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Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey’

Tunnel Trouble: Crumbling Infrastructure Is Putting the NYC Metro Region at Risk

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Tunnel Trouble: Crumbling Infrastructure Is Putting the NYC Metro Region at Risk

The tri-state area is loaded with bridges, rail systems and roadways that are suffering from years of under-investment. But perhaps the biggest risk we face is with the rail tunnel linking New Jersey and New York. Built more than a century ago, the fraying tubes that carry NJ Transit and Amtrak trains are the biggest chokepoint in the Northeast, and the source of frequent delays for commuters. For years, the tunnels have needed extended repairs that are impossible to do while keeping trains running. The situation deteriorated when the tunnels flooded with salt water during Hurricane Sandy. Amtrak officials say the tubes might not last 20 years.

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Jersey City, NJ: Housing Development Implosion (Video)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Jersey City, NJ: Housing Development Implosion (Video)

Jersey City is in the middle of a $100 million-plus project to revitalize its affordable housing. As part of this initiative, the city teamed up with EarthCam and Prestige Building Companies to document the implosion of Montgomery Gardens on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Don’t miss a second of the demolition – EarthCam’s HD footage, captured by its StreamCam 4K, first shows the demolition in real time and then an instant replay in slow motion.

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Newark, NJ: Planning & Implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Figure 1 ‐ GSI Best Management Practices

TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY
The City of Newark seeks to create a more sustainable city environment, improving the urban design of neighborhoods, the infrastructure serving the City, and health and safety of residents and businesses. Implementation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is a key strategy by which Newark can both manage stormwater runoff more sustainably and promote sustainable community design and renewal.

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Strathmere, NJ: Protecting the Shore

Monday, June 1st, 2015
Strathmere, NJ: Protecting the Shore

Drone video from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows the extensive work being done to build dunes and burms along the Jersey Shore. The work is being done by the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company.

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Reducing Airport Wait Times: Automated Customs Kiosks

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Table 1: JFK All Terminals

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
Automated Customs kiosks have dramatically reduced wait times for arriving international passengers at both JFK and Newark Liberty airports, the busiest international arrivals airports in the country, according to a new study today by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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Top Global Airports For Transit Access

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
GGA STUDY: Airports Ranked by Mass Transit Access

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
New York area airports continue to lag behind their international and national competitors when it comes to modern, efficient mass transit access, according to a new survey released today by the Global Gateway Alliance, comparing airport access at the world’s top 30 busiest airports for passenger traffic with those in the New York-New Jersey region. (Survey below)

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New Jersey’s Crumbling Bridges

Monday, February 16th, 2015
New Jersey’s Crumbling Bridges

On July 1st, all of the annual revenue that goes to the state’s Transportation Trust Fund will need to be used to pay down debt, meaning revenue intended to fix the state’s transportation infrastructure will dry up. When that happens, our already crumbling infrastructure will suffer even more, with more safety issues appearing over time.

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New Jersey: London Bridge Is Falling Down

Monday, February 9th, 2015
New Jersey: London Bridge Is Falling Down

On June 30th, our transportation trust fund will be insolvent. That means no more money for vital road and transit repairs. Don’t let our state grind to a halt. Visit SaferNJnow.com

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OIder Pedestrians at Risk in the Tri-State Region: NY/ NJ/ CT

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Figure 1. Tri-State Average Pedestrian Fatality Rate by Age Group (2003-2012)

TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN
TSTC’s analysis clearly shows that across the tri-state and in the U.S., pedestrians 60 and older are at higher risk of dying from a car collision than their younger neighbors.

Why is this? A larger proportion of older adults may choose not to drive or may be unable to drive than younger adults, leaving a great number of older adults reliant on walking and taking transit. Also, as AARP explains, “With advanced age, bone density declines, making serious injury or death more likely if one is hit by a car.[. . .] Falls among people 65 and older are an equally significant public health concern and cost more than $19 billion annually in total direct medical costs. Inadequate sidewalk maintenance increases older adults’ risk.”

Simple roadway improvements, such as clearly marked crosswalks, longer crossing signals and wider pedestrian islands can help older pedestrians cross the street. Well-maintained sidewalks also help older adults get around safely without a vehicle.

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Bicycling in New Brunswick, NJ

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Bicycling in New Brunswick, NJ

The City of New Brunswick has installed shared lanes, known as sharrows, and dedicated bike lanes throughout the City. These lanes include a dedicated bike lane on Remsen Avenue and sharrows in the 2nd, 5th and 6th Wards. Other City funds are being used to create lanes in other non-residential areas of town, such as College Avenue.

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