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Will drivers get some Valentine's Day love at the gas station? NJ.com, 2/13/2017 - Drivers have been enjoying low gas prices at the pump but will they get the gift of a price decrease again this week?
NJ DOT holding public hearing in Hillsborough on Route 206 bypass TAP into Somerset Hills, 2/12/2017 - The DOT invites residents to a Thursday, Feb. 15 public meeting at the municipal building, 379 South Branch Road for updates and questions about Phase III of the 4-mile Bypass that when completed will extend from Somerville Road to Mountainview Road.
Christie signs law regulating ride-hailing services The Record, 2/11/2017 - Gov. Chris Christie signed into law on Friday a measure that for the first time establishes statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.
Roebling Museum showcases engineer’s contribution to bridges NJTV News, 2/9/2017 - The majestic Golden Gate Bridge is synonymous with California. The Brooklyn Bridge is associated with the Empire State, not the Garden State. But, both famous structures have a significant connection to a small community in New Jersey — Roebling. Named after engineer John A. Roebling.
NJ mayors worry state panel will play politics with transportation funds NJ 101.5, 2/8/2017 - Mayors on Wednesday pressed state officials for assurances that transportation funding decisions won’t be unduly influenced by a new oversight panel created in the Transportation Trust Fund refinancing approved in the fall.
Development threatens to overload PATH system NJTV News, 2/8/2017 - Around 270,000 people a weekday ride the Port Authority’s PATH system. That’s roughly the entire population of Jersey City. But as the city continues to grow, there is some concern that its success could lead to its undoing.
County to launch study on northern Ocean County road infrastructure NJTPA Mention
Shore News Network, 2/8/2017 - With the completion of the Route 9 corridor study and an increase in population growth, Ocean County is undertaking a study to review potential county road network improvements in the northern area of the county.
Without extra billions, bus terminal won’t be replaced before late 2020’s NJ Spotlight, 2/8/2017 - Concerns raised about urgent need to do something for commuters, bus companies at final public hearing before key February 16 vote
To-do list for the P.A.: Build new Lincoln Tunnel tube, cut port pollution NJ.com, 2/8/2017 - Among the concerns and suggestions they raised at the final hearing in Jersey City included building a fourth tube of the Lincoln Tunnel, worries about traffic on local streets when the tunnel Helix is rebuilt and why no money was allocated to fight pollution choking neighborhoods in Newark.
Cuomo accused of interfering in Port Authority plans The Record, 2/7/2017 - State Sen. Bob Gordon told a public hearing on Tuesday evening that two separate letters recently sent by New York City officials to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey “can only be viewed as an effort to delay construction of a new bus terminal.”
Long Branch looks to add bike paths, railroad crossing at transit village Word on the Shore, 2/7/2017 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation approved the city's application for a transit village designation last year. This designation will allow Long Branch to redevelop areas surrounding Monmouth Medical Center, the train station and along the waterfront.
The reason the new $2.1M lights in the Lincoln Tunnel are failing NJ.com, 2/7/2017 - Are drivers getting their money's worth from the Port Authority's decision to replace older bulbs in the Lincoln Tunnel with Light Emitting Diode lamps? Some of the new lights have flickered out to an early death.
Warren County Freeholder Jason Sarnoski honored for service on transportation planning board NJTPA Mention
WRNJ, 2/6/2017 - Warren County Freeholder Jason Sarnoski was recognized for his ongoing service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s annual meeting in Newark recently.
George Washington Bridge is going to become a lot more colorful NJ.com, 2/6/2017 - Drivers and people watching the George Washington Bridge for the same type of flashing, multi-colored LED light show being installed on other New York bridges will have to wait a little longer.
Proposed law in New Jersey requires drivers, pedestrians to share road safely NBC New York, 2/6/2017 - A proposed law in the New Jersey state assembly would require pedestrians to cross at marked crosswalks and require drivers to yield but not necessarily stop.
N.J. bill would roll back strict pedestrian safety rules for drivers NJ.com, 2/6/2017 - A group of lawmakers wants to curb pedestrian deaths in New Jersey by rolling back an older pedestrian safety law and restricting where those on foot can cross the street.
Democrats’ delay on PA reform keeps agency’s NJ chairman in place NJ Spotlight, 2/6/2017 - Democratic lawmakers stall reform bill in response to Christie CV, because once it’s passed Chairman Degnan will be replaced by NY counterpart
Traffic problems in Fort Lee? It’s because freight trains can’t get to New York NJTPA Mention
Tri-Transportation Campaign, 2/3/2017 - According to the report, the George Washington Bridge approach where Interstate 95 and NJ Route 4 meet in Fort Lee is the second-most congested bottleneck in the nation for truckers.
Committee that selects TTF projects has no members as deadline looms NJTV, 2/3/2017 - The four-person committee is made up of one member each recommended by the governor, the Senate president, the Assembly speaker and the commissioner of transportation.
Work on closed Delaware River Bridge will last until April NJ.com, 2/3/2017 - The ongoing emergency work on the Delaware River Bridge connecting the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes will close the span until at least April, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Friday.
First look inside NJ Transit's super-sized light rail cars (PHOTOS) NJ.com, 2/3/2017 - If riders on NJ Transit's Newark and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail lines have found more seats on their trains, it's not due to having a lucky commuting day.
Delaware River bridge repairs progress, but mystery remains Philly.com, 2/3/2017 - Engineers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey faced a mystery as they investigated the cause of a fractured beam on the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge last month.
Millburn explores 'Bike&Walk' initiative The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, 2/2/2017 - The first meeting of a group promoting bicycling and pedestrian safety sometimes sounded more like the latest debate over implementation of the Complete Streets program and parking problems in downtown Millburn.
Behind the scenes at the floating freight rail line that crosses the Hudson River in NYC Untapped Cities, 2/2/2017 - Just south of the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park is one of New York City’s infrastructure survivors: a floating barge freight train line that runs from the 65th Street Rail Yard to the Greenville Yard in Jersey City across the Hudson River.
Work begins on South Main Street bridge in Manville NJTPA Mention
myCentralJersey.com, 2/2/2017 - Somerset County has begun work on the first of two major road improvement projects on Main Street.
How transit-oriented developments are transforming US cities Construction DIVE, 2/2/2017 - The trend toward walkability and the desire to live in an urban setting has been rising in popularity for years. Even the suburbs, once developed with maximum neighbor-to-neighbor buffers in mind, have started to play host to mini mixed-use, village-style complexes in an effort to give residents a community feel.
Prep work on Bloomfield Avenue bridge project underway The Montclair Times, 2/2/2017 - A state-funded project to overhaul the Bloomfield Avenue overpass linking Montclair and Glen Ridge is moving forward.
Port facility in Bayonne creates appointment system to alleviate long truck lines The Jersey Journal, 2/1/2017 - GCT Bayonne is the first terminal on the east coast to require appointments. A handful of other terminals on the west coast have implemented appointment systems.
Focus on Path extension, tunnel helix at hearing on Port Authority’s $32B plan NJ Spotlight, 2/1/2017 - Several of those who testified during the hearing specifically addressed the proposal to spend $1.7 billion to extend the PATH’s existing service beyond Newark Penn Station to the airport, calling it a potential boon for both lower Manhattan and Newark’s South Ward.
Transit advocates, cyclists lobby Port Authority for favorite project NJ.com, 2/1/2017 - Bridge bike paths and airport trains dominated the first hearing on the Port Authority's $32 billion capital plan on Tuesday night.
As traffic deaths rise, group says N.J. highway safety laws fall short NJ.com, 2/1/2017 - A weak seat belt law for rear-seat occupants is preventing New Jersey from being a leader in highway safety, according to a report by an advocacy group pushing for additional laws to protect motorists and passengers.
Elaine Chao takes oath to become Transportation secretary USA Today, 1/31/2017 - Elaine Chao was sworn in Tuesday as Transportation secretary, hours after the Senate confirmed her with a 93-6 vote.
Transportation service for seniors likely to start in April New Jersey Hills, 1/31/2017 - A new transportation service for senior citizens in the Chathams and Madison is likely to begin as a three-month pilot program in April, said John Crouthamel, who is working on the project as part of the Tri-Town 55+ Coalition.
West Milford seeks $980,000 in road improvement funds The Record, 1/31/2017 - Town officials are preparing to ask the state for $980,000 to pave Canistear, Reservoir and Cahill Cross roads.
Hasbrouck Heights eyes next Streetscape phase around circle, east side business district The Record, 1/31/2017 - The area targeted for 2017 improvements includes the sidewalks surrounding the traffic circle at the Boulevard, extending to Springfield Avenue around the gazebo and Sept. 11 memorial, around the curbs at Passaic Avenue, and on the east side of Boulevard.
NJ officials, commuters say new bus terminal vital NJ Spotlight, 1/31/2017 - For the last few weeks the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been collecting written comments on its proposed $32 billion capital plan, and today the bistate agency is planning to hold the first of two public hearings on its long-term spending goals.
Former Oak Ridge rail station has Ringling Bros. ties The Record, 1/30/2017 - A century ago, the railroad tracks near Oak Ridge Road roared with more than just the sound of freight cars.
Boonton plans for 'Transit Village' status NJTPA Mention
NewJerseyHills.com, 1/28/2017 - The NJTPA selected Boonton to participate in its Planning for Emerging Centers Program, which provides technical assistance to municipalities that seek to create more sustainable, transit-supportive and walkable communities, according to a release issued by Mayor Matthew DiLauri.
Bayonne to receive planning grant for pedestrian bridge over Route 440 River View Observer, 1/28/2017 - Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the North Jersey Pedestrian Bridge Crossing Bayonne Transportation Planning Authority has approved an award of $450,000 to the City of Bayonne. The City will use the funding to develop plans for a pedestrian bridge over Route 440 at 34th Street in Bayonne.
What one city is doing to avoid repeat of roadway tragedy NJTPA Mention
The Jersey Journal, 1/26/2017 - The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has approved $450,000 to the city to fund the planning stage of the bridge that would be built near the 34th Street Light Rail Station and not far from the South Cove Commons mall.
Ocean County studying traffic in Lakewood NJTPA Mention
Asbury Park Press, 1/26/2017 - The Ocean County Board of Freeloaders is poised to OK spending more than $100,000 to study traffic-snarled Lakewood's transportation needs over the next two decades, officials said.
County to hire consultant for multi-town traffic study NJTPA Mention
Brick Shorebeat, 1/26/2017 - Ocean County will contract with a consulting firm to develop a new traffic study that will map out future roadway projects in the northern portion of the county.
When NJ Transit says its trains are delayed by this, what do they mean? NJ.com, 1/26/2017 - How do commuters translate transit talk to English when an agency says their train is delayed by "operational issues"?
For truckers, GWB approach is a top bottleneck in U.S. The Record, 1/26/2017 - In a competition that no one wants to win, Fort Lee has been dubbed the second-most congested bottleneck for truckers in the country, according to an industry analysis.
Plans advance to study traffic in northern Ocean County NJTPA Mention
Micromedia Publications, 1/25/2017 - With the completion of the Route 9 corridor study and an increase in population growth, Ocean County is undertaking a study to review potential county road network improvements in the northern area of the County.
It could soon get a whole lot easier to charge electric cars in N.J. NJ.com, 1/25/2017 - Two bills that would bring electric car charging stations to toll roads passed the state Senate on Monday.
Trump team compiles infrastructure priority list McClatchy, 1/24/2017 - President Donald Trump’s team has compiled a list of about 50 infrastructure projects nationwide, totaling at least $137.5 billion, as the new White House tries to determine its investment priorities, according to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune.
Report proposes radical Port Authority shakeup The Record, 1/25/2017 - New Jersey motorists are being cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars of toll revenue that could be reinvested in better bridges and tunnels, according to a new report by a conservative think tank.
Jersey City’s Journal Square Is Making a Comeback, With Residential Towers Wall Street Journal, 1/25/2017 - The buildings in Journal Square, the culmination of decades of planning efforts, show the potential of what planners call “transit-oriented development,” and “smart growth,” where dense development is encouraged near transportation hubs in walkable neighborhoods.
New Jersey Transit Rail-Crew Hours Over Safety Limits Draw Scrutiny Bloomberg News, 1/25/2017 - New Jersey Transit faces a widening examination of its safety practices after federal regulators discovered hundreds of potential work-hour violations, including altered duty logs and shifts longer than permitted.
Jersey Democrats balk at Port reform, citing Christie and Cuomo Politico NJ, 1/25/2017 - Eight months ago, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, leaving Democrats in his state Legislature with a choice: Try to garner enough votes to override him or accept his own proposal, which had already been signed into law in New York.
Freeholder Holt honored for transportation, economic growth efforts NJTPA Mention
TAP into Flemington/Raritan, 1/24/2017 - County Freeholder Matthew Holt was recognized for service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s annual meeting in Newark last week.
Bike trails built where wild animals once roamed jungle of West Milford New Jersey Herald, 1/24/2017 - The stuff of local legends, Jungle Habitat, owned by Warner Bros. Studio, allowed visitors the chance to get up close to wild and exotic creatures without ever leaving the quiet comfort of the West Milford hills.
3 potential new laws on buses, reckless driving Asbury Park Press, 1/24/2017 - Making their way through the Legislature are three potential new laws that would affect virtually every New Jersey driver, with two of the measures potentially saving lives.
Nor'Easter shuts down roads, erodes beaches in Monmouth, Ocean counties Asbury Park Press, 1/24/2017 - Several streets and roadways remained closed to traffic Tuesday morning as emergency workers cleaned up from heavy wind and rain Monday.
Nor'easter wreaks havoc on North Jersey The Record, 1/24/2017 - NJ Transit saw multiple lines either with suspended service or operating on a delayed schedule.
Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan Associated Press, 1/24/2017 - An example of the types of projects that could be eligible for financing from the fund is the Gateway Program to repair and replace rail lines and tunnels between New York and New Jersey, some of which are over 100 years old and were damaged in Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
New Amtrak display board coming to N.Y. Penn Station The Record, 1/24/2017 - The new board will feature new LCD displays, making it easier to read, communicate train status, and synchronize audio and visual messaging within the station.
Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge New Jersey Herald, 1/23/2017 - Engineers will need at least two weeks to get a handle on the repairs required to fix a heavily traveled bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey after one of its steel supports fractured cleanly into two pieces, a highly unusual event that had some experts suspecting a flawed, 6-decade-old weld.
How many of N.J.'s 270K accidents did your town have last year? NJ.com, 1/23/2017 - While deaths and injuries on New Jersey roads have seen a recent rise, the total number of crashes is declining.
N.J. panel considers further restrictions on pedestrians Newsworks, 1/23/2017 - Some New Jersey lawmakers are proposing legislation they say would balance the responsibility between drivers and pedestrians.
New Jersey could spend millions to reimburse contractors hurt by TTF shutdown Newsworks, 1/21/2017 - Contractors who had to stop work during a fight over how to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund last year are asking to be compensated for losses — and New Jersey taxpayers may be on the hook for the money.
I-276 bridge over Delaware River will stay closed due to fracture LehighValleyLive.com, 1/21/2017 - The I-276 bridge connecting the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes was still closed Saturday for emergency repairs to a fractured component, and will remain so until a permanent fix is found.
Part of Phillipsburg's past reopens as Morris Canal Greenway NJTPA Mention
LeighValleyLive.com, 1/20/2017 - The new section of trail is the first phase for Phillipsburg and starts in the 1000 block of South Main Street, near Dishwater Hill. It is part of an effort to preserve the canal -- which once spanned 102 miles from Phillipsburg to Jersey City -- and turn it into a statewide greenway.
Mild weather allowing state to catch up on delayed roadwork NJ.com, 1/20/2017 - Mild weather has allowed construction crews to catch up on time they lost during last summer's shutdown of highway and bridge projects funded by the Transportation Trust Fund.
Could commuters and labor get a say in NJ TRANSIT? NJ Spotlight, 1/20/2017 - A bill that would add two new members to NJ Transit’s board of directors who would have to be regular commuters on the agency’s trains and buses was advanced by a key legislative committee yesterday.
Light rail service in Bayonne suspended this weekend; buses available The Jersey Journal, 1/19/2017 - Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service in Bayonne will be temporarily suspended this weekend due to maintenance on the New Jersey Turnpike 14A project, according to an advisory from the NJ Turnpike Authority.
An iconic piece of Penn Station is fading into history on Monday NJ.com, 1/19/2017 - The big board that commuters gather under at New York's Penn Station to find out what track their train is leaving from is fading into history starting Monday.
Would this machine help ease New Jersey traffic woes? NJ.com, 1/19/2017 - Ever get stuck in traffic on a highway during rush hour and wish you could use one of those uncongested lanes going in the opposite direction?
Some N.J. Republicans think revenue from gas tax increase should only pay for roads Politico NJ, 1/19/2017 - Some Republicans who opposed the deal to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund have a rallying cry after losing that fight: The new money should only be spent on roads.
Bill to OK pro-police blue lines introduced by N.J. lawmakers NJ.com, 1/19/2017 - The fight to permit municipalities to paint a thin blue line in between yellow lines on their roads to honor law enforcement is heading to Congress.
Union County: Freeholder Estrada honored for service NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 1/18/2017 - Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada was recognized for his ongoing service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s recent annual meeting in Newark.
Menendez: Trump DOT pick receptive to Gateway rail project The Record, 1/18/2017 - The Gateway project would involve building a new two-track tunnel and rehabilitating the old one, as well as replacing other parts of the Northeast Corridor, such as a bridge just east of Newark, that is often the cause of delays.
The deadliest N.J. counties for motorists in 2016 NJ.com, 1/18/2017 - The counties that had the most fatal crashes last year aren't in the densely populated northern part of the state. And the crashes don't always happen on the largest, fastest highways.
Lawmakers fear NJ commuters may not see new PA bus terminal until 2030 NJ Spotlight, 1/18/2017 - Digging into capital plan also reveals that PATH extension to Newark Airport will not include stop in South Ward, considered key to city’s economic development.
PATH Tackles PTC and Sleep Apnea in Wake of Hoboken Train Crash Hoboken Patch, 1/18/2017 - On Tuesday, Port Authority officials announced that the centerpiece to their upgraded safety procedures – the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) in its PATH trains – is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Foxx: Private dollars alone can't solve transportation woes Associated Press, 1/17/2017 - Stimulating private investment in infrastructure projects, as President-elect Donald Trump has proposed, can cover only a fraction of the costs of solving America's transportation problems, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned as he prepares to leave office.
What's delaying extending light rail line into Bergen County now? NJ.com, 1/17/2017 - Will Hudson-Bergen Light Rail fulfill its 17-year-old promise to extend into the northern county?
Feds renewed fuel-economy standards will help NJ reduce smog NJ Spotlight, 1/17/2017 - The EPA decision to stay the course with 2012 pollution standards gives the Garden State another way to fight greenhouse-gas emissions
NJ Transit launches new bus service to Philly's major train hub NJ.com, 1/17/2017 - Trains will no longer be the only public transportation option for New Jersey residents headed to the area of Philadelphia around 30th Street Station.
Bridges, roads and rail all need funds for repair The Record, 1/15/2017 - President-elect Donald Trump has proposed large-scale investment in infrastructure to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges and put thousands back to work. Will more money flow to New Jersey for transportation projects?
Road Warrior: Distraction crackdown coming this spring The Record, 1/14/2017 - In April, a $2 million federal grant will provide about $5,500 in overtime pay for each of nearly 200 police departments to finance roving patrols and fixed checkpoints to catch distracted drivers.
Route 37 Traffic Shift Expected To Last Six Months Micromedia Publications, 1/12/2017 - The Route 37 corridor around Route 166/Main Street will face a traffic shift for about six months as the state Department of Transportation continues the next phase of work in the area.
Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada Honored for Service on Transportation Planning Authority Board NJTPA Mention
TAP into Plainfield, 1/12/2017 - Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada was recognized for his ongoing service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s annual meeting in Newark on Monday.
Trump's transportation secretary nominee: Gateway Tunnel project 'very important' NJ.com, 1/12/2017 - Elaine Chao, Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. transportation secretary, said the Gateway Tunnel project would appear to be "very important."
Group starts funding effort for new Hudson River tunnels NJ.com, 1/12/2017 - A former New Jersey lawmaker and current Port Authority commissioner is leading the agency given the task of securing funding to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River before the current pair of 106-year old tubes have to be closed for repair.
Gateway trustees to seek $6 billion in federal loans The Record, 1/12/2017 - The Gateway Project – a massive rail improvement project for New York and New Jersey expected to cost billions – took major steps forward Thursday with the appointment of a four-member board of trustees who then voted to apply for $6 billion in low-interest federal loans
Repairing, upgrading rail will impact thousands of commuters The Record, 1/12/2017 - Repairing, upgrading and expanding the rail network along the Northeast Corridor is the single biggest infrastructure problem facing the nation.
Englewood looks to light rail as boost to struggling downtown NJ.com, 11/12/2017 - With a push to finally get the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail rolling into Bergen County, locals and officials say the plan would be a boom for the city.
Electric vehicles in NJ: Going nowhere fast – and that’s the problem NJ Spotlight, 1/12/2017 - If New Jersey can’t get one in seven cars on the road to be an EV by 2025, automakers could face fines that would likely be passed on to consumers.
Can you get a ticket in New Jersey for warming up your car? NJ.com, 1/12/2017 - Will the winter ritual of "warming up the car" in your driveway on a frigid morning land you in municipal court in New Jersey?
SEC raps Port Authority with penalty NJ Spotlight, 1/12/2017 - The order released by the SEC on Tuesday accused the Port Authority of approving bond offerings to raise cash to finance roadwork in New Jersey even as agency lawyers had raised questions about whether it could legally do so under its 1921 charter.
Drones, 3-D Printing to Speed Change in Freight Transportation NJTPA Mention
Transport Topics, 1/11/2017 - While freight transportation has undergone enormous change over the past quarter-century, even more is coming and very quickly, driven by demanding customers and an amazing array of technology that might actually allow carriers to satisfy shippers.
NJ Transit adds $32.5 million for positive train control NJ Transit adds $32.5 million for positive train control
The Record, 1/11/2017 - NJ Transit is spending an additional $32.5 million to ensure that its positive train control installation meets the 2018 deadline.
N.J. senators demand billions more for PA bus terminal The Record, 1/11/2017 - New Jersey Senate Democrats are vowing to maintain pressure on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a new Midtown Manhattan bus terminal within the next 10 years.
Monmouth County news: NJTPA honors Arnone NJTPA Mention
Asbury Park Press, 1/11/2017 - Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone received the "Distinguished Service Award" for his work on the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority for the past five years.
Summit completes pedestrian safety campaign NJ.com, 1/10/2017 - The City of Summit is announcing the conclusion of its Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign conducted by the Summit Police Department with TransOptions, a non-profit transportation group serving northern New Jersey.
Work on century-old rail bridge to begin this summer The Record, 1/10/2017 - Long-awaited work to replace a rusty, 100-year-old rail bridge that spans Overpeck Creek will begin in the summer after a battle over transportation funding stalled the project, state officials said.
Sheriff: 290 tickets issued, 7 charged with DWI in sobriety checkpoint campaign The Jersey Journal, 1/10/2017 - Seven people were charged with driving while intoxicated and nearly 300 traffic violations were issued by the Hudson County Sheriff's Office during the nationwide "Drive Sober or get Pulled Over" campaign.
Road Warrior: Blue lines have some seeing red The Record, 1/10/2017 - Mahwah, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn and dozens of other municipalities were using blue paint to honor their police departments, a tradition that goes back at least 25 years. But this year this custom ran afoul of something called the MUTCD.
Does your birthday hold the key to shorter lines at Motor Vehicle? NJ.com, 1/9/2017 - Is tying the expiration date of driver's licenses and vehicle registrations to a driver's birthday the solution to easing long lines at state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies? Two proposals with variations on that theme are winding through the New Jersey legislature.
Unions sue N.J. over ban on engineers with suspended licenses driving trains NJ.com, 1/9/2017 - Unions representing locomotive engineers filed a lawsuit to overturn a state law that prohibits NJ Transit engineers from operating trains if their motor vehicle driver's license is suspended.
Gas prices are surging in N.J., and the worst may be still to come NJ.com, 1/9/2017 - The state average price of regular hit $2.44 a gallon Friday afternoon, a 14-cent increase in a month.
Activists say bridge could soon cause crude oil spill The Record, 1/8/2017 - A group of about 40 activists braved below-freezing temperatures Sunday to urge Governor Christie and the CSX Transportation Co. to rehabilitate two bridges crossing Overpeck Creek, near the Hackensack River.
N.J. senators request NTSB safety review of railroads after passenger train crashes NJ.com, 1/8/2017 - U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez asked the National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday to review how railroads were taking steps to address sleep apnea, which could have contributed to last September's fatal NJ Transit crash.
New capital plan won't replace outdated Newark AirTrain Associated Press, 1/7/2017 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's just-released preliminary 10-year capital plan contains $300 million for repairs and maintenance to Newark Liberty International Airport's oft-delayed AirTrain, which agency officials have said will be obsolete by 2022 and should be replaced.
Blue lines on N.J. streets illegal, feds say The Record, 1/7/2017 - Blue lines have been appearing throughout New Jersey streets for several months in efforts to show support for law enforcement. Unfortunately, those lines of solidarity may be against the law themselves.
PA Board gives NJ lawmakers, advocates some of what they wanted NJ Spotlight, 1/6/2017 - Commissioners approve $30 billion capital-spending plan, but only set aside $3.5 billion for bus terminal, not enough to carry project to completion.
Interactive Map: Fatal traffic crashes jumped significantly in 2016 NJ Spotlight, 1/6/2017 – The number of fatal car crashes in New Jersey rose by more than 10 percent in 2016 over the previous year, with safety officials still trying to determine the cause of the big increase.
Port Authority moves ahead with capital plan, delivering $2.7B Gateway commitment Politico NJ, 1/5/2017 - The 10-year proposal includes $2.7 billion to support construction of the tunnel between New Jersey and Manhattan, as well as related work on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
Positive train control being installed at Hoboken Terminal The Record, 1/5/2017 - The installation of the safety upgrades is happening on the PATH train lines – not the NJ Transit lines where the crash occurred.
Central Avenue bridge to close as part of Skyway replacement project The Jersey Journal, 1/4/2017 - The Central Avenue bridge over Route 139 will be closed for a few months, starting Jan. 13, as it is demolished and replaced, according to a travel advisory issued by NJ Transit.
Document lifts lid on $30B Port Authority plan The Record, 1/4/2017 - If New York gets $2.3 billion for La Guardia Airport, then New Jersey gets $2.3 billion for Newark Liberty International Airport.
Hoboken begins metering 4-hour spaces NJ.com, 1/4/2017 - The city announced Wednesday that, effective Jan. 17, it will begin implementing a city-wide plan to charge for parking in zones that up to now have allowed free parking for up to four hours for motorists without a resident or visitor parking permit.
Repairs closing I-295 exit to Route 1 until March NJ.com, 1/4/2017 - The ramp that takes drivers from southbound Interstate 295 to Route 1 in Lawrence will close this Saturday morning for repairs, the state Department of Transportation said.
N.J. traffic fatalities soared in 2016 with 607 deaths NJ.com, 1/4/2017 - More than 600 people died in traffic accidents on New Jersey's roadways last year, 8 percent more than in 2015 and the most deaths seen since 2011, according to preliminary State Police statistics.
Waterfront walkway around Hudson County slowly but surely progressing The Jersey Journal, 1/4/2016 - Much of the 18 miles of Hudson River waterfront from the George Washington Bridge in the north to Bayonne in the south currently features a walkway that's slowly been assembled over three decades.
2017 Looks Toward Major Projects In Berkeley Micromedia Publications, 1/3/2017 - Another ongoing issue is pedestrian safety at Route 9 and Frederick Boulevard. The site of vehicles not stopping for pedestrians in the crosswalk, with deadly results, it is also an intersection where local officials are hoping the state Department of Transportation will approve new signage.
Metuchen looking to make streets safer for bicyclists, pedestrians NJTPA Mention
E/M Sentinel News, 1/3/2017 - In an effort to make borough streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, borough officials are working with RBA Group, a Parsippany-based engineering firm chosen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT), to provide assistance to the borough.
Bloomfield bridge projects expected to be done by April NorthJersey.com, 1/3/2017 - Two Bloomfield bridge projects could be completed by the springtime. The Berkeley Avenue Bridge and the Hoover Avenue Bridge are receiving complete rebuilds.
Lodi could be home to N.J.'s first hydrogen fuel station NorthJersey.com, 12/30/2016 - Air Liquide US has filed an application with the borough’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to install a hydrogen gas fueling dispenser, a hydrogen fueling storage facility and other improvements to an existing Shell gas station at 110 Essex St.
Norfolk Southern resumes talks on nature trail The Record, 12/29/2016 - After years of delays, the Norfolk Southern Corp. and representatives of Rutherford and East Rutherford have resumed talks on potentially transforming a former railroad property into a nature trail, local officials said this week.
Why a 'sugar rush' is driving up your gas prices in 2017 NJ.com, 1/2/2017 - Hey gas prices! Didn't you know winter is supposed to be when prices are lower?
New road into Central Park of Morris to be built in fall Daily Record, 1/1/2017 - Construction should begin this fall on a new road into the Central Park of Morris County that will help remove traffic from local roads around the increasingly popular facility.
New York trains roll on new subway line envisioned in 1920s Associated Press, 1/1/2017 - The nearly 2-mile segment adds stations along Second Avenue at 96th, 86th and 72nd streets and a new connection to an existing subway line at 63rd Street.
Construction to look out for in 2017 on the Parkway and Turnpike NJ.com, 1/1/2017 - For the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 2017 is the get-it-done year, as the agency sprints to complete an ambitious $7 billion capital construction plan that ends in 2018.
Rutgers University professor has tips for ‘Smart Cities’ Rutgers Today, 12/31/2016 - Sandy sparked the Rutgers professor’s interest in helping to engineer smart cities, where everything is connected; renewable energy, green infrastructure and sustainability reign; and resilience after breakdowns, disasters and malicious attacks is critical.
Why 2016 left this N.J. town with most crashes in years NJ.com, 12/31/2016 - There were five deaths this year, and the South Brunswick Police Department's Traffic and Safety Bureau found that the most common factor was drivers disregarding traffic signals.
Pine Creek Railroad keeps transportation history alive NJTV, 12/30/2016 - Founded in 1952, the museum has about 20 cars and locomotives. Volunteers collect, restore and seek to educate visitors about railroads.
2 years after red light cameras went dark, no verdict from the DOT NJ.com, 12/23/2016 - About two years ago, red light cameras in New Jersey went dark, and opponents and supporters began the wait to see if the state Department of Transportation would scuttle or keep the program.
6 NJ laws that start in 2017 — including one that could get you a $500 ticket NJ 101.5 FM, 12/23/2016 - Drivers who want to pass a vehicle with a “slow-moving vehicle” emblem can be fined $100 to $500 if they don’t first slow to the speed of that vehicle.
Opinion: Trucking makes New Jersey holidays possible NJ BIZ, 12/22/2016 - In New Jersey, 84.5 percent of communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods.
Paramus resident proposes better commute into NYC The Record, 12/22/2016 - Borough Administration Joseph D’Arco said Thursday that borough employees are currently putting together a residential survey to measure the potential demand from residents who commute into Manhattan.
Why this stretch of Route 22 in N.J. is so deadly NJ.com, 12/22/2016 - The state Department of Transportation and Somerset County are working together to improve safety conditions on a stretch of Route 22 near Adamsville Road where three pedestrians have been killed crossing the roadway since August.
Over 2 million New Jerseyans to hit the roads during the holidays TAPinto.net, 12/22/2016 - Nearly 2.5 million New Jersey residents are expected to travel during the holiday season, according to AAA.
New Parkway exit will force drivers to pay with E-ZPass or face fine NJ.com, 12/22/2016 - When the new exit 125 ramp opens off the Garden State Parkway south in 2018, drivers will be required to use E-ZPass to pay the toll.
West Milford scales back jitney service after losing federal grant Daily Voice, 12/21/2016 - Senior citizens and people with disabilities in West Milford will start the new year with improved paratransit pickup — but reduced local jitney service.
Keeping safety first for New Jersey’s ridesharing passengers NJ Spotlight, 12/21/2016 - New regulations for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft would require driver background checks, bump up insurance coverage, among other protections.
5 years done, 6 to go for new $480M Wittpenn Bridge Jersey Journal, 12/20/2016 - A critical piece of the new Wittpenn Bridge is being manufactured about 3,000 miles west of its eventual home on the Jersey City/Kearny border.
Lyft launches New York-area airport service NJ.com, 12/20/2016 - Lyft will join other vehicles for hire vying for passengers at Newark Airport, a service the company launched the day after a bill was approved by the state legislature to regulate ride-sharing companies.
Officials break ground on $56M ship-to-rail facility in Bayonne Jersey Journal, 12/20/2016 - Officials broke ground on a $56 million ship-to-rail facility Monday morning, which they say will take nearly 400,000 trucks off crowded roadways each year.
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NY Waterway buys back 11 Hudson River ferry routes The Record, 12/12/2016 — NY Waterway President Arthur Imperatore has announced that his company has taken back 11 of the commuter ferry boats he was forced to sell 12 years ago when his firm faced bankruptcy in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks.
Why New Jersey is the 8th-worst state to own a car NJ 101.5 FM, 12/19/2016 - A survey by Bankrate.com found factors such as the nation’s highest auto insurance rates and a high average cost for vehicle repairs, coupled with long commuting times, generated the sticker shock.
A vestige of the original World Trade Center returns to duty NY Times, 12/18/2016 - On Monday, thousands of subway riders getting off trains at Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan will pull open metal-and-glass doors that have been closed for years and stream through a travertine-paved passageway.
Feds back costly plan to speed up Northeast rail service Associated Press, 12/16/2016 - The $120 billion plan is the product of a four-year process that sought input from state and local governments, residents, Amtrak and eight commuter railroads.
Feds end airline price-gouging probe without finding fault Associated Press, 12/15/2016 - The Transportation Department has told five airlines that operate flights in the Northeast that it has ended its investigation into allegations of price gouging without finding any wrongdoing.
Planned improvements to historic Perth Amboy Train Station on track MyCentralJersey.com, 12/15/2016 - NJ Transit has committed the necessary funding totaling nearly $47 million to renovate and improve the Perth Amboy Train Station, Mayor Wilda Diaz said in a statement Thursday.
Fixes for deadly North Jersey train crossing proposed by state NJ.com, 12/15/2016 - The state's recommendations included installing "gate skirts" at the crossing. A gate skirt is a bar extending about a foot below the crossing gate while it's down, discouraging pedestrians from crossing.
12 NJ Transit employees removed for possible fatigue The Record, 12/15/2016 - A dozen NJ Transit employees who exhibited symptoms of fatigue have been removed from service as part of an interim safety measure put in place after a fatal September crash in Hoboken that could have been the result of sleep apnea, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Road study kicks off in four northern Ocean County towns NJTPA Mention
Brick Shorebeat, 12/15/2016 - Lakewood, Toms River, Brick and Jackson will take part in the study, which will ultimately produce a new transportation master plan that will serve the four-town area.
NJ Transit official resigns, cites unreliable funding The Record, 12/14/2016 - NJ Transit's vice chairman announced on Wednesday that he was stepping down from the position to focus on his private business.
Jersey City group touts traffic safety progress, but says there's work to be done The Jersey Journal, 12/14/2016 - During a standing room only meeting Tuesday night, local officials and members of a grassroots traffic safety group touted recent efforts to address pedestrian and roadway safety.
NJ Transit cameras to record train drivers in wake of fatal crash NJ.com, 12/14/2015 - NJ Transit officials said they've hired 100 new employees, including four safety workers, and will install cameras that face crews driving trains by the end of 2017.
'Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign underway for holidays NJ.com, 12/14/2016 - Law enforcement officials from Somerset and Hunterdon counties will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of their annual end of year "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" statewide campaign, Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a news release Tuesday.
Views from the bridge: New Goethals span edges towards completion CBS, 12/14/2016 - The Goethals Bridge Replacement Project is edging towards completion, with plans to open the new span connecting Staten Island and New Jersey in 2017.
New Tappan Zee Bridge hits construction milestone Associated Press, 12/13/2016 - Work on the new $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River north of New York City has hit a major milestone.
PATH 33rd Street weekend service returns for Christmas Eve NJ.com, 12/13/2016 - On the night before Christmas, the 33rd Street PATH line will resume weekend service after months of being shut down for construction.
'Zombie' driver law inches closer to life in N.J. NJ.com, 12/13/2016 - The bill was proposed last year after a March 2015 audit revealed that the MVC issued 300 documents to individuals who used the Social Security numbers of people that the federal Social Security Administration listed as being officially deceased.
Little Falls residents fight Browertown Road sidewalks NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 12/13/2016 - The proposed Browertown Road project is part of a larger plan to improve the Morris Canal Greenway, a collection of parkland that ultimately could span North Jersey.
Glen Ridge police focusing on pedestrian safety Street Smart NJ Mention
Glen Ridge Voice, 12/12/2016 - The Glen Ridge Police Department is dedicating part of December to a pedestrian safety program.
Commuter rail tunnels will take longer to fix than originally estimated, officials say NJ.com, 12/12/2016 - The work was supposed to take one year for each one of the old tunnels, but now will take as long as 18 months.
Bricks or clicks? The American Dream megamall versus online shopping NJTPA Mention
NJ Spotlight, 12/13/2016 — American Dream's developers argue that they’re not just building a mall, they’re creating a global destination
NJ still hasn’t met federal standards for secure licenses … but swears it will NJ 101.5 FM, 12/12/2016 — New Jersey has been given another extension as it tries to comply with a 2005 federal law governing security standards for driver licenses and other state-issued identification.
Leaders say Gateway project on track NJTV News, 12/12/2016 — Elected officials and business leaders from New Jersey and New York say the Gateway Program is on track and all the major players on board.
Self-driving car bill advances, but faces bumpy road The Record, 12/12/2016 — Over the objections of automakers, an Assembly transportation panel on Monday voted to advance a bill that for the first time would authorize companies to test self-driving cars on New Jersey’s roadways.
Older Driver Safety Week Atlantic Highlands Herald, 12/5/2016 - December 5th through 9th is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week and AAA Mid-Atlantic has research, tips and resources to help senior drivers stay safe on the roads.
What if new Port Authority Bus Terminal were built in NJ? Asbury Park Press, 12/5/2016 - Though experts believe it’s “highly unlikely,” building a bus terminal in the Garden State would create a nightmare for bus commuters that already spend as much as $496 each month for the opportunity to sit in Lincoln Tunnel traffic for a few hours each day.
Did OPEC deal finally kill cheap, $2-a-gallon gas in N.J.? NJ.com, 12/5/2016 - By Monday morning, none of the 15 lowest discount prices in the state listed by GasBuddy.com were under $2 a gallon and the average price for regular went up by five cents a gallon between Friday and Monday, landing at $2.29 a gallon.
Pump your own gas? Many willing if it means $15 minimum wage The Record, 12/2/2016 - After Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said that raising the minimum wage to $15 could lead to gas stations going self-serve, New Jersey residents have weighed in on whether they were willing to take to the pump.
Traffic alert: Garden State Parkway could be a mess this weekend NJ.com, 12/2/16. Expect traffic delays this weekend as three of the six lanes on a busy stretch of the Garden State Parkway will be closed for road work.
Ferries carry the biggest risk of terrorism, state report says NJ.com, 12/1/16. Ferries are at the biggest risk for a terror attack out of the state's transportation network because they transport large volumes of people, and have limited security and limited means of escape, according to reports from the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
Does the MVC owe you a refund for unused registration fees? NJ.com, 12/1/16. New Jersey wants drivers to pay upfront for four years’ worth of registration renewals when they lease or buy a new vehicle, but a reader wants to know why he couldn't apply the unused portion of that fee when he registered another vehicle.
NJ politicians renew support for midtown bus terminal NorthJersey.com, 11/30/16. A bipartisan group of New Jersey politicians reiterated their support for a new midtown bus terminal Wednesday amid renewed opposition to the idea from New York officials.
N.J. lawmakers draw 'line in the sand' over new Port Authority bus terminal NJ.com, 11/30/16. New Jersey lawmakers drew "a line in the sand" Wednesday in a possible border war with New York officials over replacing the aging Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
These are the things NJ Transit riders say they want improved NJ.com, 11/30/16. Some of the same issues that riders identified in NJ Transit's first quarterly customer survey in 2011 have continued to boomerang back to the agency in the 20 surveys conducted since then.
Is that truck really safe? NJ highway weigh stations see if they measure up NJ101.5, 11/30/16. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, and many of our highways and byways are clogged with truck traffic at all hours.
Deterioration prompts traffic limits on aging bridge The Record, 11/30/16. A 111-year-old bridge slated for replacement has been limited to one-way traffic after a recent inspection found more structural deterioration than expected.
Direct flight to Cuba from Newark departs Tuesday The Record, 11/29/16. The first direct passenger flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Havana will depart Tuesday morning, launching the start of regular daily flights from the Garden State to Cuba as part of improved relations between the United States and the island nation.
N.J. county teams up with Waze app to help ease traffic NJ.com, 11/29/16. A new partnership between Passaic County and the GPS app Waze looks to ease traffic in the North Jersey area...County Freeholders announced they joined the app's Connected Citizens Program Tuesday. It will allow for an information exchange that will help lead to reduced traffic congestion, according to a press release.
Winners of annual PATH poster contest to be unveiled Friday NJ.com, 11/29/16. The Port Authority will unveil the grand prize winner and runners-up of its annual PATH holiday poster contest Friday morning in Jersey City.
PATH winning the race to install safety system, feds say NJ.com, 11/28/16. PATH is winning the race among local commuter railroads to install a federally-mandated safety system designed to stop or slow trains, federal officials said.
'Tis the season for free parking in Essex County The Record, 11/28/16. Some Essex County towns are providing free parking on streets and municipal lots during
the holiday season to encourage local shopping.
Maplewood recognized for pedestrian safety efforts NJTPA Mention
EssexNewsDaily.com, 11/28/16. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recognized the township of Maplewood for its “vital contribution to making pedestrian safety a priority in the community.” The township received the award for “implementing the Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education campaign, and in doing so contributing to the goal of making New Jersey safer for pedestrians.”
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology The Associated Press, 11/28/16. Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that's seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
5 reasons why gas prices shouldn't rise anytime soon NJ.com, 11/28/2016. The semi-annual meeting of OPEC nations is two-days away. This is the one in which they absolutely, positively, cross their hearts, swear to cut crude oil production to boost prices. But experts say drivers shouldn't lose sleep over it.
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology CNBC.com, 11/28/16. PHILADELPHIA— Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that's seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors. Federal Railroad Administration data released Monday showed passenger railroads had installed positive-train...
Older Driver Safety Week Atlantic Highlands Herald, 12/5/2016 - December 5th through 9th is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week and AAA Mid-Atlantic has research, tips and resources to help senior drivers stay safe on the roads.
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