Port Authority plans expansion to Newark

May 16, 2017 by  

Recently, the Port Authority (PATH) of New York and New Jersey gave the green light to the spending of $57m for phase one in the extension of the PATH system to create a PATH station in Newark’s South Ward neighborhood to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Pat Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority, said that this project will extend PATH’s network across the Hudson River in Newark, while also improving access to transportation access to Newark Airport. It will provide a station within the Dayton Street neighborhood in the South Ward. However, before the project can get underway, an environmental review process must be completed. The Port Authority board also needs to authorize the project.

Representing the 29th Legislative District of Newark, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz commented that this project will be important for the area. People will be able to use public transportation to commute from Newark Airport to the Lower Manhattan area, and it will help to revitalize the South Ward, she said.

This new station is part of a $1.7bn project of the capital plan of the Port Authority over the next 10 years and is needed to improve rail service in the region for commuters. The Port Authority might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to provide commuters with more information about this specific project and its long-term plans.