Wednesday, November 14, 2018

City of Hoboken pushes ferry alternative site for NY Waterway

The following story comes courtesy of the Hudson County View:

Still looking to preserve Union Dry Dock as a family-oriented park site, Hoboken officials held a press conference earlier today revealing that an engineering study indicates another option on the southern side of the city is a better choice for a ferry maintenance facility.

“The result of our engineers, Boswell, reached the exact same conclusion that New Jersey Transit itself reached several years earlier: that Hoboken South – the Hoboken Lakawanna Ferry Terminal – is the ideal location for this type of use,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla.
Talking Ed Note: While its positive for local officials and residents to cooperate and work together on this as any issue, the restated effort here doesn't change the status quo. The Union Dry Dock site continues to be prepped for NY Waterway and there's nothing in the foreseeable future likely to change that outcome short of the Army Corp. of Engineers or senior government officials at the state and federal level.