May 22, 2018

Statement from Mayor Bhalla on Union Dry Dock Acquisition

Hoboken, NJ - Monday, January 15th, 2018

Today the NJ Transit Board of Directors was again scheduled to vote on the acquisition of the Union Dry Dock property and to lease the property back to NY Waterway for a ferry refueling and maintenance facility, however the measure was pulled from the agenda.

“This is a huge step forward and a continuation of Hoboken’s decades-long efforts to transform our industrial waterfront into public open space,” said Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla. “Our waterfront is an asset not just to our community, but the entire state, and I will fight tooth and nail to preserve the former Union Dry Dock property as open space. We value NY Waterway and their role in our regional transportation system, and I want to work with them and all stakeholders to find a comprehensive solution that will benefit our entire region. I thank Governor-elect Murphy, Senators Booker and Menendez, Senator Stack, Assemblywoman Chaparro, Assemblyman Mukherji, the Hoboken City Council, and all of the activists and residents who raised their voices and made a difference.”

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