Bergen Arches loss
By Peter Samuel
Jersey City mayor Brett Schundler unfortunately has given up on his project for a toll road link through the Bergen Arches to the Hudson River waterfront. (TRnl#29 July 98 p1) July 13 1998 he declared at a press conference there: This is a project to double east-west roadway capacity between northern New Jersey and the Hudson River waterfront and Manhattan. We have done a lot of fixing things up the past few years and weve repaved and repainted, and weve got to do more. But it is also high time we expanded road capacity east-west. Weve got 4-lanes (of expressway) and we need 8-lanes. This project (Bergen Arches) will give us the extra 4-lanes we need.
The Bergen Arches are a long abandoned 4-rail track right of way through the Palisades with tunnels and bridges in place. NJ Transit wants to build another huge loss-making project there.