The Hudson River Rail Tunnel Link Study

The research will collect data answering a set of critical questions about the NJ/NY rail tunnels, together with companion questions necessary to analyze the nature, scope, direction, and intensity of public opinion with regard to funding the replacement, reconstruction, and/or supplementation of these vital rail links. More specifically, the project team seeks to collect and analyze data from the New Jersey general public on the following: (1) the frequency of tunnel usage; the degree of awareness of the state of disrepair of the tunnel link; (2) the degree of awareness of the importance of the tunnel link to the state and regional economies; (3) the relative ranking of the importance of replacement, reconstruction, and/or supplementation of the tunnel link compared to other issues NJ will face over the next half-decade; (4) the relative ranking of transportation funding priorities, assuming resources from a state transportation bond issue, compared - to the replacement, reconstruction, and/or supplementation of the tunnel link; and (5) the level of support for a users fee to fund replacement, reconstruction, and/or supplementation of the tunnel link. Further, in an effort to develop policy recommendations for communicating with the general public about the importance of funding to repair or replace the tunnel link, the project team seeks to test the extent to which these attitudes are determined by other related attitudes and factors, including, but not limited to political perspectives, values orientation, SES, and prior experiences.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $39990
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberg, Michael

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

    New Brunswick, New Jersey  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Weiner, Marc

  • Start Date: 20160201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590434
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2016 10:39AM