Notice of Availability and Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM
Saint Peter’s University, The Duncan Family Sky Room, 6th Floor | 47 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is conducting a Public Hearing for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FTA’s regulations and guidance for implementing NEPA. NJ TRANSITGRID is a first-of-its-kind microgrid for mass transit in the United States. During storms or other times when the commercial grid is compromised, NJ TRANSITGRID will provide resilient, highly reliable electric power to a number of NJ TRANSIT facilities in northeastern New Jersey, a core segment of NJ TRANSIT’s critical service territory. NJ TRANSITGRID will be powered by a 104-140 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power generating plant. The proposed location is in an industrial zone in Kearny, NJ, near two traction power substations that provide electricity for a portion of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex Lines. Transmission lines and associated infrastructure will extend to substations in Kearny, Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City, and North Bergen, NJ, to support limited operations and emergency transportation on portions of the Northeast Corridor, Morris & Essex Line, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System, and other railroad electrical power needs.

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