• Canal Slip in Hoboken

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

Moderators: Tadman, nick11a, Kaback9, ACeInTheHole

  by WashingtonPark
 
I worked on the committee in my town for the Camden to Glassboro line and while I agree with all of that theoretically, none of us, which included the mayor and business leaders, could understand why it was costing 2.5 billion dollars and taking over 10 years to restore passenger service when the right of way is already there and being used and prior passenger service had previously been run without incident for 150 years. Or why every time an environmental report was finished it was determined it was out of date and needed another multi million dollar study from a consulting firm again. It really has nothing to do with what China, Russia or Gypip is doing, but the inefficient way we handle things here.
By the way, are you related to Vic Borovkov from Pine Hill? My mother-in-law lived 3 doors from him when they were kids and we belonged to the same church when we were in Sicklerville. Vic was a great guy.
  by lensovet
 
As with all regulations, starting new service is not the same as continuing existing service. New fuel economy and emissions regulations apply to new cars, not existing ones. When your town changes zoning ordinances, existing out-of-compliance houses are not required to be torn down but new construction is required to follow the new rules (setbacks, maximum heights, etc). Similarly, I think there is an attitude of taking any money you can get, which might only be sufficient to do a study and not actually resume service.

Have never heard of Vic Borovkov in my life :)
  by EuroStar
 
Work on filling the canal might finally begin soon. The first item in the monthly board meeting this Wednesday is approval of award of the Phase 1 contract to extend the Jersey City Sewer and fill the canal. It is amazing that it took 7 years since Sandy to finally get this close to construction, but I am very glad to see it moving forward.
  by Defiant
 
EuroStar wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:12 pm Work on filling the canal might finally begin soon. The first item in the monthly board meeting this Wednesday is approval of award of the Phase 1 contract to extend the Jersey City Sewer and fill the canal. It is amazing that it took 7 years since Sandy to finally get this close to construction, but I am very glad to see it moving forward.
And this is just Phase I, filling in the Canal. Any idea how long planning for Phase II will take, another 7 - 10 years? This unreal delay just shows a general Government dysfunction around us.