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Historic first 'one-seat ride' on Raritan Valley Line arrives in NYC Star-Ledger, 3/3/14. NEW YORK — It arrived 15 years late, but just in time for train passengers in Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Union counties. The historic first “one-seat ride” to New York, a dream of Raritan Valley Line passengers since at least 1999, left Raritan Station at 8:43 a.m. today.
Wanna buy a bridge? Neighboring state turns to private sector to fix crumbling spans Star-Ledger, 3/3/14. As New Jersey wrestles with how it will pay for its crumbling roads and bridges once the Transportation Trust Fund runs out of money in two years, Pennsylvania is looking to enter into a public-private partnership to reconstruct its spans. Color New Jersey’s transportation commissioner intrigued.
Fixing NJ’s Roads: Is a Gas Tax Hike the Answer? New Jersey 101.5, 3/3/14. It’s no secret that Gov. Chris Christie is no fan of tax increases. During his first gubernatorial campaign in 2009 he said he would not hike taxes and he has consistently repeated that pledge including in his recent state budget address. That’s not stopping the top lawmaker in the Assembly from talking about a tax increase to help the chronically cash-strapped state.
Every commuter's question: When is NJT on time? Asbury Park Press, 3/3/14. Veronique Hakim was not at NJ Transit headquarters when she was approved on Feb. 24 as the new executive director, so Transportation Commissioner James Simpson had to step in to answer the question: What should be “job one” for Hakim after taking over? While standing in, Simpson also made himself accountable to one commuter.
NJ Ranks 9th in Nation for Highest Car Insurance Rates New Jersey 101.5, 3/3/14. When it comes to car insurance, New Jersey has the ninth highest rates in the nation according to Insure.com’s 2014 study of auto insurance premiums.
Road Warrior: Why can't we fill holes on Palisades Parkway? The Record, 3/2/14. After getting off a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport last week, Mark Roth made the mistake of asking a cabdriver to take him home to Old Tappan via the Palisades Interstate Parkway.
Port Authority officials: Battle over toll hikes was all for show Star-Ledger, 3/2/14. On Aug. 5, 2011, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued a jaw-dropping proposal to immediately raise bridge and tunnel tolls by $4 for E-ZPass subscribers and $7 for cash customers, followed by another increase in 2014.
GRAPHIC: Route 35 construction stages and schedule for towns Asbury Park PRess, 3/1/14. The upgrading of the road will be completed in three geographic sections, each about four miles, beginning at the entrance to Island Beach State Park and ending at the Point Pleasant Beach-Bay Head border.
Roads, sidewalk project advance in Bernardsville Bernardsville News, 2/28/14. BERNARDSVILLE – It’s been a long time coming, but several improvement projects that have been debated for years appear to be gaining momentum.
Some see Teaneck billboard plan as threat to last undeveloped stretch of Route 4 The Record, 2/28/14. The choice for Teaneck is clear: preservation or revenue. The township can keep the last undeveloped stretch of Route 4, among the most commercialized highways in the state, free of billboards, or it can lease town land for the money the roadside advertisement would bring in to help prop up municipal services.
Washington Twp. potholes grow like evil lemmings Observer-Tribune, 2/28/14. WASHINGTON TWP. - While the recent daily highs and emerging sun have been warmly welcomed in life on the mountain, it inevitably returns to familiar lows at night, and the dramatic shifts are creating potholes at a notable rate
Fair Lawn OKs new rail station parking fees The Record, 2/27/14. FAIR LAWN – Borough officials have approved a modified parking fee increase at the Radburn train station that could take effect as early as April.
Road Warrior: This winter's Black Hole potholes awards The Record, 2/27/14. When it comes to Olympic-style slalom rides, few roadways measure up to Route 4, the chief recipient of the Road Warrior’s 11th annual Black Hole awards this year.
Bayonne drivers fault potholes for tire damage Jersey Journal, 2/27/14. Bayonne city officials last week began a “Pothole Brigade” to fill in the numerous potholes that have plagued the city’s streets since the recent snowstorms, but residents say it’s not enough, leaving them with large dents in their wallets.
Starlight Road homeowners wait for road repairs Tri-Town News, 2/27/14. HOWELL — Starlight Road, whose deteriorating condition has been a source of frustration for residents, is expected to be improved in the near future.
Fitness trail, spray park on town’s drawing board Tri-Town News, 2/27/14. JACKSON — The Township Council has approved a plan that will use grant money to construct a fitness trail and a water spray park in Jackson.
Avoiding Potholes: Rutgers Instructor Launches App and Website that Maps Where Craters Hide Rutgers Today, 2/27/14. If only the state treasurer had a dollar for every pothole cratering New Jersey’s highways and byways this winter – and their victims – the Garden State’s budget crunch would be that much closer to being eased, if early postings on the new NJPothole website are a fair indicator.
Metuchen bridge to get temporary repairs Sentinel, 2/26/14. Metuchen officials expect the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to soon renovate the Bridge Street bridge in Metuchen.
Cost of snow removal sets new record Examiner, 2/26/14. Officials throughout New Jersey are licking their financial and logistical wounds following the recent spate of snowstorms that will ultimately cost all levels of New Jersey government in the millions.
Section of Route 206 to expand to four lanes Township Journal, 2/26/14. Byram - An approximately half-mile stretch of Route 206 between Lubbers Run and Lackawanna Drive will now become four lanes, two lanes in each direction, according to township officials.
Photos That Will Make You Want To Ride The PATH Train WNYC, 2/25/14. The Port Authority has opened a new platform at its World Trade Center station, giving commuters a glimpse of a transportation hub that's been in the works for years.
Brutal Winter, Labor Shortages Make For Mess At New Jersey Ports CBS New York, 2/26/14. NEWARK, N.J. — The bitter winter has caused major traffic jams around the ports of New Jersey — with truckers stuck in line for hours to pick up cargo, and the consequences being seen at major retailers.
NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway snow removal cost breaks record Star-Ledger, 2/25/14. Instead of a passing the baton to her successor, departing New Jersey Turnpike Authority Executive Director Ronnie Hakim today handed a snow brush to Joe Mrozek.
Route 35 Traffic a Nightmare for Local Officials WOBM, 2/25/14. Could last weekend’s massive traffic jam on Route 35 be a sign of what’s to come this summer? Officials are hoping it was just an isolated incident.
Four Shore Towns to Get Main Street Revitalization Grants WOBM, 2/25/14. Asbury Park, Keansburg, Highlands and Sea Isle City move closer to getting a combined five-million-dollars to repair their Superstorm-damaged business centers.
City receives $900,000 state grant for boardwalk lighting Asbury Park Sun, 2/25/14. Asbury Park was announced as one of four New Jersey municipalities selected to receive round one grant funds for streetscape and waterfront improvements, according to a news release from the state’s Economic Development Authority [EDA].
Why Commuter Trains Aren't Getting Any Less Crowded WNYC, 2/25/14. As the economy recovers and bridge and tunnel tolls keep rising, riders are flocking to transit. That's placing a strain on Long Island Railroad, Metro-North and New Jersey Transit, whose documents acknowledge that some train trips are all but guaranteed to have standees.
Pulaski Skyway northbound lane closures set to begin April 12 Jersey Journal, 2/25/14. Let the countdown begin until what many expect to be a Pulaski Skyway traffic nightmare. The northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway will be closed for roughly two years, starting April 12, as the major work on replacing the aging span gets under way, the state Department of Transportation announced yesterday.
UPDATE: Pulaski Skyway Shut Down Scheduled to Begin April 12 Jersey City Independent, 2/25/14. Repairs to the Pulaski Skyway which will shut down northbound (Newark to Jersey City) traffic are scheduled to begin Saturday, April 12. The northbound closure is scheduled to last approximately two years, during which time the bridge deck will be completely rehabilitated.
NJ Transit's new director already faces desk full of problems Star-Ledger, 2/25/14. NJ Transit's new executive director will get a $261,324 annual salary, a personal vehicle, five weeks vacation and a desk full of problems when she starts her new job this weekend. Ronnie Hakim, 54, a former senior vice president/general counsel for New York's MTA who has been executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for the past three and a half years, was appointed to the new post today during a NJ Transit Special Board of Directors meeting to replace Jim Weinstein.
New NJ Transit Leadership to Revisit Super Bowl and Sandy Snafus WNYC, 2/25/14. Now that New Jersey Transit has a new executive director, the agency wants to look to its future. But two incidents from its recent past keep cropping up—and the state's top transportation official is promising answers.
Kingwood Township asks public about future development along Route 12 Hunterdon County Democrat, 2/24/14. KINGWOOD TWP. — Presenter: “Some development is inevitable, so where would you like to see it occur?” Kingwood resident: “Flemington!” But that was just the beginning of one of many informal discussions between planning professionals and cherishers of open space and rural ambiance.
Editorial: Economic development? Plan on it Hunterdon County Democrat, 2/24/14. It’s no secret that the nation is still struggling with the greatest economic upheaval since the Great Depression. Indeed, some financial experts say the damage caused by our Great Recession and its wake exceed that of last century’s collapse. That makes smart financial planning now especially important.
NJ DOT Problems Plague Jersey Shore: Frustration and Anger Kick Off 2014 Shore Tourism Season Ocean Signal, 2/24/14. SEASIDE HEIGHTS-The Polar Bear Plunge, a charity event that benefits the Special Olympics is seen by many as an unofficial start of the annual tourism season in Ocean County and a start for seasonally dormant shore businesses to begin making money again. It’s the first major annual event for the barrier peninsula ahead of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on March 8th. Except, many sat in traffic...
Red Bank Loads up on Pothole Fixer Red Bank Green, 2/24/14. It’s white-knuckle driving season in Red Bank as motorist navigate jagged, gaping potholes in the aftermath of several weeks of snowy and icy weather.
Job one for new NJ Transit boss: Make the trains and buses run on time Asbury Park Press, 2/24/14. NEWARK — Commuters and transit advocates have some advice for Veronique Hakim, Gov. Chris Christie’s nominee to head NJ Transit: Make the trains and buses run on time, and stop the delays that have plagued the system this winter.
Ringwood to increase Park & Ride permit fees Suburban Trends, 2/24/14. Commuters who use the municipal Park & Ride lot on Cannici Drive will soon be able to pay for parking online, although the cost of the permits will be going up a little more than 10 percent, on average.
Two road projects to address traffic woes on Route 18 in East Brunswick Home News Tribune, 2/24/14. MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Two road projects, one underway and the other scheduled for to begin later this year, are expected to ease traffic woes on bustling Route 18 near the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick.
Life gives you potholes? Turn them into 'hilarious imaginative scenes' Star Ledger, 2/24/14. A lifeguard rushing to save a person whose hand is reaching up for help. A hipster enjoying a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. A woman giving her dog a bath. Those are the creative uses of potholes by photographers Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca, who in this photo essay by indulgd.com, converted the potholes of New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal into diving pools, Baptism sites and beer coolers.
Road Warror: Judging a Franklin Lakes traffic relic The Record, 2/23/14. "Hardly anyone stops at the stop sign." That's a common gripe wherever drivers approach the octagonal, red, four-letter signs. But for Jim Longo, it's almost a daily complaint because his driveway is near a Franklin Lakes traffic circle, controlled by Bergen County, that's an 80-year-old relic featuring two stop signs on High Mountain Road.
South Jersey group surveying drivers to gauge road needs Press of Atlantic City, 2/23/14. A South Jersey organization is asking thousands of residents to track their driving habits for a day to help determine where transportation funds should be spent in the region.
Route 35 construction snarls traffic for hours after Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights Star Ledger, 2/23/14. SEASIDE HEIGHTS — After Torie Esposito took part in the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics in Seaside Heights on Saturday, she faced a sea of brake lights leaving the borough amid a morass of road construction. It was such a slow ride out of Seaside that motorists were rolling down their windows and having conversations with neighboring drivers as they waited to inch forward, Esposito said. She made new...
Jersey City votes on traffic pattern changes due to Pulaski Skyway closure Hudson Reporter, 2/16/14. The City Council learned the bad news at the Feb. 10 caucus meeting. The closing of the Pulaski Skyway in March will likely cause massive traffic backups in Jersey City and throughout Hudson County as cars bound for Hoboken and the Holland Tunnel scramble to find to find alternate routes.
Some buses from NJ to Wall Street will go through Staten Island when Pulaski Skyway closes Star-Ledger, 2/21/14. Some Academy and Suburban Transit buses that normally use the Pulaski Skyway to reach lower Manhattan on weekday mornings will experiment with an alternate route when the road's northbound lanes close for repairs later this year.
All aboard! History of the Jersey Shore as told by abandoned railroads Asbury Park Press, 2/21/14. There is an entire history of the Jersey Shore to be told through the stories of its abandoned railroads. At one time, there were few towns in Monmouth or Ocean counties that were not accessible by train. Today, the remnants of late 19th century mass transportation crisscrosses the local landscape in the form of broken ties and corroding rails.
Impact of Rt. 35 Construction Worries Businesses New Jersey 101.5, 2/21/14. With the winter wreaking havoc with the timeline of the Route 35 construction project, a coalition of businesses in Lavallette is growing more concerned it could mean another handicapped summer for them.
Port Authority finishes GWB sign project Associated Press, 2/21/14. FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists traveling over the George Washington Bridge are seeing new signs designed to help smooth their trip.
Bayonne combating pothole trouble Jersey Journal, 2/21/14. Bayonne residents who rumbled at every pothole their cars went over may find a less bumpy ride with the city establishing its “Pothole Brigade.”
Assemblyman wants national search to fill SJTA chief position Press of Atlantic City, 2/21/14. A state lawmaker wants a national search conducted to find a new chief executive for the transportation agency that owns the Atlantic City Expressway and Atlantic City International Airport.
Port Authority OKs 'historic' $27.6 billion plan for capital projects NJ Biz, 2/20/14. Nearly $28 billion will flow to major infrastructure projects over the next decade under a capital plan adopted Wednesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The agency's board of commissioners approved what it called a "historic" plan that will fund improvements at airports, Hudson River crossings and the PATH system, according to a news release.
Middlesex County Moving Forward With Multi-Million Dollar Plan For Crosstown Bike Lane in New Brunswick New Brunswick Today, 2/20/14. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Biking through the streets of downtown New Brunswick may soon get a little bit easier, thanks to a $6 million plan for a major bikeway planned for the city's central business district.
Long lines of trucks at Ports of Newark and Elizabeth causing financial strain, traffic jams The Record, 2/20/14. Backups that have plagued operations at the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth since January have exploded in recent days into giant truck traffic jams, causing hundreds of tractor-trailers to idle up to seven hours in lines that stretch more than a mile and a half and threaten to spill onto the New Jersey Turnpike, according to truckers, terminal companies and leaders of the Port Authority.
Accident Rates Improving for Older Drivers Associated Press, 2/20/14. Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong.
Scope of Colts Neck road work expanded News Transcript, 2/20/14. COLTS NECK — The cost of improvements to several municipal roads appears that it will run higher than initially expected.
Settlement adds affordable housing to transit village Sentinel, 2/20/14. North Brunswick will settle a lawsuit over the massive MainStreetNB transit village project by requiring that 12 percent of its homes be designated as affordable housing.
Salt shipment from Chile expected to arrive in winter-weary NJ today Star-Ledger, 2/20/14. A cargo ship loaded with road salt for winter-weary New Jersey is expected to arrive in Port Newark today, days before a barge is supposed to dock at the same destination with a shipment tied up in bureaucratic red tape.
Two towns wait for road salt Essex News Daily, 2/12/14. MAPLEWOOD\SOUTH ORANGE — Municipalities across northern New Jersey have been reporting a shortage of road salt during the past two weeks. Maplewood is currently out of road salt, while South Orange is running somewhat lower than usual.
Jersey City residents voice anger on weekend PATH closures at meeting Jersey Journal, 2/19/14. Angry Downtown Jersey City residents last night confronted the director of the PATH train system over the closure of the Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations on weekends.
Chief of New Jersey Transit to Quit After a Rocky Tenure New York Times, 2/19/14. The executive director of New Jersey Transit is resigning, bringing an end to a four-year run pocked by the agency’s often-maligned performance during Hurricane Sandy and the recent Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J.
NJ Congressmen to Feds: We Need Road Salt New Jersey 101.5, 2/19/14. New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone has joined U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker in calling on federal officials to grant a waiver of the Jones Act — which would allow a foreign vessel to pick up a huge load of rock salt at a port in Maine and deliver it to the Garden State.
Embattled NJ Transit Head Leaving WNYC, 2/19/14. Jim Weinstein, the embattled head of NJ Transit, will leave the agency by the end of this month.
Safest UPS driver in NJ has gone 43 years without an accident Star-Ledger, 2/20/14. The average driver in New Jersey gets into an accident every 10 years. George Lodovico, who drives a 26-foot-long brown UPS delivery van around the streets of South Jersey, is not your average driver.
Other Towns Could Kill Red Light Cameras New Jersey 101.5, 2/19/14. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) told Townsquare Media he has been in contact with “a couple” of mayors who have shown interest in pulling the plug on their own towns’ cameras, but they haven’t yet “pulled the trigger.”
Raritan Valley Line riders to get 'one-seat ride' to NYC beginning March 3 Star-Ledger, 2/19/14. Raritan Valley Line commuters next month will be able to get a trip into New York without having to transfer to another train in Newark, but for now the "one-seat rides" will only be offered on weekdays during off-peak travel hours, NJ Transit officials said today.
Road Crews Fixing Potholes Caught In Vicious Circle CBS New York 2/19/14. NEW YORK – Road crews repairing potholes are locked in a never-ending battle.
Star Ledger, 2/18/14. For public works crews filling potholes in New Jersey, this winter has been their version of "Groundhog Day." Like the movie that had Bill Murray’s character reliving the same day over and over, public works officials say that as soon as they fill craters created from one snowstorm, a new storm comes along to open more.
Rough Weather Taking a Toll on Vehicles New Jersey 101.5, 2/18/14. Mother Nature has been rough on New Jersey this season and the weekly winter storms have also starting to take its toll on our vehicles.
Low salt supplies could force interstate closures in snowstorms, DOT chief says Star-Ledger, 2/18/14. TRENTON — With salt stockpiles dangerously low, the state transportation commissioner said yesterday New Jersey is just one snowstorm away from possibly closing major roadways — and he blames the federal government.
New Jersey taps rest areas in bid for more revenue from toll roads Press of Atlantic City, 2/18/14. Over the years, New Jersey's three toll roads have turned to billboards, corporate sponsorships and other creative ways to generate more revenue without hitting motorists with another fare increase. Now, the state Legislature is looking to wring more money out of the Atlantic City Expressway, Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike by tapping their rest stops and service plazas for transportation funding.
Rutgers, NJ Transit team to teach disabled to ride trains and buses Star Ledger, 2/18/14. NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University and NJ Transit have come together to offer a free program to teach commuters with disabilities to ride trains and buses. The program — called NJTIP@Rutgers — offers individual and group programs to help people with autism, Down syndrome, mental illnesses, mobility problems and other disabilities navigate the public transportation system, according to a report on Rutgers Today, the university's news site.
Commuter train: NJ progressing, while 'plans in Pa. have not left station' The Times Leader, 2/17/14. A proposal to build a railroad to connect Scranton with New York City — NJ Transit's Lackawanna Cutoff Line — has been discussed and partially funded for decades. And while politicians in Pennsylvania search for a way to fund the project, construction actually has moved forward in New Jersey, at least on part of a 28-mile missing segment of track.
Bloomingdale sets public hearing on road work Suburban Trends, 2/17/14. The Borough Council expects to hold a public hearing on a bond ordinance that will fund Rafkind Road improvements and discuss those upgrades with residents of that street at the Feb. 18 council meeting.
Maritime law holding up crucial salt supply for New Jersey highways The Record, 2/17/14. New Jersey transportation officials are hoping that a 40,000-ton shipment of rock salt sitting at a port in Maine can help relieve the short supply available for state highways before the next snowstorm hits.
NJ Transit chief likely to answer for agency's key failures The Record, 2/16/14. After eight years away from public service, Jim Weinstein returned in 2010 as an elder statesman in Governor Christie’s newly assembled Cabinet.
Eatontown gets $210,000 grant to replace Parkway trees Asbury Park Press, 2/15/14. Eatontown residents received some good news when the Borough Council announced the borough had been awarded a $210,000 state grant. The funds, from the state’s No Net Loss Reforestation Act, will be used to replace a large number of trees that will be removed in the upcoming reconstruction of Garden State Parkway Exit 105 at the Hope Road-Route 36 intersection.
Glen Rock sets new traffic patterns around schools to ease cold-weather traffic jams NJTPA Mention
Hunterdon and Warren counties continuing with economic development efforts
Express-Times, 2/15/14. Hunterdon County officials expect to have an economic development strategy complete by this summer. And in Warren County, an economic advisory council continues to try to link businesses and government to help drive development.
Bay Street Station blues in Montclair The Montclair Times, 2/14/14. If you're one of the estimated 1,166 daily riders at the Bay Street Train Station in Montclair, this article is for you.
Clifton has no salt to rub in wound Clifton Journal, 2/14/14. CLIFTON – City officials estimated the cleanup effort required for this winter's snowstorms exceeded $400,000 as of Wednesday, though some Clifton neighborhoods are unhappy with the City's plowing efficiency and pre-storm preparations.
PATH reminder: WTC-Exchange Place disruption begins tonight Jersey Journal, 2/14/14. A reminder to PATH riders who use the rail line to get to the World Trade Center on the weekends: tonight the Port Authority begins shutting down service between Exchange Place in Jersey City and the World Trade Center just before midnight tonight. The service disruption will last all weekend, and will repeat on most weekends for the rest of the year and possibly into 2015.
DOT holds public information session in Little Ferry Little Ferry Local, 2/13/14. LITTLE FERRY - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) held a public information session for the residents of Little Ferry and Ridgefield Park at Memorial Middle School in Little Ferry on Feb. 6 to present details on the construction projects slated to begin in the area this spring.
Glen Ridge bridge replacement worries neighbors Glen Ridge Voice, 2/13/14. The Clark Street bridge replacement project is becoming a source of worry for several residents on that street.
Glen Ridge receives grant for ramp improvements Glen Ridge Voice, 2/13/14. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that about $5 million will be distributed to 15 Essex County municipalities and 35 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Road Warrior: Washington Township widow renews call to enforce clearing vehicle roofs of snow The Record, 2/13/14. If you’re one of those people who think police have much better things to do than ticket drivers whose cars carry snow and ice on their roofs, you might want to read what a Washington Township widow wrote to several local police chiefs two days before Thursday’s big storm.
Bus riders frozen out as fight over snow removal leaves many NJ Transit stops packed in ice The Record, 2/12/14. Commuters getting on and off NJ Transit buses along highways in Bergen and Passaic counties have been climbing over boulders of ice and snow for the past week because no one seemed to know who was supposed to plow the bus stops.
New Jersey Assembly eyes Expressway, Parkway, Turnpike for increased revenue study NJ.com, 2/12/14. Legislation that would look into ways to increase revenue from the state’s three toll highways was released from an Assembly committee on Monday. The bill (A-801) would direct state authorities to study how to increase revenue — as well as generate new revenue — at rest areas and service plazas along the Atlantic City Expressway, Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.
Sparta still facing salt shortage Sparta Independent, 2/12/14. SPARTA - It’s a balancing act for Jim Zepp at Sparta’s Department of Public Works, who said the township is still waiting on a shipment of 1,200 tons of road salt.
Andover facing road salt shortage Township JournaL, 2/12/14. ANDOVER - Things were looking pretty dire in the salt department for Andover, before a surprise shipment arrived Feb. 11.
NJ.com, 2/11/14. With nearly two months still left in the winter plowing season — and another major storm forecast for overnight Wednesday — New Jersey has shattered its record for snow-removal costs. The state Department of Transportation has already spent close to $70 million to remove snow, eclipsing the previous high last year of $62.5 million.
N.J. transportation chief orders review of NJ Transit Super Bowl logjam
The Record, 2/11/14. Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson has directed two NJ Transit board members to look into why thousands of Super Bowl fans who heeded the call to use mass transit to get to the game were left stranded for hours in the Meadowlands.
Bus riders frozen out as fight over snow removal leaves many NJ Transit stops packed in ice The Record, 2/11/14. Commuters getting on and off NJ Transit buses along highways in Bergen and Passaic counties have been climbing over boulders of ice and snow for the past week because no one seemed to know who was supposed to plow the bus stops. TARIQ ZEHAWI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Commuters climb over a mound of piled snow to enter the bus at the Passaic Avenue exit on Route 3 eastbound Tuesday morning...
Meet the voices of NJ Transit: A former casino showgirl and lots of robots NJ.com, 2/11/14. HOBOKEN — You don't know her, but if you ride NJ Transit enough, you'd likely recognize the calm female voice, made slightly didactic by an electronic edge. For Sara Weaver, 48, the actor whose voice is used in NJ Transit buses, hearing herself speak for inanimate objects can be somewhat comical.
U. alumnus develops RU Maps, NJ Rails app Daily Targum, 2/11/14. While working as a full-time database engineer in Pennsylvania, Mark Novak spent his nights and weekends teaching himself mobile app development for iOS.
Heritage Students Win NJ Regional Future City Design Challenge Awards The Alternative Press, 2/11/14. LIVINGSTON, NJ - Heritage Middle School's FemGineers, the school's all-female engineering club, may be too young to drive, but their ideas for the future of transportation steered them to the awards podium in the New Jersey Regional Future City Design Challenge. Each year the Future City competition challenges middle school students to put their science, technology, engineering and math skills to work by ...
Tough Winter Playing Havoc With Route 35 Reconstruction New Jersey 101.5, 2/10/14. The rough winter weather has slowed the Route 35 reconstruction project. Shore area officials are hoping it will be done in time for the summer, but many think that’s unlikely considering the snow, ice and rain.
Road Warrior: Little Ferry Circle's days are numbered The Record, 2/10/14. Little Ferry began adjusting to change last week after residents met with state Department of Transportation officials who explained plans to eliminate the crash-prone Little Ferry Circle and rehabilitate the obsolete Route 46 bridge over the Hackensack River that links the borough to Ridgefield Park.
What are the seven deadliest roads for pedestrians in NJ? NJ.com, 2/10/14. For New Jersey pedestrians, they are the thoroughfares of tragedy. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has compiled its annual list of the “most dangerous roads for walking,” and for the fourth year in a row a South Jersey roadway has been deemed the most deadly.
Workshop seeks ideas on Passaic's Eastside development NJTPA Mention
The Record, 2/8/14. PASSAIC — Residents interested in the planning of the Eastside Redevelopment Zone are invited to attend a workshop at the New Beginnings Cathedral on Wednesday. The workshop is from 3 to 7 p.m. and is hosted by Together North Jersey, a consortium based at Rutgers University in Newark.
Super Bowl mass transit mess subject of Senate oversight hearing Star-Ledger, 2/8/14. NJ Transit's mass transit bottleneck at the Super Bowl will be the subject of a Senate Legislative Oversight Committee hearing in late March.
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