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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.
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.
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