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Pulaski Skyway closure: Day One traffic lighter than feared Star Ledger, 4/15/14. If the term for clogged roads is gridlock, what is the term for what happened in the area of the Pulaski Skyway yesterday? Grid un-lock? Perhaps scared off by the "carmageddon" warnings, perhaps taking a day off for Passover or spring break, motorists stayed away on the first workday of the two-year closing of the Pulaski Skyway northbound toward New York
Together North Jersey Wants Public Input Summit Patch, 4/15/14. Together North Jersey has just launched an interactive websitewhere residents can voice their ideas to enhance the future of communities in the northern region of New Jersey
New Jersey Attorney General: More Than 3,000 Cited For Distracted Driving So Far In April CBS New York, 4//14/14. PARAMUS, N.J. — New Jersey’s top law enforcement official says he’s determined to end the deadly trend of distracted driving.
Road Warrior: Distracted driving crashes, deaths called an 'epidemic' The Record, 4/14/14. If you’re wondering why police at driver-inattention checkpoints are pulling over a record number of motorists as if they were stray cattle at a roundup, New Jersey’s chief law-enforcement officer offered a compelling reason Monday during a traffic-safety event in Paramus.
Commuters survive first morning of Pulaski Skyway closure Associated Press, 4/14/14. JERSEY CITY — It wasn't "car-mageddon." In fact, the first weekday commute with the inbound Pulaski Skyway closed wasn't much different from a normal Monday.
Montclair Street Smarts: Panel held on pedestrian safety The Montclair Times, 4/14/14. Montclair has a higher percentage of crashes related to pedestrians than the rest of the state.
Road Warrior: Technology, not tickets, might curb distractions The Record, 4/13/14. With traffic cops in Paramus and elsewhere issuing 20 times more distracted-driving tickets than usual this month, it seemed like a good time to ask the inventor of the cellphone if there might be other ways to stop drivers from texting behind the wheel.
First day of Pulaski Skyway closure uneventful Associated Press, 4/12/14. JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first day of the two-year closure of the inbound Pulaski Skyway arrived Saturday, though the real test of the new traffic patterns won't come for a few more days.
New PATCO chief taking hands-on approach Associated Press, 4/12/14. CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — John Hanson, the new chief executive of the Delaware River Port Authority, has been spending Friday afternoons far from his Camden corner office overlooking Philadelphia and the river.
Pulaski Skyway: A Guide to the Road Closures New Jersey 101.5, 4/11/14. The Pulaski Skyway’s northbound lanes will be closing on Saturday to begin a 2-year, $1 billion rehabilitation project. Here are five important things you need to know.
Bay Head: No way, NJ Transit Ocean Star, 4/11/14. BAY HEAD — The governing body, here, has made sure its opposition to NJ Transit’s plan to construct a new, larger substation in town will be heard.
State DOT head says closing Pulaski Skyway's NY-bound lanes the only good option Jersey Journal, 4/11/14. The state’s transportation chief yesterday defended the decision to close both New York-bound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway for two years, saying any alternate would have caused far more traffic and safety issues.
N.J. official on Pulaski Skyway: "We're out of time" Associated Press, 4/10/14. JERSEY CITY — Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the Polish-born hero of the American Revolutionary War, was made famous by introducing American soldiers to horseback, a much faster means of transportation. Now, the impending partial closure of a northern New Jersey bridge that bears his name threatens to undermine that association.
Belmar Awarded $650,000 Grant to Make Main Street Improvements from NJEDA Belmar Patch, 4/10/14. Belmar was awarded a $650,000 million dollar grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to make streetscape improvements on Main Street between 10th Avenue and 5th Avenue, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty today has announced.
Don’t Pave On Me: Most Neighbors Want To Preserve Cobblestone Streets Baristanet, 4/10/14. When Whitney Old and her husband bought their home on historic Afterglow Way last May, they, like most of their neighbors, fell in love with their street, a pale-yellow brick road built at the turn of the 19th century that harkens back to a much simpler era.
Middletown ramps up efforts to patch potholes Independent, 4/10/14. MIDDLETOWN — After a winter marked by subarctic temperatures and multiple storms, the snow has melted to reveal another major obstacle for area towns: potholes.
Train station work on track for midsummer completion The Hub, 4/10/14. RED BANK — After a winter of delays caused by record snowfall and arctic temperatures, the remodeling of the historic Red Bank train station is back on track.
Opinion: Inch up the gas tax to fix NJ's miles of lousy roads: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Star Ledger, 4/10/14. New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure and the financial mechanisms that are supposed to support it have never been in worse shape.
New bus contract comes with fare hike Sentinel, 4/10/14. Commuters using East Brunswick’s two township-owned park-and-ride lots will see a small fare hike May 1.
DOT to monitor first days of Skyway closure in Jersey City command center Jersey Journal, 4/9/14. On Monday, the first weekday of the two-year Pulaski Skyway shutdown, state transportation officials will be right where the action is.
No culture of safety at NJ Transit, union official says Star-Ledger, 4/9/14. An NJ Transit union official said Tuesday there is no culture of safety at the statewide transportation agency.
Transit advocates push MOM commuter rail line Asbury Park Press, 4/9/14. NEWARK — Ocean County transit advocates returned to NJ Transit Tuesday to renew their push to build the dormant Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex (MOM) commuter rail line, asking officials to safeguard parts of a freight line that could be used for the route in western Monmouth and Middlesex counties.
Pulaski Skyway detours: getting to the Holland Tunnel from Route 7 Jersey Journal, 4/9/14. The DOT doesn't expect many drivers who normally use the Skyway to take Route 7, and it's easy to see why.
NJ Transit To Conduct Top-To-Bottom Safety Review CBS New York, 4/8/14. NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of a commuter rail crash in New York that killed four people and left dozens injured, New Jersey Transit will undergo internal and external reviews of its safety practices and procedures.
Does a road near you need repair? Check out this list of upcoming road projects Daily Record, 4/8/14. A whole bunch of potholes in Morris County will be filled in the coming weeks as Morris County launches an aggressive repair campaign.
Construction begins on trail at Warren park Courier News, 4/8/14. WARREN — Construction has begun on a loop trail at East County Park, the latest in a series of improvements at the park.
Road Warrior: Pulaski Skyway's repairs latest challenge over state's worn-out infrastructure The Record, 4/8/14. For several hours Monday, James Simpson gave tours of the underbelly of the dilapidated Pulaski Skyway to explain why the Christie administration is using more than $1 billion in Port Authority funds to overhaul the 82-year-old span, a project that will stall traffic from Newark to Jersey City for at least two years.
Pulaski Skyway detours: getting to the Holland Tunnel from the Turnpike Jersey Journal, 4/8/14. Starting Saturday, a two-year traffic nightmare will begin as the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are shut down to replace the aging span’s bridge deck.
Route 22 West toll plaza in Phillipsburg revising traffic pattern for rest of month, commission says Express-Times, 4/8/14. If you're driving on Route 22 West in Phillipsburg with the intent of continuing on into Pennsylvania, beginning tonight you'll have a decision to make, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission reports.
New York ferry ridership doubles to nearly 8,000 Jersey Journal, 4/8/14. Ridership almost doubled for the weekend ferry service that helps get PATH riders from Downtown Jersey City to Lower Manhattan while the Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations are closed.
Shhhh! NJ Transit expanding 'quiet car' program to off-peak hours Star Ledger, 4/8/14. NJ Transit is expanding its "Quiet Commute" program to off-peak hours on trains arriving at and departing Hoboken Terminal between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. The pilot program begins on May 5. The quiet cars on the first and last train cars, where passengers are not permitted to speak loudly or use loud electronic equipment, have been available during peak hours since 2010.
Most Route 35 construction to be halted during Shore tourist season Star Ledger, 3/24/14. Most work on Hurricane Sandy-damaged Route 35 in Ocean County will be halted during Memorial Day Weekend and the 12 weeks between June 13 and Labor Day Weekend, allowing motorists to travel without roadblocks on one of the most popular Shore routes during the summer tourist season.
Hoboken residents furious over potholes, state of city streets Jersey Journal, 3/24/14. HOBOKEN — City drivers last week bemoaned the sorry state of the city’s main thoroughfare, Washington Street, saying the street that runs the length of the town has become an obstacle course of potholes, steel slabs and orange cones.
State wants Jersey City to deactivate red-light camera on Routes 1&9 Jersey Journal, 3/24/14. State transportation officials are asking Jersey City to deactivate the red-light camera at Routes 1&9 and Newark Avenue temporarily, a request they say is part of an effort to ease traffic congestion related to the upcoming Pulaski Skyway shutdown.
Morris developing new transportation plan to reflect county's changes over past 20 years NJTPA Mention
Star-Ledger, 3/23/14. MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County has changed during the past 20 years, and people’s patterns of traveling around the county have probably changed as well. With that thought in mind, the county will be updating its comprehensive plan for transportation – involving everything from roads and bridges to bicycle paths and public transit – for the first time since 1992.
DOT to close Parsippany ramp to Route 80 Daily Record, 3/23/14. A notoriously busy commuter corridor from Route 202 north to Route 80 east will soon go from bad to worse when the state Department of Transportation closes the connection between those roads for construction of a new on-ramp.
Road Warrior: Port needs options like links with river ferry The Record, 3/23/14. Hardly anyone noticed, but when a traffic jam closed one of the Lincoln Tunnel's three tubes in Weehawken last week, NJ Transit took the kind of emergency step that it normally reserves for disasters.
South Orange unveils $64M mixed-use development; residents with 2 cars urged to downsize Star-Ledger, 3/23/14. SOUTH ORANGE — If you live in South Orange and own a second car, Village President Alex Torpey wants you to give it up. Or at least consider his request.
Jim Simpson's rise to the top as N.J. head transportation honcho Staten Island Advance, 3/23/14. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New Jersey's top transit honcho had humble beginnings with a Staten Island-based moving business. From president of the Stapleton-based Victory Van Lines to his entrance into the public arena, Simpson has had a career that has taken him from city hall to Washington DC to Trenton, N.J.
DOT meeting with Union County commuters over Pulaski Skyway closure Star Ledger, 3/23/14. UNION COUNTY — Union County commuters will get their chance to sound off over the upcoming closing of the Pulaski Skyway when state transportation officials meet with residents April 2 at Kean University.
Infrastructure, safety, head up list of Long Hill Township goals Echoes Sentinel, 3/21/14. LONG HILL TWP. – Heading into budget season, the Township Committee has put together a list of goals that will help members as they formulate this year’s spending plan. The committee discussed those goals at its meeting on Thursday, March 13, and the one thing that was at the top of everyone’s list was infrastructure.
Officials unveil plan for $1.25M Hackensack River promenade Jersey Journal, 3/21/14. A waterfront walkway will soon offer fresh views of the Hackensack River.
Pulaski Skyway to Close for Extended Repairs on April 12 Alternative Press, 3/21/14. WEST ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is holding a Public Information Center (PIC) from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25 at St. Peter's University in Jersey City to provide different travel alternatives for motorists once the Pulaski Skyway closes the northbound lanes on April 12 for two years of repairs. The southbound lanes will remain open.
PATH at Risk of Missing Safety Target Date NJTPA Mention
Wall Street Journal, 3/20/14. The PATH rail system may not install a new crash-prevention system by December 2015 after all, a person involved in the project said, even though the federal deadline was one reason that officials gave just weeks ago for shutting down weekend service between Jersey City and the World Trade Center for a year.
Pulaski Skyway information session planned to discuss 2-year closure Star-Ledger, 3/20/14. With the Pulaski Skyway set to close for northbound traffic toward New York for up to two years beginning April 12, the state Department of Transportation has scheduled a public information session from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at nearby St. Peter's University in Jersey City.
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