pro-quo deal sounds a bit shady. And the $1.5bil is astronomical for a project with no tunneling, long viaducts, AND it already has a rail ROW to follow to the stop. Maybe a few bridges to build? But what is driving that so high?

I still think a direct rail connection to Manhattan would be a great boon for the airport and the line in general. The NJ transit lines are a different type of service with longer headways and longer distances between stations, and large gaps in the service day. PATH is 24hrs/day with much shorter headways and a few more stops to places in between.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #266
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Old November 28th, 2014, 07:52 PM   #269
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Final Steel Rafter Installed on World Trade Center Transportation Hub
11/25/2014 03:29 PM



Workers at the World Trade Center site topped off its transportation hub on Tuesday, putting into place the final steel rafter. It’s another big step forward in the rebuilding of the WTC site. NY1 transit reporter Jose Martinez got an exclusive look as the latest piece fell into place on a project that's going to open years later than expected

It's been a year of milestones at the World Trade Center site.

"We've completed the museum, May of this year. Tower Four, we opened up, Tower One, we opened up,” said WTC Director of Construction Steven Plate.

And on Tuesday came another one as workers topped off the World Trade Center Transportation Hub by putting into place the 114th and final steel rafter

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HNTB to study Path Newark airport extension
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THE Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has awarded a three-year, $US 6m contract to HNTB to carry out studies on the proposed Port Authority Trans-Hudson (Path) metro extension from Newark Penn Station to Newark Liberty International Airport

Currently Path passengers travelling from Lower Manhattan to the airport need to change at Newark to an NJ Transit regional/commuter train to Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Station, which connects with the AirTrain monorail.

The proposed Path extension would run parallel to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and connect with the monorail, serving the airport and providing improved connections from Lower Manhattan to Harrison, Jersey City, and Hoboken.

After evaluating technical and compliance issues, HNTB will develop a precise cost estimate for the project. The Port Authority anticipates that the extension will cost around $US 1.5bn and take five years to complete, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2018
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Just some concrete pouring , I will take pictures later this week.
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Just some concrete pouring , I will take pictures later this week.
Thanks, Nexis. For now, only Harrison station is of particular interest in this network, because of redevelopment

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Thanks, Nexis. For now, only Harrison station is of particular interest in this network, because of redevelopment
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I will be posted all the redevelopment Photos on there...
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