Most of Newport's new section was constructed in advance of the development of the community's Northeast Quadrant in a collaborative effort with NJ TRANSIT. NJ TRANSIT commuters and Hoboken residents will easily be able to walk to the Newport Centre Mall, Newport's eight office towers, restaurants, shops and a wide array of other on-site amenities.
construction, the NJ TRANSIT portion of the walkway project created or sustained
approximately 75 jobs.
In September 2007, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors awarded a $6.4-million contract to Simpson & Brown, Inc., of Cranford, N.J., for the construction of a pedestrian bridge spanning the east end of the Long Slip Canal adjacent to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station at Hoboken Terminal. Construction of the Long Slip pedestrian bridge began in February 2008. The 175-foot-long, 30-foot-wide bridge over the Canal features lighting, railings and signage, as well as a surface of brick pavers to match the existing Waterfront Walkway that it connects to at the Hoboken Terminal light rail station.NJ TRANSIT's portion of the Waterfront Walkway links to a new 1,200-foot section of walkway constructed by Newport at a cost of $2 million featuring brick pavers, white pipe rail fence, benches and a row of mature trees. A special feature installed by Newport is a series of 13 interpretive signs developed in conjunction with New Jersey Audubon highlighting the natural and human history of the Newport area.