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New Commissioner Calls For Transportation Tax, New Tunnel, Expanded Light Rail NJ Spotlight, 10/20/14. To new Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, the challenge is clear, and so is the solution: After years of “taking a Band-Aid approach to everything,” New Jersey’s transportation system is in crisis. The only way out is to raise taxes to replenish the soon-to-be-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson.
Road Warrior: Route 20 crawl could be over by December The Record, 10/20/14. Spending a half hour on Route 20 in Paterson instead of the usual five or 10 minutes each day is not Christine King's notion of productive time, so who can blame her for counting the number of faulty timetables officials have given for completing a chronic repair project on that road...
Burlington County tops list of deer crashes in state NJTPA Mention
Burlington County Times, 10/20/14. Burlington County has jumped from fifth place the previous year to top the list of AAA Insurance’s deer-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey for 2013.
Sidewalks change Byram woman's life New Jersey Herald, 10/19/14. BYRAM -- A lot of words have been used to describe the Route 206 widening project in Byram, most of them negative. But for one local resident, words like thrilling, extraordinary and life changing are more appropriate. In early September, Meredith Gattuso -- who cannot drive and is in a wheelchair because she has primary lateral sclerosis -- posted a message on her Facebook page praising the project.
Expect Delays on Route 22 East in Union Next Week The Alternative Press, 10/18/14. UNION, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced that one lane of Route 22 eastbound in Union will close starting Monday for up to eight days for PSE&G utility work. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, PSE&G will close the left lane of Route 22 eastbound near the Foot Locker just west of North Michigan Road to just past the Sunoco gas station. Drivers will still be able to access to the businesses and gas station.
Jersey City, Conrail reach deal transform ugly trestle graffiti into 'welcome to' murals Jersey Journal, 10/17/14. Train trestles, which have always been the makeshift canvas of rogue graffiti artists, will be transformed into inviting "welcome to Jersey City" murals in an agreement reached by Jersey City and Conrail, city officials said.
Potential New Use for Fort Monmouth WOBM, 10/17/14. With a national race underway to build driverless vehicles within the next ten years, Fort Monmouth could become a research and development hub for the East Coast, according to Bruce Steadman, Executive Director of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority(FMERA).
Gov. Christie Says “Everything Is on the Table,” But NJ’s Transportation Trust Fund Is Still Starving Mobilizing the Region, 10/17/14. “Everything is on the table” is what Governor Christie has repeatedly said about his plan to secure funding for New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) after his current five-year plan failed pretty much right out of the gate. But what exactly has the legislature put on the table so far?
In Montclair, First bike depot in State wows crowd at ribbon cutting - offering safe, secure eco-friendly option to many Jersey Tomato Press, 10/17/14. Yesterday, members of the community cheered as the newest gem of the township's innovative and award winning bike/walk friendly attitude became a reality: a bike hub, located right inside the commuter parking lot on Pine Street at the Bay Street station.
Washington set to begin repairs on North Lincoln Avenue Express-Times, 10/17/14. Washington officials hope to repave a portion of North Lincoln Avenue this month once the New Jersey Department of Transportation signs off on the work.
Port Of Newark To Get Major Infrastructure Upgrade WBGO, 10/17/14. Local, State, and Federal officials gathered today at the Port of Newark to announce a $15 million federal grant to improve and expand the ports capacity.
Port Authority restructuring meetings making it easier for public to attend The Record, 10/16/14. In a continuing effort to rebound from a year of crippling controversy, the Port Authority is restructuring its monthly meetings to make it easier for the public to attend and plans to shore up its ethics requirements for agency officials.
Montclair Opens New Bike Depot at Bay Street Train Station Baristanet, 10/16/14. The late rock star Freddie Mercury once sang about how he wanted to ride his bicycle and ride it where he liked. In Montclair, it’s now a lot easier to do that.
Commute by bike? New Montclair bike depot provides safe parking Star-Ledger, 10/16/14. Commuters looking to leap frog over a five-year wait for a parking space at the Bay Street train station in Montclair might consider trading in their four-wheeled ride for a two-wheeler.
Pedestrian Lane Sought for Verrazano-Narrows Bridge New York Times, 10/16/14. When the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened almost 50 years ago, about 100,000 vehicles and zero pedestrians made the inaugural crossing.
Port Authority puts brakes on plans for garbage transfer station in Jersey City Jersey Journal, 10/16/14. The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey appears to be putting the brakes on a plan to make way for a garbage transfer station in Jersey City.
Jersey City mayor backs off plan for garbage transfer station Jersey Journal, 10/16/14. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop is telling Greenville community leaders that he is backing off his plan to make way for a garbage transfer station in Greenville Yards.
Report: NJ should heed Millennials and focus less on cars Should New Jersey be spending more money on expanding and improving roads or on public transit and smarter urban development? The answer might depend on the generation of the person asked.
NJPIRG study reports Millenials are driving less Daily Targum, 10/16/14. New Jersey Public Interest Research Group and Frontier Group report that Americans born between 1983 and 2000 prefer biking, walking and public transportation instead of driving. Relying solely on cars as a mode of transportation is becoming less and less viable, said Lubabah Chowdhury, campaign organizer at the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group.
State’s covered bridges topic of author’s talk Atlanticville, 10/16/14. The Long Branch Free Public Library and Long Branch Historical Association are presenting local author, Richard J. Garlipp Jr., who will discuss New Jersey’s covered bridges at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the main library at 328 Broadway, Long Branch. All are welcome to attend.
Middletown reduces fees for parking Independent, 10/16/14. MIDDLETOWN — The Township Committee passed a resolution last week to lower parking permit fees for NJ Transit lots along Route 36 by $75.
Passaic County, Wayne to get funding for transportation projects Wayne Today, 10/16/14. WAYNE – The Department of Transportation has allocated $17 million for transportation improvement projects in several counties including Passaic, according to Sen. Kevin O'Toole (D-40).
Franklin Lakes reduces non-resident commuter parking spaces Oakland Suburban News, 10/16/14. Franklin Lakes – Amid talks by officials in a neighboring community to raise its non-resident commuter parking fees by nearly 400 percent, the Borough Council last week froze the number of non-resident commuter parking lot passes the municipality will sell.
Freeholders advance road project News Transcript, 10/16/14. The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has retained T&M Associates to provide professional engineering services associated with the redesign of a problematic intersection in Colts Neck. The intersection in question is where Crine, Dutch Lane and Heulitt roads meet.
Initiative aims to make township ‘Street Smart’ NJTPA Mention
Sentinel, 10/15/14. Woodbridge officials took steps toward safer streets last week, announcing a program designed to improve conditions for pedestrians in the township. Mayor John McCormac dubbed Oct. 8 Woodbridge Pedestrian Safety Day, which marked the return of the township Police Department’s “Street Smart” program. The initiative is aimed at keeping pedestrians safer through stepped-up enforcement and education.
Montclair to Unveil New Jersey's First Bike Depot The Alternative Press, 10/15/14. MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair area commuters will now have a secure place to store bicycles at the Bay Street train station.
Analysis: N.J. Transportation Trust Fund drained and state lawmakers blamed The Record, 10/14/14. It was close to midnight when a union leader handed the governor a beer and a pretzel. Nearby were additional provisions — pizza, more beer — for the governor’s top advisers, who planned to stay awake all night to beg, charm and threaten legislators for the votes they needed to create a brand-new fund for road and bridge projects.
Operating Engineers Local 825 backs GOP Somerset freeholder candidates NJTPA Mention
PolitickerNJ, 10/14/14. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 today endorsed Republicans Peter Palmer and Brian Levine for election to the Somerset County Board of Freeholders on Nov. 4. “Given the critical state of our roads and bridges, we look for candidates who understand the critical need for investment in transportation infrastructure,” said Greg Lalevee, Business Manager of IUOE Local 825.
N.J. sales tax could include gasoline purchases to help fix roads, rails and bridges N.J.com, 10/14/14. PISCATAWAY — Extending the state sales tax to gasoline purchases could be among a combination of revenue sources likely to be used to fix the state’s potholed roads, rusted bridges, and overworked rail system, lawmakers said today.
Fight continues for direct train service on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line NJ.com, 10/13/14. Nighttime Raritan Valley Line riders had been expecting relief next month. NJ Transit officials said in April that they'd roll out direct, or one-seat, service weekdays after 8 p.m. starting in November, but that expansion has since been postponed and is now uncertain.
A controversial planned GWB pedestrian lane attracts critics The Record, 10/13/14. FORT LEE — For pedestrians and cyclists crossing the George Washington Bridge, there's good news: Renovations will double their existing pathway.
Dude, it's rude. New transit courtesy campaign scolds riders NJ.com, 10/13/14. Every day, at least one angry commuter outs a fellow rider on social media for slovenly habits or bad behavior ranging from 90 decibel cell phone conversations to hogging two seats or cutting their nails.
Ringwood says no to roundabout, cites discrepancy in crash data NJTPA Mention
Suburban Trends, 10/13/14. Most borough residents don’t want a roundabout here, and not just because they feel slighted by Passaic County officials, who have met another obstacle in their quest to install one where Greenwood Lake Turnpike meets Skyline Drive: Their crash data doesn’t match the number of accident reports filed by the Ringwood Police Department for the intersection.
West Milford’s Canistear trestle targeted for improvements Suburban Trends, 10/13/14. Area residents seem to have had enough with the railroad trestle on Canistear Road.
101 Speeding Tickets Written in a Week on Kozloski Road NJTPA Mentions
Two River Times, 10/12/14. FREEHOLD – Following the Monmouth County’s placement of four variable message boards along Kozloski Road (CR 55) between the State Highway 33 Bypass and Burlington Road, Freehold Township Police Department reports that 101 traffic summons have been issued in a one week period.
Christie administration grants Glimmer Glass Bridge repair money Coast Star, 10/11/14. MANASQUAN — Late Friday, the Christie Administration notified Monmouth County that a $1.6 million grant to repair the 279-foot Glimmer Glass Bridge was on its way and George Harms Construction Co. Inc. wrapped up the first phase of major repair work on the on the bridge. The grant will fund the full amount of the repair.
Wildflowers help beautify NJ roadways, rebuild habitats The Record, 10/11/14. A few small sections along the Garden State Parkway are popping with white, purple and orange wildflowers, tiny patches of color that could prove crucial to the survival of butterflies, honeybees and other struggling species.
Traffic noise increases in Brick community due to Parkway shoulder project, residents say NJ.com, 10/10/14. BRICK — Traffic noise has was common for residents of a condo complex abutting the Garden State Parkway's southbound lanes, but an ongoing project to restore the highway shoulders has made the sonic barrage worse.
Sunset Avenue bridge to be closed for a year, detours a concern NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 10/10/14. The Sunset Avenue bridge is expected to be replaced, a construction project that would close the bridge for approximately a year, officials said.
Gas tax hike still opposed by most New Jerseyans, poll shows Star-Ledger, 10/10/14. A clear majority of New Jerseyans still oppose raising the gasoline tax to fix the state's roads, rails and bridges, though opposition to a hike has softened since April, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today.
How does your commute compare to the rest of the world? NJ.com, 10/10/14. Like death and taxes, if you work in New Jersey, you've got to commute and 3.8 million of us, almost half the state's population, hits the road or the rails in this daily ritual.
Bill to dissolve Waterfront Commission approved by N.J. Senate panel Star-Ledger, 10/10/14. TRENTON — A bill to dissolve a bi-state commission created to guard against unfair hiring practices and organized crime infiltration in the shipping industry was approved by the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
Glimmer Glass Bridge Repair Project Underway in Manasquan Manasquan Patch, 10/10/14. The Monmouth County Department of Engineering held a pre-construction meeting with George Harms Construction Company Inc., the contractor who was awarded the Glimmer Glass Bridge Repair project by Monmouth County.
Pompton Lakes to repave seven streets Suburban Trends, 10/9/14. Seven road-paving projects are scheduled in the borough in the next few weeks.
101 tickets issued in a week on Freehold road after deadly crashes NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 10/9/14. FREEHOLD – In wake of two deadly crashes on Kozloski Road since August – one that left three people dead and another that killed a 7-year-old boy – the township police department increased enforcement efforts on a portion of the roadway and issued 101 traffic summonses in one week, authorities said.
Ticket blitz on deadly Kozloski Road NJTPA Mention
Asbury Park Press, 10/9/14. FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – In a short span of a week, police have handed out 101 traffic summons to motorists on a stretch of Kozloski Road where four people lost their lives.
Candidate praises Christie for halting tunnel project The Record, 10/9/14. Governor Christie's decision to halt construction on new Hudson River commuter tunnels "looks pretty good in retrospect," even as damage from Superstorm Sandy is now expected to cause more delays during upcoming repair work, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate said Wednesday.
N.J. Transit Suing Insurers For Money To Pay Sandy Repairs CBS New York, 10/9/14. TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
East River Tunnel Work should minimally affect NJ Transit riders NJ.com, 10/9/14. NJ Transit riders should be spared any difficulties during the first part of Amtrak's tunnel repair projects to two of the four East River tunnels, but agency officials said they are waiting for more information from Amtrak.
Reaction to re-opening of Ramsey thoroughfare a two-way street Ramsey Suburban News, 10/9/14. Ramsey — Lake Street has been open for more than a month – as everyone knows – but some local business owners are still having an issue with how word about its status was shared, saying communication among the parties involved could have been better.
Walkways blocked on local ‘suicide bridge’ Sentinel, 10/9/14. Pedestrian walkways on the Victory Bridge have been blocked off as officials grapple with ways to prevent people from jumping off the span that has become a symbol of tragedy.
NJ Transit Rail Commuters Face Challenges Above and Below Ground WNYC, 10/8/14. At its first board meeting since Amtrak released a grim report detailing the post-Sandy conditions of its tunnels, New Jersey Transit officials tried to manage agita about how future tunnel closures might affect commutes.
Amtrak Announces Tunnels Between NYC, N.J. Need Repairs, May Have To Curtail Service CBS New York, 10/8/14. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Commuting into New York from New Jersey could get more complicated as Amtrak says tunnels between the two states need repairs.
Hey, Bill De Blasio: Stick that tunnel where the sun don't shine (Mulshine) Star Ledger, 10/8/14. This is unbelievable. I'm talking about New York Mayor Bill De Blasio's attempt to blame New Jersey for the dismanting of the ARC project.
NJ Transit OKs $35.2M purchase for new diesel-electric hybrid buses The Record, 10/8/14. The board of NJ Transit voted unanimously Wednesday to spend up to $35.2 million on a fleet of 37 buses with hybrid diesel-electric engines. Unlike most hybrids, which are used in stop-and-start urban traffic, the new buses will be devoted to long-haul highway routes.
Ridge Road overpass that spans Rutherford and Lyndhurst closed for months South Bergenite, 10/8/14. RUTHERFORD - The Ridge Road overpass above Route 3 will be closed to all traffic for construction for the next several months, Rutherford officials announced on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Hunterdon Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month: 'Be Safe, Know your Space' Hunterdon County Democrat, 10/8/14. HART Commuter Information Services, the local nonprofit transportation management association, is again promoting October as “Hunterdon County Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month.”
Raritan River Drawbridge replacement underway The Suburban, 10/8/14. Replacement of the 100-year-old Raritan River Drawbridge, which connects South Amboy and Perth Amboy, is one of the public transit improvements underway in Middlesex County after sustaining damage from superstorm Sandy.
County may fix tight curve near restaurant on Rt. 524 News Transcript, 10/8/14. HOWELL — A busy road with a tricky curve is part of the Monmouth County Engineer’s Office road improvement plan for the upcoming year.
NJ Transit safety chief nominee comes via Saudi Arabia NJ.com, 10/8/14. NJ Transit's nominee for the agency's first chief safety officer is coming here by way of Saudi Arabia.
NJ Transit could lead Glassboro-Camden rail line plans after feds bow out South Jersey Times, 10/8/14. Despite the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) opting not to perform a required study for the planned Glassboro-Camden light rail line, the plan locally is to proceed with the project, according to Associated Press wire and local media reports.
Why Amtrak would have to buy $400M in NYC real estate to build new Hudson tunnel Star Ledger, 10/7/14. Amtrak has a $404 million real estate hurdle to clear if it wants to build an annex to Penn Station that would serve trains using a new Hudson River tunnel, according to 2014 market value estimated by New York City.
'Toll Free Tuesdays' in the cards for Atlantic City Expressway NJ.com, 10/7/14. ATLANTIC CITY — There will be no tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway on Tuesday this month for eastbound travelers.
What's ARC got to do with it? Chris Christie's critics are wrong on rail tunnels (Mulshine) Star Ledger, 10/7/14. Amtrak recently released a report on the dire condition of the two rail tunnels it operates underneath the Hudson River. Unless some large-scale repairs are completed, the tunnels might have to be shut down in 20 years, the report said.
Huge crane from Jersey City to arrive at NY's Tappan Zee project Associated Press, 10/6/14. PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — One of the world's largest floating cranes is set to arrive at the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project site.
Dozens of hybrid buses may hit streets as NJ Transit replaces aging fleet NJ.com, 10/6/14. The smell of diesel fumes in the morning may soon not smell like commuting for some New Jersey bus riders.
Why the fall is when most of N.J.'s deer get hit by cars, 26k struck yearly NJ.com, 10/6/14. With autumn comes the mating season for deer, also known as the rut. For N.J. drivers, it’s a problem.
Access to NJ bridge curbed to prevent suicides The Record, 10/6/14. PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Officials are blocking pedestrian access to a New Jersey bridge as a way to prevent more suicides. The state Transportation Department installed barrels leading to the pedestrian and bike lanes on the Victory Bridge. The 110-foot span over the Raritan River links Perth Amboy and Sayreville.
West Milford Township goes all-in for Ridge Road improvement funds Suburban Trends, 10/6/14. The township is tripling down on efforts to nab a state grant for Ridge Road.
More oil trains heading to N.J. The Record, 10/5/14. The owner of the state’s largest refinery is investing heavily in rail transportation to haul oil across the country to its Linden plant, ensuring that more trains carrying millions of gallons of volatile Bakken crude will be traveling through New Jersey.
Road Warrior: Truck litter a hazard to more than the scenery The Record, 10/5/14. If there was ever a referendum on North Jersey's worst litterers, Alan Friess would cast his ballot for trucks that spill dangerous debris, especially on the stretch of Route 287 from Franklin Lakes to Mahwah.
Which direction? Debate over street redesign plans Hudson Reporter, 10/5/14. After years of planning, Hoboken is moving forward on complete redesigns of three key streets. But some concerned citizens say that the some of the new designs are overzealous and wonder where the funding will come from.
Totally digging it in Wanaque The Record, 10/5/14. Construction on Westbrook Road in Wanaque from Ringwood Avenue to the bridge is underway in this Sept. 30 photo. The $230,000 project will bring new guiderails, drainage, and concrete curbing to this busy thoroughfare, followed by a fresh layer of asphalt.
Ringwood roundabout roundtable at Ryerson on Oct. 9 NJTPA Mention
The Record, 10/5/14. A public meeting to discuss the possible installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Greenwood Lake Turnpike and Skyline Drive has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Martin J. Ryerson School on Valley Road. Passaic County officials called the meeting at the request of the Borough Council, whose members have largely been against the idea of placing a roundabout, or traffic circle, at that location since it was first proposed several years ago.
Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years WNYC, 10/2/14. Almost two years ago, Sandy flooded four of Amtrak's six tunnels in and out of Manhattan with 13 million gallons of sea water. While the agency flushed the tunnels out in the days following the storm, chemical deposits containing chlorides and sulfates remained, slowly attacking the rails, cracking concrete, and damaging electrical systems.
Repairs to New York Tunnels Will Limit Rail Service New York Times, 10/2/14. Amtrak officials said on Wednesday that they will have to sharply curtail use of the century-old rail tunnels leading to New York City for at least a year to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a move that would affect train service for tens of thousands of commuters.
Amtrak tunnel closures loom for badly needed repairs on aging Hudson River crossings The Record, 10/2/14. Traveling from New Jersey to New York City is about to get even harder. The salty floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy caused so much damage to two train tunnels under the Hudson River that they must be closed for additional hours every week, which will mean fewer trains and longer waits for commuters, officials said. Already, the tunnels are closed for large portions of the weekends for repairs.
Safety of Freehold road in question following fatal crashes NJ.com, 10/2/14. FREEHOLD – In wake of two deadly wrecks on Kozloski Road since August, officials are saying changes need to be made to the roadway.
At a cost of $1.5 billion, is airport PATH service worth it? Star-Ledger, 10/2/14. NEWARK — The projected cost of extending PATH service to Newark Liberty International Airport has tripled over the past decade, to $1.5 billion, and some have questioned the value of a project that essentially amounts to an improvement on airport rail service already provided by NJ Transit.
Project will close Marshall Hill Bridge in West Milford for 5-6 months Aim West Milford, 10/2/14. The 20 foot bridge span on Marshall Hill Road near McDonald’s Restaurant will be closed with road detours in place for five or six months while a new bridge is built.
Some mail distributed in New Jersey could be moved by rail, inspector general report says Progressive Railroading, 10/2/14. There are opportunities to economically and effectively use rail to transport some standard mail and packages handled by the New Jersey network distribution center (NDC) and consolidation/deconsolidation facility (CDF), according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
Sweeney wants trust fund fix to boost transportation spending to $2B The Record, 10/1/14. As lawmakers are waiting to hear from Governor Christie on how he plans to renew the nearly broke fund that pays for New Jersey’s road, bridge and rail improvements, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he wants the fix to boost transportation spending to $2 billion annually.
Road Warrior: No escaping the obstacle course of Bergen County repair work The Record, 9/25/14. Going from Teaneck to Teterboro on local roads should take drivers like Debra Schooley only 15 minutes or so, but not when they encounter a perfect storm of traffic obstacles.
Construction on PATH airport extension to start in 2018 NJ.com, 10/1/14. NEWARK — Construction on an extension of PATH service to Newark Liberty International Airport is scheduled to begin in late 2018 and be completed five years later, according to documents from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
NJ Transit board holding public meeting Oct. 8 in Newark Jersey Journal, 10/1/14. NJ Transit announced it will host a public meeting Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of its Newark headquarters. The purpose of the NJ Transit meeting is to discuss various issues regarding its transportation service and how that impacts its users across New Jersey.
Future of Glimmer Glass Bridge in Manasquan uncertain as it closes for repairs NJ.com, 9/30/14. MANASQUAN — A historic bridge that has been a thorn in the side to some local residents and officials in Manasquan is closing for repairs for seven months while Monmouth County officials decide its future.
Authorities aim to keep drivers ‘Unplugged and Alive’ New Jersey 101.5, 9/30/14. A countywide crack-down on texting and driving hopes to raise awareness about the consequences of being distracted behind the wheel. Running throughout the month of October, the “Unplugged and Alive in Monmouth County” campaign was launched by Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Tuesday.
Study shows 'unparalleled' population shift away from farther suburbs toward urban areas The Record, 9/30/14. New York City and nearby areas are growing, while counties farther away are not — an "unparalleled" population shift reflecting renewed interest in urban living instead of suburbs farther away, according to a new Rutgers University study.
Study finds population shift in NJ New Jersey 101.5, 9/30/14. A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The Receding Metropolitan Perimeter: A New Postsuburban Demographic Normal,” finds many New Jersey counties are experiencing a population decline, while more urbanized areas have been growing rapidly over the past four years.
NJ Transit, Amtrak officials talk about improvements at N.J. Chamber event NJ Biz, 9/30/14. Speaking Tuesday morning in Monroe at a breakfast event held by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NJ Transit Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim said $1.27 billion in federal Superstorm Sandy recovery funding awarded to the agency earlier this month will be put to good use.
County Urging Motorists at Fatal Accident Site to Slow Down, Obey Speed Limit NJTPA Mention
Two River Times, 9/30/14. FREEHOLD – Monmouth County traffic safety crews have placed four variable message boards along Kozloski Road (CR 55) between the State Highway 33 Bypass and Burlington Road.
Washington Avenue in Carlstadt to Receive Pedestrian Upgrades NJTPA Mention
Paramus Post, 9/29/14. NEWARK – Bergen County will receive $775,000 in federal funding to fill in missing sections of sidewalk and provide larger waiting areas for pedestrians at bus stops along the Washington Avenue Corridor in Carlstadt. The project was one of 17 throughout the region approved on Sept. 8 for a grant through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Local Safety Program, which provides federal funds to counties for high-impact safety improvements that are relatively “quick-fix” in nature.
Speed Warnings Go Up on Kozloski Road in Freehold NJTPA Mention
WOBM, 9/29/14. The second fatal crash in just over a month on Kozloski Road in Freehold, this time leaving a youngster dead, triggers measures that Monmouth County authorities hope will minimize the potential for more – variable message boards.
County Reminds Drivers that Kozloski Road Speed Limit is 50mph NJTPA Mention
Atlantic Highlands Herald, 9/29/14. FREEHOLD, NJ – Today, Monmouth County traffic safety crews placed four variable message boards along Kozloski Road (CR 55) between the State Highway 33 Bypass and Burlington Road.
Analysis: Merger of Cash-Starved NJDOT with Turnpike Authority ‘Cash Cow’ eyed NJ Spotlight, 9/29/14. State officials looking for solutions to the state’s transportation funding crisis are increasingly considering merging the cash-starved state Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to enable $400 million in excess Turnpike and Garden State Parkway toll revenues to be used for overall state transportation needs.
New Jersey Transit Becomes a Leader in Microgrids Environmental Defense Fund Blog, 9/29/14. Superstorm Sandy crippled much of New Jersey’s critical infrastructure when it swept through the state two years ago. Stuck without power at home, many of the state’s residents also couldn’t get to work because the operations center for New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) flooded, damaging backup power systems, emergency generation, and the computer system that controls train ...
Official: Safety of Kozloski Road an ongoing issue Asbury Park Press, 9/28/14. FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – A 7-year old Howell boy was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night on Kozloski Road near Route 33, the second deadly crash on that roadway in a little more than a month. The boy was the fourth person to die on the road since Aug. 19. The fatal accidents have residents calling for highway planners to find a fix for Kozloski Road — and quickly.
NY, NJ To Get $3.3B In Federal Funds For Sandy-Related Transit Improvements CBS New York, 9/27/14. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York and New Jersey will receive another $3.3 billion from the federal government to make transit service stronger in response to Superstorm Sandy.
Road to transportation fix clearing Daily Record, 9/27/14. TRENTON — It looks like the stars may have aligned so that New Jersey can actually do something to replenish the bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, thus prohibiting the state’s infrastructure from slipping more into rot and ruin
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