NJDOT Throws $36M to NYS&W

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NJDOT Throws $36M to NYS&W

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:49 am

http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/njdot-grants-more-than-20-million-for-rail-projects.html?channel=Array

Excerpt: "New York Susquehanna & Western Railway (NYS&W) will receive $4,321,800 to replace Overpeck Creek Bridge. NYS&W will also receive $32,283,469 to replace jointed rail and Marion Yard Interchange tracks with welded rail..."

Isn't the sum of just the NYS&W monies of $4M+ plus $32M+ much greater than "more than $20M" ?
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Re: NJDOT Throws $36M to NYS&W

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:54 am

Looks like the $32M+ for the rail replacement is a typo in the previously referenced article. The actual figure seems to be $2.3M for NYS&W rail replacement as seen in this table referenced below. So NYS&W's total grant from NJDOT is approx. $6.6M to replace Overpeck Creek bridge and 5 miles give or take of jointed rail with CWR.

http://www.nj.gov/transportation/about/press/2015/pdf/FY14railfreightassistancegrants.pdf
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Re: NJDOT Throws $36M to NYS&W

Postby Shalom » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:55 pm

That's still technically a draw span, per 33 CFR 117.738. Needs to open on signal for water traffic on 24 hours notice, and public vessels of the USA must be passed through "as soon as possible".

Does it still open now, and will it be rebuilt as such?

(When they rebuilt the Union Avenue Bridge in Passaic, they made it a fixed bridge and didn't wind up changing the CFR for almost two years, leaving the absurd situation of having the legal requirement in place to open an immovable bridge on 4 hours notice. I don't know where they'd find even that much dynamite in four hours.)
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Re: NJDOT Throws $36M to NYS&W

Postby Steve F45 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:34 pm

I believe it is welded shut. Even if it could open they can't get past the CSX bridge which from what gather is a fixed span now.
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Re: NJDOT Throws $36M to NYS&W

Postby The RR Authority » Sat May 02, 2015 4:16 pm

Those political contributions really pay off, don't they?
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