Pulaski No-way

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Pulaski Skyway pictured from Jersey City, New Jersey. (Emile Wamsteker/Getty)

Steve Fulop, mayor of Jersey City, reports on the first rush hour since the northbound lanes on the Pulaski Skyway were closed for a two-year renovation project and offers alternate travel plans for commuters.


Steven Fulop

Comments [12]

mike g

The PA getting ripped off? Stand at one of their toll plazas and see them take in about $1 million an hour. Where oh where does this money go?

Apr. 14 2014 12:09 PM
oscar from ny

The Pulaski bridge ..hmmm..Greenpoint sucks idky ppl flock to it, its boring..also I heard the g train was gonna be off all summer long
..there's so many white folks that look at you so much and that's why they make things feel uncomfortable.. With their coffee and digs and rent and blacks and whites and beer..its like going and going..nowhere

Apr. 14 2014 11:59 AM

@Michael -- re ARC tunnel, fair enough -- but shaving 20 minutes off a 50-70 commute, as ARC would have done on many lines, would reduce the number of cars exponentially. It also might have altered the repair timetable.

Apr. 14 2014 11:57 AM

The Port Authority has no taxing authority??!!?? They collect TOLLS which is a use tax. Your speaker's viewpoint is so skewed that no are not looking at reality.

Last I checked, a round trip to visit my cousin in Jamaica from my home in North Brunswick is $27.

Apr. 14 2014 11:55 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

One of the reasons traffic is so light is the convergence of religious holidays this week and next. You'll get a better handle on things starting April 23.

Apr. 14 2014 11:51 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

@superf88: The ARC tunnel was supposed to be for rail traffic only, I believe. Not to mention that it wouldn't have been nearly ready by now anyway.

Still, more railway capacity would theoretically help to alleviate traffic overall.

Apr. 14 2014 11:50 AM

This is vacation week for many NJ schools, as your guest should know. Streets everywhere are empty (and were Friday as well) as people are away.

Apr. 14 2014 11:48 AM
Edward from NJ

Will the southbound lanes be shut for 2 years at some point?

Apr. 14 2014 11:47 AM
Rooert from NYC

Are you referring to the Ballasky Skyway in New Jersey? That's how I wrote it in a HS composition I had to write for my Jr year English class in which I had to narrate to the class "How I spent the weekend". Well I got an A- but Ballasky was corrected to Pulaski. Gee, but to a Bronx high schooler's ear it sounded like Ballasky!! So I'm not perfect.

Apr. 14 2014 11:46 AM

What's the big deal? Just take the ARC Tunn… oh. Right.

Apr. 14 2014 11:43 AM
jade from JC

I live on Duncan near Kennedy. (Close to the "truck route" usually used to avoid the Pulaski.) I'm doing some Passover sedar prep today and did *not* commute today so I can't speak to how badly it went today. However:

Kids are off from school this week, and I'm worried that things will get much much worse once they go back next week. If Fulop and his pals pat themselves on their backs before we have a more typical week, we could be really suffer once traffic picks up again. What does Mr. Mayor have to say about that?

Also: Please speak to conditions on Communipaw, because if buses coming from further south (e.g. Greenville) can't make it past Communipaw, JC residents won't be able to get to the PATH.

This is a chance for Fulop to show that he is Mayor of ALL JC, not just the curated-boutique- and farm-to-table-bistro-filled downtown!

Apr. 14 2014 11:13 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Is there any truth that the Governor's staff ordered the closing of the inbound Pulaski Skyway for a 2-year traffic study?

Apr. 14 2014 10:33 AM

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