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Southwest Traffic Circulation Plan

The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to implement the Southwest Traffic Circulation plan. The plan would improve connectivity for vehicular traffic between Hoboken, Jersey City, and Union City, improve pedestrian safety in an area that is seeing more businesses, more residents, and soon, a new park, and result in a net increase in on-street parking spaces.

Highlights of the plan, which based on Synchro and SimTraffic models of future traffic volumes is estimated to reduce traffic delays by more than 25 percent, include:

  • ‍Opening up Jackson Street to two lanes by removing on-street parking and the bicycle lane.
  • Creating safe pedestrian access to the Southwest Park, businesses, and residences in the area while improving traffic flow by adding new traffic signals at Jackson Street at Observer Highway, Harrison Street at Observer Highway, and Madison Street at Observer Highway.
  • Fixing the gridlock at Monroe Street and Observer Highway that affects the entire southwest area. The three-way intersection of Monroe Street, Observer Highway, and Paterson Avenue requires longer traffic signal cycle lengths, creating significant traffic backups. By converting Paterson Avenue to one-way westbound between Monroe Street and Harrison Street, the intersection is simplified and allows for adding 20% more green time for Monroe Street and Observer Highway. This recommendation from the Hoboken-Jersey City Subregional Connectivity Study commissioned by Hudson County and funded by the NJTPA in 2011 was confirmed with traffic modeling by Hoboken’s engineer.
  • Opening Madison Street to create more options for entering Hoboken. The addition of a second turning lane on Madison Street between Newark Street and Observer Highway and allowing vehicles to go left, right, or straight from Madison Street by removing the existing bollards, will create a new option for entering Hoboken and greatly reduce vehicular volumes turning onto Jackson Street.
  • Converting the Jersey Avenue/Newark Street gateway into Hoboken from two to four lanes to improve circulation into and out of Hoboken, adding a dedicated right turn lane from Harrison Street onto Newark Street, and creating a second lane on Harrison Street for traffic turning east onto Observer Highway.
  • Optimizing the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail signal at the intersection of Paterson Avenue and Marshall Street to improve coordination with other southwest traffic signals and reduce delays caused by light rail crossings.
  • Adding parking along the south side of Paterson Avenue and west side of Jackson Street will help buffer the Southwest Park from traffic.

Southwest Traffic Circulation Plan

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Southwest Traffic Circulation Plan

The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to implement the Southwest Traffic Circulation plan. The plan would improve connectivity for vehicular traffic between Hoboken, Jersey City, and Union City, improve pedestrian safety in an area that is seeing more businesses, more residents, and soon, a new park, and result in a net increase in on-street parking spaces.

Highlights of the plan, which based on Synchro and SimTraffic models of future traffic volumes is estimated to reduce traffic delays by more than 25 percent, include:

  • ‍Opening up Jackson Street to two lanes by removing on-street parking and the bicycle lane.
  • Creating safe pedestrian access to the Southwest Park, businesses, and residences in the area while improving traffic flow by adding new traffic signals at Jackson Street at Observer Highway, Harrison Street at Observer Highway, and Madison Street at Observer Highway.
  • Fixing the gridlock at Monroe Street and Observer Highway that affects the entire southwest area. The three-way intersection of Monroe Street, Observer Highway, and Paterson Avenue requires longer traffic signal cycle lengths, creating significant traffic backups. By converting Paterson Avenue to one-way westbound between Monroe Street and Harrison Street, the intersection is simplified and allows for adding 20% more green time for Monroe Street and Observer Highway. This recommendation from the Hoboken-Jersey City Subregional Connectivity Study commissioned by Hudson County and funded by the NJTPA in 2011 was confirmed with traffic modeling by Hoboken’s engineer.
  • Opening Madison Street to create more options for entering Hoboken. The addition of a second turning lane on Madison Street between Newark Street and Observer Highway and allowing vehicles to go left, right, or straight from Madison Street by removing the existing bollards, will create a new option for entering Hoboken and greatly reduce vehicular volumes turning onto Jackson Street.
  • Converting the Jersey Avenue/Newark Street gateway into Hoboken from two to four lanes to improve circulation into and out of Hoboken, adding a dedicated right turn lane from Harrison Street onto Newark Street, and creating a second lane on Harrison Street for traffic turning east onto Observer Highway.
  • Optimizing the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail signal at the intersection of Paterson Avenue and Marshall Street to improve coordination with other southwest traffic signals and reduce delays caused by light rail crossings.
  • Adding parking along the south side of Paterson Avenue and west side of Jackson Street will help buffer the Southwest Park from traffic.

HOBOKEN RENTAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS REGULATED BY THE CITY

Where are the affordable Hoboken apartments located?

There are 5 low- and moderate-income apartments are located at 600 Harrison, Harrison Street. These 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments were first occupied in 2017. Rents range from $600 to $1,035.

There are 4 moderate-income apartments at Edge Adams, Adams Street.The rents for the studio, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments will range from $933 to $1,344.The apartments will be ready for occupancy beginning in October 2019.

There are 46 moderate-income apartments at 7 Seventy House, 770 Jackson Street. The rents for the studio, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments will range from $1,158 to $1,657. The first apartments will be ready for occupancy beginning in October 2019.

THE PROCESS: THE HOBOKEN RENTAL WAITING LIST

When was the waiting list opened? Applicants were first able to join the Hoboken rental waiting list in the beginning of 2019. The City advertised in newspapers, and flyers were distributed throughout Hoboken and the housing region to get the “word” out to as many qualified and interested persons as possible. Applicants who joined the waiting list before May 8, 2019, were assigned a random (or lottery) number which is used to establish waiting list priority.  

How many people are on the waiting list to rent an apartment in Hoboken? 7,629 applicants are on the waiting list to rent an affordable apartment in Hoboken.  

How does the local preference work? In August 2019, Hoboken passed an ordinance which gives waiting list preference to Hoboken residents. Applicants who live in Hoboken will be contacted for available apartments before non-residents.  

Is the waiting list still open? How does an interested person apply? The waiting list is still open. Applicants can apply on-line at AffordableHomesNewJersey.com which is operated by Community Grants, Planning & Housing (CGP&H). Applicants who do not have a computer and/or email address may call 609-664-2769 extension 5.

How can applicants check their waiting list status or submit updates? All applicants can visit their personalized Affordable Homes New Jersey Profile to view their waiting list status and submit updates. Every applicant is provided with a profile link at:  AffordableHomesNewJersey.com.

What is required while the applicant is waiting for an affordable apartment? All applicants must submit an update at least once a year toremain on the Hoboken rental waiting list. This annual update requirement ensures that CGP&H has current information on-file when there is a vacancy.Applicants with an email address are emailed links to update their information.Applicants without an email address are mailed a flyer which they must mail back.  

Who is contacted for vacancies? When there is a vacancy, CGP&H will contact the next applicant on the waiting list whose household size,income, and residency matches the unit type. The applicants must be under the maximum income limit for the apartment. Likewise, while there is no set minimum income level, there are limits on how much of the household’s income can be spent on housing expenses. (Maximum income limits and minimum income requirements can be found at AffordableHomesNewJersey.com.) In addition, whenever possible,the household must include at least one person for each bedroom in the affordable apartment.

THE PROCESS: WHAT SHOULD AN APPLICANT EXPECT IF CONTACTED?

How is an applicant be contacted? Eligible households with the highest lottery number will be contacted via email and given 24 hours to respond. If they do not want the apartment or fail to respond within the 24 hours, they will not be removed from the waiting list and will be notified of the next available vacancy.  

What happens after an applicant expresses interest in an affordable apartment?  CGP&H will review the applicant’s updated information and if it determines that the applicant is eligible, the applicant then is referred to the landlord to discuss the opportunity and pay the landlord’s application fee. The landlord is permitted to establish its own non-discriminatory criteria for tenant selection. However, such tenant selection criteria are permitted only to the extent allowed by State and Federal law, and must be the same for both affordable and market-rate rental units. Applicants are to notify CGP&H immediately if they are quoted a different rent amount or experience housing discrimination.

The next applicant on the waiting list passes the landlord credit and background checks. What happens next?  CGP&H will conduct a formal application process and “income certify” the applicant. This involves a review of the total gross income for the upcoming 12-month period of all adult household members who will reside in the affordable unit. Gross income includes, but is not limited to: pre-tax wages, salaries, tips,commissions, alimony, overtime, pensions, social security, unemployment compensation, TANF, child support, disability, interest and dividends from assets. Child support & alimony will be calculated from the court decree stating amounts due and whether the payee is current or in arrears. All income information will be verified during this process. Applicants have one week to submit the completed application and must respond promptly for requests to provide additional documentation. An eligibility determination is generally made by CGP&H within one week of the application submission.  

After that? Once the applicant is fully income certified, the landlord is notified that it may execute a lease with the new tenant. CGP&H, as the Administrative Agent, will calculate the maximum rent allowable as permitted by the State, including lease renewals. Applicants are removed from the Hoboken waiting list after they are income certified. There is no annual re-certification requirement.

QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS?

We encourage all applicants to visit the Hoboken webpage and FAQ at AffordableHomesNewJersey.com. If they still have questions, they may email homes@cgph.net or leave a message at 609-664-2769 extension 5.    

Did you know?

It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

Complaint Forms

Complaint Form

Complaints Enforcement Policy

In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

Municipal Code

If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

Did You Know Documents

List of licensed taxi and limousine companies

Rules and Regulations for drivers

Future Inclement Weather and Holiday Enforcement

Taxi Enforcement

Taxi Rates

Maximum Allowable Intra-City Fares

The maximum allowable fare for intra-city taxi service is $8.00, except for taxi service initiating from the taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station which is $7.00.

Additional Allowable Fees

1. If cab rides are shared with the consent of the first rider(s), the fee may be increased by $7.00 so long as the second rider(s) is not going to the same exact destination. No more than two paying passengers. The right of the taxicab operator to transport shared rides applies only at taxi stands designated by the City of Hoboken if there are more passengers than available taxis. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first.

2. If a taxi picks up a party of more than one person at a taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station for intra-city travel, the taxi driver may charge an additional One Dollar ($1.00) fee for each person, in addition to the allowable fare of Seven Dollars ($7.00). There is no additional fee for children under the age of Thirteen (13) years old.

Allowable Baggage Fees

In addition, there shall be a charge of $0.50 for each bag exceeding two, with which a driver assists a passenger, except that senior citizens shall not be subject to this fee.

Maximum Allowable Non-City Fares

Every driver must have a City approved Rate Book in the vehicle at all times and must use the rates included in the book.

Out of Town –

WEEHAWKEN

Port Imperial $17.00

Golf Range $20.00

Chart House $10.00

Lincoln Harbor $9.00

JERSEY CITY

Newport Apartments $9.00

Avalon Cove $9.00

Newport Mall & Area $9.00

Society Hills $25.00

Port Liberty $23.00

Liberty State Park $23.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Montgomery $18.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Communipaw $20.00

New Jersey City University Area $23.00

Greenville Area $23.00

Communipaw & Pacific $17.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

Communipaw Avenue $23.00

Mc Adoo Avenue $25.00

Danforth Avenue $25.00

Culver Avenue $23.00

Old Bergen Ave. $25.00

Pearsall Ave. $25.00

LOWER JERSEY CITY

Columbus Driver Area $12.00

Exchange Place $12.00

155 Washington Blvd. & 100 Warren St. $12.00

4th Street $9.00

7th Street $11.00

Grove St. PATH $12.00

Grand St. & Jersey Ave. $16.00

Grand St. & Pacific $18.00

Pacific & Johnston $18.00

Pacific, Caven Point Road $22.00

JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS AREA

Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

Nelson Ave. $14.00

Manhattan Ave & Tonelle Ave. $15.00

Central Ave. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & Sherman Ave. $8.00

Journal Square $13.00

Court House $11.00

Congress & Central Ave. $9.00

STREETS OFF OCEAN AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$24.00

WESTSIDE AVENUE

American Can Co. $20.00

Broadway & Westside Ave. $21.00

Marion Garden Area $22.00

Montgomery & Westside Ave. $23.00

Belmont & Westside Ave. $24.00

STREETS OFF WESTSIDE AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

STREETS OFF MALLORY AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

STREETS OFF GARFIELD AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

GARFIELD AVENUE

Brown Place & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Neptune Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Seaview Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Gates Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Merrit St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Schley St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Samson St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Shaffer St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

DOWNTOWN UNION CITY

Palisades Ave. (Not above 5th St.) $9.00

Palisades Ave. & 18th St. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & 23rd St. $11.00

Paterson Plank Rd. & 2nd St. $10.00

Central Ave. & Summit Ave. $12.00

Union City Reservoir &Gregory Commons $10.00

Troy Towers $10.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

VIA BOULEVARD EAST

19th Street $9.00

The Shades $9.00

700 Blvd. East Apts. $9.00

Bonn Place $11.00

Fulton Street $12.00

50th Street $16.00

60th Street $18.00

67th Street $20.00

75th Street $22.00

85th Street $24.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

VIA KENNEDY BLVD.

10th Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $13.00

32nd Street & Palisade Ave. $12.00

32nd Street & Bergenline Ave. $13.00

43rd Street & Hudson Blvd. $15.00

50th Street & Hudson Blvd. $17.00

57th Street & Hudson Blvd. $18.00

65th Street & Hudson Blvd. $20.00

70th Street & Hudson Blvd. $21.00

76th Street & Hudson Blvd $23.00

85th Street & Hudson Blvd. $25.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

NORTH BERGEN

15th Street & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

39th Street & Hackensack Plank Road $17.00

Paterson Plank Road & Tonelle Ave. $19.00

5 Corners North Bergen $15.00

50th Street & Tonelle Ave. $23.00

67th Street & Tonelle Ave. $25.00

76th Street & Tonelle Ave. $27.00

85th Street & Tonelle Ave. $29.00

91st Street & Tonelle Ave. $30.00

Dan Kelly’s Hill $30.00

VIA RIVER ROAD (60 ST)

Pier 1 & 2 Guttenberg $22.00

Pier 7 & 9 NYC $22.00

Lever Brothers $24.00

Barretts $24.00

Ford Pier $26.00

Alco Plant $28.00

BAYONNE

Bayonne Naval Base $33.00

32nd Street & Broadway $33.00

22nd Street & Broadway $35.00

5th Street & Broadway $38.00

Bergen Point $38.00

Texas Oil $38.00

Tydol or Bayonne Warehouse $38.00

Terminal & Metropolitan Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

Standard Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

HOSPITALS

Meadowlands Hospital $25.00

JC Medical Center $16.00

Christ Hospital $9.00

NEW YORK CITY

Penn Station $40.00 plus tolls

Grand Central Station $45.00 plus tolls

AIRPORTS

Newark $45.00 plus tolls

Teterboro $40.00 plus tolls

Kennedy $90.00 plus tolls

La Guardia $70.00 plus tolls

Meadowlands Arena $40.00

knowledge base: faqs



Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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