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New York/New Jersey port authority seeks planning assistance from universities


Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) approved spending up to $600,000 to sign agreements with area academic institutions to help the authority assess and develop regional transportation initiatives identified in the PANYNJ’s 10-year strategic plan.

The authority plans to award a $200,000 contract to Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, which will develop traffic and import distribution strategies. The agency also plans to award a $150,000 contract to New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, which will study intelligent transportation technologies designed to mitigate congestion.

The remaining $250,000 will be divided between a New York and New Jersey university to research and analyze transit-oriented development opportunities, and identify workforce development needs for the region’s freight transportation industry.

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