Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Liberty State Park and the CNJ Train Shed

Below are 2 emails we received concerning Liberty State Park (NJ) and the historic Central RR of NJ, Jersey City Terminal Train Shed located in the park.

Public Meeting for LSP Circulator Cost-Benefit Analysis

“The first PUBLIC MEETING for the City of Jersey City’s Liberty State Park Circulator Cost-Benefit Analysis will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. An open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, during which members of the public will be able to view displays and talk one-on-one with members of the project team. At 6:30 p.m., the project team will make a presentation that will include corridor and mode options for a potential circulator service. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions during a question and answer session following the presentation. Come learn about the on-going study and help the project team identify ways to make it easier to use mass transit to access destinations in Liberty State Park.”

Naomi Hsu, AICP, PP
Senior Transportation Planner
City of Jersey City
Division of City Planning
30 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400
Jersey City, NJ 07302

T: 201-547-5021
F: 201-547-4323

Fundraising Contract Signed

Greetings, Thought you would like to know that yesterday (1/10/13) we signed a contract with Ruotolo Associates, fundraising professionals, to take the first baby steps toward raising the funds for stabilization of the historic Central RR of NJ, Jersey City Terminal Train Shed. Progress will be reported on our website under "Latest News."  
PS Work is progressing with the removal of Hurricane Sandy related debris from under the Train Shed, utilizing 100 NJ Department of Corrections laborers per day. The cleanup should be completed shortly.

William J. (Capt. Bill) McKelvey, Chairman, Liberty Historic Railway, Inc.
Director & Site Committee Chairman, United Railroad Historical Society of NJ
103 Dogwood Lane, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 908-464-9335