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Washington Avenue in Green Brook to receive safety upgrades NJTPA Mention
Messenger-Gazette, 9/22/14. Somerset County will receive $776,000 in federal funding to reconfigure Washington Avenue (County Route 529) between U.S Route 22 and the county border, including the busy intersection at Greenbrook Road. The project was one of 17 throughout the region approved for a grant through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Local Safety Program, which provides federal funds to counties for high-impact, cost-effective safety improvements that are relatively quick-fix in nature.
Signs of life stir for rail tunnel under Hudson The Record, 9/22/14. When Governor Christie, citing potential cost overruns, canceled a project to build new tunnels under the Hudson River, many thought the effort to build rail connections between New Jersey and New York was dead, possibly forever.
Hearings to address NJ’s transportation trust fund NJ 101.5, 9/22/14. On Sept. 24, the New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee will kick off the first in a series of public hearings to explore ways to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides money for road and bridge projects throughout the state.
INGLE, Column: Merging transportation groups a road to success MyCentralJersey.com, 9/22/14. TRENTON — Assemblyman John Wisniewski is wrong for his support of the hanging bandits called red-light cameras, but he has a point worth considering when it comes to consolidation of the state’s multiple transportation bureaucracies. It just doesn’t go far enough.
Randolph youth collecting used bicycles on Sunday, Oct. 5 NJ Hills/Randolph Reporter, 9/22/14. RANDOLPH TWP. – “Pedals for Progress,” in its continuing effort to recycle bicycles properly, is having a used bike collection sponsored by township resident Eitan Leinwand. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Randolph Middle School parking lot, 507 Millbrook Ave., rain or shine.
Subway from NYC to Secaucus and Hoboken? NJTPA Mention
Hudson Reporter, 9/21/14. The topic was among those examined at the Chamber’s Transportation Summit 2014 – titled “Connecting the Region for the 21st Century: Investments for Our Future” – a panel discussion held in Hasbrouck Heights on Friday, Sept. 12.
High Bridge man makes a difference with bicycles Courier News, 9/21/14. In the middle of a life being well lived, David Schweidenback came to a realization: Society had taken care of him and he felt he had a debt — a debt he wanted to pay back. The High Bridge resident is founder, chairman and president of Pedals for Progress, an organization whose mission is “To supply economic development aid by recycling bicycles and sewing machines in the U.S. and shipping them to the people of the developing world.”
New Jersey gas prices down sharply Associated Press, 9/21/14. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
New Traffic Signal Activated in Red Bank NJTPA Mention
Two River Times, 9/20/14. RED BANK – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has activated a new traffic signal at the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard.
New Traffic Signal Activated on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank NJTPA Mention
Atlantic Highlands Herald, 9/19/14. RED BANK, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders held an activation ceremony for a new traffic signal on the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue Drs. James Parker Boulevard on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Ho-Ho-Kus woman steps up traffic fight The Record, 9/19/14. HO-HO-KUS — For the better part of a decade, Donna Cioffi has been on a mission to curtail traffic on Powderhorn Road, an oft-used commuter cut-through on the street where she lives.
N.J. Assemblyman wants to ban GPS tracking devices on cars Star-Ledger, 9/19/14. TRENTON — A bill introduced Thursday by the Assembly’s top Republican would make it a crime to put a GPS tracking device on a car without the owner’s consent.
Christie announces Fox to return as N.J. transportation commissioner Star-Ledger, 9/19/14. TRENTON — Jamie Fox, a veteran Democratic political strategist and former state transportation commissioner, is coming back to his old job.
New Jersey’s road system comes at a high price NJ 101.5, 9/19/14. Responding to a new report that finds New Jersey spends way more on its roads per mile than any other state, without much to show for it, the state said keeping the roads safe and comfortable is a top priority and one that’s made progress over the past few years.
TransOptions celebrates Smart Workplaces NJTPA Mention
Daily Record, 9/18/14. TransOptions celebrated the 2013-2014 New Jersey Smart Workplaces Wednesday at their annual recognition breakfast. Forty-eight employers were recognized as leaders in transportation at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels, according to a press release from TransOptions, which said that the honorees included businesses large and small, universities, supermarkets, chambers of commerce and municipalities.
Here's What New Jersey's New Transportation Commissioner Is Facing WNYC, 9/18/14. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tapped veteran Democratic political strategist Jamie Fox to lead the state's Department of Transportation.
Updated: Christie brings back Fox as head of Department of Transportation NJBIZ, 9/18/14. Gov. Chris Christie has tapped former state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox to return to that role, replacing longtime department chief James Simpson.
Lawmakers urge Port Authority reform during N.J. Senate hearing The Record, 9/18/14. Legislators pushed for structural reforms to the Port Authority Thursday, targeting an agency that has seen several of its executives resign over the past year in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Grant to fund upgrades along Brighton Avenue Atlanticville, 9/18/14. LONG BRANCH — Funding is in place for the city to soon begin a $750,000 streetscape project designed to improve pedestrian safety on Brighton Avenue.
Emergency repairs approved for Walt Whitman Bridge Associated Press, 9/18/14. CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The agency that operates the Walt Whitman bridge connecting southern New Jersey and Philadelphia has approved $2.7 million in work to repair holes found on the bridge’s steelwork.
Trail system showcases county’s natural areas Sentinel, 9/18/14. On a late-summer day that was sunny and warm with low humidity, a couple walked a marked, wooded trail in the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge.
Skeleton of Tappan Zee Bridge’s Successor Begins to Surface in the Hudson NY Times, 9/18/14. TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — The shape of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is emerging from the green-gray waters of the Hudson River.
Road repairs to begin soon Coast Star, 9/18/14. MANASQUAN — Manasquan residents who live off Brielle Road finally have some tentative answers. With an increased sense of urgency, Manasquan’s mayor and council declared a state of emergency on Brielle Road and unanimously authorized appropriations of nearly $1 million for the immediate reconstruction of the often-flooded and hazardous Brielle Road at the council meeting on Monday.
Judge: Ordinance unconstitutional Ocean Star, 9/18/14. POINT PLEASANT BEACH — On Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, Kevin D. Walsh, an attorney from Cherry Hill, visited Jenkinson’s Aquarium with his wife and his three children. Mr. Walsh paid $6 for two hours of parking on Arnold Avenue.
N.J. pays highest cost per mile for some of the country's worst state roads, study finds NJ.com, 9/18/14. New Jersey spends by far the most money per mile on its state roads, even though they rank near the bottom in terms of their overall condition, according to a study released today.
Rutherford streets to get more pedestrian and bike friendly South Bergenite, 9/18/14. Aiming to improve pedestrian safety and implement traffic calming measures, Rutherford authorized the purchase of elements like in-street crosswalk signs and a trailer-mounted electronic sign, all part of a 2012 capital project to make major roadways safer.
NJ Transit gets $1.27 billion in federal funds to speed recovery from Superstorm Sandy The Record, 9/18/14. NJ Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the federal government for five projects that will help the agency recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and prepare for future storms, according to Governor Christie's office.
Overnight Lane Closures on Route 24 For Bridge Repair Alternative Press, 9/17/14. TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced overnight lane closures in the eastbound direction on heavily traveled Route 24 will begin Wednesday night for priority repairs to the Hobart Avenue Bridge connecting Summit, Union County and Milburn, Essex County.
Bridgewater wants second train station Courier News, 9/17/14. BRIDGEWATER – The township has taken the first step in asking NJ Transit to create a train station on Milltown Road.
New Ferries to Launch WOBM, 9/17/14. Monmouth County commuters who take the ferry into Manhattan will ride in style as a pair of new ferries is expected to depart from the Belford terminal beginning in January.
State permits council to remove 2 canal pillars from Rockaway River Citizen News, 9/17/14. DENVILLE TWP. - The township has been permitted by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to remove two pillars, remnants of the Morris Canal, from the Rockaway River
Coalition Pushes to Replenish State's Transportation Trust Fund NJ Spotlight, 9/17/14. NJ Forward includes gas tax increase as one funding option, urges merger of transportation agencies and more public-private partnerships. With New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund running on empty after years of overborrowing, a blue-ribbon coalition has banded together to push for a stable source of funding for transportation projects, consolidation of the state’s five transportation agencies and authorities, and increased reliance on public-private partnerships to finance major initiatives.
TransOptions Celebrates Honorees at Annual Recognition Breakfast NJTPA Mention
Alternative Press, 9/17/14. MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - TransOptions celebrated the 2013-2014 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) Wednesday morning at their annual recognition breakfast. Forty-eight employers were recognized as leaders in transportation at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels.
NJ Transit nets $146 million to flood-proof Hoboken canal Hudson Reporter, 9/17/14. HOBOKEN--The Federal Transit Administration has awarded NJ Transit a $146 million grant to fund flood protection measures for the abandoned barge terminal just south of Hoboken’s Lackawanna Train Terminal, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced Wednesday. The grant is part of a new $1.5 billion package of Sandy relief aid that will go towards restoring and strengthening New Jersey’s transportation system.
How many bikers cross the bridge? New GWB counter produces first tally NJ.com, 9/17/14. FORT LEE — By the Port Authority's count, about 100 million vehicles cross the George Washington Bridge each year.But drivers aren't the only people who cross the bridge. Until this month, there were no exact numbers on the number of bicyclists and pedestrians who traverse the busiest span in the world.
Rail suicides can have deep effect on train engineers The Record, 9/16/14. After three people committed suicide in North Jersey this summer by standing or lying in front of trains, the prayers of communities from Paterson to Park Ridge to Clifton focused on the families of the dead. But each tragedy also left behind another, unseen victim: the train engineer, forced to watch each gruesome death through the locomotive’s thick glass.
New Monmouth County Ferry to be Named the "Molly Pitcher" by NY Waterway Red Bank Patch, 9/16/14. A new ferry, which will serve Monmouth and Ocean County residents out of Belford, will be christened the Molly Pitcher, NY Waterway Founder & President Arthur E. Imperatore and Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso announced Tuesday.
Despite reduced funding, towns pushing ahead with bicycle paths Press of Atlantic City, 9/16/14. Hammonton’s bike and pedestrian path along Front Street by Richard Stockton College’s Kramer Hall is just two blocks long, connecting the NJ Transit railroad station with Bellevue Avenue downtown. ... The town received a 2014 grant for $230,000 from the state Department of Transportation’s Bikeway Grant Program, said Town Engineer Robert Vettese, of Adams, Rehmann & Heggan Associates in Hammonton. But the grants are becoming increasingly competitive.
Hearings to consider merging N.J.'s three big transportation agencies NJ.com, 9/16/14. New Jersey should consider merging its three main transportation bureaucracies in an effort to make travel in the state more efficient, the influential head of the Assembly Transportation committee said Tuesday. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, said hearings set to begin next Wednesday will examine the possibility of merging the Department of Transportation, NJ Transit and the Turnpike authority.
Freeholders view bridges, roads NJTPA Mention
New Jersey Herald, 9/15/14. NEWTON -- Sussex County freeholders got a first-hand look at an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project that is using a specialized machine to save the county nearly two-thirds the cost of replacing the bridge.
NJ Transit plans to move more people could be derailed Daily Record, 9/15/14. Big plans were announced last week by NJ Transit to buy larger trains and buses to transport more people who are predicted to commute to New York. How big are those plans? About 1,388 buses and 113 multi-level rail cars big.
2 Bergen County road projects leave drivers fretting over route changes The Record, 9/15/14. Two construction projects under way in Bergen County ultimately will make life easier for residents, officials say, but in the meantime they're causing headaches for commuters and local business owners.
West Milford Township officials support divisive bridge project Suburban Trends, 9/15/14. Township representatives may not be completely satisfied with the proposed scope of the project, but have thrown their support behind the pending replacement of the Route 23 bridge over Hamburg Turnpike nonetheless.
NJ lawmaker outraged over ‘phony’ traffic safety group New Jersey 101.5, 9/15/14. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is outraged that a red light camera company has created what he describes as a phony front organization to voice support for the use of red light cameras.
Little Falls to repave 'crater city' and other roadways Passaic Valley Today, 9/14/14. LITTLE FALLS - The township will be borrowing $350,000 to repave nine municipal roadways, the first local paving project the town has embarked on in four years.
Road Warrior: A modern road miracle The Record, 9/14/14. For those grim-faced gripers who rarely, if ever, see a road condition that makes them smile, today is as good a day as any to take a hard look at some of the grassy medians near the ramps of Routes 19 and 80 that lead in and out of Paterson and Clifton.
7 train to New Jersey? My9NJ, 9/12/14. The idea is grand: to take the 7 train and connect Queens to Manhattan to New Jersey. But as with all these massive projects, the chorus gets quiet when asked who will to pay for it.
NJ Transit Plans $2 Billion Upgrade NJTV, 9/12/14. It’s a nearly $2 billion investment. Replacing trains, buses and adding seats to all equipment over the next couple of decades.
NJ Transit plans to replace trains, buses and add seats Asbury Park Press, 9/12/14. NEWARK – NJ Transit's newly appointed bosses of rail and bus operations hit the ground running after their appointment Wednesday, detailing plans to replace single level rail cars with multi-level cars, which are more popular with riders, and buying 1,388 new cruiser buses to replace those now on suburban routes.
For Port Authority deputy director, anniversaries are reminders of challenges NJ.com, 9/12/14. A flood of anniversary coverage brought the George Washington Bridge lane closures back to life this week, for commuters who were stuck in five days of gridlock in Fort Lee, and for officials of the bi-agency that has operated under intense public scrutiny over the past year. Then, on Thursday, the anniversary of 9/11 brought to the fore the darkest chapter in the history of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Port Authority Police Discuss Suicide Prevention On NJ Bridges My9NJ, 9/11/14. Fort Lee, New Jersey - Yesterday was suicide prevention day and sadly Port Authority police officers all-too often have to deal with the reality of people trying to take their lives by jumping off some of New York and New Jersey's highest bridges.
Contract for improvements to Marlboro village awarded News Transcript, 9/11/14. MARLBORO — Streetscape improvements on Route 79 (Main Street) are the beginning steps of a plan for an envisioned downtown area in Marlboro.
Teaneck Council presses for moratorium on use of older tank cars on oil trains through town The Record, 9/11/14. TEANECK — Local officials are pushing for a moratorium on the use of old tankers to carry millions of gallons of highly explosive materials on rail tracks through town.
Phillipsburg eyes weight limit on Stockton Street Express-Times, 9/11/14. Phillipsburg council is considering whether to implement a weight limit for tractor-trailers on Stockton and South Main streets after residents raised concerns about safety and property damage from the trucks.
Wyckoff considers raising commuter parking fees Wyckoff Suburban News, 9/11/14. Wyckoff – With commuter parking in high demand, township officials are considering raising parking fees for the 2015 calendar year.
Waldwick bus stop on Route 17 to be moved Waldwick Suburban News, 9/11/14. Waldwick officials have decided on a course of action for the dangerous bus stop located at Prospect Street and Route 17 south.
N.J. OKs Paterson's $35M road repair plan, but council raising questions Paterson Press, 9/10/14. PATERSON — State officials on Wednesday signed off on Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres' plan to borrow $35 million to repair 170 municipal roads, but the proposal is coming under increasing scrutiny from the City Council.
Years in the making, plaza is almost done Coast Star, 9/10/14. MANASQUAN — The construction aspect of the Squan Plaza renovation project is expected to finally come to a close tomorrow, town officials estimated this week.
Increase in Route 72 Bridge Work Not Likely During Off-Season Sandpaper, 9/10/14. As work continues on the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project, motorists traveling eastbound over the existing Causeway Bridge may have noticed that some of the new bridge piers have become visible.
Bayonne Bridge closures continue this weekend for roadway project Jersey Journal, 9/10/14. The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. this Friday to 5 a.m. Monday as work continues on the $1.3 billion "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority announced yesterday.
Federal grant to fix safety issues in Monmouth, Ocean NJTPA Mention
Asbury Park Press, 9/10/14. NEWARK – Roads that are dark, curving and prone to accidents in Monmouth and Ocean counties, due to weather or other conditions, are headed for a safety makeover, along with a busy, congested intersection in Red Bank through two federally funded programs. A total of $9.832 million in federal funds was allocated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority on Monday to improve a busy ...
LAMBERTVILLE-NEW HOPE: One-way traffic restrictions for free bridge next week The Beacon, 9/10/14. Off-peak and overnight travel restrictions will be employed next week at the New Hope-Lambertville "free" bridge. The restrictions are needed to allow engineers and consultants to assess different kinds of electronic sensors that could be used to gauge the bridge’s long-term structural health, according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
LAMBERTVILLE: Feel free to honk on the bridge Friday The BEacon, 9/10/14. Give the "free bridge" a honk on Friday. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission invites motorists to join in commemoration of the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge’s 200th anniversary by giving a beep of their car horns while crossing the bridge during daytime hours.
PATH fare will increase beginning next month Jersey Journal, 9/10/14. PATH riders get ready: Your daily commute is about to get a little more expensive.
Port Authority, which operates the trans-Hudson River subway system, announced today that starting next month, it will increase single-ride fares by 25 cents under a phased-in schedule of increases approved in 2011.
PATH fares to increase on Oct. 1 Associated Press, 9/10/14. JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's going to cost more to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York.
After Sandy and Super Bowl mishaps, NJ Transit to bring back deputy director post Star-Ledger, 9/10/14. NJ Transit's new leadership team is finally lining up -- including the return of a deputy executive director to the agency.
Rutgers, city launch safety measures to protect bicycles Daily Targum, 9/9/14. Bicycles, one of the most commonly stolen items on campus, will now be protected by a new measure of safety — 5-by-6-foot stainless steel bike lockers.
Integrating People Presence with Transit Systems No Jitter, 9/9/14. There’s an opportunity to provide real-time metrics for public transportation showing availability, presence or location and status (on-time, late, cancelled) for buses, trains, and ferries.
Railroad festival motors in NJ Hills/Morris Citizen, 9/8/14. BOONTON - The United Railroad Historical Society’s train and locomotive restoration facility opens to the public one day a year for the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Festival, held this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the facility at 104 Morris Ave. in Boonton.
Port Authority right to spend $50 million on a GWB suicide fence: Editorial Star-Ledger, 9/8/14. The Port Authority has weathered a lot of criticism for its dysfunction in Bridgegate, and some dubious real estate investments. But let’s give credit where it’s due: Officials at the agency absolutely made the right call to spend $50 million on a George Washington Bridge suicide fence.
103-year-old Roselle bridge slated for repairs NJTPA Mention
Star Ledger, 9/5/14. UNION COUNTY — It was built in 1911 and has not be rehabilitated since, but now a bridge between Roselle and Roselle Park - which was recently use to highlight state infrastructure needs - is slated for repairs.
Solar Powered Transportation Pods Coming To Secaucus My9NJ, 9/5/14. Secaucus, N.J. - There is a new mode of transportation on its way to Secaucus, New Jersey. JPODS transportation is going to be an alternative solar powered way for people to get from point A to point B.
Sidewalk safety after slip a concern in Caldwell The Progress, 9/5/14. CALDWELL–Flowerland owner Frank Dellisanti is worried about the safety of the sidewalks in town as well as who’s liable for maintaining them, following an incident in June where a woman tripped over the loose and uneven brick sidewalk in front of his Bloomfield Avenue store.
Clifton seeks to join county in suit against MSU Clifton Journal, 9/5/14. CLIFTON – In response to a lawsuit Montclair State University filed against Passaic County to force through the construction of a third egress from its campus onto Valley Road, the Clifton City Council approved an action Tuesday night to petition the Superior Court and join the county as defendants.
Report: PATH System More Expensive to Operate Than Subway NJTV, 9/5/14. It travels a fraction of the distance every year, but it’s almost three times as expensive to operate.
Pompton Lakes officials mull park-n-ride project NJTPA Mention
Suburban Trends, 9/4/14. Local and county officials are looking at how to make the borough a mass transit hub.
Hobart Ave. Bridge Closed Indefinitely Alternative Press, 9/4/14. SUMMIT, NJ - The Hobart Avenue Bridge, which spans Route 24, has been closed indefinitely.
Accident-prone bus stop in Waldwick a worry Waldwick Suburban News, 9/4/14. WALDWICK — For the past seven years, Eric Bialik has commuted to his job in midtown Manhattan. Rather than take a train from the center of town, Bialik rides the bus to the Port Authority.
Route 202 in Far Hills reopened after months-long construction job Bernardsville News, 9/4/14. FAR HILLS - The section of Route 202 between Sunny Branch Road and Fox Hunt Lane is finally open after a months-long project to replace the Mine Brook culvert.
Roadwork closes part of Franklin Turnpike Town Journal, 9/4/14. Allendale officials wish to remind residents that Franklin Turnpike between Cottage Place and Allendale Avenue will be closed starting on or about Sept. 3 for a Bergen County project to replace the Elm Street culvert. The project is estimated to take around six months.
Parking Deck opens Setonian, 9/4/14. What a difference a year makes. At the beginning of last year, long lines of cars prowled around lots and through all the floors of the parking deck looking for a place to park before class started.
Letter to the Editor: Manasquan Mayor Discusses Glimmer Glass Bridge Closure and Future Plans Manasquan Patch, 9/4/14. As a result of damage caused by an overweight vehicle, the Glimmer Glass Bridge has been closed. Although Monmouth County owns and operates the Glimmer Glass Bridge, Borough officials have been in constant communication with officials from the County.
Finding faith in an unlikely spot - the Pulaski Skyway Jersey Journal, 9/4/14. I loathe traffic jams and will drive extra miles just to avoid inching interminably along a road. With the temporary closing of the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway, there are more traffic jams getting into Jersey City, though not the traffic Armageddon anticipated.
LAMBERTVILLE: Line on bridge divides New Jersey, Pennsylvania (updated) Beacon News, 9/4/14. As the old adage goes, "You have to draw the line somewhere." That certainly was the case for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC), which has painted a tri-color state line on the walkway for the New Hope-Lambertville toll-supported bridge.
Warren County Morris Canal bus tour set for Oct. 4 Warren Reporter, 9/4/13. The Warren County Morris Canal Committee will host a scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal on Saturday, Oct. 4, at a cost of $15 per person.
The future of innovative transportation solutions on the Battleship New Jersey Better Roads, 9/2/14. It almost seems symbolic that a seminar on innovative solutions that are shaping the future of transportation engineering is taking place on a historic battleship since moving our nation’s infrastructure forward with a lacking of funding has been a real battle. On Sept. 10, Leica Geosystems, in conjunction with the Surveyors Association of West Jersey, will host a special half-day educational event for transportation surveying ...
Explainer: The Facts About Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in New Jersey NJ Spotlight, 9/2/14. By the end of the century, the Garden State's current coast could be under more than three feet of water
Christie's no-tax pledge leaves infrastructure rotting: Editorial Star-Ledger, 9/2/14. New Jersey, like many states, scaled back spending on basic infrastructure during the Great Recession. A report last year from the American Society of Civil Engineers tallied the damage.
Union School House Road Bridge coming down in Mendham Township New Jersey Hills/Observer Tribune, 9/2/14. MENDHAM TWP. The Union School House Road Bridge will be closed for nine months to a full year, beginning on Monday, Sept. 8 while the structure is replaced, according to a statement from the Morris County Freeholders and the county's Department of Planning and Public Works.
For Penn Station Diners, Nowhere to Go but Up New York Times, 9/1/14. Some travelers entrust their stomachs, anxiously, to the tacos of Pennsylvania Station, where dark hairs and soda stains soil the dining tables above the tracks. Others make it as far as the soft pretzels, sagging meekly behind glass, or the pizza shops whose fumbled marinara sauce has fused semipermanently to the floor. But for any famished commuter in this long-disparaged hub, the nation’s busiest transit site, ...
Road Warrior: Parents are key to safe teen driving The Record, 8/31/14. If you're a parent who pounds your foot on an imaginary brake while teaching your teen to drive, you might be happy to know that your frantic mentoring will likely pay huge personal dividends — assuming you're a good role model behind the wheel.
Traffic flow improves in Morristown New Jersey Hills, 8/29/14. MORRISTOWN – Drivers used to traveling through the center of Morristown may have noticed a pleasant change while circling the Green: better traffic flow.
Work on Route 35 to resume Tuesday after summer break Star-Ledger, 8/29/14. Summer's just about over, and it's time to get back to work — on Route 35, that is.
Route 35 reconstruction to resume after Labor Day Asbury Park Press, 8/29/14. Crews will return to work Tuesday on the massive project to rebuild 12.5 miles of Route 35 between Bay Head and Seaside Park that had been suspended for the summer season.
Christie says he's leaning against renewing N.J. red light camera program Star-Ledger, 8/29/14. TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie said he is leaning against renewing the state's controversial red-light camera program, which is set to expire in less than four months.
New Westin- brand hotel opens in Harrison Jersey Journal, 8/29/14. A new Westin-brand hotel billed the "Element Harrison-Newark" opened last week in Harrison next to the town's PATH station, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced recently.
With school set to start, expect more traffic on Pulaski Skyway alternate routes Jersey Journal, 8/29/14. New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a reminder that school will be back in session next week, and with the Pulaski Skyway northbound lanes closed for rehabilitation there could be additional traffic on the alternate routes.
Palisades Interstate Parkway northbound to close overnight for paving NJ.com, 8/28/14. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS — Palisades Interstate Parkway northbound will close Thursday night for paving, the State Department of Transportation announced.
Toms River Officials See Potentional Along the Route 37 Corridor WOBM, 8/28/14. On WOBM-AM’s Townsquare Tonight, Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher and Township Planner Jay Lynch look to the mitigated former Ciba Geigy property as an area of potential job growth along the Route 37 corridor. Lynch said with improvements to the infrastructure, that includes additional links to the Garden State Parkway, the site can house things like private support services for the Mega-Base.
TransOptions and Cycle Craft Distribute Bikes at Project Self Sufficiency Alternative Press, 8/28/14. FRANKLIN, N J - Northwestern New Jersey non-profit TransOptions delivered two new children’s bikes at Project Self Sufficiency of Sussex County on Thursday. Along with the support of local bike shop, Cycle Craft, TransOptions awarded the bikes to Hannah Mellon of Sussex and Giani Amato of Franklin at Project Self Sufficiency’s annual Back to School Fair.
A million New Jerseyans to make car trips this Labor Day weekend New Jersey 101.5, 8/27/14. If you are planning to take a trip this upcoming holiday weekend, pack your patience because you certainly will not be alone on the roads.
Defying allies, key lawmaker holds out for comprehensive Port Authority reforms Star-Ledger, 8/27/14. TRENTON — Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who is largely responsible for launching an investigation into the controversial lane closings at the George Washington Bridge that may derail Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions, has colleagues perplexed.
Significant Rt. 18 delays possible as road construction lasts through 2016 NJ.com, 8/26/14. NEW BRUNSWICK — With the preliminary phase of a construction project to replace and widen two Route 18 overpass bridges in New Brunswick now largely complete, Department of Transportation officials say predicting the project’s future impact on commuters remains difficult.
Mayor Zimmer Urges Lawmakers to Legalize App-Based Taxi Services Hoboken Patch, 8/26/14. Hitching a ride in Hoboken should be as simple as tapping a button but as of now, mobile apps like Uber that connect users with drivers through the use of GPS technology are currently illegal in Hoboken. Now, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has released a statement expressing her support for Rideshare services and imploring state legislatures to take action.
Koppers developer picked Observer, 8/26/14. KEARNY – Hopes by Kearny to secure a developer for the old Koppers Coke Peninsula Redevelopment site have taken one step forward and two steps back.
Koppers developer picked Observer, 8/26/14. KEARNY – Hopes by Kearny to secure a developer for the old Koppers Coke Peninsula Redevelopment site have taken one step forward and two steps back.
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