2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 26 Mar 2003 15:27:24 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Peninsula will shoot for $300M in federal funds
Bayonne Harbor, NJ
Peninsula will shoot for $300M in federal funds
Most projects involve upgrading transit links
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
By Ronald Leir
Journal staff writer

Bayonne will be seeking more than $300 million in federal funding to
spur development of the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, formerly the
Military Ocean Terminal.

And the city will be relying heavily on Washington insiders like Rep.
Robert Menendez, D-Hoboken, who has visited Bayonne twice in the past
two weeks, to help push for that cash this summer when Congress is due
to consider a reauthorization of the Transportation Efficiency Act for
the 21st Century, also known as "T-21."

On Monday, former Rep. Robert Roe - who as then-chairman of the House
Public Works Committee is credited with helping launch the Hudson-Bergen
Light Rail Transit System - escorted Rep. James L. Oberstar, of
Minnesota, the senior Democrat on the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee, on a Bayonne visit.

The group toured the former Army base, where the city hopes to bring -
among other transportation and infrastructure improvements - the much
heralded Metropolitan Television Alliance broadcaster tower, which
designers envision as the world's tallest structure.

"The property needs improved transportation links by land and water to
enhance its future economic development," said Mayor Joseph V. Doria Jr.
"On the tour, we mentioned specifically the need for new road and rail

To that end, Doria said, the city is busily preparing a host of federal
funding applications to finance a package of transit-related projects at
or near the Peninsula.

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