New Jersey Transit

NJ TRANSIT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PROPOSED TEMPORARY DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE ON THE
HUDSON-BERGEN LIGHT RAIL - WEST SIDE BRANCH
TO ACCOMMODATE EMERGENCY UNDERGROUND UTILITY REPAIR WORK
(West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive, and Garfield Avenue)


The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) operates the West Side Avenue Branch of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR), with service along three stations (West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive, and Garfield Avenue) between Liberty State Park and West Side Avenue in Jersey City. Service operates daily, from 5:00 AM until 1:00 AM, with approximately 5,174 daily and 2,849 weekend passengers. NJ TRANSIT proposes to temporarily discontinue all service on the West Side Avenue Branch due to Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority's emergency repairs that need to occur on a sewer force main that runs directly underneath the HBLR tracks along this route. This emergency repair work will commence on or about June 1, 2019, and continue to on or about March 1, 2020. The HBLR will provide alternative bus service during the course of the outage from all three stations (West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive, and Garfield Avenue) directly to Liberty State Park Station, where passengers can connect to regular HBLR service. Additionally, shuttle buses will operate between the three stations. NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive public comments on the proposed temporary discontinuance of service along the West Side Avenue Branch of the HBLR.

Public hearings will be held on March 7, 2019 in accordance with N.J.S.A. 27:25-8(d). For more information and to provide written comments for the record, please visit NJ TRANSIT's dedicated website page at, www.njtransit.com/publichearings/HBLR. Alternatively, comments may be sent to the Public Hearing Office-West Side Branch Comments, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105 or 2019HBLRemergencyutilityrepairwork@njtransit.com. All comments must be received no later than midnight, March 7, 2019. The public's views on this proposal as expressed at the hearings and through the written comment process will be presented to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors prior to a final decision in this matter.

Individuals requesting sign language interpreters should contact the Public Hearing Office, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2246, 973-491-7114 by February 19, 2019. Individuals requesting language support should contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555 or TTY-1-800-772-2287 by February 19, 2019.

The public hearings will be held:

Date:   Thursday, March 7, 2019
 
Time:   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Location:   New Jersey City University
Gilligan Student Union Building
(Culver Avenue entrance)
Multi-Purpose Room B
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
 
  AND
 
Date:   Thursday, March 7, 2019
 
Time:   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Location:   New Jersey City University
Gilligan Student Union Building
(Culver Avenue entrance)
Multi-Purpose Room B
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597


Title VI: NJ TRANSIT's Notice to Beneficiaries: NJ TRANSIT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, or wishing to obtain additional information regarding NJ TRANSIT's Title VI obligations, may contact NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at 973-275-5555. A complaint or inquiry may also be filed by writing to NJ TRANSIT Customer Service - Title VI, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.