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Bayonne - April 2007

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Bayonne — Trolley Update

Rail Transit Online, April 2007

Planning continues for a heritage streetcar circulator line serving the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, a massive mixed-use waterfront redevelopment project on the site of the former Military Ocean Terminal.  The Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority (BLRA) is paying $235,000 for an engineering study of the streetcar proposal by Washington International Group.  The authority has requested $50 million from the federal government to cover capital costs, including an initial $5-million grant to initiate a more detailed study.  Still to be decided is whether to use up to eight former Newark City Subway PCCs that have been set aside for the project or buy new replica heritage cars.  Reconditioning the PCCs could cost about $1.6 million each but BLRA consultants estimate new vehicles would have a price tag of $1.9 million. The line will be about 2.4 mi. (3.7 km) long and run east-west, across the Peninsula from the Hudson-Bergen LRT station at 34th Street to a development district near the entrance to the Cape Liberty cruise port. 

Web site: www.bayonnenj.org/blra/


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