Archive for May, 2013

Our Favorite Statue is Almost Ready for Visitors

Posted May 27, 2013 By Webmaster

The National Park Service is offering up a better Fourth of July than fireworks and apple pie: Lady Liberty should be open again after a hard couple of years. First, closed for upgrades and repair. then hit hard by Sandy a day after reopening.

Hearty congratulations and thanks to everyone who has made this possible!

The final public meeting for the Liberty State Park Circulator Cost-Benefit Analysis was held on Thursday, 9 May between 4:30 PM and 8 PM at City Hall, Jersey City, NJ. A formal power point presentation was made by members of the Sam Schwartz Engineering project team followed by questions and comments by the public. Again, there was irrational, misguided, and ill-informed fanatical resistance from Sam Pesin and his Friends of Liberty State Park to any restoration of track in the park. It did not matter to them that the track was proposed to be rebuilt on the exact footprint of the former Central RR of NJ main line, upon which trains ran to and from the Terminal for over 100 years… (Note: the CRR of NJ corridor is on the NJ and National list of historic sites.)

Good News for NJ Rail Passengers

Posted May 6, 2013 By Webmaster

You might be familiar with the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers via LHRy Director (and NJ-ARP Vice President) Jack May’s persistent and effective advocacy. Their incredible work has spanned decades as well as much of the geography of New Jersey. Check it out for yourself here.