NY Waterway's Union Dry Dock facility is critical to the people of Hoboken, Hudson County & New Jersey.
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NY Waterway must have Union Dry Dock to keep its ferry fleet in top running condition, to serve you and more than 30,000 of your neighbors who ride the ferries every day.
NY Waterway needs a centrally located maintenance facility to effectively respond to emergencies, such as the recent NY Waterway Hoboken Ferry rescue of a helicopter pilot, as well ones like the US Airways Flight 1549 ‘Miracle On The Hudson' rescue (and hundreds of others).
When PATH is disrupted or the tunnels blocked, NY Waterway is there. The ferries won't be there if they are not maintained at the right location and facility.
If NY Waterway is not permitted to use its property at Union Dry Dock, continued frequent and reliable ferry service to Hoboken (and to the region) will be at risk.
The Weehawken, Bayonne or Erie Lackawanna sites just won't work. Any of these sites would require well more than $50 million to develop a suitable upland facility and may lead to changes in NY Waterway ferry service and fares.
NY Waterway has been paying taxes on the Union Dry Dock and has permits from the state and federal government, but Hoboken leaders won't allow us to operate there, as is our right. This situation cannot continue.
Yes. All storage will be indoors (double contained).
Max 30,000 in approved container tanks (inside building, flood protected; no fuel stored outside, not visible).
Average neighborhood gas station stores 30,000 gallons of fuel.
Gas station nearby stores 60,000 gallons (and not just diesel).
Our fuel is Ultra Low Sulfur #2 Diesel.
9 truck deliveries per week, during business hours Mon - Sat. Trucks deliver fuel under the building. Not visible to public.
Used oil, new oil & water waste is pumped into tanks located inside building – double contained, then picked up & removed by a certified waste removal provider. Business hours Mon - Sat
80 parking spaces (not fully visible on rendering)
Max 20 working at the facility, plus mgmt. 70 max w/Operations staff parking for boat deployment. (20 maintenance workers / 50 reporting & ferry deployed)
No way near the amount of people who worked at the prior UDD. (150 on-site workers)
Operations staff / ferry crews will be arriving early in am (5a - 6a). No heavy in & out traffic.
Nearest residential building is 350 ft. from UDD. (Steven's housing) Next closest residential is 475 ft.
No. It is a ferry maintenance facility.
Lift is positioned behind the building, not visible from front / street. Not a large (industrial) crane. More like an elevator lift for boats to be worked on in / at back side of building.
7a - 3p is when most work will be done.
Facility lights will be shielded.
We have the site plan architectural drawing posted on Truth web page
We want & will work to get public input on this positioning.
We do not have a study that we can post on-line. NY Waterway does have the environmental permits from both the NJDEP and Army Corp. Both agencies did their standard project review which includes a National Fishery Service review.
No. But if we're not able to secure the UDD location this will have an impact on our service at all locations.