Thanks for the video Paul.
There's still along way to go, but it's nice to see the progress.
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Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Sat Sep 23, 2023 5:45 am Thank you for your concurrence, Mr. Photobug.Another issue not mentioned in the news reports is were these alleged illicit proceeds reported on the defendant's income tax returns and the appropriate taxes paid? Additional charges may yet be forthcoming, as well as a substantial income tax due at federal and state levels.
While there is no law against physically holding precious metals or currency in any amount, such definitely raises suspicions.
Work coming along to replace more-than-a-century-old North Portal Bridge for Amtrak, NJ Transit riders heading to Penn Station
As you ride on an Amtrak or NJ Transit train into Penn, commuters can see the construction currently being done to replace the more-than-century-old bridge over the Hackensack River. The bridge has always had to swing open when a boat that couldn't fit underneath would need to pass. Once this project is complete, Amtrak says a two-track bridge will replace this outdated relic with a modern high-level fixed span.
"The progress on Portal North Bridge has just been incredible, reaching 25 percent completion since construction began just over a year ago," said Mehmet Oztekin, Senior Construction Program Manager for NJ Transit.
The new bridge will also permit high track speeds and increased capacity according to officials. This will result in more on-time service to and from work and millions of dollars in maintenance cost savings.
Jeff Smith wrote: ↑Thu Sep 28, 2023 5:57 am Reminder: this isn't corruption.net.No, but we do need to know the background of this firing.
NJ Transit fires manager of new Portal Bridge construction, part of Gateway tunnel project
NJ Transit's chief of construction management, who was overseeing the Portal Bridge project — the largest single project in the agency's history — was fired this week.
Mohammed Nasim, a licensed engineer who has more than 30 years of experience delivering large projects, said he was given no reason for his firing, except that he was an "at will" employee and was escorted out of the agency's Newark headquarters by police.
"It was a very unfair decision. Many people were shocked, including the FTA, the contractor," he said when reached by phone, referring to the Federal Transit Administration.
NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith did not answer questions posed by NorthJersey.com, including why he was fired, but confirmed his departure from the agency.
The Portal Bridge replacement project is on time and on budget, but Nasim said he warned the leadership teams at the FTA, Amtrak and those above him at NJ Transit that he had some concerns, including the need for support staff for the contractor and settlement issues from construction.
The latter, he said, could impact the track alignment at the old Portal Bridge and the structures that support the overhead wires that power the trains, which have led to work stoppages on the new bridge.