A vote early this morning by Port Authority Officials to add an extention to its rail lines that will include the former Newark Seth Boyden Housing Projects Complex had been approved.
This is a message from Newark's Mayor:
“I applaud the vote by the Port Authority Board this morning to include funding for extending the PATH rail-line from Newark Penn Station to Newark Liberty Airport and Newark’s South Ward.
This project will reinforce Newark Airport's potential as a major source of jobs for Newark and Elizabeth residents.
It will benefit airport users by providing a one seat connection to lower Manhattan for the first time as well as more frequent service from the airport to midtown Manhattan.
“Just as important, it will give a major economic boost to an underdeveloped area of Newark. One element of the extension is building a new PATH station on Frelinghuysen Avenue near its intersection with Haynes Avenue.
Numerous hotel and industrial developers have expressed interest in building in the transit village that will be created near the new PATH station.
The project will transform the Dayton/Seth Boyden community, creating economic growth, jobs, new housing and an improved quality of life.
“This project has been long in the planning and has brought together a unique partnership between the Port Authority, the City of Newark, the Regional Plan Association, the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, the Newark Housing Authority and the Newark Public Schools.
As Mayor, I will work with our federal and state elected officials to obtain the funding to complete this critical addition to the region’s transportation and economic infrastructure."
**PHOTO CREDIT: Randy Puello**