The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) in December 2016 completed an assessment of the region’s critical land resources to support waterborne freight and passenger transportation. The final report is available below.
This study does not produce recommendations for development or for services—it is designed to provide critical information that will allow other public and private entities to explore and possibly advance their development plans.
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The NJTPA region, as the center of maritime activity for the greater New York/New Jersey region, is home to many regionally, nationally, and internationally significant waterborne freight and passenger services. Water serves the regular needs of the goods movement industry and commuters, and also functions as a vital artery for emergency services when highway or rail infrastructure is compromised.
Through this effort, NJTPA developed an up-to-date and accurate inventory of the available sites to support marine transportation in the region. This area includes the Ocean County coastline northward to Bergen County, the Raritan River and Bay, the lower Passaic River, the lower Hackensack River, the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill, and the western lower Hudson River and Bay shoreline.
The goal was to identify key “opportunity sites” for further consideration by public and private sector freight and passenger service providers and facility developers. The objective was to provide critical information that will allow other public and private entities to explore and possibly advance their development plans.
The study was conducted for the NJTPA by a consultant team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, CH2M, and Cheng Solutions. The key work tasks included:
A comprehensive inventory of past and present maritime freight and passenger facilities and sites throughout the NJTPA region
Extensive outreach to regional and local governments, passenger and freight transportation companies, freight shippers/receivers, economic development agencies and others
An inventory of primary characteristics of approximately 100 sites of interest
More detailed investigations and profiles of approximately 20 leading opportunity sites
Draft and Final Reports
Public information and briefings