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The ‘Complete Streets’ Initiative is, Well, Complete Tapinto.net, February 3, 2016. MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn’s Township Committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss and present the Complete Streets Initiative. The ambitious plan was conceived a year ago as a revitalization plan for downtown Millburn.
Port of New York and New Jersey Reopens to Heavy Traffic Wall St. Journal, 2/1/16. The Port of New York and New Jersey was clogged with truck traffic Monday morning, when container terminals reopened following a labor stoppage on Friday.
Railroad Administration Plans Future of Northeast Corridor New Brunswick Today, 2/1/16. WASHINGTON, DC--The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has unveiled a plan for the Northeast Corridor, the railroad line that connects New Brunswick to New York, Philaelphia, and other major cities.
Longshoremen back at N.J. ports after surprise walkout Associated Press, 1/30/2016 - Longshoremen are back at work in New York and New Jersey after a walkout that temporarily halted work at the busiest port on the East Coast.
Road Warrior: Coalition finds flaws in N.J. road safety laws The Record, 1/31/16. It's cheap enough to fill a car's tank with gas these days, but the cost of road crashes remains higher than ever. A new report ranks New Jersey the fourth-most expensive state in the nation for collisions.
January snowstorm cost NJ DOT $25 million NJ101.5, 1/31/16. January’s snowstorm that dropped more than two feet of snow in parts of New Jersey was a costly one. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) said about $25 million dollars was spent to treat,...
Hudson rail project to cost $23.9B, take 15 years to finish NorthJersey.com, 1/29/16. A newly-released timeline and breakdown of costs show that the $23.9 billion Gateway program to double trans-Hudson rail capacity through the region will have two distinct phases.
Car services see rise in demand before snow melts 1/29/16, Northjersey.com. Not even a blizzard could keep North Jersey residents inside; that much snow, however, made it a hassle to get from point A to point B this week, prompting many to contact ride-hailing services or taxis.
Workers walk off job at N.J. ports NorthJersey.com, 1/29/16. Workers at New Jersey’s ports walked off the job suddenly Friday morning, plunging logistics companies and truckers that use the ports into delays, just three days after the ports reopened in the wake of last week’s massive snowstorm.
N.J. needs to do one more thing to get a top safety ranking NJ.com, 1/28/16. New Jersey is one seat belt law away from being ranked among the best states for having key safety laws on the books that help to reduce highway and traffic fatalities, according to a safety group's 2016 report.
Commuters desperate for new Hudson River train tunnel Fox Business, 1/28/2016 - Six years ago a there was a hopeful flicker of light at the end of the tunnel for the tens of thousands of commuters who travel back and forth each day on crowded trains between New Jersey and New York City.
Former NJ Transit Executive Talks Transportation Fund, Possible Transit Worker Strike NJTV, 1/28/16. New Jersey’s life blood flows through the transportation grid. And there’s a coming crash. The transportation trust to fund bridge and road repairs runs dry June 30. NJ Transit‘s depleted operating budget...
Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries Associated Press, 1/28/2016 - A U.N. panel recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said...
Randolph intersection to get $339,000 makeover NJTPA Mention
Daily Record, 1/27/2016 - A busy township intersection near businesses, an apartment complex and Route 10 traffic heading for County College of Morris will be getting a long-awaited makeover next year.
N.J. ports reopen to trucks after storm The Record, 1/27/2016 - New Jersey's ports re-opened to tractor-trailers Wednesday after three days of intense snow-clearing, leading to a familiar sight of truck backups as well as relief that the shutdown was modest...
More traffic drives up N.J. Turnpike earnings NJ.com, 1/27/2016 - NJ Turnpike Authority revenues beat projections in 2015, despite a record-breaking winter which required large amounts of salt and manpower to clear away snow and ice and slightly lower traffic to Atlantic City.
Plowing Through - Full Steam Ahead MyCentralJersey.com, 1/27/2016 - The March 11-14 storm known as the Great Blizzard of 1888 dumped four feet of snow on central New Jersey in just four days. … Railroads bravely tried to keep running - with disastrous results.
NJTPA approves funding for safety improvements at busy Randolph intersection NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 1/26/2016 - Morris County will receive $339,530 in federal funding to upgrade traffic signals and reconfigure travel lanes to improve safety at the busy intersection of Center Grove Road and Quaker Church Road in Randolph.
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most Associated Press, 1/26/2016. There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.
Hoboken's bike-friendly Washington St plan would squash double parking NJTPA mention
NJ.com, 1/28/16. HOBOKEN — Mayor Dawn Zimmer says a $15 million bike-friendly redesign of Washington Street will improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow, reduce accidents, and make better use of curb space for...
World Trade Center transportation hub to finally fully open NJ.com, 1/19/2016 - After months of pushing back the official opening date, Port Authority officials said the $3.9 billion World Trade Center transportation hub will fully open in March.
Improvements planned along Stagecoach Rd. NJTPA Mention
News Transcript, 1/26/2016 - Improvements are being planned for Route 524 (Stagecoach Road) in Millstone Township. Route 524, which is a Monmouth County road, is classified as a two-lane rural major collector road.
PATH service remains suspended between Newark and Journal Square Associated Pres, 1/26/2016 - Commuters who ride PATH trains are still facing problems as workers continue clearing snow drifts of 4 to 16 feet from the tracks.
Raritan Valley Rail Coalition continues to press for one seat rides to Manhattan from Somerville TAPinto.net, 1/26/2016 - New Jersey commuters have a lot riding on the future of rail service to and from New York City but finding viable solutions is as tough as finding a seat on the 5:39 p.m. out of Manhattan.
Flemington sees spike in pedestrian accidents; HART to assist NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 1/25/2016 - Last year was a banner year for Flemington in one respect, and Police Chief George Becker isn’t happy about it.
North Jersey gets moving: A look at transportation, schools as region starts the week The Record, 1/25/2016 - After being virtually shut down this weekend for the big snowstorm, North Jersey was getting back to normal on Monday, although slowly.
Federal funding will help improve county road NJTPA Mention
Union News Daily, 1/22/2016 - Union County will receive $1.1 million in federal funding to upgrade technology and improve pedestrian safety at three intersections on East Front Street, aka County Road 620, in Plainfield.
Franklin bridge rehabilitation work delayed while state finishes permits New Jersey Herald, 1/22/2016 - The start of rehabilitation work on the Franklin Avenue bridge over the Wallkill River will be delayed slightly while the state Department of Environmental Protection finishes its work on permits, the Sussex County engineering department said.
Essex County Executive DiVincenzo announces $5.7 million project to replace Berkeley Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield Jersey Tomato Press, 1/22/2016 - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. outlined plans to replace the Berkeley Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield on Thursday, January 21st. Replacing the bridge is necessary because the...
Essex County to replace Bloomfield bridge NJTPA Mention
Bloomfield Life, 1/21/2016 - Beginning the first week of February, 15 months of construction will replace the historic Berkeley Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Bloomfield Mayor...
Jersey City to receive more than $3M in pedestrian safety upgrades NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 1/21/2016 - Jersey City will see more than $3 million in pedestrian safety upgrades through grants from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
Haworth, railway close to deal on pedestrian tunnel repairs The Record, 1/21/2016 - The CSX rail company and the borough are working on a deal to renovate a crumbling pedestrian tunnel that has drawn concern in recent months because it passes under a rail line for trains carrying millions of gallons of crude oil.
Passaic County gets $3.5 million for road safety projects NJTPA Mention
Suburban Trends, 1/21/2016 - This week, Passaic County announced that it would be receiving more than $3.5 million in federal grants for centerline rumble strips along 76 miles of roadway, including 61 miles in Wayne,...
Vintage photos of streets and roads in N.J. NJ.com, 1/21/2016 - I never thought the day would come when I would have my picture taken at a traffic light. And, as one might guess, the picture was not one I smiled for.
Money tops public's concerns over Northeast Corridor improvements The Record, 1/20/2016 - A quarter century from now, should the Northeast Corridor still be using the same crumbling tunnels and bridges it has today? Or should it have bullet trains travelling at 200 miles an hour,...
NJ Transportation Planning Authority elects Peter Palmer as chairman NJTPA Mention
Atlantic Highlands Herald, 1/20/2016 - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Peter S. Palmer was elected Chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the Jan. 11 Board of Trustees meeting.
Report tells pedestrians to watch out NJTPA Mention
New Jersey Herald, 1/19/2016 - To TransOptions, it was "the observation site." To those who must use the crosswalk complex each day, it's a spot where you'd better keep your eyes open.
Tougher new law for cleaning up Port Authority on way from NJ Democrats NJ Spotlight, 1/19/2016 - Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey say a new piece of Port Authority reform legislation they’re advancing through the state Legislature offers the best hope for controlling the...
Have your say on high-speed rail line coming to New Jersey NJ.com, 1/18/2016 - Can the busy and aging Northeast Corridor be made into a high speed rail line worthy of its European counterparts? Commuters and inter-city travelers will be able to comment Tuesday about a far-reaching plan to do that.
Newark deputy mayor says city serious about selling land beneath Port Newark The Record, 1/18/2016 - The city of Newark is dead serious about selling the land beneath Port Newark out from under the Port Authority.
Jersey City tries out 'day lighting' to boost pedestrian safety The Jersey Journal, 1/18/2016 - The city is trying out day lighting — installing barriers to keep motorists from parking too close to intersections — in three locations, and city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said the city is ....
N.J. transportation funding crisis could leave local roads in a rut NJ.com, 1/18/2016 - When state officials talk about the crisis in funding for critical transportation improvement, they frequently point to a hundred-year-old railway bridge in Summit.
NJ transportation funding plan coming soon, says lawmakers NJ 101.5 FM, 1/18/2016 - Will this be the year that state lawmakers finally solve New Jersey’s transportation funding crisis?
Port Authority job not for faint of heart, past leaders say The Record, 1/17/2016 – When it comes to the Port Authority, the governors of New York and New Jersey have engineered enormous toll increases, set up slush funds and knocked down legislative attempts to curb their power.
Did a digital highway sign help your commute today? Here's how they work NJ.com, 1/15/2016 - The giant scoreboard like video signs looming over highway lanes are all over the state and their numbers are growing, but how accurate is the information on them and how does it get there?
State Senate committee advances bill to bolster oversight of Port Authority The Record, 1/14/2016 - State Senate Democrats moved to assume greater oversight over the Port Authority on Thursday, with a committee approving a bill that forces agency officials to appear before legislators twice a year...
NJ Transit's Raritan Bay drawbridge to be replaced Asbury Park Press, 1/14/2016 – For much of its 70 miles, NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line travels through backwoods and ditches on the outskirts of towns.
Christie: Tax offshore profits to fund roads The Hill, 1/14/2016 - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Thursday that corporate revenue that is stored overseas should be taxed at an 8.75 percent rate to pay for transportation projects in the nation.
Parking to the port: 5 things we learned at Baraka's Town Hall meeting NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 1/14/2016 - With the aid of a $2.7 million grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, city engineers will design and install bike lanes, curb extensions, new stoplights and intersection modifications...
Shipping company awarded $2.85 million in tax breaks to stay in Secaucus Jersey Journal, 1/14/2016 - A Japanese shipping company has been awarded $2.85 million in tax breaks to keep its headquarters and more than 100 jobs in Secaucus, the state Economic Development Authority said this week.
Placing freight squarely into the urban planning process FleetOwner.com, 1/14/2016 - One of the more interesting discussions that came out of the 95th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington D.C. this week centered on how to accommodate...
This kills more people on N.J. roads than anything else NJ.com, 1/14/2016 - Driver inattention was the top factor in fatal collisions in 2014, more than speeding and drug or alcohol impairment, according to a State Police analysis.
Uncertainty surrounds resumption of Route 94 work in Blairstown New Jersey Herald, 1/14/2016 - Construction on Route 94 is not expected to resume until the contractor, Konkus Corp., is paid the nearly $700,000 it says owed to it by the state.
COMMENTARY: Transportation bill has merit Courier-Post, 1/14/2016 - Washington’s recent delivery of a long-term national transportation funding package may well be a gift to New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure.
Road Warrior: Bicycle fatalities in N.J. defy overall drop in traffic deaths The Record, 1/14/2016 - New Jersey road deaths fell a bit less than 1 percent to 554 last year — a near record low — but those who rely on bicycles or let others drive for them won’t find much comfort in year-end fatality figures for 2015.
Tracy Morgan crash elevated driver fatigue as problem nationally NJ.com, 1/13/2016 - The driver of the tractor-trailer that slammed into a limo bus carrying actor and comedian Tracy Morgan hadn't slept for 28 hours before the accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury. And it was...
NJTPA approves $1.1 million for intersection improvements in Plainfield NJTPA Mention
Suburban News, 1/13/2016 - Union County will receive $1.1 million in federal funding to upgrade technology and improve pedestrian safety at three intersections on East Front Street (County Road 620) in Plainfield.
Which counties received millions for road imrovements? NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 1/13/2016 - Somerset and Union counties will receive millions of dollars in federal aid to improve the main thoroughfares in two downtown areas.
Intersection Upgrades Coming for East Front Street in Plainfield NJTPA Mention
TAPinto Plainfield, 1/13/2016 - Three intersections on East Front Street in the Plainfield will be getting a facelift.
NJ Transit labor fight: Is a strike, lockout on the horizon? Asbury Park Press, 1/13/2016 - A second federal labor board has ruled in favor of the 12 rail labor unions embroiled in four-year contract negotiations with NJ Transit, opening up the possibility of a rail shutdown due to strike or lockout.
Freeholder Peter Palmer to chair Transportation Planning Authority NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 1/12/2016 - Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, who has long championed regional transportation, was elected chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority during Monday's meeting of the agency's board of trustees.
Low Gas Prices In New Jersey Spark Debate Over Gas Tax Increase NJ 101.5 FM, 1/12/2016 - As gas prices keep plummeting, drivers are smiling.
N.J. rail strike, fare hike possible after fed board sides with unions NJ.com, 1/12/2016 - The clock is ticking on the second 60 day cooling-off period between a coalition of rail unions, which have worked without a contract since 2011, and NJ Transit, after a federal mediation board...
Redistricting amendment stalls but pensions, more go forward Associated Press, 1/12/2016 - Lawmakers hit the brakes on a ballot question regarding a legislative redistricting plan Monday but moved forward with proposals to ask voters to weigh in on opening casinos in northern New...
What's causing a squeeze getting on the Parkway at Exit 129? NJ.com, 1/12/2016 - A reader wanted to know what's causing a traffic squeeze getting on the Garden State Parkway north near Route 9 and the New Jersey Turnpike.
Bernardsville's Palmer named chair of transportation group NJTPA Mention
Bernardsville News, 1/11/2016 - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Peter S. Palmer of Bernardsville was elected chairman of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the organization's Jan. 11...
Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer elected NJTPA chair NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 1/11/2016 - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Peter S. Palmer has been was elected chairman of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
Monmouth County awarded $714,000 for safety projects NJTPA Mention
Atlantic Highlands Herald, 1/11/2016 - Monmouth County will receive $714,000 in federal funding to make safety improvements to an intersection in Middletown and a half-mile stretch of Stagecoach Road in Millstone and Upper Freehold.
Port Authority drops plan for cleaner trucks The Record, 1/11/2016 - Port Authority officials have backed off a plan to ban thousands of older, soot-spewing trucks from hauling cargo at the Newark and Elizabeth seaports, saying they underestimated how much money it...
Labor board decides in favor of NJ Transit workers The Record, 1/11/2016 - For the second time in a row, a board set up by President Obama to fix NJ Transit’s long-simmering dispute with its workers has decided in favor of the workers, finding that the agency’s unionized...
Trust fund money only half the battle, says New Jersey transportation chief NJTPA Mention
Associated Press, 1/11/2016 - New Jersey's acting transportation commissioner said that replenishing the state's soon-to-be-depleted transportation trust fund is only half the battle
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