Friday, December 7, 2012

The Hoboken Redwings are the Champions!

City of Hoboken announces:


REDWINGS CAPTURE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP….PARADE ON MONDAY!


The Hoboken High School Football Team won the 9th State Championship in program history on Friday evening at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. After breezing by their first two rounds of playoff opponents by a combined score of 89 to 14, the Redwings defeated Roselle Park High School 39 to 9 to secure the Group I North II Championship. The Redwings, led by Coach Lou Taglieri and his staff, will be honored in a parade on Monday, December 10th. The parade will begin at 11th Street and Washington Street at 3:30pm and will conclude at City Hall at 94 Washington Street.

“Congratulations to the Redwings football team, Coach Lou Taglieri, and his staff, for an amazing season and for bringing the State Championship back to Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We invite the community to join us for a parade on Monday to celebrate their great accomplishment.”

Free connections to Grove and Exchange Place for PATH on weekend

City of Hoboken announces:

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Community: Weekends: Free Shuttle Service to Grove St, Increased Light Rail Service + Cross-Honoring PATH Tickets to Exchange Pl

During weekends when the PATH to 33rd Street will be closed in order to speed up restoration of PATH service to Hoboken, the Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses from Hoboken to Grove Street and NJ Transit will increase weekend light rail service, which goes to Exchange Place, and will cross-honor PATH tickets on the light rail between Hoboken and Exchange Place. From Grove Street or Exchange Place, you can take the PATH which will run on weekends from Newark to the World Trade Center.

The full announcement from the Port Authority is below:


PORT AUTHORITY WILL PROVIDE FREE WEEKEND SHUTTLE BUSES AND NJ TRANSIT WILL ADD EXTRA LIGHT RAIL SERVICE TO HELP PROVIDE PATH CUSTOMERS WITH SERVICE TO MANHATTAN

Additional service will help get riders from Hoboken and Jersey City
to PATH stations with service to Manhattan

PATH riders who travel from the Hoboken and Newport stations to Manhattan on weekends will be able to take free shuttle buses to the Grove Street station or extra light rail service to the Exchange Place station this weekend and next while the Newark to 33rd PATH train line is closed for post Superstorm Sandy repairs.

The Port Authority is putting the additional transit alternatives in place to assist its customers while PATH crews work unimpeded on the Newark to 33rd Street line.

Providing crews with 48 hours of uninterrupted work time will shave as many as five or more days off the agency’s recovery timeline to restore service to Hoboken Station and 24-hour service to the overall system. The current nightly shutdowns between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. provide less than six hours of actual repair time once set-up and mandatory testing is taken into account.

PATH’s Newark Penn Station to World Trade Center train line—which includes stops at Grove Street and Exchange Place—will be operating this weekend (Dec.8-9) and next (Dec. 15-16) from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses at the Hoboken and Newport PATH stations, which will bring passengers to Grove Street, where they can access the Newark-WTC line. Alternatively, NJ TRANSIT will increase its weekend light rail service, which will bring riders to the Exchange Place PATH station, where they also can access the Newark-WTC line. NJ TRANSIT will honor PATH tickets on the light rail, so there will be no extra service costs for riders. Details on shuttle bus schedules, pickup locations and routes will be available later today.

Additionally, there will be extra Route 119 buses between Journal Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. this weekend and next.

Weekend PATH customers traveling between New Jersey and Manhattan can use the MTA’s subway lines near the World Trade Center PATH line for travel to Uptown Manhattan locations and back. Nearby subway lines include the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and R trains.
The R train is at the Cortlandt Street station across Church Street from the World Trade Center. The A, C and E trains can be accessed at the Chambers Street Station, with various entrances along Church Street. The 2 and 3 lines are available just north of the WTC site at the Park Place Station at the intersection with Church Street. And the 1 line is available at Chambers and West Broadway.

Alternatively, NJ TRANSIT trains offer weekend Midtown service to New York Penn Station, while various bus lines also operate weekends between New Jersey and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Additionally, cross-Hudson River ferry service is available from New Jersey to Midtown on the city’s West Side. For example, Waterway operates ferry services from Weehawken, Hoboken/14th Street, and Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey to 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan on the weekends. Connecting shuttle bus service is available in Manhattan and New Jersey. For more information on schedules, visithttp://www.nywaterway.com/WeekendSchedule.aspx.
Additionally, Port Authority customer service representatives will be available at PATH stations during this weekend and next to help riders find their way with a minimum of inconvenience.

Mayor Zimmer on Weekend PATH Closure impacting Hoboken restoration

Office of the Mayor announces:

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Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:52 PM

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Advisory: Statement from Mayor Zimmer on Weekend PATH Closure to Expedite Restoration of Service to Hoboken

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer issued the following statement following the announcement from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that they will be able to expedite restoration of service to Hoboken by closing PATH service to Midtown Manhattan during the next two weekends. According to the Port Authority, each weekend of suspended service will reduce the schedule for restoration of service to Hoboken by as much as five or more days:

“A higher percentage of Hoboken residents – 56 percent - rely on mass transit for commuting than any other city in the country, so the loss of the PATH has had a disproportionate impact on our community,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I am very grateful that the Port Authority made this decision that will fully restore PATH service as quickly as possible. Hoboken is open for business, and we look forward to the PATH coming back online sooner rather than later so our residents and visitors can enjoy all that makes our community great.”

The full announcement from the Port Authority is below:

PORT AUTHORITY TO TAKE MEASURES TO SPEED RETURN OF SERVICE TO HOBOKEN
Changes to PATH weekend service will hasten post-Sandy storm repairs

Seeking to return PATH rail service to Hoboken as quickly as possible, the Port Authority will run weekend service only on the Newark Penn Station-World Trade Center line for the next two weekends, allowing crews to proceed unimpeded with post-Hurricane Sandy repair time.

While the Port Authority crews already are working 24/7 to make expedited return of at least partial PATH service a top priority where safely possible during the week and weekends, repair time proceeds significantly faster when power to third-rails can be turned off and trains are not running in construction zones.

Each weekend of suspended service will provide PATH crews with 48 hours or more of uninterrupted work time, which in turn will shave as much as five or more days off of the recovery schedule.

PATH trains will operate between New Jersey and New York only on the Newark-WTC line from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 8-9) and next Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 15-16).

The Port Authority understands shutting down the Newark to 33rd Street PATH line for two weekends will pose additional hardships on our riders, but the agency anticipates this action could help restore service to Hoboken and 24-hour service within weeks. This is because the current nightly shutdowns between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. net less than six hours of actual repair time. Work cannot begin until about 11 p.m. because of set up and must stop about 3:30 a.m. because of time needed to clean up work areas and conduct mandatory testing to ensure the entire system is operable after the work.

The storm damage to equipment serving Hoboken terminal was enormous. Salt water that poured into the Hoboken tunnels shorted out electrical systems and corroded decades-old equipment, rendering much of it inoperable. Fixing the system has required complicated staging operations, following the extensive pumping of water from the station and connected tunnels along with restoration of power in the first days of recovery. Damage assessments of signals, switches and tracks followed, with removal of destroyed equipment and ongoing efforts to get certain replacement parts manufactured. Thousands of wires to signals and switch equipment need replacement, with each individual wire requiring subsequent safety testing.

“We understand our late night and overnight passengers have endured significant hardships these past weeks with all PATH service shut between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day,’’ said Stephen Kingsberry, PATH’s acting director and general manager. “While shutting down PATH’s Newark to 33rd Street line for at least two full weekends will add to passengers’ short-term inconvenience, it will help speed the return of service not only to Hoboken, but also to the PATH’s regular 24-hour schedule throughout the system. Continued patience now will be rewarded later.”

Weekend PATH customers traveling between New Jersey and Manhattan can use the MTA’s subway lines near the World Trade Center PATH line for travel to Uptown Manhattan locations and back. Nearby subway lines include the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and R trains.

The R train is at the Cortlandt Street station across Church Street from the World Trade Center. The A, C and E trains can be accessed at the Chambers Street Station, with various entrances along Church Street. The 2 and 3 lines are available just north of the WTC site at the Park Place Station at the intersection with Church Street. And the 1 line is available at Chambers and West Broadway.

Alternatively, NJ Transit trains offer weekend Midtown service to New York Penn Station, while various bus lines also operate weekends between New Jersey and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Additionally, cross-Hudson River ferry service is available from New Jersey to Midtown on the city’s West Side. For example, Waterway operates ferry services from Weehawken, Hoboken/14th Street, and Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey to 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan on the weekends. Connecting shuttle bus service is available in Manhattan and New Jersey. For more information on schedules, visithttp://www.nywaterway.com/WeekendSchedule.aspx.

Additionally, Port Authority customer service representatives will be available at PATH stations during this weekend and next to help riders find their way with a minimum of inconvenience.