NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING

Posted on Jan 21, 2016

Notice of Public Scoping Meeting/Information Session and Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for an approximate 104 MW natural gas-fired electric power generating plant in Hudson County, New Jersey.

New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is conducting a Public Scoping Meeting/Information Session for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FTA’s regulations and guidance for implementing NEPA. The project is a first-of-its-kind microgrid designed to provide highly reliable power to support a core segment of NJ TRANSIT’s critical transportation services and infrastructure needs during commercial electric grid power outages. An approximate 104-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired electric power generating plant will be located in Kearny, New Jersey, in close proximity to two traction power substations that provide electricity for trains to operate on a portion of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex Lines. Transmission lines and associated infrastructure will extend to these substations and also to a substation in Hoboken Yard in Jersey City, New Jersey, to support operations on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System and other railroad electrical power needs.

Public Scoping Meeting/Information Session

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Location: St. Peter’s University
The Duncan Family Sky Room, Center Room
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Time: 4 pm to 8 pm (Open House)

If you require special accommodations, please contact our outreach representative
Carmen Costa at 201.612.1230 ext. 17 or ccosta@ingroupinc.com.

Public Scoping provides an opportunity for the public and agencies to comment and provide input to the EIS as it is initiated. The Notice of Intent, Draft Scoping Document and other project-related documents are available for review here.

Written comments on the scope of the EIS, including the project’s purpose and need, the alternatives to be considered, and the impacts to be evaluated should be sent on or before February 29, 2016 via mail to:

NJ TRANSIT Resilience Program
Capital Planning & Programs Department
One Penn Plaza East, 8th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105

Written comments may also be submitted on or before February 29, 2016 through the comment form on the project website or through the project email address: njtransitgrid@NJTRANSITResilienceProgram.com. Written and oral comments may also be submitted at the Public Scoping Meeting/Information Session.