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MEDIA ADVISORY: PORT IMPERIAL FERRY TERMINAL RIBBON CUTTING IN WEEHAWKEN ON MONDAY

Opens for customers on Tuesday, May 23

May 19, 2006
NJT-06-066
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

WEEHAWKEN, NJ State Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington will join Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, Sen. Robert Menendez, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, NY Waterway representatives and other state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new Port Imperial Intermodal Ferry Terminal in Weehawken on Monday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m.

A tour of the ferry terminal and optional ferry ride will be offered following a speaking program, ribbon cutting and ceremonial whistle blow of NY Waterway ferries on the Hudson River. The new ferry terminal, located directly across the street from the Port Imperial light rail station, will open for revenue service on Tuesday, May 23.

WHO: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, Sen. Robert Menendez, Federal Transit Administration, New Jersey Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Chairman Kris Kolluri, Sen. and Mayor Nicholas Sacco (North Bergen), Sen. Bernard Kenny, Sen. and Mayor Joseph Doria (Bayonne), Asm. and Mayor Albio Sires (West New York), Asm. and Mayor Brian Stack (Union City), Asm. and Chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee John Wisniewski, Mayor Richard Turner (Weehawken), Asm. Vincent Prieto, Asw. Joan Quigley, Asm. Lou Manzo, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, NY Waterway, NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors, NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington

WHAT: Port Imperial Ferry Terminal opening ceremony and ribbon cutting

WHEN: Monday, May 22, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Port Imperial Blvd., Weehawken, NJ