Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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Tom V
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Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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Some renderings included;

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/0 ... eplac.html

Here's what caught me eye,
The new bridge also would have space and capacity along its center to for a future mass transit corridor.
PATH to Staten Island via Newark Airport?..

fredct
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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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Tom V wrote:Some renderings included;
PATH to Staten Island via Newark Airport?..
Anything's possible, for now the bridge just has space for it, but no distinct plans. However, I think the thought would be more the old northern staten island railway extended to, I dunno, Elizabeth Station on the NEC? But again, the idea is so far off, anything's possible, as is nothing ever coming of it at all.

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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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Taking a closer look at the article, I believe the PA unveiled the bridge plans, but I don't think they're anywhere near 'approving' them.

PullmanCo
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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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And it sure doesn't look like PATH is involved.

PullmanCo
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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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And it sure doesn't look like PATH is involved.

Tom V
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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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The agency's preliminary plan aims to begin awarding construction contracts in 2011, with bridge completion in 2015.

The Port Authority's 10-year capital plan earmarks $1 billion for the project. The final cost estimates for the project have not been determined as the design process is still in its early stages.
http://www.panynj.gov/AboutthePortAutho ... hp?id=1108

nyrmetros
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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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Damn. Would have been great to connect SIR and PATH.

jumsmuj
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Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

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There has been no discussion of extending the PATH to staten island. There HAS, however, been a lot of talk of extending the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail down from 8th street in Bayonne and across the bridge. Furthermore, there is discussion of reactivating the rail-line on the north west shore of SI, and potentially connecting it to the HBLR. No plans have been drawn for either.

TREnecNYP

Re: Port Authority approves new Goethals Bridge

Post by TREnecNYP »

Regardless of what trains end up running over the bridge, a provision for rail should be made on any bridge to and from nyc especially in this area.

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