One Year to New Jersey's First Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is more than just a football game. This report from Transportation Radio tells you some of what's needed to move thousands of people for the big game.

They haven't even kicked-off for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, but preparations are already well under way here in New Jersey for the 2014 Super Bowl.  What goes into moving so many thousands of people?  Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety of the City of New Orleans, talked with me about that and provides some insight into what New Jersey can expect.

Report on Transportation Radio: http://shouts.at/GUc

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bd February 02, 2013 at 08:10 PM
and any day now they will break ground at the Buffon's Boondoggle aka Xanadu
Matthew Maginley February 02, 2013 at 08:35 PM
I hope the Jets or the Giants are playing! On another note, Townships of Nutley and Middletown are using a single-platform, web-based applications from a company called Gov Interact http://www.gov-i.com/ to reach out to people and drive information on emergency and quality of life issues. This will certainly be an issue in the area around the Meadowlands and MetLife Stadium. It will also impact transportation in the surrounding areas.
Observer February 02, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Another promise broken, just like no increase in property taxes! I clearly remember Governor Girth promising that with an infusion of taxpayer money, the Xanadu project would be a profit making attraction by the time NJ hosted the 2014 Super Bowl. Lied to again!
Ojo Rojo February 03, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Well when there are lawsuits like the ones ongoing right now related to Xanadu, people stop working on getting the thing open.
Art Elmers February 04, 2013 at 02:12 PM
I think NJ has missed a tremendous opportunity in not having the Xanadu open for the Super Bowl. When the announcement was made that NJ would host the 2014 Super Bowl I thought there was no way the project would not be open in time. How could the developers pass up the free publicity and exposure the Super Bowl would bring? How could the Giants and Jets not like being portrayed as having their home stadium located in one of the premier sports, shopping, and entertainment locations in the country? I admit I was wrong. I assumed that the overwhelming good for NJ coming from this would trump any personal agendas and everyone would make sure this project could be completed. A pox on all our houses. I do not want to point blame at any one person, company, organization, or union. Whoever did whatever they could to slow down this project knows who they are and has succeeded in making this project an embarrassment to us all. Congratulations, I hope your ego is now satisfied. Now when in February of 2014 we watch the Super Bowl with the Network cameras located at all the action in Manhattan and the occasional shot of the empty hulk next to Stadium, we can think of what could have been.


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