A new caucus comprised of representatives from all container terminal operators, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has convened to improve service reliability at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
"We have a large number of stakeholders operating our rail system," said Brian Kobza, with the Port Authority. "With so many moving parts, it's beneficial to bring everyone to the table on a regular basis. The idea is to foster communication and cooperation. We've already seen results."
Kobza noted that various issues challenged the expeditious movement of traffic through the port this past summer. But those tribulations are now in the past.
"Our group will meet quarterly to address concerns in operational practices and with the rail infrastructure network," Kobza said.
Here are some highlights from the group's latest quarterly meeting (September 17):
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded awarded a 40-year design-build-finance-maintain contract to NYNJ Link Partnership as part of a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the current Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed span. This will be the first bridge the Port Authority's built since 1931 when the George Washington Bridge opened to vehicular traffic. The project also marks the first true surface transportation public-private partnership in the Northeast.
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