The value of Newark’s proximity to New York City, Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey’s suburbs, and Amtrak’s northeast corridor cannot be overstated. The airport, ten minutes from downtown, offers flights to more than 174 non-stop destinations – including at least 6 to Seattle each day. The city hosts the nation’s second-largest seaport, major rail lines, extensive mass transit including New Jersey Transit, PATH and Amtrak trains connecting more than 150 municipalities, and seven major highways that put 40% of Americans within a day’s drive.[i]
As a transportation hub, Newark offers unparalleled access to the region, the country and the world. More than a million people travel by or through Newark every day.
· Combined, the area’s airports offer over 1600 non-stop flights daily around the world, including 20 to Seattle.
· New Jersey Transit and PATH trains put Manhattan within an 18-minute commute and Newark within a half an hour of dozens of New Jersey communities, from beach bungalows to walkable “transit villages” such as Montclair and Maplewood; and from classic suburban communities like Radburn and Woodbridge to trendy urban neighborhoods of Hoboken and Jersey City. Amtrak puts every city along the northeast corridor a convenient and reliable Acela ride away.
· Newark’s three interstate highways, I-78, I-80 and I-95, make getting in and out of the city by car among the easiest of any location in the metropolitan area.
· Newark stands at a fulcrum of the nation’s product flows. This includes Port Newark; FedEx’s third-largest hub; and three nearby Amazon distribution centers with three more planned.
When Amazon chooses Newark, the city and state will work together to augment infrastructure development already underway to improve highways, light rail and New York and New Jersey transit infrastructure. Newark Liberty is already undergoing a $2.4 billion renovation in partnership with United, and the city will encourage United to add at least three more daily nonstop flights to Seattle. About $5 billion has been committed through 2030 to improve Port Newark.[ii] Our goal is to anticipate and meet the needs of Amazon’s evolving distribution and management strategy, including improving your colleagues’ commutes.
No other city can offer this kind of centrality and accessibility. With headquarters in Newark and Seattle, Amazon’s physical presence will span North America.
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