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Prieto: No estate tax deal without gas tax increase Asbury Park Press, 4/18/2016
As weather warms, motorcycle crashes spike in N.J. NJ.com, 4/18/2016
Can anything slow N.J.'s rising gas prices? NJ.com, 4/18/2016 - Drivers are in the middle of a transition period, with the switch underway to summer blend gas and the price hike that comes with it.
Road Warrior: Raising the speed limit to 65 mph has taken a deadly toll, experts say The Record, 4/17/2016 - If you fear getting run down on Routes 80 or 287 by an 80 mph lead foot, you might be as alarmed as the traffic safety researchers who published a study last week suggesting that national speed-limit policies have been hampering efforts to reduce overall road deaths.
City announces updates to Bayonne Bridge construction project The Jersey Journal, 4/17/2016 - The Bayonne Bridge construction project is moving forward, according to Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Population rebounds around train stations in N.J. The Record, 4/16/2016 - When Kevin Eleby started commuting by train to New York City in 2001, the station in downtown Paterson was nearly empty. Every morning he climbed the stairs to the platform to wait alongside three other riders. Nearly a decade passed. A few new people started showing up. Then a few more.
Christie to Dems on N.J. transportation funding crisis: You solve it NJ.com, 4/16/2016 - The governor signaled on Thursday he's content to let the state's Democratic-controlled Legislature take the lead on how to best replenish the Transportation Trust Fund before its money runs dry to do major road and trains projects this summer.
Newark mayor provides details on city's deal with Uber Associated Press, 4/16/2016 - The deal calls for Uber to pay the city $1 million a year for 10 years for permission to operate at Newark Liberty International Airport. The company also will provide $1.5 million in liability coverage for all drivers in its network.
Route 3 closure to begin tonight The Record, 4/15/2016 - North Jersey residents planning to drive into New York City on Friday night should be ready for delays and detours due to an all-night closure of Route 3 eastbound, the state transportation department said Thursday.
Asbury Park's roads to get a makeover Asbury Park Press, 4/15/2016 - Major road improvements in Asbury Park are coming soon, including the re-opening of the Sunset Avenue Bridge and the reconstruction of Fourth Avenue.
Construction to close lanes on Route 22 west for weeks NJ.com, 4/14/2016 - Construction will close lanes on Route 22 westbound over Burke Parkway for the next several weeks.
NJ Transit gets $6M for improvements to ferry boats The Record, 4/14/2016 - The federal government will give NJ Transit $6 million to overhaul the power and propulsion systems of seven ferry boats that provide service between New Jersey and New York City, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday.
Uber turned over data on 12M riders to the government NJ.com, 4/14/2016 - Uber Technologies says it has provided U.S. law enforcement agencies and regulators with six months of data on more than 12 million of its smartphone-wielding riders, roughly a quarter of whom used the ride-sharing app in New York City.
Security delays at Newark Airport expected to get worse The Record, 4/14/2016 - Anyone who has departed from Newark Liberty International Airport in recent weeks has found that long lines have returned as the short-staffed TSA struggles to cope with more stringent screening procedures and rising passenger numbers.
What's the Hoboken Hop? A bus many non-riders pay for NJ.com, 4/14/2016 - The Hoboken Hop may sound like a dance craze from back in Sinatra's day. But for the hundreds of seniors, families with kids, students, commuters and other who ride it for $1 a trip or less, the Hop is Hoboken's municipal mini-bus transit system, and, more importantly, a cheap way to get around town.
Democrats challenge Christie to share his transit plan NJ Spotlight, 4/14/2016 - The war of words comes as the state currently has no clear plan in place to extend capital funding for road, bridge, and rail-network projects beyond June 30.
Delays to DeJessa Bridge improvements NJTPA Mention
South Bergenite, 4/14/2016 - The wait to find out what improvements or changes should be made to DeJessa Bridge in Lyndhurst will be a little bit longer.
Project to eliminate Parkway bottleneck to I-280 still on track NJ.com, 4/14/2016 - Commuters who regularly use the Garden State Parkway know that the big overpass that carries Central Avenue in East Orange over the highway is a traffic jamming bottleneck.
Glen Ridge meets with agency on stair repairs Glen Ridge Voice, 4/14/2016 - Glen Ridge has had its first meeting with NJ Transit concerning the delay in the Ridgewood Avenue train station staircase project.
DOT Commish: Transportation Trust Fund won't last summer Asbury Park Press, 4/13/2016 - Facing the decision-makers behind the state's nearly broke transportation network, state lawmakers had a clear, stern message: Figure out this mess. Now.
NJ Transit's deficit shrinks, even as transportation funding uncertainty grows WNYC, 4/13/2016 - At a hearing in Trenton Wednesday, NJ Transit's interim executive director downplayed its latest deficit numbers. "NJ Transit has historically finished plus or minus over the years," said Dennis Martin. "That's just the natural course of business."
NJ Transit again facing deficit after raising bus, rail fares Bloomberg, 4/13/2016 - Six months after it raised bus and rail fares to help bridge a deficit, New Jersey Transit is about $45 million short of what it needs for the current fiscal year. Another round of higher prices isn’t being planned, Dennis Martin, interim executive director, told state Assembly members in Trenton.
Pulaski Skyway project behind schedule NJTV, 4/13/2016 - This week marks two years since the DOT closed traffic on parts of the Pulaski Skyway. And if you thought you’d be smooth sailing on the newly-laid northbound lanes by now, try again next year.
Is NJ Transit softening secrecy stance on surveillance policy? NJ.com, 4/13/2016 - NJ Transit officials said they will take a second look at whether they should publicly release the policies that govern how they collect, store and secure any audio and video recordings made from their surveillance of riders.
CSX plans more cuts in response to slower freight volume Associated Press, 4/13/2016 - CSX railroad plans to continue cutting costs this year to deal with slowing freight volume and declining profits.
Big change coming for those who fail N.J. inspection for emissions NJ.com, 4/13/2016 – Drivers will have to take their vehicle to a private inspection station to get it re-inspected, if it fails emissions testing, under changes to the vehicle inspection system that will take effect this summer, said state Motor Vehicle Commission officials.
ACLU demands NJ Transit release train surveillance policy NJ.com, 4/12/2016 - The ACLU and rider advocates are demanding that NJ Transit disclose how it handles the storage of audio and video surveillance that the agency continuously conducts on its light rail lines.
Get ready for a jump in gas prices. Here's why NJ.com, 4/12/2016 - Drivers got a small break at the pumps last week as the average price for a gallon of regular gas stayed somewhat stable, but there are some storm clouds on the horizon.
NJ Transit funds safety tech, OKs union deals Asbury Park Press, 4/12/16. NEWARK - Safety technology. New railroad tunnels. Union contracts. These have been the major issues faced by NJ Transit over the last year and steps taken by the agency's board of directors on Tuesday ensure they're moving forward.
Audible crosswalk signs coming to Woodbridge NJTPA Mention
Woodbridge Patch, 4/12/2016 - Woodbridge will be installing audible pedestrian crossing signals at several key, busy street intersections in town.
New center at Rowan will ensure better roadways Philly Voice, 4/12/2016 - The future of our nation’s highways — including heavily congested New Jersey roadways like Route 42, the Atlantic City Expressway and Interstates 95 and 295 — soon may be in the hands of researchers at a unique facility slated to go up shortly at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township.
Public invited to preview Union County Transportation Plan on April 25 NJTPA Mention
Suburban News, 4/11/2016 - Work on the new Union County Transportation Master Plan is drawing to a close, and the public is invited to get a preview of the final product at an Open House event on Monday, April 25, 5-7 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford.
Solutions for N.J. transportation crisis? Don't wake the governor | Editorial NJ.com, 4/18/16. Gov. Chris Christie continues to whistle past the graveyard, suggesting through a cabinet surrogate that the Transportation Trust Fund won't get its funding fix until lawmakers propose their own solution, while strongly implying that he's willing to watch it all unfold from the cheap seats.
Here's why Uber belongs in Newark, and here's why it doesn't | Opinion NJ.com, 4/15/16. It looks like an open war between Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and corporate officials at Uber with both parties campaigning to get what they want. Baraka is demanding Uber to "pay their fair share" by acquiring licenses to operate in the city and the airport.
NJ Transit is now recording passengers’ audio for ‘security reasons’ Geek.com, 4/14/16. Most public transportation and their stations have cameras placed throughout in order for security personnel to spot any potentially dangerous situations. While security cameras have been a staple of New Jersey Transit for a long time, they’re now going to record audio
DeJessa Bridge study expected to start next month NJTPA Mention
The Record/South Bergenite, 4/13/16. The wait to find out what improvements or changes should be made to DeJessa Bridge in Lyndhurst will be a little bit longer. An engineering firm has been selected by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to conduct a study of DeJessa Bridge, and a contract is being negotiated, according to spokesman Dave Behrend.
NJ Transit to name former Amtrak official as next executive director NJ.com, 4/4/2016 - A former Amtrak official who also worked for two major transportation consulting companies is in line to become NJ Transit's next boss, published reports said. William Crosbie, who served as Amtrak's Chief Operating Officer until 2010, is expected to be named as NJ Transit's executive director next week, said a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.
What one really expensive tunnel means to U.S. train travel Next City, 4/4/2016 - The price tag of New York and New Jersey’s Gateway Project includes much more than a construction bill.
Can anything halt the march back to $2-a-gallon gas? NJ.com, 4/4/2016 - If there is a stark indication of how high gas prices have spiked in New Jersey, consider the 7-Eleven on Routes 1&9 in Jersey City.
Our view: Walk away from proposed texting ban in New Jersey NJTPA Mention
Press of Atlantic City, 4/4/2016 - Public education would be a far better approach. Expansion of the Street Smart pedestrian-safety program coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority with financial help from the Federal Highway Administration would be useful.
Newark Airport time slots open up; competition may mean more flights, cheaper fares The Record, 4/1/2016 - Flights out of Newark Liberty International Airport are poised to become cheaper and more frequent.
Sen. Sarlo open to deal on terminal, Hudson-Bergen line The Record, 4/1/2016 - State Sen. Paul Sarlo said Thursday that he would be willing to consider supporting a smaller Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City if the Port Authority were to commit to funding an extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line into Bergen County.
Port Authority’s bus terminal, rail tunnel projects face opposition The Record, 4/1/2016 - Officially, it was a victory party. Six state senators from across New Jersey, and from both political parties, gathered in the main hall of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan on Thursday to celebrate two big wins for North Jersey commuters.
NJ to Port Authority: We're going to make sure bus terminal gets built WNYC, 3/31/2016 - Last week, the New Jersey side of the Port scored a win when it convinced the board to include a new bus terminal in its capital plan. But since then, doubts have cropped up. The new terminal has no funding and no clear path forward, and it's not one of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favored infrastructure projects.
Christie would consider 25-cent gas tax hike if overall plan is ‘fair’ NJ 101.5 FM, 4/1/2016 - The state Transportation Trust Fund, the pool of money that’s used to pay for all road and bridge projects and repairs in the Garden State, will run out of money in three months and state officials do not have a way to borrow more.
Residents hear options for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety in two shore towns Shore News Today, 3/31/2016 - Residents gathered at two information sessions held March 29 and 30 to share options and solicit input for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety in Ventnor and Margate.
Port Authority's N.J., N.Y. board members feud over repair cost for La Guardia The Record, 3/24/2016 - Governor Christie's handpicked Port Authority chairman has accused top-ranking colleagues appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of misleading the agency over the estimated cost of a multibillion-dollar plan to redevelop La Guardia Airport.
Christie: NJ Transit must close budget gap without fare hike Associated Press, 3/31/2016 - Gov. Chris Christie says a new fare hike for New Jersey Transit commuters won't be happening this year. Christie spoke Wednesday on his regular radio interview show on 101.5 FM, and said despite a projected $57 million budget gap for NJ Transit, there won't be a fare increase.
Pulaski Skyway lanes to be switched Monday, bridge to be closed over weekend NJ.com, 3/31/2016 - The lane change that was supposed to take place as part of the massive Pulaski Skyway rebuilding project at the end of 2015 is scheduled to happen Monday morning, weather permitting.
Why can't drivers use E-ZPass in Parkway exact change lanes? NJ.com, 3/31/2016 - With almost 80 percent of Garden State Parkway drivers paying their tolls with E-ZPass, there is one place where they can't use the transponder - the exact change lanes.
Lyndhurst Station improvements on track for 2016 South Bergenite, 3/31/2016 - Reconstruction and improvements planned for the Lyndhurst Station are still on track to begin in 2016. Three years ago it was announced that $22 million worth of improvements would be made to the train station on Stuyvesant Avenue.
Traffic shift on Route 1 in New Brunswick myCentralJersey.com, 3/30/2016 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced Route 1 northbound will be returned to the original traffic pattern on Wednesday as work on Route 18 Bridge over Route 1 advances.
Proposed Teterboro approach path moves noisy jets closer to schools, stores The Record, 3/30/2016 - A new flight path to Teterboro Airport, intended to reduce noise around Hackensack University Medical Center, could take jets over a half dozen schools and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood that, until now, have not had to deal with noise generated by planes landing at the regional airfield.
Some environmentalists criticize NJ's plan to drop emissions test for older cars The Record, 3/30/2016 - The state is eliminating the requirement for older passenger cars to have a tailpipe emissions test every two years, a move that has drawn criticism from some environmentalists concerned about the state’s air quality.
Commuters are driving upgrades to SafeTrip NJ traffic app NJ.com, 3/30/2016 - SafeTripNJ uses GPS and streams audio traffic updates for state highways and toll roads, based on information provided by the authority and state Department of Transportation and user preferences. The free SafeTripNJ has 36,000 users.
Wesmont train station in Wood-Ridge to open in May The Record, 3/29/2016 - Residents and elected leaders in Wood-Ridge won a long-sought victory Tuesday with news that NJ Transit will open the Wesmont train station on May 15. The station was first announced in 2008, and NJ Transit has delayed its opening at least five times since 2011.
DOT announces Route 3 closures in Secaucus: Will it affect your drive? The Jersey Journal, 3/29/2016 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced overnight lane closures on Route 3 eastbound for the next several months, as well as a series of full closures on Friday nights to repair the Paterson Plank Road bridge.
Morristown pushes street-smart conduct NJTPA Mention
Daily Record, 3/29/2016 - The town attracts thousands of visitors to its performing arts center, restaurants, bars and shops and on Tuesday officials announced a pledge to double efforts to keep pedestrians and motorists free from collisions.
‘Check your vital signs’: Morristown rolls out pedestrian safety program NJTPA Mention
Morristown Green, 3/29/2016 - Pedestrian safety is a two-way street. That's the word from officials who on Tuesday rolled out an educational- and enforcement campaign aimed at pedestrians and motorists in Morristown, where stepping off a curb can be a risky business.
Video: ‘Street Smart Morristown’ aims to remove drama from crossing streets NJTPA Mention
Morristown Green, 3/29/2016 - Ever had a close call while crossing, or driving, South Street in Morristown? These officials are hoping the one-two punch of education and enforcement can reduce accidents involving pedestrians.
Bill proposes $50 fine, possible jail time for distracted walking NJTPA Mention
NJTV, 3/29/2016 - You’ve heard of distracted driving? This is distracted walking. You see it more and more in this densely populated state.
Lakewood to Begin Pedestrian Safety Campaign This Week NJTPA Mention
Brick Shorebeat, 3/29/2016 - Officials in Lakewood, in an effort to reduce accidents between vehicles and pedestrians, have decided to participate in a two-day educational blitz this week led by the state Department of Transportation, followed by a months-long safety campaign.
Morristown Launches Street Smart Pedestrian Safety Campaign NJTPA Mention
TAP into Morristown, 3/29/2016 - The Morris County Seat is home to the latest efforts in the statewide Street Smart campaign. Speaking in the lobby of Town Hall, Morristown officials and community stakeholders kicked off Street Smart Morristown, a month-long pedestrian safety campaign that will run through April.
Could there be an all-electric bus in NJ Transit's future? NJ.com, 3/22/16- NJ Transit has low-emission diesel buses, compressed natural gas-fueled buses and hybrids in its fleet, but a reader asked if the agency has considered testing or buying electric buses.
Poll: Should PATH extension to Newark Airport be on the chopping block? NJ.com, 3/29/2016 - As Port Authority officials are grappling with funding a new Manhattan bus terminal and replacing Newark Airport's aging monorail, a proposed $1.5 billion expansion of the PATH rail line to Newark Airport could be on the chopping block.
NJ Transit to debut bigger Secaucus Junction bus station Tuesday The Record, 3/28/16 - The grand opening comes about 10 months later than NJ Transit originally planned, due largely to problems compacting soil at the site, which was once a swamp. But at $8 million, the project cost about $1 million less than projected, said Jim Smith, a spokesman for the agency.
Is another Port Authority bridge and tunnel toll hike on the way? NJ.com, 3/28/16 - Driver advocates have some advice for Port Authority officials, who might be considering a toll hike to fund $16 billion in transportation projects authorized on Thursday — don't even think about it.
Is another Port Authority bridge and tunnel toll hike on the way? Star Ledger, 3/28/16 - Driver advocates have some advice for Port Authority officials, who might be considering a toll hike to fund $16 billion in transportation projects authorized on Thursday — don't even think about it.
Bike-share spat pits Jersey City against Hoboken Jersey Journal/NJ.com, 3/28/16. A quarrel over bikes is pitting Jersey City against neighboring Mile
Square City. At issue are bicycles from Hoboken's Hudson Bike Share system that last fall began showing
up en masse at Jersey City's public bike racks.
Hudson River rail tunnel project receives funding commitment Progressive Railroading, 3/28/16. Amtrak's Gateway program, which includes rebuilding the Hudson River rail tunnel system, received commitments last week for the funding of preliminary engineering work and the creation of an executive oversight committee.
Poll: Should PATH extension to Newark Airport be on the chopping block? NJ.com, 3/27/16. As Port Authority officials are grappling with funding a new Manhattan bus terminal and replacing Newark Airport's aging monorail, a proposed $1.5 billion expansion of the PATH rail line to Newark Airport could be on the chopping block.
Still no agreement on replenishing New Jersey's dwindling fund for road repairs, transit projects Newsworks, 3/26/16. New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund is nearing the bottom of the barrel, leaving little to cover costs of needed road repairs and mass transit.Motorists and municipalities are urging New Jersey lawmakers to commit more money to transportation projects.
N.J. ranks high in close calls between drones and commercial airlines NJ.com, 3/25/2016 - More than two dozen drones were spotted in the skies over New Jersey where they weren't supposed to be, including some flying close to commercial airliners, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
Bike wars: Ordinance would penalize Hoboken’s bike program from filling Jersey City racks Hudson Reporter, 3/27/2016 – Bike pedals have been put to the metal as Hoboken and Jersey City continue to clash on the relationship of their respective bike share programs.
NJ State Police got 26,417 calls on road-rage hotline last year NJ 101.5 FM, 3/25/2016 - For more than a decade, New Jersey has made the #77 Aggressive Driver System available for motorists across the state to report risky or erratic driving.
Artifacts pile up at refurbished Waldwick Train Station Waldwick Suburban News, 3/24/2016 - The Waldwick Community Alliance’s call for contributions on its first Artifact Day, March 13, was a resounding success, according to organizers.
Transit schedules top list of Glen Ridge commuters' complaints Glen Ridge Voice, 3/24/2016 - In a survey that the Glen Ridge Voice did of local commuters in December, just over half of the responders listed "inconvenient transit schedules" as a problem on their commutes.
Three-day, Route 166 traffic shift expected Micromedia Publications, 3/24/2016 - Motorists on Route 166-Main Street in Toms River should expect traffic delays for approximately three days starting March 28, for work that will help the state roads department eventually widen Route 166.
Can a Route 10 traffic light be retimed to give local traffic a break? NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 3/24/2016 - Poor traffic light timing and sequencing can raise a driver's blood pressure faster than a signal changes from green to yellow, especially if they're waiting to cross a highway.
Poll: Do you feel safe on public transportation after the Brussels terrorist attacks? NJ.com/Jersey Journal, 3/23/16. Security yesterday was beefed up at PATH stations in New Jersey and New York after terrorist attacks in Brussels killed at least 34 at a main airport and in a subway station, The Jersey Journal reported.
Toms River joins state safety campaign NJTPA Mention
The Toms River Times, 3/23/2016 - Chief Mitch Little that Toms River will be participating in the March 2016 Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey.
Heads-up: That mobile gadget can kill you | Editorial Star-Ledger, 3/25/2016 - Just when you thought your world couldn't be more oppressed by nannyism, you may soon get slapped with a $55 ticket just for using your sacred iPhone while crossing the street.
The Port Authority's $16B spending spree includes these 6 projects NJ.com, 3/25/2016 - In what Chairman John Degnan called the most significant step for transportation infrastructure in the modern era, Port Authority commissioners green-lit $16 billion in projects Thursday.
Port Authority’s squabbles over spending go public The Record, 3/26/2016 - Anger continued to fester among top Port Authority officials Friday, as Chairman John Degnan said the agency’s executive director would have been fired from a public company had he spoken out the way he did during a heated board meeting on Thursday.
Road Warrior: Rte. 3 and 46 'kamikaze' lane to be scrapped The Record, 3/27/2016 - If you're a thrill seeker who enjoys being cut off at 50 mph or more, let me recommend eastbound Route 46, where drivers in the left lane too often realize — belatedly — that they must quickly move past you by crossing two lanes of heavy traffic to reach the entrance of Route 3 in Clifton.
NJ Transit faces $57M gap a year after rate hike The Record, 3/26/2016 - Less than a year after NJ Transit closed a $56 million budget gap by raising passenger fares 9 percent, the agency now finds itself another $57 million in the red.
Port Authority rail tunnel plan includes direct ride for North Jersey commuters The Record, 3/25/2016 - The Port Authority on Thursday committed to building a connection as part of a new Hudson River rail tunnel that, for the first time, would give North Jersey commuters a direct train ride to New York City.
Port Authority's N.J., N.Y. board members feud over repair cost for La Guardia The Record, 3/24/2016 - Governor Christie's handpicked Port Authority chairman has accused top-ranking colleagues appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of misleading the agency over the estimated cost of a multibillion-dollar plan to redevelop La Guardia Airport.
New Hudson River rail tunnels take big step forward NJ.com, 2/23/2016 - A project to build new Hudson River rail tunnels will get a $70 million boost from Amtrak and the Port Authority for preliminary work, while federal officials agreed to fast track an environmental review to buy time and save money.
Accidents trigger Flemington pedestrian safety campaign TapInto.net, 3/23/16 - Flemington has a pedestrian safety problem. Big time. The borough had more than 20 pedestrian accidents over the last six years, Police Chief George Becker announced in a press release yesterday. But as Tap into Flemington-Raritan previously reported, eight of them – including one fatality – happened last year.
We don't want your bus terminal, N.J. pols tell Port Authority NJ.com, 3/22/2016 - Democratic and Republican lawmakers are telling Port Authority officials that a new bus terminal should be built in Manhattan and not next to the rail station in Secaucus, as some authority officials have proposed.
N.J. lawmakers plan hearing on Port Authority's design competition on new bus terminal The Record, 3/22/2016 - A bipartisan group of state Senate leaders announced Tuesday that they will hold a hearing next month on the Port Authority's plans to hold a $1 million competition to design a replacement for the aging Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.
Buckle up in the back seat! NJ cops cracking down in April NJ 101.5 FM, 3/22/2016 - A new survey in New Jersey shows fewer and fewer people are using seat belts when riding in the back seat of cars despite a 2009 law requiring it.
Panel told Bergen County towns of Teterboro flight path changes last year The Record, 3/22/2016 - Some Bergen County politicians reacted with surprise earlier this month when the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was moving a busy flight path to Teterboro Airport, apparently at the last minute.
OMG, lawmaker wants to ticket pedestrians who walk and text Star-Ledger, 3/22/16 - If police catch you texting your BFF, while walking across the street, tell them you'll BRB because that message could get you a ticket. The proposed legislation was introduced the same month that a safety program was expanded to include warnings against distracted driving and walking, as safety officials and lawmakers try to keep up with technology that increasing demands our attention.
Where is Citi Bike most popular in Jersey City? NJ.com, 3/21/16. JERSEY CITY — Downtown Jersey City loves Citi Bike. The rest of the city? Eh, not so much.
New Jersey begins tackling thousands of potholes Newsworks/WHYY, 3/21/16. You don't have to travel very far to find one. Potholes are ubiquitous this time of year, and they pose a hazard for motorists. The New Jersey Transportation Department is coming to the rescue as it begins its annual repair campaign.
Weird NJ: Hoboken’s phantom bridge myCentralJersey.com, 3/20/2016. Today, one backyard along 12th Street in Hoboken is five feet wider than it was a few years ago. Because that’s when Hoboken’s “Phantom Bridge” cornerstone mysteriously disappeared.
Road Warrior: N.J. isn't listening to rear-belt warnings The Record, 3/20/2016. An observational survey by the New Jersey Institute of Technology that was released last month by the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety estimated that only 39 percent of back-seat adults used belts in 2015 compared with 44 percent in 2014.
NJ Transit trains and buses are breaking down more often, stats show NJ.com, 3/20/2016. NJ Transit trains, buses and light rail vehicles are breaking down more often, resulting in delays for commuters and snarled traffic when buses are disabled. Statistics complied by NJ Transit show that the train, bus and light rail fleet are traveling fewer miles than just two years ago before breaking down.
Port Authority’s bus-to-train transfer plan may get some takers The Record, 3/18/2016. The future of bus commuting is being debated because the current terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue is over capacity and in dire need of repair. Engineers estimate that it will have to be replaced in about 20 years.
Pothole patrols to fill holes after winter's toll NJ.com, 3/17/2016. Though the soon-to-conclude winter had less snow and frigid weather than usual, it still took its toll on the state's roads.
PATH joins list of transit systems banning hoverboards AP/NJ Herald, 3/18/16. NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail line has joined other transit systems in banning hoverboards on its trains and in stations.
Traffic alert: Work begins on Flemington Circle myCentralJersey.com, 3/17/2016. New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced a temporary traffic shift of Route 202 at the Flemington Circle for the start of a new stage in the Route 31 and Flemington Circle reconfiguration project in Hunterdon County.
Pulaski Skyway to close this weekend, DOT says Jersey Journal, 3/17/2016. The Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions this weekend for the installation of deck panels in the northbound lanes and other construction activities, state officials announced today.
N.J. residents aren't changing their minds on gas tax hike NJ.com, 3/17/2016. New Jerseyans' opposition toward a possible increase in the gas tax are virtually unchanged, even as funding for transportation dries up.
$8.2M bond approved for Millburn Complete Streets plan The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, 3/17/2016. The plan reduces the number of lanes on both Essex Street and Millburn Avenue, and prohibits left hand turns from the two thoroughfares onto Main Street. The plan also includes extensive reconfiguration of both the eastern and western intersections of Essex Street and Millburn Avenue.
Poll: NJ says 'meh' to gas tax hike Asbury Park Press, 3/17/16. NEW BRUNSWICK - While most New Jerseyans think the state should put more money toward fixing its roads and bridges, they're not willing to pay for them at the pump. According to a Rutgers University-Eagleton poll released Thursday,...
NJ lawmaker proposes fines for distracted pedestrians Politico New Jersey, 3/16/2016. Put the phone down and walk. That’s the message of new legislation that would fine pedestrians who are distracted by talking, texting, tweeting, emailing or doing, really, anything on their phones while crossing the street.
Additional safety features proposed for Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project The SandPaper, 3/16/2016. The New Jersey Department of Transportation is proposing extra work on the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project to help safeguard the many people who travel to and from Long Beach Island and the mainland via the corridor.
Proposed development of Green Brook property sparks concerns NJTPA Mention
TAP into Greenbrook, 3/16/2016 – The proposal’s initial phase would also provide approximately 7,400-square-feet of retail space along Washington Avenue with 240 apartments above.
OPINION: Don’t privatize air traffic control New York Times, 3/16/16. Some Republicans in the House have come up with a solution in search of a problem: privatizing air traffic control. Democrats, the Obama administration and sensible Republicans ought to oppose this measure, which would do nothing to improve the present, federally operated system and indeed could make it worse.
Unions set to begin voting on NJ Transit rail contract NJ.com, 3/15/2016. Members of some NJ Transit rail unions will start voting Tuesday night on the proposed agreement that averted a rail strike.
Here's how Newark wants to regulate Uber drivers NJ.com, 3/15/2016. It appears the city may be on its way toward resolving its more than month-old stalemate with Uber and other car-hailing services.
Newark mayor to feds: Port's labor unions are 'segregated' Newark Patch, 3/15/2016. Newark’s mayor is alleging that minority and female workers – in addition to city residents - are being shut out of jobs at Port Newark, one of the busiest in the nation.
Historic South Jersey home to be demolished to make way for highway project WHYY, 3/15/2016. The New Jersey Department of Transportation plans to tear down the historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House in Bellmawr as part of its nearly billion-dollar project to widen the roads where I-295, I-76, and Route 42 intersect in Camden County.
Most NJ residents oppose hiking gas-tax, but options may be even less appealing NJ Spotlight, 3/18/2016 - New Jersey residents, in poll after poll, have made it clear they do not want the state’s gas tax to go up to pay for transportation projects. Maybe it’s time to ask them to consider the alternatives.
Citi Bike ridership didn’t cool down during winter months amNY, 3/18/2016 - The expansion of 139 new docks in western Queens, Williamsburg, upper Manhattan and Jersey City, is a sign that the service is keeping up with the high demand.
Pothole patrols begin repairs across New Jersey The Record, 3/17/16. As winter draws to a close this coming weekend, work crews are fanning out across the state this week to begin repairing roads damaged by winter weather. This year’s goal for the annual road repair campaign is to fill a quarter million potholes,...
Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees Associated Press, 3/16/2016 - A Senate panel approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines gouge consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes.
NJ lawmaker proposes fines for distracted pedestrians Politico New Jersey, 3/16/2016 - Put the phone down and walk. That’s the message of new legislation that would fine pedestrians who are distracted by talking, texting, tweeting, emailing or doing, really, anything on their phones while crossing the street.
ROAD SAGE: NJ Transit strike crisis over, but funding issues remain Asbury Park Press, 3/16/16. I spent the tail end of last week holed up inside a Hilton hotel in Newark, wondering where it all went wrong. A few feet away, a gaggle of lawyers, union leaders and NJ Transit executives was quarantined in conference rooms trying to hammer out a deal.
Get ready for another NJ Transit fare increase, advocates say NJ.com, 3/15/16. Commuters and transit advocates say they believe that riders will soon be hit with fare increases to pay for the deal that averted the state's first rail strike in 30 years.
Red Bank Gets Street Smart NJTPA Mention
Two River Times, 3/14/16. RED BANK – March is time for Red Bank pedestrians and motorists to get “street smart.” As reported in January, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) selected Red Bank as one of 12 communities to participate in this round of the authority’s Street Smart NJ pedestrian/motorist safety program.
Inside the secret talks that settled a threatened NJ Transit strike NJ.com, 3/13/2016 - With the clock running out to avoid a strike set for a minute after midnight Sunday, there wasn't much hope Friday afternoon among the 20 or so negotiators in a Newark conference room that a deal could be reached.
Is Kennedy Blvd. too dangerous? NJTPA Mention
Hudson Reporter, 3/13/2016 - Hundreds of votive candles flickered on a North Bergen sidewalk across the street from Union City High School last week, where two teenagers were killed on March 5 by a car whose...
Road Warrior: Used-car dealer, others feel effect of Rte. 46 Little Ferry Circle project The Record, 3/13/2016 - Ankle-deep in mud after a rainstorm, the co-owner of Royal Cars on Route 46 seemed bewildered — even betrayed.
New Jersey gas prices rise sharply Associated Press, 3/13/2016 - AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $1.65, up 8 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.27.
NJ Transit train riders relieved, but contract still must be ratified The Record, 3/13/2016 - NJ Transit riders expressed relief Saturday that the transportation agency and its unions have reached a tentative agreement, one that appears to avoid both a fare hike and a crippling train shutdown.
2016 Street Smart campaign kicks off NJTPA Mention
myCentralJersey.com, 3/11/2016 - The 2016 “Street Smart” pedestrian safety-motorist enforcement and education campaign kicked off Friday in the township, according to a statement from the Woodbridge Mayor's Office.
If NJ Transit strike is on, commercial activity in NJ and NY will be way off NJ Spotlight, 3/11/2016 - Experts warn that a lengthy strike by New Jersey Transit rail workers, which could begin as early as Sunday morning, will undoubtedly disrupt commercial activity, with some comparing the potential impact to the aftermath of 2012’s superstorm Sandy.
NJ Future Forum Tackles Redevelopment NJTV, 3/11/16. What’s old is new again in New Jersey’s urban centers. And that’s a challenge for the aging infrastructure that supports them. “People are looking to move back into towns and cities and we don’t have a lot of room in our towns and cities,...
Will lawmakers scrap state rules limiting how long truckers can be on the road? NJ.com, 3/11/2016 - Legislation setting U.S. aviation policy also would override state rules on truckers' work hours, drawing opposition from U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and other senators who say it could contribute to driver fatigue, a top concern of federal safety officials.
Change in Teterboro Airport flight pattern raises concern The Record, 3/11/2016 - Elected officials along the Route 17 corridor from Mahwah to Rochelle Park are demanding to know why the Federal Aviation Administration did not consult local communities before changing the flight path for aircraft arriving at Teterboro Airport.
NJ Transit inks $10M deal for firm to service its growing fleet of CNG buses NJ Spotlight, 3/11/2016 - New Jersey Transit is spending up to $10 million over the next several years to keep its fleet of compressed natural-gas buses up and running.
Light rail extension, re-branding jail top Hudson County exec's 2016 wish list The Jersey Journal, 3/10/2016 - Advocating for an extension of the light-rail system across Route 440 and re-branding the Hudson County Department of Corrections are two of the county's major goals for 2016, County Executive Tom DeGise said tonight during his state of the county address.
Engineer explains what ‘structurally deficient’ means for bridges NJTV, 3/10/2016 - Contractors balanced on barges, worked beneath Hackensack’s Anderson Street Bridge — repairing corroded concrete supports eaten away by years and winter road salts.
After 2 teens die, freeholder wants end-to-end safety study for JFK Blvd NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 3/10/2016 - Hudson County should expand a federally funded traffic program to boost pedestrian and motorist safety on Kennedy Boulevard from end to end, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri urged fellow board members...
NJ Transit, unions say they would like to reach a settlement on Thursday NJ.com, 3/10/2016 - NJ Transit and union officials have both said they would prefer to reach a settlement on Thursday and avoid a Sunday morning rail strike.
Street Smart NJ launches latest round of pedestrian safety campaign NJTPA Mention
TAP into Union, 3/9/2016 - Continuing its push to lower New Jersey’s pedestrian fatality rate, the Street Smart NJ campaign kicked off its latest effort Tuesday, introducing additional partners and unveiling a new message to combat distracted driving and walking during an event at Union County College.
NJ Transit, unions warn Saturday rail riders to be home by midnight The Record, 3/9/2016 - The leaders of NJ Transit and its rail unions warned anyone planning to ride trains Saturday night to be home by midnight or make alternate plans, since a lockout or strike could start as early as...
Editorial: Wake up! NJ transportation in crisis Asbury Park Press, 3/9/16. One of the strangest pronouncements in Gov. Chris Christie’s long and winding press conference last week was repeating something he said during his budget address. The governor insists we are not facing a transportation funding crisis because...
Opinion: Long-Haul Sweatshops New York Times, 3/9/3016 - It might seem like a good time to be a long-haul trucker: More than ever, the American economy relies on hundreds of thousands of 18-wheelers to move goods across the country. But the industry is in crisis, with drivers leaving in droves because of low pay and poor working conditions.
Road Warrior: Money to combat a rising pedestrian death toll NJTPA Mention
The Record, 3/9/2016 - Just days after car crashes claimed the lives of three pedestrians in Hudson County, New Jersey officials unveiled a $500,000 federal initiative designed to curb an epidemic of walking deaths that's running ahead of near-record paces set in 2014 and 2015.
N.J. bridges among the worst in the U.S. again, new report shows NJ.com, 3/9/2016 - New Jersey last year was once again one of the 10 worst states in the nation in the percentage of deficient bridges as more than one-third of Garden State spans are in need of attention, Federal Highway Administration statistics show.
New program aims to make Elizabeth Street Smart NJTPA Mention
TAP into Elizabeth, 3/8/2016 - t the launch of the Street Smart program in the auditorium of the Lessner Building at Union County College March 8, the panel of officials were ready to discuss the importance of pedestrian safety, but for Sulisnet Jimenez, principal of School 28, it was personal.
NJ Transit strike: How did latest negotiations go? Asbury Park Press, 3/8/2016 - Just days away from a potential strike by railroad workers, NJ Transit and union officials met for hours Tuesday but reached no accord.
Street Smart kicks off safety campaign NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 3/8/2016 - Continuing its push to lower New Jersey’s pedestrian fatality rate, the Street Smart NJ campaign kicked off its latest effort Tuesday, introducing additional partners and unveiling a new message to combat distracted driving and walking during an event at Union County College.
Feds find $254M left from unspent transportation project funds in New Jersey The Record, 3/8/2016 - In the transportation equivalent of going through the couch cushions to find change, Congress told the U.S. Transportation Department late last year to go through its books and find unspent money from past earmarks that were not built or cost less than expected.
Road Warrior: Bill requires teens to do 50 hours of supervised driving The Record, 3/8/2016 - Citing steadily declining traffic fatalities and attributing them to teen decals and other Graduated Driver License reforms, safety advocates called on the Legislature on Monday to expand on these gains by boosting training programs for young drivers.
Hunterdon Freeholders Expand LINK Bus Service, Announce New Transfer Center NJTPA Mention
TAP into Flemington-Raritan, 3/7/2016 - Big changes are coming to the county’s LINK bus service. A new bus route will provide weekday service from Flemington to Raritan Valley Community College and Bridgewater Commons mall. The service will begin next Monday, March 14.
No progress between union, NJ Transit as strike deadline looms NJ.com, 3/7/2016 - Negotiations to avert an NJ Transit rail strike concluded Monday with no progress between NJ Transit and a coalition of 11 rail unions seeking to reach an agreement to keep the trains rolling, a union representative and NJ Transit said.
Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Presses for Funding for ‘One-Seat Ride’ Study TapInto.Net, 3/7/16. WESTFIELD, NJ — The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition’s efforts to fund a study the group hopes will lead to expanded “one-seat ride” train service along the line into Manhattan received a boost on Monday...
Hunterdon Freeholders Expand LINK Bus Service, Announce New Transfer Center TapInto.Net, 3/7/16. FLEMINGTON, NJ – Big changes are coming to the county’s LINK bus service. A new bus route will provide weekday service from Flemington to Raritan Valley Community College and Bridgewater Commons mall.
Lawmakers scramble for a fix on trucking omission Politico, 3/7/16. SCRAMBLING FOR A FIX: As lawmakers prepare to strike an agreement on an FAA reauthorization extension, look out for an unrelated issue that may come into play: a potential crisis looming on the horizon related to truck hours rules.
Pulaski Skyway southbound traffic shift to the northbound lanes scheduled for early April The Jersey Tomato Press, 3/7/2016 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that southbound traffic on the Pulaski Skyway is expected to be shifted onto a portion of the newly completed northbound lanes on or about Monday, April 4.
The List: 10 great New Jersey bike trails to help get you psyched for cycling New Jersey Spotlight, 3/7/16. Ocean views, picturesque towns, historic sites, and a paradise for birders are just a few of the reasons to bike or hike the Garden State. New Jersey boasts hundreds of miles of bike trails and routes around the state,...
Route 46 road work will affect traffic Parsippany Focus, 3/6/2016 - The work will consist primarily of the resurfacing of Route 46 with minor curb and utility improvements on the eastbound side from Hill Road to Columbus Way (next to Exxon/Wendy’s) and westbound from Columbus Way to Fox Hill Road in Mountain Lakes.
Route 206 to reopen after temporary repairs completed on Stony Brook Bridge Princeton Packet, 3/6/2016 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced that Route 206 in Princeton will reopen at 8 p.m. Sunday March 6, after the completion of emergency repairs to the bridge over Stony Brook.
What to expect if trains stop running in New Jersey Associated Press, 3/6/2016 - As the deadline for what would be New Jersey Transit’s first strike in more than 30 years looms next weekend, commuters are left to ponder the imponderables, such as traffic backups...
NJ Transit says new offer on table to avert rail strike NJ.com, 3/4/3016 - When NJ Transit and rail union officials sit down Friday with federal mediators in Washington D.C., the two sides will talk about a new offer on the table from the agency that could avert a March 13 strike or lockout.
Preparing for the worst: agencies, public face possible NJ Transit rail strike The Record, 3/5/16. If NJ Transit’s rail workers strike next week, Patrick McManus has his plan figured out. On the other side of the spectrum is Amtrak, the national rail service that routinely runs trains from Newark Penn Station to Manhattan,...
360-Degree video inside New York’s $4 billion WTC train station Bloomberg, 3/4/2016 - Downtown Manhattan got a new architectural landmark on Thursday.
‘Engaged’ Christie won’t ‘give away store’ at New Jersey Transit strike talks NJTPA Mention
NJ Spotlight, 3/4/2016 - As commuters across the state reluctantly gear up for a possible New Jersey Transit rail-worker strike in less than two weeks, Gov. Chris Christie yesterday said that he’s personally engaged in the labor dispute and is hoping to head off a work stoppage.
$8.2 million bond introduced for Millburn street program The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, 3/3/2016 - The Complete Streets program is intended to enhance pedestrian safety, implement traffic-calming measures and promote the economic vitality of the downtown business district.
Dealing with aggressive drivers Suburban Trends, 3/3/2016 - This coming May will mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of a New Jersey law known as Jessica’s Law. Aimed at curbing aggressive driving and road rage, the law has ramped up ...
Route 7's 'other' bridge project hasn't been forgotten NJ.com, 3/3/2016 - Sometimes a big bridge project like rehabilitating the Pulaski Skyway or building a new Route 7 bridge overshadows projects to rebuild other bridges that are just as important to drivers who use them.
Possible N.J. Transit train strike raises anxiety among commuters NY Times, 3/2/2016 - Faced with the possibility of a rail strike starting next weekend, New Jersey commuters are increasingly worried about a shutdown that could paralyze the region and send them scrambling to find a way into New York City.
NJ Transit to announce contingency plans for possible rail strike NJ 101.5 FM, 3/2/2016 - With the possibility of a rail strike looming, NJ Transit announced that it will present a contingency plan Thursday that will be put into effect in the event of a work stoppage this month.
U.S. airlines vie for Cuba flights; Havana top destination Associated Press, 3/2/2016 - U.S. airlines are looking to serve Cuba primarily from their large hub cities, with Havana being the most popular destination.
Life after a driver’s license for senior citizens Suburban, 3/2/2016 - Elderly drivers in New Jersey have been a major topic of discussion in recent years. As an aging population in the most densely populated state continues to travel on increasingly congested...
NJDOT acquires multiple properties for Route 3/46 interchange project Passaic Valley Today, 3/1/2016 - Properties along Route 46 east and west have been acquired for a state project that will widen the highway where it meets with Route 3 in an effort to create a safer traffic merge.
Motorists aren’t too ‘revved up’ about self-driving cars, survey shows NJ 101.5 FM, 3/1/2016 - A new AAA survey finds three out of four drivers are afraid to ride in a vehicle that drives itself. But many in the survey would, or already have, embraced some of the technology in the overall self-driving vehicle package.
Report proposes $49K fine for Newark airport hangar collapse Associated Press, 3/1/2016 – A New Jersey company faces a proposed $49,000 fine for the collapse of a hangar at Newark Liberty Airport last fall, according to a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration report issued Tuesday.
ROAD SAGE: Laurence Harbor Parkway detour open Asbury Park Press, 3/1/2016 - In May 2015, New Jersey Turnpike Authority crews began work to replace the Matawan Road (colloquially known as the Laurence Harbor Parkway) bridge over the Garden State Parkway,...
Decoding the change to letters on N.J. license plates NJ.com, 3/1/2016 - The alphabet soup of what letter appears first on some license plates has been stirred up and a sharp eyed reader wants to know why.
Passaic County creates pocket park in Paterson’s Stoney Road section Paterson Times, 3/4/16. After closing down a dangerous stretch of Barnes Street near Grand Street in the Stoney Road section, the Passaic County government spent $14,000 to create a pocket park called the...
Hackettstown marching toward pedestrian safety, police say NJTPA Mention
The Express-Times, 3/1/2016 - Looking to combat New Jersey's rank among the nation's most dangerous states for pedestrians, Hackettstown police on Tuesday are launching a pedestrian-safety initiative.
Democrats get behind ‘tax fairness,’ hoping Christie will back gas-tax hike NJ Spotlight, 3/1/2016 - The push for a bipartisan deal on transportation funding comes as the state’s latest five-year spending plan for road, bridge, and rail-network improvements will expire on June 30.
Rock bottom Jersey gas prices hang on, but for how long? NJ.com, 2/29/2016 - Like that scene in a movie where the governor grants a last minute stay of execution to an inmate on death row, cheap gas prices got a brief reprieve in New Jersey.
NJ out of funds for road, bridge work Associated Press, 2/29/2016 - New Jersey has reached its borrowing limit for new road and bridge repair work, according to a debt report released Friday by the state.
Repairs to N.J.'s oldest bridge force extended closure of Route 206 NJ.com, 2/28/2016 - The state Department of Transportation announced Sunday that repairs to the state's oldest bridge over Stony Brook in Princeton will continue into this week forcing the closure of Route 206.
Road Warrior: Test your grasp of road safety strategies The Record, 2/28/2016 - The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety offered up some disturbing news last week when it released a poll showing 87 percent of drivers were either distracted or engaged in one of the following violations...
WTC transit hub's unique tribute to 9/11 victims NJ.com, 2/26/2016 - The new World Trade Center transportation hub sits askew compared to the other buildings on the Lower Manhattan site, and the reason lies in a design feature meant to honor the victims of 9/11.
Amid construction, Salem Hill Road has new traffic pattern Micromedia Publications, 2/26/2016 - Traffic changes approved more than a year ago took hold at Salem Hill Road westbound and Route 9 recently, as a nearby commercial site’s opening is expected to impact traffic.
Open house on Rt. 529 transit, pedestrian and bicycle access in Edison NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 2/26/2016 - The Middlesex County Office of Planning and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will host the second public open house on the Route 529 Corridor, to determine possible improvements to the area.
Uncertain funding, looming strike could mean rough road for New Jersey Transit NJ Spotlight, 2/26/2016 - Run the numbers and – despite a sizable subsidy in the budget plan – NJ Transit could be facing a $60 million deficit.
Transportation Trust Fund is priority, Menendez says at Walk to Washington dinner NJ Biz, 2/25/2016 - Ask supporters of replenishing New Jersey's depleted Transportation Trust Fund, and you'll get a number of reasons for why fixing it should be a top priority.
Lyft says Newark ban violates NYC taxi commission codes Politico NJ, 2/25/2016 - Lyft, the ride-hail app that along with Uber is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the city of Newark over access to Newark Liberty International Airport, is pursuing a seemingly novel legal claim...
Buy rail passes like normal because we have a strike plan, NJ Transit says NJ.com, 2/25/2016 - NJ Transit officials are telling rail commuters to buy their March monthly passes like normal, while assuring them a plan is in place to compensate them for unused fares, in case rail workers strike or are...
Newark mayor takes on Port Authority: Forms watchdog, seeks wage hikes The Record, 2/25/2016 - Newark’s airport and seaport don’t belong to the Port Authority or to the State of New Jersey, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka told a crowd of almost 100 union employees on Wednesday. “The property is...
That's the ticket: Legislators want to stop arresting drivers over parking offenses NJ.com, 2/25/2016 - Under current practice, drivers end up getting handcuffed regularly for offenses they're not even aware of.
Assemblyman wants a train stop in Maywood Community News, 2/25/2016 - Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Michael Lysicatos, assistant director of planning and economic development in Passaic County, recently presented to the Maywood Council their desire to have a...
Road Warrior: Crackdown on deadly flying ice widens The Record, 2/25/2016 - When Michael Eastman was killed in a crash on icy Route 17 in Paramus, his 15-year-old daughter struggled to make sense of the bizarre tragedy.
West Milford officials want in on commuter train discussions AIM West Milford, 2/25/2016 - With the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and governing bodies of some county towns already passing resolutions voicing support to restart passenger train service on the New York Susquehanna and...
State funding acquired for walking trails in Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake Pascack Valley Community Life, 2/25/2016 - The state approved $1.1 million to go toward recreational trail projects statewide, including walking trails in Woodcliff Lake and Park Ridge.
Street Smart campaign resumes in Metuchen and Woodbridge NJTPA Mention
Sentinel, 2/24/2016 - For years, Metuchen has been a model in pursuing and pushing forward on pedestrian and motor vehicle safety initiatives, from the pedestrian orange flags at crosswalks to the recent reduction of the speed limit on Grove Avenue.
Profile: Life in the bike lane yields unique view of safety, business, commuting NJ Spotlight, 2/24/2016 - For Cyndi Steiner, executive director of New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, cycling is both passion and profession.
Transportation is critical to Hunterdon's future, freeholder says NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 2/23/1016 - Hunterdon County Freeholder Matt Holt has been re-elected to the executive committee of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
County Exec. DeGise: Raise gas tax to replenish Transportation Trust Fund Hudson County View, 2/23/2016 - Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said raising the gas tax could help replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) at the Hudson County Alliance for Action breakfast.
Metro-North braces for possible NJ Transit strike The Journal News, 2/23/2016 - Metro-North Railroad is bracing for a possible NJ Transit strike, the effects of which would be felt into Rockland County.
No grand opening planned for $4 billion transit hub New York Times, 2/23/2016 – The ceremonial groundbreaking for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in 2005 drew in the federal transportation secretary, four United States senators (Hillary Clinton among them), the...
Newark's ban on Uber at airport, train station is back on NJ.com, 2/23/2016 - It was on and then apparently off, but it appears Newark's attempt to ban Uber and other ride-sharing company at city transit hubs is here to stay.
Pulaski Skyway roadway half done, state will revisit schedule in spring NJ.com, 2/23/2016 - State transportation officials say work to install a new bridge deck on the Pulaski Skyway is past the halfway point, although a planned swap of southbound traffic to new pavement on the northbound lanes...
Winds of change are grounding drone sales The Record, 2/23/2016 - For most of 2015, Ron Bosco sold so many drones he could hardly keep up. His hobby shop, Cruizin’ with RC’s in Waldwick, was selling a few drones a day. Then, on Dec. 14, the Federal Aviation...
New speed limits posted in Hackettstown Daily Record, 2/22/2016 - The new speed limits were based upon the results of a speed limit investigation conducted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Traffic Engineering and the...
Letter: Failure to win flood grant inexcusable Asbury Park Press, 2/22/2016 - For New Jerseyans, who suffered more heavily from the ravages of superstorm Sandy than the residents of any other state, last month’s announcement of federal disaster resilience grants by...
Possible NJ Transit strike nears, 33 years after last one NJ.com, 2/28/16. A new commuter agency that wanted to impose its work rules on freight railroad employees who came to work for it was the reason for NJ Transit's first strike in 1983. If rail workers walk-off the job on...
Can NJ Transit help these commuters avoid a time-sucking wait? NJ.com, 2/25/16. Can the schedules of a River Line light rail train and Northeast Corridor train align so that commuters can make a connection and avoid a 20-minute wait in Trenton.
Governor nominates leader for broken transportation department NJ Today, 2/24/16. Governor Chris Christie nominated Richard T. Hammer, of Upper Freehold Township in Monmouth County, for commissioner of the Department of Transportation. Hammer has been acting...
Roundtable Focuses on NJ’s Transportation Future NJTV, 2/22/16. Former Gov. Jim Florio was among those at an NJ Spotlight roundtable on New Jersey’s transportation future, wondering how Gov. Christie could downplay the lack of a definite future funding source for ...
Trans-Hudson Tunnel a Go With $300B Transportation Bill Curbed NY, 2/22/16. The new $300 billion, five-year transportation bill , could provide a major boost to
the construction of the new Hudson River tunnel, the New York Times reports. The new bill, which was...
Americans drive 3.1 trillion miles in 2015, a new record Associated Press, 2/22/16 - The government says driving in the U.S. hit a new record in 2015 of 3.1 trillion miles. The previous record was 3 trillion miles set in 2007, before the recession led to a sharp reduction in driving.
Beyond the crisis: Exploring the future of the state's Transportation Trust Fund NJ Spotlight, 2/22/2016 - Often lost in the ongoing debate over renewing New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund – which is on course to run out of money by this summer – is what the long-term vision should be for the state’s transportation network.
Hackensack named an official transit village by N.J. transportation department The Record, 2/17/16. After two years of work, Hackensack has finally been named an official transit village by the New Jersey transportation department, the city announced Wednesday. The designation will make it easier for ...
If NJ Transit workers strike, can they be ordered back to work? NJ 101.5, 2/21/2016 - As a strike date looms, NJ Transit and a coalition of 17 rail unions will be back at the bargaining table this week to continue their battle over contract negotiations.
Kelly: Who pays the price? The Record, 2/21/2016 - A repair crew recently descended on a nondescript bridge over the Hackensack River. This was big news. While only 100 yards long, the Anderson Street Bridge, which joins 84,000 residents of...
New Jersey gets none of $10M in federal rail safety funding Associated Press, 2/21/16 - New Jersey is receiving none of the $10 million of federal money awarded to improve safety on rail lines that carry oil. The administration of Gov. Chris Christie had sought some funding from the...
NJ Transit boss blasts federal strike settlement proposal NJ.com, 2/20/2016 - NJ Transit's interim boss sharply criticized a federal labor panel’s recommendations to settle a contract with union rail workers, calling the proposal for "platinum level" health benefits "unreasonable and excessive."
Blizzard put dent in Port Authority toll revenue, snow overtime budget NJ.com, 2/20/2016 - The blizzard that smacked New Jersey in January put a $50 million dent in Port Authority revenues when the area's bridges and tunnels were forced to close, while eating up 50 percent of the overtime...
N.J. won't get federal funds to improve safety on rail lines carrying oil tankers The Record, 2/19/2016 - Despite the millions of gallons of volatile crude being transported through the state by train, New Jersey will receive none of the $10 million awarded by the federal government Thursday to improve...
Agencies won't uphold ban on Uber, Lyft at Newark airport NJ.com, 2/19/2016 - Officials announced Friday that they would not prevent ride-sharing firms from operating at Newark Liberty International Airport, days before a ban announced by the city prosecutor was due to take effect.
N.J. gas tax hike of 10 cents per gallon needed to fix roads, experts say NJ.com, 2/19/16. The state gas tax would have to be increased by at least 10 cents to pay off debt and finance reconstructing roads, rebuilding bridges and rehabilitating transit projects, said experts at a transportation forum held today.
Road Warrior: Shortcut to disaster; risky walk from bus stop across Rte. 46 proves fatal The Record, 2/19/2016 - For the 18th time this year, a pedestrian was run down and killed in a heartbreaking crash along a New Jersey roadway — this time as he crossed Route 46 from an NJ Transit bus stop in front of...
Transportation survey almost ready for distribution for Glen Rock residents Glen Rock Gazette, 2/19/16 - A survey to gauge interest in the resumption of a commuter shuttle service within Glen Rock is being readied for circulation, according to Mayor Bruce Packer.
Seaside Heights-bound motorists asked to use alternates to Route 37 eastbound Shore News Network, 2/19/2016 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation is advising motorists who are driving to Seaside Heights for special events between now and May to seek alternative routes other than Route 37 eastbound/Mathis Bridge.
Is Christie making plans behind the scenes to fix transportation fund? NJ Spotlight, 2/18/16. Search for firm to handle financing may signal willingness to reach a bipartisan deal on source of needed revenues. Gov. Chris Christie told lawmakers during his budget address earlier this week that...
PATH finds place away from flood waters to store its trains NJ.com, 2/18/2016 - Port Authority officials approved spending a total of $87 million to expand a train yard to prevent PATH rail cars from being damaged by flood waters and to replace an escalator in Exchange Place station...
No Transportation Trust Fund plan in Christie's 2017 budget Asbury Park Press, 2/17/16. TRENTON - Though the state's Transportation Trust Fund will run dry in 135 days, the state's 2017 budget doesn't include any plan to replenish it. In his annual budget address before the...
Port Authority to launch design contest to replace bus terminal The Record, 2/18/2016 - The Port Authority will launch an international design competition in the next week to replace the agency’s ailing Midtown Manhattan bus terminal.
Bikes and cars will have to share Hoboken's main drag NJ.com, 2/18/2016 - Responding to concerns of local businesses, the Hoboken City Council Wednesday night approved what it called a "compromise" Washington Street redesign plan that includes a stretch of unprotected...
Uber drivers steering clear of Newark Penn Station, airport after city’s warning The Record, 2/18/2016 - North Jerseyans who have discovered how easy it is to use the Uber app to catch a quick lift to and from the airport may soon find it harder to get those rides.
Congressional delegation urges NJ Transit to avert strike NJ 101.5, 2/18/2016 - The letter calls NJ Transit service a “vital access point” for almost 300,000 commuters who use its trains and said that any job action would deal a “major blow” to the New Jersey economy, leaving those...
Fine Print: Getting New Jersey on the road to cleaner-running vehicles NJ Spotlight, 2/18/2016 - Bill would establish clean-vehicle commission to promote proliferation of low- and zero-emission cars and trucks.
Woodcliff Lake to assess cost breakdown for bridge work Pascack Valley Community Life, 2/18/2016 - The borough will be reviewing its tax maps, title records and other documents of the Wierimus Lane Bridge to determine how much of the $325,000 repair bill it will be responsible for.
Dinky riders lose 2 appeals in longtime Princeton train feud NJ.com, 2/18/2016 - A state appellate court has rejected two appeals from a group of commuters who are fighting Princeton University over the placement of the local train station known as the Dinky.
Millburn parents call for pedestrian safety around schools The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, 2/18/2016 – The recently-formed committee brings together representatives from the district’s seven schools to discuss initiatives under the state Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes...
Oradell Council looks to improve infrastructure through grants Town News, 2/18/2016 - Marlene Casey, the president of Capital Alternatives, said the Department of Transportation (DOT) will roll out its federal program, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) within the...
Senior busing in Saddle Brook expanding Community News, 2/18/2016 - The cost of the expanded bus schedule is $4,500 per year as the part-time bus driver received an additional four hours on his schedule to transport the seniors between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Glen Ridge commuters compete for car, bike parking Glen Ridge Voice, 2/18/2016 - A recent survey of commuters done by the Glen Ridge Voice indicated that a number of commuters were concerned about a lack of parking spaces, both for cars and bicycles, near the train station.
Fewer bridges need repairs, but task still monumental USA Today, 2/18/2016 - Nearly 10 percent of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient last year and needed repairs, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association reported Thursday.
Pulaski Skyway shutdown to extend past deadline NBC 4 New York, 2/17/2016 - Two years after it was shut down for repairs, creating a nightmare for commuters, the Pulaski Skyway won't be ready to fully reopen to traffic for at least another year, NBC 4 New York has learned.
Freeholders hire economic director; Walton questions government's role NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 2/17/2016 - County freeholders voted at their meeting Tuesday to hire Marc Saluk as development director of their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) program. He’ll be paid $105,000 a year.
Health insurance is sticking point in NJ Transit negotiations NJ.com, 2/17/2016 - Health care insurance is the biggest hurdle to a new labor agreement between NJ Transit and rail unions as the clock ticks down to a March 13 deadline, when workers can strike or management can lock them out.
Some North Jersey Cubans excited about possibility of returning to Cuba after flight deal The Record, 2/16/2016 - After the agreement was signed, the U.S Department of Transportation opened bidding by American air carriers on as many as 110 U.S.-Cuba flights a day. Currently, all flights operating between the countries are charters.
Lakewood seniors oppose busing aid Asbury Park Press, 2/16/2016 - Opposition is rising to what seemed over the weekend to be a possible quick-fix to the courtesy busing crisis.
The latest reasons we're saying so long to super-cheap gas NJ.com, 2/16/2016 - The brakes are on, slowing the downhill ride of gas prices we have been enjoying the past several months. Unfortunately, the dropping cost of wholesale gasoline, also know as RBOB, prompted production cuts at oil refineries.
Historic Waldwick train tower is restored The Record, 2/16/2016 - The NJ Transit locomotive slowly nosed into the little rail yard here at 3:15 p.m. Monday, pulling behind it six passenger cars with darkened windows. Its arrival was nothing special, except that...
Christie, lawmakers disagree over N.J.'s transportation system 'crisis' The Record, 2/16/2016 - Thirteen months after a member of Governor Christie’s cabinet ordered the emergency closure of highway bridges across North Jersey due to a “crisis” in the state’s Transportation Trust Fund, Christie...
What planners of Brooklyn-Queens streetcar line can learn in New Jersey New York Times, 2/15/2016 - Just across the Hudson River, traveling from Bayonne through Jersey City and Hoboken to Weehawken, the thriving Hudson-Bergen Light Rail first opened more than a decade ago and now...
Analysis: Discord grows over bus terminal The Record, 2/15/2016 - The Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street isn’t just depressing and overcapacity, it’s falling apart. But, as with many things related to the massive transportation agency, the project to build a...
Many in NJ would pay more at the pump for better roads, survey shows NJ 101.5, 2/15/2016 - Would you be in favor of raising the gas tax in New Jersey, if the money only went to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund and used to repair the state’s crumbling roads and...
Burst water pipe blamed for Grand Central power outage Associated Press, 2/15/2016 - Authorities are blaming a burst water pipe for a power outage that closed businesses at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
Repairs, traffic restrictions to begin on bridge linking Teaneck and Hackensack The Record, 2/15/2016 - Traffic across the Anderson Street Bridge, the primary connection across the Hackensack River between Teaneck and Hackensack, will be restricted for repairs from Tuesday until June 28, officials said Wednesday.
Looming NJ Transit rail strike could cause commuter chaos NJ 101.5, 2/14/16. New Jersey Transit and 11 rail unions head back to the bargaining table this week, trying to avert a strike that could start the second weekend in March. If rail workers do walk out, New Jersey commuters...
Road Warrior: Where are red-light camera findings? The Record, 2/14/2016 - Thirteen months have passed since cameras were turned off in 24 towns that used them to catch red-light runners at 73 intersections, yet the final report from those in charge of this unfortunate, five-year experiment is still buried.
Do you support raising N.J.'s gas tax? Most drivers do, with a catch NJ.com, 2/13/2016 - More drivers say they support increasing the state gas tax than they did two years ago if they're guaranteed the money will be spent wisely on transportation projects and not diverted for other uses, according to a new AAA poll.
N.J. lawmakers join Christie call for Obama to OK disaster aid for snowstorm NJ.com, 2/13/2016 - A day after Gov. Chris Christie sought federal disaster aid to help cover the costs of January's winter storm, the entire 14-member New Jersey congressional delegation asked President Barack Obama to approve his request.
NJ Transit shields probe’s findings; agency won’t say if Sandy program had fraud, waste The Record, 2/13/2016 - Independent investigators found problems with how NJ Transit runs a $100 million program to improve weather resilience after Superstorm Sandy, problems that could lead to waste, fraud and abuse.
Neighborhood off Aldrich to get stop signs Micromedia Publications, 2/12/2016 - HOWELL – A neighborhood that once petitioned officials to add stop signs now has an ordinance to make it official.
$4.9M federal grant for Ortley Beach roads Micromedia Publications, 2/12/2016 - A $4.9 million federal grant will help pay to repair roads in Ortley Beach and the northern beaches of Toms River that remain damaged from Superstorm Sandy.
Ridership has doubled on N.J. cross-county bus and 1 stop is booming NJ.com, 2/12/2016 - Ridership has doubled on a Gloucester County shuttle service since it launched last year and the most popular stop sits in the heart of one of the county's biggest growth areas.
22 miles of road paving coming to 16 Morris towns Daily Record, 2/11/2016 - The Morris County Board of Freeholders have announced $7.3 million in county road paving projects, targeting 22 miles in 16 different municipalities, the third consecutive year the board has worked to improve the county’s road network.
Ocean County prepares for road projects Micromedia Publications, 2/11/2016 - Portions of Ocean County roads in three municipalities are expected to get improvements under the county’s first road overlay contract of 2016. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders...
The Road Warrior: Jersey commute gets more irritating The Record, 2/11/2016 - Suspicions confirmed. Commuting in New Jersey is getting worse. Those who drive the Garden State’s 39,000 miles of roadway have known this for years, but leave it to AAA Northeast to quantify the...
Warren County freeholders OK public transit grant; Project is designed to improved transportation along the Route 31 corridor WFMZ, 2/11/16. WHITE TWP., N.J. - Warren County freeholders moved forward Wednesday on a long-term transportation project. Freeholders Jason Sarnoski and Edward Smith authorized an innovation grant agreement...
Back in NJ, will Christie cut deal on transportation trust fund, gas tax? NJ Spotlight, 2/10/16. Governor’s recent remarks on campaign trail indicate he won’t raise gas tax, but lawmakers think the topic is on the table. Now that Gov. Chris Christie has ended his bid for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination...
Hudson tunnel project takes small step forward The Record, 2/11/2016 - The project to build a new train tunnel under the Hudson River took a baby step forward Wednesday when the board members of NJ Transit voted unanimously to hire consultants to study the tunnel’s environmental impacts.
Unions and NJ Transit resume talks to avoid March strike NJ.com, 2/11/2016 - NJ Transit and rail unions will be back at the negotiating table next week, continuing talks in an attempt to avert a March 13 strike.
How NJ Transit plans to keep trains running during a blackout NJ.com, 2/11/2016 - The first steps to building a back-up power system to keep sections of NJ Transit's busiest rail lines running, after a blackout or storm knocks out electricity, were taken by NJ Transit's board Wednesday.
Back in NJ, will Christie cut deal on Transportation Trust Fund, gas tax? NJ Spotlight, 2/11/2016 - Now that Gov. Chris Christie has ended his bid for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, all eyes in Trenton are focusing on what he plans to do about New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund, which is deep in debt and on course to run of money in June.
$10M sale of trackside property in Somerville paves the way for 31-acre NJ TRANSIT village TAPinto.net, 2/10/2016 - A long-dormant agreement to develop 31 acres adjacent to the Somerville Train Station was approved by NJ TRANSIT Wednesday morning, jump starting a massive project that will create a mixed-use...
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Daily Record, 2/10/2016 - NJ Transit announced Wednesday that it is banning the use or transportation of hoverboards on all trains, buses, light rail and Access Link vehicles, effective immediately.
New Jersey bill could benefit drivers with drug allergies Land Line Magazine, 2/10/2016 - A bill on the move in the New Jersey Assembly is intended to benefit truck drivers and motorists in the state with drug allergies, such as penicillin.
Construction begins on Route 80 ramp from Route 46 in April NJ.com, 2/10/2016 - A major bridge demolition and reconstruction project will close the Route 80 ramp from Route 46 starting in April, according to the state Department of Transportation.
NJ congressional delegation wants more federal funds for transit-system repairs NJ Spotlight, 2/10/2016 - Request to Department of Transportation indicates that NJ Transit needs almost $470 million to fix damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Aging Two Bridges Road bridge to be sidelined by new structure The Record, 2/9/2016 - Using its right of eminent domain, Passaic County has moved to acquire several tracts of land at the confluence of the Passaic and Pompton rivers as part of the Two Bridges Road bridge project.
Officials advise Montclair partner with Meadowlink for senior transit Montclair Times, 2/9/2016 - In sheer constancy, complaints about transportation are probably second only to the weather. While to some it represents mere small-talk, for Katie York it has become a cornerstone of her job.
Hobokenites reject bike lanes, embrace double parking NJ.com, 2/9/2016 - One after another after another, Hoboken residents and business owners packing City Hall Monday night said bike lanes just weren't right for Washington Street.
NJ congressional delegation wants more federal funds for transit-system repairs NJ Spotlight, 2/9/16. A request to Department of Transportation indicates that NJ Transit needs almost $470 million to fix damage from Hurricane Sandy. In a bid to pry more aid from the federal government, New Jersey’s...
Seastreak changes Monday night schedule due to ferry issues NJ.com, 2/8/2016 - Seastreak ferry officials said Monday night's schedule will be changed due to two vessels being out of service, but each will be replaced by smaller ferries.
Bloomfield bridge reconstruction delayed two weeks Bloomfield Life, 2/5/2016 - The reconstruction of Bloomfield's Berkeley Avenue Bridge, originally set for this week, has been rescheduled to start Monday Feb. 15, according to an Essex County government spokesman Anthony Puglisi.
The ‘Complete Streets’ Initiative is, Well, Complete Tapinto.net, 2/3/2016 – Millburn’s Township Committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss and present the Complete Streets Initiative. The ambitious plan was conceived a year ago as a revitalization plan for downtown Millburn.
Our trip to work is getting worse and our roads stink, N.J. commuters lament NJ.com, 2/8/2016 - About 20 percent of NJ Transit riders said they were considering ditching mass transit in favor of their cars, which would flood the state's already-congested roadways with more than 180,000 additional vehicles, according to a recent poll by AAA.
Can Cuomo's plan to transform Penn Station into a transit jewel really work? NJ.com, 2/7/2016 - The solving of infrastructure issues that pain commuters is one of the main hurdles for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to rebuild New York Penn Station, and falling short would mean that even a...
Road Warrior: We all need a refresher course on safe driving The Record, 2/7/2016 - If you're licensed to perform an important skill, such as fixing broken bones or pipes, it's always a good idea to improve your knowledge with a little advanced training every so often.
Bloomfield bridge reconstruction delayed two weeks NorthJersey.com, 2/5/16. The reconstruction of Bloomfield's Berkeley Avenue Bridge, originally set for this week, has been rescheduled to start Monday Feb. 15, according to an Essex County government spokesman Anthony Puglisi.
'One-way' is the right way for Jersey City's Western Slope, city says Jersey Journal, 2/5/2016 - Jersey City plans to commission a traffic study of the Western Slope neighborhood, the first step in a turning some two-way streets into one-way streets, city officials said.
NJ Transit, unions preparing for possible March strike that would shut down train service The Record, 2/5/16. Both NJ Transit and its unions are preparing for a train shutdown on March 13 that would cripple the region’s transportation network, the sides confirmed on Friday. Threat of a strike by the unions or a...
Pedestrian safety upgrades planned for LBI intersections Micromedia Publications, 2/5/2016 - Ocean County is planning a project to implement a number of pedestrian safety upgrades along Long Beach Boulevard as part of a project that will get underway by spring, officials said.
Reminder of simpler times tucked away just off Broad Street in Clifton Clifton Journal, 2/5/2016 - In a world of planes, trains and automobiles, Clifton's Morris Canal Park is a reminder of simpler times.
Mathis Bridge construction on schedule as spring nears Micromedia Publications, 2/5/2016 - Rehabilitation work on Mathis Bridge over Barnegat Bay in Toms River (Route 37) remains on schedule and on budget according to the Department of Transportation
NJ Transit rail strike inches closer as sides fail to reach deal NJ.com, 2/4/2016 - NJ Transit and a coalition of 11 rail unions say they're still talking in hopes of averting a strike. Both sides met Wednesday and no agreement was reached on a new contract.
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund creates fiscal crisis for municipalities NJ Spotlight, 2/4/2016 - Mayors in towns across New Jersey will soon get ready to draft municipal budgets with no idea how much local transportation aid they should count on receiving from the state...
Marshall Hill Rd. bridge in West Milford gets temporary fix AIM West Milford, 2/4/2016 - The troubled bridge on Marshall Hill Road near the West Milford Lake dam suffered a new problem in recent weeks.
Survey: Commuters concerned about schedules, costs Glen Ridge Voice, 2/4/2016 - The results are in from a survey the Glen Ridge Voice did, asking commuters what they thought their biggest travel-related concerns were.
Reports: Trains won't have accident avoidance technology until 2020 USA Today, 2/3/2016 - Several commuter and freight railroads, including CSX, say they won’t have accident avoidance technology in place until two years after the new 2018 deadline, according to reports filed with the Federal Railroad Administration.
Should a private corporation be in charge of air traffic control? NJ.com, 2/3/2016 - U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo on Wednesday introduced legislation to have a private, nonprofit corporation rather than the government regulate the planes in the air.
Oil, gas price drops create winners, losers among North Jersey businesses The Record, 2/3/2016 - A Passaic recycling company suffers a drop in demand for its recycled plastics. A Mahwah limousine company gets a boost to its bottom line. A Bogota cab company has to cut prices to match the...
Road Warrior: Cabs back at Secaucus Junction train station The Record, 2/3/2016 - Something strange happened in mid-December as riders left the Secaucus Junction rail station to hail a ride. No taxis were waiting for them.
The time to repair New Jersey's roads is now: Opinion NJ.com, 2/3/16. The quality and safety of our roads and bridges in New Jersey isn't something that can be taken for granted – nor is it something that can be ignored.
Voters to decide about gas tax allocation NJTV, 2/2/2016 - Lawmakers seemed to be making headway on the transportation crisis when a constitutional amendment dedicating gas tax revenues unanimously passed both houses last month. Problem is, when you talk...
Drunk driving level would be lowered in N.J. if feds get their way NJ.com, 2/2/2016 - The federal agency which investigates major transportation crashes wants to redefine what's considered too drunk to drive.
Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence Associated Press, 2/2/2016 - The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world — and rarely a thought...
Should more PATH trains run during overnight hours? NJ.com, 2/2/2016 - Our PATH riders tweeted that while more people seem to be riding between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., the schedule hasn't changed. Trains run every 30 to 35 minutes, depending on the line on weeknights, ...
Traffic Delays Dog New York-New Jersey Port Wall Street Journal, 2/1/2016 - The Port of New York and New Jersey was clogged with unusually high truck traffic Monday morning, when container terminals reopened following a labor stoppage on Friday.
N.J. Uber drivers could strike soon over fare cuts, some say NJ.com, 2/1/2016 - Uber drivers in New Jersey may join their colleagues in New York, who are on strike today to protest lower driver pay, with some drivers saying a slowdown could happen within two weeks.
Amtrak engineer recalls opening throttle before fatal crash Associated Press, 2/1/2016 - The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last May's fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the throttle forward to pick up speed and then braking when he felt the train...
Investigation begins into N.J., N.Y. port walkout, as dockworkers return NJ.com, 2/1/16. NEWARK—Cargo operations at the region's ports resumed over the weekend, as the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor said it was opening an investigation into who orchestrated what it called an...
The ‘Complete Streets’ Initiative is, Well, Complete Tapinto.net, February 3, 2016. MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn’s Township Committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss and present the Complete Streets Initiative. The ambitious plan was conceived a year ago as a revitalization plan for downtown Millburn.
Port of New York and New Jersey Reopens to Heavy Traffic Wall St. Journal, 2/1/16. The Port of New York and New Jersey was clogged with truck traffic Monday morning, when container terminals reopened following a labor stoppage on Friday.
Railroad Administration Plans Future of Northeast Corridor New Brunswick Today, 2/1/16. WASHINGTON, DC--The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has unveiled a plan for the Northeast Corridor, the railroad line that connects New Brunswick to New York, Philaelphia, and other major cities.
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