With commuter gondola, will Staten Island succeed where Delaware River Port Authority failed?

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Staten Island is looking to build a commuter gondola linking the New York City borough with Bayonne in a project that recalls a failed effort to erect an aerial tramway between Camden and Philadelphia that cost the Delaware River Port Authority millions of dollars in design and construction costs.


The purpose of the Staten Island tramway is to allow commuters to travel from the borough’s Elm Park neighborhood to the PATH train to lower Manhattan via NJ Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line in 33 minutes.

The projected cost is $60 million and the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. says the plan is to build the tramway without public funds. In the meantime, it is seeking funding for a feasibility study,





The agency has chosen Colorado-based Leitner-Poma of America to design the project. Next month, it will take a gondola cabin around Staten Island so residents can get an idea of what the tramway will be like, SILive.com reports

Back in 1999, the DRPA proposed building a similar tramway between Penn’s Landing and the Camden Waterfront at a cost of $26 million.

That tramway was initially supposed to begin operations in 2003. DRPA spent $3 million building the bases for the landing towers on both sides of the river before the project was quietly abandoned altogether some years later.






















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