Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Water Tranportation on the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers?

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A most exciting discussion has been sparked by ground transportation issues related to the Route 36 Highlands-Sea Bright Bridge Project and general summer traffic in the surrounding area. There seems to be a lot of interest in developing a smaller craft water based transportation network from Sandy Hook and Highlands to Red Bank and even Monmouth Park. The map below was developed as a hypothetical concept by NJDOT in support of further discussion of the topic. There is at least one private charter boat operator who is considering the possibility of operation in 2009. Of course Highlands and Sandy Hook would benefit from the proposed service routes because railroad connections exist in Red Bank and at Monmouth Park. Meetings are ongoing and the concept deserves more detailed development. Look here for future updates over the next months.