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Mayor Steven Fulop is Featured Speaker at Coalition Annual Members Meeting

Location: Grace Church Van Vorst (2nd St. Entrance) | Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Mayor Steven Fulop will address the Annual Members Meeting of the Embankment Preservation Coalition this year. He will inform the audience about the steps the City is taking to secure the Harsimus Branch and Embankment for the 21st-century needs of our growing city.

Embankment Coalition presenters will roll out our vision for the Harsimus Branch and associated historic rail assets, based on historic preservation and on the conservation, enhancement, and stewardship of the current ecology.

The public is welcome to this event. See more information in our Events section below.

NJ SHPO Issues Opinions on Harsimus Branch and Other Historic Assets Along the Branch

After considerable study, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) and New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) agreed on the historic sites within the Area of Potential Effects of a proposed Harsimus Branch abandonment. Most notable among new SHPO-issued Opinions is that the entire Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Harsimus Branch right of way, from Marin Boulevard to Waldo Avenue, is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Persuasive field research on the ROW was conducted by Jersey City historic preservation officers and Embankment Coalition volunteers and historic preservation experts.

The complete list of sites and historic districts that the OEA and SHPO agreed would be affected by abandonment are discussed in Cultural Resources Identification Report Addendum. Harsimus Branch Abandonment.

  • Public Movement

Coalition Petition to STB Gets 2,588 Signatures

A petition asking the Surface Transportation Board to carry out its preservation obligations received 2,588 signatures before the Embankment Preservation Coalition closed it.

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Events



Embankment Preservation Coalition Annual Members Meeting

Location: Grace Church Van Vorst (2nd St. Entrance)| Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Mayor Steven Fulop will address the Annual Members Meeting of the Embankment Preservation Coalition this year. He will inform the audience about the steps the City is taking to secure the Harsimus Branch and Embankment for the 21st-century needs of our growing city.

Embankment Coalition presenters will roll out our vision for the Harsimus Branch and associated historic rail assets, based on historic preservation and on the conservation, enhancement, and stewardship of the current ecology.

The public is welcome to this event. Current members are urged to renew their memberships in advance of the meeting to save time at the event, and new members are invited to join now! through our web site links!


Only Connect! Request a Presentation

The Embankment Preservation Coalition can tailor a presentation to your organization's interests, whether it's Harsimus Branch and Embankment railroad history, our ecological vision for park and trail design, or our advocacy for a trail system throughout the City that would enable every resident to be within ten minutes of a safe, off-road walking and biking trail.

Our work is all about making connections - so, with apologies to E.M. Forster, only connect with us! To request a presentation, email the Coalition with your proposal and, if you can, give us several options for dates and times.