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Contact: Karen Sloat-Olsen, 973-736-0550 ext. 17
West Orange N.J. - On Thursday, September 28 at 2:30 pm, Thomas Edison National Historical Park will host a presentation to discuss a possible new amenity fee for use of the recently installed electric car charging stations at the Laboratory Complex on Main Street.
Earlier this year, through a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF), BMW of North America (BMW) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, four level two electric vehicle chargers were installed adjacent to the National Park Service maintenance facility at 200 Main Street. A generous donation from BMW has allowed visitors and neighbors to use the charging stations without cost since their installation in April.
Entitled, Your Fee Dollars at Work, the presentation will take place at the Laboratory Complex at 211 Main Street and will include a public comment session. The proposed amenity fee will provide use of the electric chargers to our park visitors and to the surrounding communities from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily at a nominal fee beginning in 2018. Following the program, feedback will determine how, or if, an amenity fee would be implemented.
The park entrance fee and the amenity fee for use of the optional self-guided audio tour of the Laboratory Complex will remain the same. Visitor parking is free.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a National Park Service site dedicated to promoting an international understanding and appreciation of the life and extraordinary achievements of Thomas Alva Edison by preserving, protecting, and interpreting the Park’s extensive historic artifact and archive collections at the Edison Laboratory Complex and Glenmont, the Edison family estate. The Visitor Center is located at 211 Main Street in West Orange, New Jersey. For more information or directions call 973-736-0550 ext. 11 or visit: www.nps.gov/edis