PATH airport extension study awarded to HNTB

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 awarded a three-year, $6 million contract to HNTB to conduct a cost determination study on the proposed extension of PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid transit service to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Port Authority urged to fund Staten Island LRT

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined by Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, is urging the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) to fund a proposed West Shore Light Rail project.

PATH Calatrava

Calatravasaurus Wrecks?

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s massive World Trade Center PATH transportation hub in Lower Manhattan, designed by famed architect Santiago Calatrava, is about one year away from completion—eight years behind schedule and, at a cost of up to $4 billion by some accounts, $2 billion over budget. The New York Post has dubbed the structure, which is supposed to resemble a bird spreading its wings, but which at this stage of construction looks more like the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, the “Calatravasaurus.”

FRA’s Szabo views Siemens plant PTC work

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo on Friday, May 30, 2014 toured a Siemens rail automation plant in Louisville, Ky., which is producing components for new Positive Train Control (PTC) systems.

More Sandy relief funds for NJT, PATH

The Department of Transportation has awarded a combined $235 million in federal grants to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy inflicted on New Jersey Transit and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail systems in late October 2012.

MTA NYCT Fulton Center to open in June

Opening ceremonies for MTA New York City Transit’s Fulton Center are scheduled for June 26, 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority noted Monday, March 24.

PATH opens WTC Platform A

PATH personnel handed out notices to passengers Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, heralding the opening of the first permanent (or “modernized”) platform at its World Trade Center Station in lower Manhattan.

PTC needs prompt PATH weekend closure

PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) said.

PATH extension to get New Jersey nudge

Nearly a year after PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) announced plans to study a PATH extension toward (not to) Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly appears ready to back the proposal.

PATH focuses on new Harrison (N.J.) station

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) officials highlighted the agency’s commitment to a new PATH station in Harrison, N.J., on Aug. 16, emphasizing the station’s growing transit role within the PATH system. Harrison lies directly east of Newark, N.J., across the Passaic River.

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