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Derailment highlights infrastructure concerns Associated Press, 4/10/2017 - When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York’s Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters.
Why is this road lane coned off for miles? NJ 101.5 FM, 4/10/2017 - You’re driving along on your merry way to work or the store, then suddenly you see it. First, the sign alerting you there’s a work zone ahead, then one lane gets coned off, forcing everybody into one lane.
Weird NJ: Ghostly train tracks of Cape May beach Asbury Park Press, 4/9/2017 - In November of 2014 the shifting sands at the southernmost tip of our state revealed something that had not been seen in decades — the rusted remains of a hundred-plus-year-old railroad track, rising from the sands like the unearthed remnants of a lost city.
Snarled commutes, squabbling agencies and Amtrak’s Penn Station responsibilities NY Times, 4/9/2017 - Commuters from the East End of Long Island to the western edge of New Jersey suffered a transportation meltdown and four days of upheaval last week — all because of the faulty maintenance of a federal railroad they may never ride.
Texting while driving? Expect a letter from the N.J. State Police NJ.com, 4/6/17. Citing an alarming spike in traffic deaths last year, police in New Jersey have taken up an "enforcement blitz" targeting distracted drivers, the state's attorney general said Thursday.
Amtrak Knew of Flaw That Caused Penn Station Derailment New York Times, 4/6/17. Two recent train derailments at Pennsylvania Station in New York that created major travel disruptions were caused by track defects, Amtrak officials said on Thursday, increasing concerns about the aging infrastructure at North America’s busiest train station.
New Jersey's Christie halts Amtrak payments after train derailments Reuters, 4/6/17. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the state to halt all payments to Amtrak and called for an investigation of the national rail operator's maintenance of tracks and other equipment after the derailment of an NJ Transit train this week.
NJ Transit boss takes Amtrak to task, while commuters cram Hoboken and Newark NJ.com, 4/5/17. NJ Transit's boss went on the offensive Wednesday, calling on Amtrak to fix the broken tracks in Penn Station New York which have caused commuting chaos since a train derailed on Monday.
Millstone residents hear details of roundabout project CentralJersey.com, 4/4/17. MILLSTONE – Monmouth County officials have informed residents about their plan to construct a roundabout in Millstone Township that will replace an intersection that continues to be a source of safety concerns.
Why New Jersey gas prices will rise 20 to 40 cents Read More: Why New Jersey gas prices will rise 2 NJ1015.com, 4/5/17. Gas prices in Jersey are on the rise along with the spring thermometer, for a number of reasons.
NJ Transit commuters to experience delays till Friday NorthJersey.com, 4/4/2017. NJ Transit commuters should expect their trips to be challenging until Friday, as workers will continue to do repair work on a second derailment at New York Penn Station in less than two weeks, officials said.
A Train Derails, and 4 Transit Systems in the Northeast Are Thrown Into Chaos NYTimes.com, 4/4/17. What began as a minor train malfunction has stymied hundreds of thousands of commuters on four major transit systems in the Northeast.
NJ Transit train derailment: How to navigate day 2 of this mess NJ.com, 4/4/17 - NJ Transit trains figure to be far more crowded than usual on Tuesday morning following the derailment at New York Penn Station on Monday that has continued to cause service disruptions.
When will this Somerset County bridge project finally be completed? NJ.com, 4/4/17. Star Ledger, 4/4/17 - A bridge that became a poster child for the construction projects that were shut down last summer after the state Transportation Trust Fund ran out of money is still prompting questions about when it will finally be finished.
What are the most dangerous jobs in New Jersey? NJ.com, 4/3/2017. Trucking and transportation in general remained the line of work that saw the most fatalities – 37 deaths, up one from the year before.
Dover launches Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign NJTPA Mention
New Jersey Hills, 4/2/2017. Coinciding with "Distracted Driving Awareness Month", the statewide "Street Smart" pedestrian safety campaign has made its way to Dover.
Check out how New Jersey will spend extra $400M on transportation NJ 101.5 FM, 4/2/2017 - The more than $400 million in additional work on transportation infrastructure possible in the next three months under a law signed last week includes many resurfacing, dredging and drainage projects with obvious short-term benefits.
Bike depots connect cyclists to mass transit The Record, 3/31/2017 - When Dan Helmick stepped off the train on a recent rain-soaked evening, his next ride for home was close, secure and dry.
'Street Smart' campaign launches in Dover NJTPA Mention
Daily Record, 3/30/2017 - To keep the community safe and thriving, the town, police, and TransOptions announced a campaign to curb pedestrian related crashes.
Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited Associated Press, 3/30/2017 - Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.
Hudson County sheriff to crack down on texting and driving in April The Jersey Journal, 3/30/2017 - The Hudson County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation to crack down on texting and driving.
Road, transit projects in each county being funded by Christie's $400M cash dump NJ.com, 3/30/2017 - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed legislation releasing some $400 million in funding for new construction projects for the state's Transportation Trust Fund.
Resident fears roadway will cause another serious accident Micromedia Publications, 3/29/2017 - HOWELL – At a recent town council meeting, a resident urged council members to act on a potentially dangerous stretch of roadway on Arnold Boulevard near the Lakewood Township border.
Statewide distracted driving campaign begins Saturday New Jersey Herald, 3/29/2017 - The statewide distracted driving campaign "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." kicks off Saturday, in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Parkway puts $1M price tag on taking exact change at new exit NJ.com, 3/28/2017 - Drivers will have a chance to convince officials at an April 4 hearing why they should be allowed to pay tolls with cash at a new Exit 125 ramp from Garden State Parkway south in Sayreville, which is proposed as E-ZPass only.
Christie signs bill to spend $400M on transportation The Record, 3/27/2017 - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed a bill authorizing $400 million in spending on transportation projects over the next three months.
What's keeping N.J. gas prices stable? NJ.com, 3/27/2017 - New Jersey entered its third straight week of stable gas prices, which included prices coming close to the $2 a gallon mark at one Central Jersey station.
Coalition opens second bike depot in New Jersey NorthJersey.com, 3/27/2017 - New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition opened a bike depot last week at Bloomfield’s Glenwood Avenue Parking Garage, steps away from the NJ Transit train station.
New bike, walking trail would link N.J.'s 2 largest cities NJ.com, 3/27/2017 - When the $480 million reconstruction of the Wittpenn Bridge is complete, the wider span is expected to improve traffic along the busy stretch between Kearny and Jersey City.
Midtown Bridge connecting Bogota and Hackensack to be replaced The Record, 2/27/2016 - Bergen County crews are replacing the Midtown Bridge, a 117-year-old span over the Hackensack River that connects Bogota and Hackensack.
Midtown Bridge connecting Bogota and Hackensack to be replaced The Record, 3/27/2016 - Bergen County crews are replacing the Midtown Bridge, a 117-year-old span over the Hackensack River that connects Bogota and Hackensack.
$400 million supplemental transportation aid OK’d in time for pothole season NJ Spotlight, 3/27/2017 - No specifics yet on what projects will be tackled; $260M to go to roads and bridges, $140M to NJ Transit.
Will NJ tighten vehicle-emission standards following California’s lead? NJ Spotlight, 3/27/2017 - Garden State belongs to coalition that has agreed to lower emission standards in step with the Golden State.
How will N.J. and Pennsylvania split bridge repair costs? NJ.com, 3/23/2017 - Now that the Delaware River bridge that connects the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Turnpikes has been repaired and re-opened, who writes the checks for the work?
Pushing to keep Trump budget cuts from derailing NJ mass-transit projects NJ Spotlight, 3/23/3017 - Lawmakers, transportation advocates argue that loss of funding would be a blow not just to New Jersey but the entire Northeast corridor.
Garden State of Mind: A weekly date on the rails The Record, 3/22/2017 - Every Friday afternoon, Steve and Denise Thorpe board an NJ Transit train in Metuchen, near their home. They transfer at Secaucus and again at Hoboken, where they board the No. 59 express through Bergen and Passaic counties to Port Jervis, New York, the final stop.
Somerset County to study future of structurally deficient bridge NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 3/22/2017 – Somerset County will oversee a study of options for rehabilitating or replacing the Picket Place Bridge in Branchburg and Hillsborough townships.
Road Warrior: A tiny step forward for Bergen light rail The Record, 3/22/2017 - Without fanfare, NJ Transit and the Federal Transit Administration jointly released a revised study explaining the regional impacts of extending the long-delayed Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system past the Hudson County border through northeastern Bergen to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
Millstone residents may air views on Scooter Corner project NJTPA Mention
Examiner News, 3/21/2017 – Residents of Millstone Township will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Monmouth County’s plan to construct a roundabout that will replace an intersection that is a source of safety concerns.
Study to assess Picket Place Bridge in Hillsborough, Branchburg NJTPA Mention
Hillsborough Patch, 3/21/2017 – A $350,000 study to look into options for rehabilitating or replacing the Picket Place (CR 567) Bridge in Branchburg and Hillsborough townships was approved by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees at its March meeting.
Port Authority finds new 'Waze' to provide traffic info NJ.com, 3/21/2017 – Commuters who use the Port Authority facilities will get information about delays and incidents faster after the bi-state agency became the first in the region to share information with the Waze traffic app.
NJTPA funds $350,000 study of Hillsborough/Branchburg river crossing TAP into Hillsborough, 3/21/2017 - Somerset County will oversee a study of options for rehabilitating or replacing the Picket Place (CR 567) Bridge in Branchburg and Hillsborough townships.
Bayonne awards 5-year contract for bike-share program The Jersey Journal, 3/17/2017 - Along with moving forward with a commercial center off of Route 440, the City Council during its meeting Wednesday night approved a five-year contract to establish a bike-share program in the Peninsula City.
Chadwick Beach Island Bridge study funding approved NJTPA Mention
Toms River Patch, 3/16/2017 - The bridge that connects Chadwick Beach Island to Route 35 on the barrier island in Toms River may be getting some needed attention after officials approved a study of the bridge in March, Ocean County officials said.
County will look into replacement options for Chadwick Island Bridge NJTPA Mention
Shorebeat, 3/16/2017 - Ocean County has received grant funding that will go toward studying replacement options for the wooden bridge which carries Strickland Avenue over a lagoon to Chadwick Island.
Could Newark's Central Avenue Bridge be replaced? Essex County Place, 3/17/2017 — NJTPA Mention
Green Brook explores creating town center myCentralJersey.com, 3/17/2017 — NJTPA Mention
Glen Ridge pushes for bike lane to Branch Brook Park NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 3/16/2017 - Members of the Glen Ridge Borough Council took a step toward potentially creating a bike path connecting the borough with other parts of Essex County.
Do trucks really get tickets for riding in the left lane? NJ.com, 3/16/2017 - Ever get annoyed by that slow moving bus or truck hogging up the left lane, especially when there are signs telling them not to be there?
Amtrak says Gateway project would mean 4-to-1 economic payback Bloomberg News, 3/15/2017 - Gateway, the $25 billion project to ease commuter congestion between New Jersey and New York, would generate $4 for every one spent, according to a summary released by Amtrak.
Why is my car shaking after the snowstorm? The Record, 3/15/2017 - This can be alarming for some who don't know the cause, and may even lead you stop at the mechanic on the way to work. But there's a fix, and it may not be what you think.
Road Warrior: Ice-cold logic for a wintry commute The Record, 3/15/2017 - If you’re like Hilary Eth, Tuesday’s snowstorm and Wednesday’s aftermath left you “amazed and upset by people who still don't clear the snow off their roofs.”
Is construction on the Harrison PATH station running behind? NJ.com, 3/14/2017 - Construction is underway and ongoing for the new eastside station "head" houses, which house stairs, elevators, escalators and turnstiles between the platform and the street.
Essex County names Irishman, Irishwoman of the Year NJTPA Mention
Bloomfield Patch, 3/14/2017 - During the afternoon ceremony, the County Executive recognized Mary Murphy, Executive Director of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, as the 2017 Essex County Irishwoman of the Year, and Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin as the 2017 Essex County Irishman of the Year.
Feds say 27 county bridges need repairs New Jersey Herald, 3/12/2017 - According to 2016 data compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, New Jersey's percentage of structurally deficient bridges (9 percent) is just slightly below the national average (9.4 percent).
NJSP to set up St. Patrick's Day DWI checkpoints Asbury Park Press, 3/13/2017 - State troopers will set up sobriety checkpoints throughout the state Friday, two of them in Monmouth County, they announced Monday.
March madness. What's causing gas prices to continue to plummet? NJ.com, 3/13/2017 - Is it the luck of the Irish, or all that winter gas that nobody wants that is responsible for gas prices continuing to go lower?
How long can NJ TRANSIT keep rolling with flat state aid? NJ Spotlight, 3/13/2017 - While overall spending would rise by roughly $1 billion under Gov. Chris Christie’s new budget proposal, there’s only flat funding to help support operations at New Jersey Transit.
The superhighway from Toms River that never was Asbury Park Press, 3/11/2017 - In the early 1970s, as the population of Ocean County started to boom, state transportation planners went to work on a proposal to build a 38-mile long superhighway between the Garden State Parkway in Toms River and the New Jersey Turnpike in South Brunswick.
Record traffic at airports push Port Authority earnings past $5B NJ.com, 3/11/2017 - Air travelers broke records last year at airports run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the fourth year in a row as the bi-state agency posted higher earnings in 2016 than it did in 2015.
$400 million in supplemental spending could smooth way to transportation projects NJ Spotlight, 3/10/2017 - Bipartisan backers of proposal say it will ease burden on local taxpayers and generate jobs in construction industry.
Public hearings set to start on long-promised Bergen Light Rail NJ.com, 3/9/2017 - NJ Transit is one step closer to honoring the 17-year old promise to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Bergen County after federal officials approved a study that will allow public hearings to be held.
Editorial: Happy trails in North Jersey NJTPA Mention
The Record, 3/9/2017 - The Garden State is getting greener. As Staff Writer Scott Fallon reported Thursday, three separate conservation projects in North Jersey are gathering steam.
Can highway video signs give you more information than they do now? NJ.com, 3/9/2017 - Should video message signs on highways add the actual distance to a particular road or exit in addition to displaying the travel time? The answer to the question isn't as easy and it sounds, officials said.
Commuters caught in Madison parking crunch New Jersey Hills, 3/9/2017 - The parking lot at the Madison Train Station on Kings Road, which daily brings working commuters to Manhattan not only from Madison but from neighboring communities, like Harding Township, is always full.
N.J. lawmakers want to block this airline from flying out of Newark Airport NJ.com, 3/8/2017 - Emirates Airline, owned by the United Arab Emirates, is about to launch flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens.
Is a NJ Transit fare hike coming down the tracks? NJ.com, 3/8/2017 - Although it's facing a flat state subsidy in the proposed fiscal year 2018 state budget, along with dropping revenues and rising expenses, NJ Transit says the FY 2018 budget will not include a fare hike.
$400M set for road and bridge work, none for NJ Transit The Record, 3/8/3017 - Senate President Stephen Sweeney unveiled a measure Tuesday to appropriate $400 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund for “immediate bridge and road repairs," addressing some of the infrastructure investments Gov. Chris Christie called for in his budget address last month but notably omitting additional funding for NJ Transit.
Jersey City seeks to reroute trucks The Jersey Journal, 3/8/2017 - Nearly three months after the driver of a tractor-trailer crashed into the Hamilton Park gazebo, the city said it is taking steps to discourage trucks from driving into the neighborhood.
Glen Ridge woman among Irish-Americans honored NJTPA Mention
Glen Ridge Voice, 3/8/2017 - Mary K. Murphy, of Glen Ridge, says St. Patrick’s Day was a major holiday at her childhood home in western Massachusetts.
Village Center re-zoning project study launched in Green Brook NJTPA Mention
TAP into Green Brook, 3/7/2017 - The Township of Green Brook last month announced it has launched a study to explore the possibilities of establishing a town center that would provide a lively, walkable and inviting spot for both residents and visitors.
Bayonne will conduct study to gauge demand for commuter ferry to NYC The Jersey Journal, 3/6/2017 - Plans for a commuter ferry from Bayonne to Manhattan are taking another step forward after a "positive meeting" with the Port Authority last week, according to a city official.
County plans repaving projects in Dover, Boonton, Boonton Township and Montville New Jersey Hills, 3/5/2017 - The Morris County Board of Freeholders Tuesday unveiled the list of county road paving projects that will target nearly 33 miles across 15 municipalities at a total cost of $9 million, in a continuation of the board’s continuing policy of maintaining and improving the county’s high quality road network
Traffic, toll revenues set record pace on Parkway, Turnpike NJ.com, 3/3/2017 - For the fifth straight year, toll revenue and traffic was up on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, exceeding projections.
Huge new Garden State Parkway bridge includes walkway spanning 2 counties NJ.com, 3/3/2017 - When the massive Garden State Parkway bridge construction project over the Great Egg Harbor is finished, the span will include a pathway allowing people to walk or bike between Atlantic and Cape May counties.
The first new marine terminal in 50 years on the Delaware River opens in Paulsboro Philly.com, 3/2/2017 - The sun shone brightly Thursday on Paulsboro, where the first ship, the Doric Warrior, was docked at the new Paulsboro Marine Terminal on the Delaware River and 55,000 tons of steel slabs were being unloaded, headed to mills in Western Pennsylvania and Indiana.
MVC puts the brakes on a proposed change for cars failing emissions test NJ.com, 3/2/2017 - A requirement that would have forced drivers to pay to have their vehicle inspected if it failed an emissions test at a state inspection station has been put on hold indefinitely, state Motor Vehicle Commission officials said.
Road Warrior: GWB turf war dates back to a wooden bike The Record, 3/2/2017 - Among other features, the plan would confine cyclists to the westbound side of the bridge and assign the shoe-leather crowd to the eastbound side.
The trillion dollar question? What will Trump's transportation plan buy? NJ.com, 3/2/2017 - In his first address to Congress earlier this week, President Donald Trump provided a broad outline of his priorities for domestic spending, including his plan to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure.
3 NJ Transit lines delayed by wind-swept debris on wires NJ.com, 3/2/2017 - Three New Jersey Transit train lines are facing delays after strong winds blew debris, including plastic shopping bags, onto overhead wires.
New Jersey area rising around transit hub lacks one thing: Its hub NY Times, 3/2/2017 - All the ingredients for a bustling downtown transit hub here are coming together: new townhouses, restaurants and big-box stores sit just off the busiest rail corridor in the country, as trains whiz by every 10 minutes or so.
Details unclear on Christie's $400M infrastructure plan The Record, 3/1/2017 - During his final budget address this week, Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $400 million supplemental appropriation in the current fiscal year to fund bridge and road repairs and to “expedite technology enhancements” for NJ Transit.
s there any relief coming at this Turnpike bottleneck? INJ.com, 3/2/2017 - Are there plans to ease traffic at a long standing New Jersey Turnpike bottleneck on the highway's western spur?
9 fantastic ways N.J. residents of the future could commute NJ.com, 3/1/2017 - We were promised flying cars in the future, but instead we may get a train that travels at the speed of sound in a tube.
Andover Twp. action on culvert could end rail service deadlock New Jersey Herald, 3/1/2017 - The station -- an open-air concrete platform with a roof and a central kiosk for ticket sales -- would be a quarter-mile away from a culvert that travels under a driveway and beside a barn on the Hudson Farm property.
Christie: $400M to fix New Jersey's roads and bridges NJ.com, 2/28/2017 - Governor Chris Christie announced a $400 million infusion of funds Tuesday to fix bad bridges, repair roads and improve NJ Transit infrastructure.
DILTS: Maximize one-two punch of transportation funding Asbury Park Press, 2/27/2017 - With such a formidable one-two punch of federal and state dollars in the near term, America may have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reposition its transportation infrastructure for the future. Now it is time that we ensure that we spend the money in the right ways.
Sixth Street Embankment aims to create “crossroads” green space Jersey Digs, 2/27/2017 - The structure itself was part of the Harsimus Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which was first built in the mid-1800s and later elevated on the Embankment in 1902.
E-ZPass reportedly coming to 5 Jersey Shore toll bridges NJ.com, 2/27/2017 - The Cape May County Bridge Commission said the move will increase efficiency and cut traffic tie-ups on the bridges.
The Sixth Avenue Bridge: Repair or replace? NJTPA Mention
The Record, 2/24/2017 - State officials came to Paterson and Prospect Park on Thursday to discuss the future of the Sixth Avenue Bridge, which was built as a "temporary" span 30 years ago and has now begun to show its age.
Landing train station roof restored to original form New Jersey Hills, 2/24/2017 - There's building restoration, and then there's historically accurate building restoration. And that's the direction the Lake Hopatcong Foundation took when it came to restoring and replacing the original ceramic tiles on the roof of the old Landing train station.
What’s wrong with NJ TRANSIT? Commuters get to weigh in NJ Spotlight, 2/24/2017 - Growing concerns about NJ Transit’s safety record and fiscal stability have led to a series of legislative hearings in recent months, but yesterday lawmakers heard from commuters themselves.
Northern Valley towns pursue 'greenway' initiative The Record, 2/23/2017 - Efforts by Northern Valley towns to turn a railroad line into a recreational trail or “greenway” that would run through six communities and connect to a New York trail are continuing to gain steam.
Cops patrolling deadly train crossing to stop commuters from tempting fate NJ.com, 2/23/2017 - Cops have been posted at a rail crossing where a man died last year in order to deter people who routinely walk across tracks when gates are down.
APM Terminals boosts investment at Port Elizabeth facility Ocean Logistics Business Review, 2/23/2017 - APM Terminals is increasing the investment on its Port Elizabeth terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey from $70m to $200m in preparation for ultra large container ships.
All aboard? Bayonne officials to meet with Port Authority to discuss ferry plan The Jersey Journal, 2/22/2017 - City officials have taken another step toward bringing a commuter ferry to the city.
NJ Transit looks to commuters to help improve communication NJ.com, 2/22/2017 - NJ Transit's big boss has hit the road to ask commuters for their suggestions about the trains and buses they ride daily.
Hoboken looks to beautify, improve safety along Newark Street JerseyDigs.com, 2/22/2017 - A new plan designed to calm traffic and beautify the streetscape is in the works for one of Hoboken’s busiest streets, and it hopes to strike a balance that will make drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists all feel more at ease when traveling the corridor.
State pre-treating of roads is eating your car, AAA warns NJ.com, 2/21/2017 - Drivers across the nation spent about $15 billion over the past five years to repair rust damage to brake lines, fuel tanks, exhaust systems and body parts which has been accelerated by a chemical used to keep roads from freezing in the winter, according to a AAA study released Tuesday.
Plans underway for statewide greenway connecting Jersey City with Phillipsburg NJTPA Mention
JerseyDigs.com, 2/21/2017 - Today, one can drive directly from Jersey City to Phillipsburg, a small town along the Delaware River across from Easton, Pennsylvania, using Interstate 78; it takes a little over an hour. However, 140 years before the highway’s construction, transportation of goods between the two communities was an arduous task.
Commuter railroads make progress installing life-saving tech The Hill, 2/21/2017 - Commuter railroads have made some progress installing a potentially life-saving train technology, though they still have a long way to go, according to new analysis from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Jamie Fox, former transportation commissioner, dead at 62 NJ.com, 2/21/2017 - A longtime Democratic strategist, respected for both his demeanor and ability to get the job done, he last worked for Republican Gov. Chris Christie as the state's transportation commissioner.
Vintage photos of Bayonne Bridge construction The Jersey Journal, 2/21/2017 - When the Bayonne Bridge opened in 1931, needless to say, it was a modern marvel.
Adults 18 - 29 wanted to discuss New Jersey's future in innovative "Set the Table!" initiative NJTPA Mention
TAP into Montclair, 2/20/2017 - Set the Table! is a new initiative by Rutgers University and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) that’s aimed at getting young adults involved in a stimulating discussion about the future of New Jersey.
Bridges to be completed this summer NJ Herald, 2/20/2017 - Two Sussex County-owned bridges, construction of which was interrupted by the Transportation Trust Fund moratorium last year, now have midsummer completion dates, according to updates released Friday by the county Department of Engineering and Planning.
Why this could be the last week for cheap gas in N.J. NJ.com, 2/20/2017 - This week for gas prices might be like the last hours of a great party that you wish could last longer, but you know is starting to wind down.
Adults 18 - 29 Wanted to Discuss New Jersey's Future in innovative "Set the Table!" initiative NJTPA Mention
TAP into Bloomfield, 2/19/2017 - Set the Table! is a new initiative by Rutgers University and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) that’s aimed at getting young adults involved in a stimulating discussion about the future of New Jersey.
Raised Bayonne Bridge roadway now open The Record, 2/19/2017 - Motorists crossing the Bayonne Bridge have a better view of the New York City skyline as of today with the opening of a new roadway 64 feet higher than the original span.
Public input sought on aging Passaic County bridge The Record, 2/17/2017 - The Sixth Avenue Bridge that connects Paterson with Hawthorne and Prospect Park was built 30 years ago and was supposed to be temporary. Now, after three decades, the state is planning to do something with the bridge.
PA passes $32 billion spending plan NJ Spotlight, 2/17/2017 - The Port Authority’s commissioners approved a $32 billion capital plan yesterday that includes significant funding commitments for top New Jersey priorities like the Gateway trans-Hudson rail-tunnel and the long-awaited replacement of the bistate agency’s aging midtown Manhattan bus terminal.
The 8 projects on which the Port Authority wants to spend $32B NJ.com, 2/17/2017 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has revised its capital plan to fund major projects, from restoring the George Washington Bridge to building new airport terminals and rail lines to airports. Here's what $32 billion buys.
Kearny Point, New Jersey’s own Brooklyn Navy Yard, grows near Newark Curbed NY, 2/16/2017 – Hugo Neu’s plan to rejuvenate six buildings and create over 2.5 million square feet of commercial space in South Kearny draws from the recent successes of Brooklyn Navy Yard and Industry City—two former manufacturing and industrial complexes that have found new life in the 21st century—while offering an alternative to the oppressive commercial rents of New York.
Montvale residents voice safety concerns over Wegmans The Record, 2/16/2017 - Residents were apprehensive about pedestrian safety at the intersections in the borough where an increase in vehicle traffic is expected once Wegmans opens in the fall.
NJ’s most-traveled crumbling bridges: Are they really safe? NJ 101.5 FM, 2/16/2017 - The American Road and Transportation Builders Association report finds 9 percent of the 6,730 bridges in the Garden State, a total of 609 bridges, are structurally deficient, which means one of more key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, are considered to be in poor or worse condition.
Adults 18-29 wanted to discuss New Jersey's future NJTPA Mention
Patch, 2/15/2017 - Set the Table! is a new initiative by Rutgers University and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) that’s aimed at getting young adults involved in a stimulating discussion about the future of New Jersey.
Route 495 lanes to be closed overnight for next 3 days The Record, 2/15/2017 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the left lanes of Route 495 westbound would be closed overnight beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 17.
Natural gas, the other alternative fuel for transportation sector NJ Spotlight, 2/15/2017 - New group hopes to stake claim to big-truck and bus markets, while electric vehicles make inroads into consumer and light-truck sector
5 big things you need to know about N.J.'s new Uber and Lyft law NJ.com, 2/15/2017 - Now that they're here to stay, here's what you need to know before you hail your next ride.
Turnpike exit 14A toll plaza construction continues The Jersey Journal, 2/14/2017 - Traffic detours will be necessary during the week of Feb. 27 at the northern end of Avenue E due to continued work on the New Jersey Turnpike 14A toll plaza construction project, according to city spokesman Joe Ryan.
How cities are integrating rideshare and public transportation Data-Smart City Solutions, 2/13/2017 - Summit, NJ has taken transit-rideshare integration a step further by undertaking a six-month, 100-person pilot program in which the city is subsidizing Uber rides to and from its transit station in order to reduce parking demand.
State will update Route 206 bypass on Wednesday myCentralJersey.com, 2/13/2017 - The DOT will hold an open public information session from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the municipal building about the plans to finish the bypass and construct a jughandle at the intersection of Route 206 and Triangle Road.
West Milford bus service on road to restoration The Record, 2/13/2017 - The township committed to restoring the weekday bus service to near 2016 levels after receiving a litany of complaints from local seniors earlier this month.
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.
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.
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