Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mykyta Panasenko, 27, was arrested more than a week ago for allegedly carrying fireworks and black powder onto a Hoboken train.
A 27-year-old Jersey City man carried fireworks containing black powder onto a New Jersey Transit train at the Hoboken Terminal earlier this month, a Jersey City Police spokesman said Thursday night. Stan Eason, a spokesman for the Jersey City PD, said on Thursday evening, that while Mykyta Panasenko was in possession of fireworks, he did not carry any working bombs on the train. The Jersey Journal first reported Thursday that Panasenko had carried two homemade bombs on a Hoboken train bound for Suffern, New York on April 7. "No completed bombs were found," Eason said. Panasenko was, however, in possession of explosive materials, such as black powder. Panasenko was not arrested at the station, Eason added. The 27-year-old Jersey City…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Work is still being done to resume service on the WTC to Hoboken line.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Monday that round-the-clock service has been restored on the WTC to Newark line. The WTC to Hoboken line remains out of service, but construction is ongoing, the Port Authority announced. "Crews continue to work around-the-clock to return weekday Hoboken to World Trade Center service and weekend service between Newark and the World Trade Center," the press release stated. "Those are the final segments of service yet to be restored." The Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations remain closed weekends from 10 p.m. Fridays through 5 a.m. Mondays during the month of February. This measure is to allow crews uninterrupted time to complete necessary repairs.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Work on the Hoboken station is still being done. Repairs will take several more weeks.
The Hoboken PATH station — usually full of waiting PATH riders between New York and New Jersey — remained quiet on Tuesday morning, while Port Authority workers continue to repair the massive damage that was done by Superstorm Sandy. Thousands of gallons of water flooded the Hoboken station, which is currently the only station that is still closed. Water came in through the walls and elevators leading to the station, in one case shattering the elevator's glass. The breaker rooms that house all the electrical wires for the tunnels were severely flooded too and are still being repaired, said acting director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Stephen Kingsberry. The total damage to the PATH system, said Kingsberry, is about $300…
Monday, October 1, 2012
A single PATH ride is now $2.25.
Hoboken commuters will see an increase in their PATH fare as of Monday morning. The second $.25 increase—the first one took place a year ago—will go into effect on October 1. A single PATH ride will now be $2.25. There will be two more $.25 increases, one next year and one the year after. The fare and toll increases were announced last year, as a way to "restore fiscal health to the agency by increasing toll and fare rates," according to last year's announcement.
Friday, July 13, 2012
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is scheduling construction for this weekend.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
State, Port Authority warn of "significant" eastbound delays because of Cross Bronx bridge repairs, urge drivers to use mass transit, and to expect bus delays into the city through Labor Day.
This summer could be remembered as a traffic hell by the millions of people who travel east over the George Washington Bridge thanks to the closure of a lane on the oft-congested Cross Bronx Expressway from this Friday through Labor Day. The lane closure will take place on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, which spans the Harlem River and connects Manhattan to the Bronx. The bridge is already a chokepoint, as traffic from both levels of the GWB merge onto one roadway. Several other significant roadways feed into and out of the span, including the Harlem River Drive and Major Deegan Expressway. NJDOT officials are urging motorists to take mass transit into New York if possible and consider an “alternate route” or travel during off-peak hours “…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Bill was passed by the legislature, calls Port Authority's recent financial decisions "questionable."
A bill to subpoena the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's finances—introduced, among others, by Hoboken's Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr.—was approved by the state legislature on Thursday. The new bill will enable the assembly's transportation committee to investigate all aspects of the Port Authority's finances. The bill will allow a the assembly's transportation committee to subpoena the Port Authority, based on "scathing reports and questionable decisions by the Port Authority during recent months," according to a press release from Ramos' office. John Wisniewski, who chairs the committee, said on Monday that New Jersey and New York lawmakers will also hold a special joint April 20 hearing on Staten Island to discuss the Port …