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New-Style Parking Meters to Have Three-Month Trial on Part of Broadway

Parking Utility - 1/14/2019 2:46:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will try out new-style parking meters on Broadway for three months, beginning in late January, at some point after January 21, weather and installation permitting.  The trial run will cover the East and West sides of Broadway between 22nd and 25th Streets.  The new Mackay brand meters will serve two vehicles instead of one.  Mayor Davis said, “The goal of the trial program is to test new equipment that would be less expensive to maintain while proving greater convenience to local drivers.” Each new meter will have a display area that will show time paid for the vehicle in front of the meter and the vehicle behind the meter.  The display screen will prompt motorists about making payments.  Display arrows will indicate which space the motorist has purchased, either the one in front of, or the one behind, the meter.

The new meters will accept coins, credit cards (Master Card, Visa, and Discover), and debit cards with those same three credit card brands.  There will be a fifty-cent convenience fee to make payments with credit and debit cards, because the card companies charge transaction fees to the Bayonne Parking Utility and all other vendors. The twenty-eight new meters will offer a new advantage to motorists:  a ten-minute grace period for anyone purchasing an hour or more of parking.  After buying an hour or more, the motorist will automatically receive a ten-minute bonus at the end of the time purchased.  Otherwise, existing meter charges and parking times available for purchase will remain in effect.  There is a maximum of two hours that can be purchased at an on-street- parking meter in Bayonne.

The new meters are being tested during early and mid-January. The area between 22nd Street and 25th Street was chosen for the new meter trial, because it is a heavily trafficked part of the central business district.  The trial run will take place from late January to late April.  City officials will evaluate the effectiveness of the new meters as they consider parking technologies for the longer term.  An announcement of a decision about the future of local parking meters will be made later this year.

The parking meter system is managed by the Bayonne Parking Utility, which is part of the municipal Department of Public Safety.

Bayonne Bridge Schedule: January 14 - 18, 2019

Administration - 1/14/2019 10:19:00 AM

Monday, January 14 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Monday, January 14 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure  

Tuesday, January 15 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Tuesday, January 15 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure  

Wednesday, January 16 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Wednesday, January 16 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure  

Thursday, January 17 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Thursday, January 17 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure  

Friday, January 18 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Friday, January 18 – 9:00 PM Friday – 3:00 PM Sunday CLOSURE  

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 9:00 PM Friday, January 18, and reopen by 3:00 PM Sunday, January 20.

PA Bridges & Tunnels Advisory: Lane Closings on Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington Bridge & Holland Tunnel

Administration - 1/11/2019 2:44:00 PM

Lane closings are planned for the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, January 11, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 12, for ongoing construction work.
  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday night through Thursday night, January 14 through January 17, for ongoing construction work.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, January 11, through 8 a.m. Saturday, January 12.
  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, January 13, through Thursday, January 17, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning.  These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, January 13, through Thursday, January 17, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.  These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The ramp connecting the eastbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge to West 178th Street in Manhattan is closed for up to 12 months for deck replacement. Passenger cars seeking access from the bridge to local streets in Manhattan should take Exit 1 towards Route 9/Henry Hudson Parkway and follow detour signs to West 181st Street in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.  Trucks over 13 feet, 6 inches in height will not be permitted to use the bridge during the duration of the project. Trucks under that height seeking access to local streets should take Exit 2 to Amsterdam Avenue.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, January 11, through 10 a.m. Saturday, January 12.


To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at www.paalerts.com, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

Notice of Intent to Award Contract Under a National Cooperative Purchasing Agreement Houston-Galveston Area Purchasing Program

Law - 1/7/2019 4:00:00 PM

The City of Bayonne participates in the Houston-Galveston Area Council Purchasing Program, a national cooperative purchasing program which assists local governments in reducing procurement costs pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:24-6.2(b)(3).

It is the intent of the City of Bayonne to make a contract award to Fire & Safety Services, Ltd., for one (1) pierce 100 ft. Tower Ladder fire apparatus and one (1) Pierce 1500 gpm Pumper for Fire and Safety Services for the amounts of $1,115,920.00 and $463,219.00 respectively for a total amount of $1,579,139.00.

Information regarding the contract award may be found in the Office of the  Purchasing Agent, City of Bayonne, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne, New Jersey during regular business hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

Comment period ends January 18, 2019.

Library to Hold Registration for Appreciate a Dragon Day

Library - 1/3/2019 9:46:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne Library Director J.P. Porcaro are pleased to announce that the Bayonne Free Public Library is having “Appreciate a Dragon Day” on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

On that day, the children will hear stories about dragons, and there will be a dragon egg hunt. There will be spaces for twenty Bayonne children who have registered in advance.

The library is holding registration for that event from Monday, January 7, through Friday, January 11, 2019.  Advance registration is required in the library’s Children’s Room. The event is being held for Bayonne residents who are from 5 to 7 years of age.

“Appreciate a Dragon Day” will take place in the Children’s Room.  The library building is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.



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