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An obscure federal agency could decide the future of a Jersey City park
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An obscure federal agency could decide the future of a Jersey City park

Updated 2:42 PM; Today 1:53 PM By Peter D’Auria | The Jersey Journal

For years, Jersey City has been embroiled in a battle over the Embankment, a line of six elevated blocks running through the city’s Historic Downtown.

City officials envision the former rail line becoming a linear walking park, the city’s answer to New York’s High Line. But railroad company Conrail, the onetime owner of the land, is trying to unload it to a private developer.

The outcome of that battle could be decided far from the overgrown rail line in the heart of Jersey City. Instead, the future of the city’s dream park could hinge on an upcoming ruling by the Surface Transportation Board — an obscure federal agency in Washington, D.C. ... f-a-jersey-city-park.html

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