Every day, some 275,000 commuters travel into New York City from New Jersey. The two single-track Hudson Tunnels, more than 100 years old, are a major bottleneck on the Northeast Corridor, limiting commuter and intercity rail traffic in and through Penn Station, where two out of three trips on the Northeast Corridor begin or end. With the cancellation of the ARC tunnel project in 2010, the need to expand capacity for travel along the Northeast Corridor is more urgent than ever.
On June 13, RPA will host a half-day conference to discuss how to expand travel capacity between New York and New Jersey.
Featured speakers include Stephen Gardner of Amtrak; Jim Simpson, Commissioner, New Jersey DOT; New York MTA chief Joseph Lhota; and Amtrak board member Anthony Coscia. Co-sponsors include the General Contractors Association, the Northeast Maglev, and AECOM. Visit the event website to register and see the complete agenda. Registration is required and costs $50. Space is limited.
Image: US DOT via Transportation Nation