Victory
Petitioning STB Federal Preservation Officer Victoria Rutson and 1 other

Save a Historic Railway for Our City’s Public Use! Do Not Tear Down for Private Gain!

We need your help!

Currently a federal agency is determining the future of a 150-year-old rail corridor, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Harsimus Branch, and its historic massive stone Embankment on 6th Street, Jersey City. 

Please help us keep the stunning Embankment and the longer corridor for multiple 21st-century public uses. We need them for the East Coast Greenway, a Maine-to-Florida trail.  We need them for open space for a burgeoning population.  We need them for rail in New Jersey’s soon-to-be largest city. 

The unthinkable alternative is demolition and replacement with luxury housing, character-destroying intrusions into our beloved historic Downtown. This prospect is possible only because the property was prematurely sold for development before required federal permission was requested and obtained.

Help us right this wrong and preserve these historic assets.  The City of Jersey City is poised to preserve them, if only the Surface Transportation Board (STB) carries out its preservation obligations!  Please join us in our comment, which we will deliver to the STB.

This petition was delivered to:
  • STB Federal Preservation Officer
    Victoria Rutson
  • Embankment Preservation Coaltion
    Secretary

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