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When might we see gas prices dip to $1.50? NJ.com, 9/21/15. It's time to officially say goodbye to the summer this week and with it, the summer driving season. As you put away the beach blankets and coolers and think about leaf blowers and hoodies, also ponder where the end of summer will send gas prices.
PATH Receives $250 Million to Fix Stations and Prevent Future Damage NJTVOnline.com, 9/8/15. ...The night of Superstorm Sandy, the South Yard flooded, the maintenance shop flooded, 54 PATH cars were damaged along with electrical substations and signal systems farther up the line. A temporary sea wall is in place now.
Jersey City Rolls Out Citi Bike Program CBS 2 NY, 9/21/15. JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jersey City is making it easier to get around town on two wheels. Officials on Monday will announce the start of the bike-sharing program Citi Bike Jersey City. Some 350 bikes will be available at 35 stations and will operate in tandem with New York’s Citi Bike program.
Bike-Sharing Programs Gain a Toehold in New Jersey NYTimes.com, 9/20/15. JERSEY CITY — Last Wednesday, Steven M. Fulop, the mayor of Jersey City, got ready for one of his regular morning bike rides. He had his helmet on, but rather than his usual spandex jersey, he wore khakis, an oxford shirt and a light down vest. And instead of his $3,000 Kuota carbon-fiber racing bike, which Mr. Fulop, a former Marine, rides in triathlons, he mounted a hefty, bright blue Citi Bike.
Owners of lowriders not deterred by bumps in North Jersey roads The Record, 9/20/15. Ria Duenas cannot drive her Toyota Scion in the snow. It’s not much good in the rain. Or at night. Or on roads with humps, dips, speed bumps, potholes or raised manhole covers. That pretty much precludes Duenas from driving many of the roads in Hackensack, where she lives.
State denies pedestrian safety request New Jersey Herald, 9/20/15. NEWTON -- The town has been told there will be some "signing/striping revisions" for pedestrian safety around the Newton green, but that "active devices aren't warranted at this time." The email from the state Department of Transportation was received just a few days before the town, using a federal grant, began a focused effort on education and enforcement for pedestrian safety, including using police officers on foot to enforce crosswalk laws.
Pope's visit will test N.J. commuters' patience, faith The Record, 9/20/15. Millions of people are expected to try to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his trip to New York and Philadelphia this week. That, in and of itself, is enough to cause panic in the hearts of even the most battle-tested commuters.
Taxpayer price tag for transportation projects is unclear Associated Press, 9/20/15. TRENTON, N.J. — What the burden will be on state commuters and taxpayers for a new rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey is unsettled even though the estimated $20 billion project got a jolt forward this week after a painful summer of delays along the Hudson River corridor.
New Jersey gas prices still falling NorthJersey.com, 9/19/15. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.04, down 7 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.23.
Intelligent Transportation Systems Will Save Lives NJ Today, 9/18/15. Over the next decade, experts anticipate that technology in the form of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) will increase traffic safety across the nation.
Road Warrior: Seasonal blind spots easily turn deadly NorthJersey.com, 9/20/15. Now that he's finished keeping us warm and tan at the Jersey Shore, our old friend Sol is turning ugly again as he shifts his blinding gaze to New Jersey's east-west roadways. How ugly can sun glare get as autumn approaches? ... "
Compromise May Be Coming On Raising N.J. Gas Tax For Transportation Fund CBS 2 NY, 9/18/15. TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There were hints in New Jersey Friday that state lawmakers may be looking for common ground to find a source for funding road projects.
Resolution for trains to stop idling in Teaneck passes Bergen Record, 9/17/15. The Teaneck Council passed a resolution last week calling for trains along the CSX River Line to stop idling in Teaneck.
Summit Hears Call for Action on Transportation Woes, Gasoline-Tax Increase NJ Spotlight, 9/18/15. NJ Spotlight, 9/18/15 - The state’s transportation funding situation is so dire that transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox should start closing bridges to spur public concern and legislative action -- or at least that was one panelist’s opinion at a wide-ranging conference yesterday on New Jersey’s economic and business struggles.
NY-NJ project for Hudson tunnel faces long list of obstacles AP, 9/1/15. AP, 9/1/15 - Despite signs of progress, a long-delayed new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey is anything but shovel ready. From laborious environmental reviews to what's likely to be a bruising fight in Congress and complicated negotiations between the states over the financial details of their plan, there's no small list of challenges that could derail the latest effort to get the tunnel built.
How many potholes did the state of N.J. fill this year? NJ.com, 9/17/15. NJ.com, 9/17/15 - Roads and highways apparently didn't take the beating that officials feared would result after the winter of numerous ice and snow storms led to the creation of car crunching potholes.
NY Waterway's new ferry to make maiden voyage next week (PHOTOS) NJ.com, 9/18/15. Commuters will begin sailing on the first ferry built in the state starting Tuesday, between New York and Monmouth County.
Hoboken rolls out new Zipcar car-sharing program NJ.com, 9/17/15. HOBOKEN—More Zipcars are joining Hoboken streets as part of a car-sharing program aimed at alleviating the city's parking woes. Zipcar is the new operator of Hoboken's corner car program, a car-sharing program that lets participating residents rent cars parked throughout the city.
Jersey City Bike Share Program to Launch Monday, September 21 Jersey City Independent, 9/15/15. Jersey City Independent, 9/15/15 - The Jersey City bike share program, Citi Bike Jersey City, will launch on Monday, September 21 at 3 pm. On August 4, Citi was announced as the title sponsor of the Jersey City bike share program. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, SUEZ North America, CarePoint Health and Jersey City Medical Center–Barnabas Health were named founding sponsors.
Christie, Cuomo ask Obama to pay for half of Hudson River rail tunnel NorthJersey.com, 9/15/15. In a surprise move that may help build a new train tunnel across the Hudson River before the existing tunnel fails, Governor Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked President Obama to have the federal government cover half of the project’s estimated $20 billion cost, plus potentially billions more in federal loans that the states eventually would repay.
Bergen County to hold meeting in Wayne for West Belt extension Bergen Record, 9/15/15. Bergen Record, 9/15/15 - Residents are urged to attend a meeting regarding a federally funded project aimed to relieve congestion and improve travel safety along Two Bridges and Fairfield Roads as well offer efficient crossing over the Pompton River.
Is your car one of 428K the feds say were built to cheat emissions tests? NJ.com, 9/18/15. More than 425,000 Volkswagens and Audis allegedly had emissions software that allowed engines to bypass certain pollution equipment, federal environmental officials said today.
Keep Middlesex Moving Works To Create a Cleaner and Safer Middlesex County NJTPA Mention
NewBrunswicktoday.com, 9/17/15. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—“Transportation is a factor of many major life decisions,” said Keep Middlesex Moving Director of Operations Roberta Karpinecz.
County to hold meeting in Wayne for West Belt extension NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. WAYNE – Residents are urged to attend a meeting regarding a federally funded project aimed to relieve congestion and improve travel safety along Two Bridges and Fairfield Roads as well offer efficient crossing over the Pompton River.
Resolution for trains to stop idling in Teaneck passes NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. TEANECK - The Teaneck Council passed a resolution last week calling for trains along the CSX River Line to stop idling in Teaneck.
New Milford dogs NJ Transit on idling NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. New Milford officials say they’ve fielded numerous complaints about NJ Transit bus drivers flouting the state’s anti-idling law, and residents who witness such violations are being urged to report them.
Little Falls bus shelters on NJ Transit's “to do” list NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. LITTLE FALLS - The municipality could get two bus shelters within the next few months, according to a township councilman.
Glen Ridge road work to impact parking NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. Stanziale Construction, LLC will be completing the final restoration, milling and resurfacing of Essex Avenue this week.
New money for roads would spark N.J. economy & help motorists: biz leaders NJ.com, 9/17/15. ATLANTIC CITY — Representatives from government and the construction and auto industries were united in beating the drum for new revenue to refill the Transportation Trust Fund at a statewide business summit Thursday, saying refurbishing New Jersey's roads is needed to spark economic growth and spare motorists high vehicle maintenance costs.
Curb cutting project begins on Midland Park roads NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. MIDLAND PARK — Construction was expected to begin Sept. 15 along Prospect Street on the installation of curb cuts or concrete ramps to make intersections accessible to the physically challenged.
Drainage work proposed on Faner Road in Midland Park NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. The Midland Park Borough Council introduced an ordinance for a drainage improvement project on Faner Road at its Sept. 10 meeting.
Is the new Wittpenn Bridge project on time? Ask @CommutingLarry NJ.com, 9/17/15. The state Department of Transportation's "other" big bridge project, to replace the Route 7 Wittpenn bridge, is literally rising in the shadow of the Pulaski Skyway, which gets all the attention.
Finally, progress on the Hudson tunnels | Editorial NJ.com, 9/17/15. Finally, the governors of New York and New Jersey are waking up to the urgency of building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
Official: Travel from New Jersey for pope won't be that bad NorthJersey.com, 9/16/15. CAMDEN — Getting from New Jersey to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis might not be as cumbersome as officials had warned.
West Milford paving program to start at end of September NorthJersey.com. 9/16/15. A $1 million municipal paving program is set to start at the end of the month. In August, West Milford’s town council awarded a $985,000 contract to Tilcon New York Inc. of Wharton through the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.
Complaints heard, improvements made at bus forum in Teaneck NorthJersey.com, 9/17/15. TEANECK - A day after new gate assignments at the Port Authority Bus Terminal were instituted to help smooth the commute for the thousands of New Jersey residents that take the bus into New York City each day, a third bus forum was held in Teaneck to allow commuters to air their frustrations and offer suggestions to Port Authority and New Jersey Transit officials.
Future NJ Transit train cuts will get a public discussion NJ.com, 9/16/15. Commuters will get a chance to comment on routine rail service cuts after NJ Transit's boss decided Wednesday that they'll be brought to a board of directors committee, after some members questioned why they didn't sign off on cuts that took effect Monday.
Cuomo and Christie Say States Can Pay Half of Hudson Rail Tunnel Project NYTimes.com, 8/15/15. The governors of New York and New Jersey sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday offering to line up funding for half of the costs of new Hudson River rail tunnels if the federal government pledges grants for the other half.
Detours planned for Franklin Township railroad crossing upgrade NJ.com, 9/15/15. FRANKLIN TWP. — Traffic will be detoured on Williamstown Road near Gray's Ferry Road starting Wednesday morning because of work at a railroad crossing, state transportation officials announced.
Pictures show new Goethals Bridge rising from the Arthur Kill NJ.com, 9/15/15. ...Support columns for the approach ramps and the V-shaped pylons that will suspend the main span of the new bridge's eastbound lanes have sprouted on the west bank of the Arthur Kill in Elizabeth and in the marshes of Staten Island across the busy waterway.
These 4 factors determine how much you pay for gas NJ.com, 9/15/15. ...There are four things that make up the gas and diesel fuel price that drivers pay at the pump, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.
Have cameras been installed on NJ Transit light rail? Ask @CommutingLarry NJ.com, 9/15/15. When will NJ Transit light rail trains get cameras, which were supposed to be installed this summer? Stand clear of the closing doors, the next stop is the mailbag.
Boulevard Avenue in Elmwood Park closed due to road project NJ.com, 9/14/15. BERGEN — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced Friday a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Boulevard Avenue in Elmwood Park beginning Monday morning
N.J. could see $1.50 gas by Christmas NJ.com, 9/14/15. Could drivers see a Christmas gift of $1.50 gas? Whether you've been naughty or nice, the factors are lining up which could deliver a massive price drop in time for the big holiday.
New NJ Transit app offers tickets, schedules Asbury Park Press, 9/9/15. NEWARK NJ Transit on Wednesday launched its new mobile app, which allows customers to purchase tickets and check schedules for all trains, buses and light rail services. It replaces the agency's previous MyTix app, which was solely a ticketing app.
New NJ Transit rail schedules in effect this morning, commuters question some cuts NJ.com, 9/14/15. New schedules went into effect Monday and they include new fares that will be increased on Oct.1. Those increases were approved by NJ Transit's board in July to close a $56 million budget gap. Service cuts, which will take effect on Sept. 30, will increase the savings to cover a total $60 million shortfall.
Bayonne Bridge daytime closures continue this week NJ.com, 9/14/15. BAYONNE -- The Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the Bayonne Bridge will experience closures throughout the day this week as part of the "Raise the Roadway" project.
OPINION: New pump project threatens Barnegat Bay MyCentralJersey.com, 9/14/15. Nearly three years after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New Jersey shore, the state is in the final phase of a massive project to rebuild Route 35, the main artery on the barrier island in northern Ocean County.
Would you rather travel by plane, train or bus? | Quigley: Opinion NJ.com, 9/14/15. Would you rather ride a plane, railroad, or bus with your luggage? Now that vacation time is almost over, think back on your recent travel experiences. Bet they were worse than only a few years ago.
First new NYC subway station in 2 decades opens NJ Herald, 9/12/15. NEW YORK (AP) - There's a light at the end of the tunnel - and it's a subway train, finally pulling into New York City's first new station in more than two decades. Almost two years after its initial promised opening date, a subway stop at 34th street and 11th Avenue is ready for business, ...
East Brunswick cops to crack down on bad drivers after spate of crashes NJ.com, 9/13/15. EAST BRUNSWICK — Township cops will be on the lookout for speeding, careless driving, signal violations, failing to yield to pedestrians, DWI and other offenses in response to a recent spate of accidents.
Cross Hudson Crossing Crises is subject of Summit Old Guard meeting Independent Press, 9/11/15. Martin E. Robins, Director Emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Sept. 22 meeting. He will speak on the "Trans-Hudson and other New Jersey Transportation Crises."
Police should enforce 'no parking' in bus stops in Jersey City|Opinion NJ.com, 9/11/15. Along Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, especially in Journal Square, it has become dangerous for travelers to board or get off the No. 10 bus. This is also true on stretches of Bergen Avenue and even Old Bergen Road where the Bergen Avenue bus runs.
Uber wants 13,000 NJ drivers by 2016 Asbury Park Press, 9/11/15. With a slogan of "everybody's personal driver," transportation app company Uber hopes to increase its army of drivers by more than 40 percent by the end of the year. Uber hopes to increase its ranks to 13,000 drivers in New Jersey over the next few months ,...
Is private funding of transportation projects the way to get moving? NJ Spotlight, 9/11/15. The urgently needed new trans-Hudson rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey is just one of many critical infrastructure projects around the country that have been left in limbo as their proponents compete for scarce local, state and federal government funding.
Essex County rail trail proposal gets new attention The Record, 9/10/15. A long-running plan to build a walking and biking trail next to the former Boonton Line in Glen Ridge and Bloomfield may be gaining new momentum – including some attention at the state and federal levels.
Papal visit: Only 1,400 NJ Transit rail passes sold Asbury Park Press, 9/10/15. PHILADELPHIA Visitors hoping to see Pope Francis deliver Mass at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will need more than a prayer to get there. Transportation officials are banking on much of the 2 million people using mass transit to...
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority seeking proposals for DeJessa Bridge study NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 9/10/15. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) has submitted a request for proposals for the preparation of two concept development studies, one of which will focus on the DeJessa Memorial Bridge in Lyndhurst.
AAA New Jersey wants a Bill of Rights for toll payers NJ 101.5, 9/10/15. The Port Authority approved a four-year phased-in toll increase on Hudson River crossings in 2011 after one public hearing. The last step of the increase goes into effect Dec. 6, 2015.
Testifying before the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee exploring Port Authority reforms, ...
Teaneck Council calls for end to idling of oil trains in town NorthJersey.com, 9/10/15. TEANECK – After calls from a coalition of concerned residents, the Township Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for an end to the idling of trains carrying volatile Bakken crude oil on tracks that bisect the town.
Bus commuters bring up concerns and say thanks at forum NJ.com, 9/10/15. TEANECK - About a year after a bus rider forum where commuters packed a room to vent about third-world like conditions at the Port Authority bus terminal, some had a different message for NJ Transit and other officials Wednesday night.
New Jersey Pols Court the Feds With Light Rail Dance NextCity.org/daily, 9/10/15. New Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line (HBLR) is actually something of a misnomer: Although it was planned to connect Hudson and Bergen counties, it terminates in North Bergen, well short of the Bergen County line...
South Orange Jitneys Now Have Bike Racks Patch.com, 9/10/15. The South Orange Parking Authority announced that the village jitneys now feature bicycle racks, part of the agency’s effort to expand transportation options and combine two popular modes of transportation...
Route 35 on the Jersey Shore Is Getting Better for Bikes, but There Is More Work to Be Done Blog.TSTC.org, 9/10/15. Tri-State ventured down the Jersey Shore last week to get a first-hand look at the new bicycle accommodations on Route 35. Back in 2013, Tri-State was critical of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s plan to rebuild Route 35 without any bicycle facilities, ...
Route 35 construction work picks back up post-Labor Day StarNewsGroup.com, 9/10/15. LAVALLETTE — Residents and business owners here enjoyed a summer break from highway construction, but school is now back in session and so is the roadway project.
Cones have already been set up along Route 35 in Lavallette, ...
Port Authority bus riders adjust to gate changes on first day of overhaul NorthJersey.com, 9/9/15. The dramatic moment of Paul Barone’s commute home Tuesday came at 4:52 p.m., when he found himself inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal, staring at the wrong door. Standing before a sign for NJ Transit bus No. 168, he looked, pointed and shrugged.
New NJ Transit app promises to change how you commute (VIDEO) NJ.com, 9/9/15. NJ Transit commuters could get a smart phone app soon that the agency boosts would do virtually anything a rider would need.
Commuters at Teaneck forum cite shortcomings in bus service to NYC NorthJersey.com, 9/9/15. TEANECK — New bus routes, faster commutes, better security — commuters had no shortage of questions and ideas for improvements during a forum Wednesday night aimed to better dialogue between the state’s transportation agencies and the people who use their services daily.
Profile: He's steering the Regional Plan Association into the Future NJ Spotlight, 9/8/15. Thomas Wright hopes to find new solutions for today’s problems, while envisioning tomorrow’s infrastructure
PATH could not have been repaired after Sandy without federal money, officials say NJ.com, 9/8/15. HARRISON — If not for federal aid pledged to the PATH system in Hurricane Sandy's wake, much of the railroad's storm damage would not have been repaired by now, and the commute for many of its 270,000 riders would be longer and less convenient, Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye said today.
PATH to get $256M in federal grants for Sandy-related damage NJ.com, 9/8/15. HARRISON — The PATH rail system is getting more than quarter of a billion dollars to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and take steps to protect against future storms.
CBS2 Demands Answers: When Will Teaneck Residents Get Relief From Idling Freight Trains? NewYork.CBSLocal.com, 9/8/15. TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — If you find idling cars to be a nuisance, imagine dealing with an idling freight train. Residents in a neighborhood of Teaneck said they’re fed up with the trains that sit and run their engines near their backyards.
Bus riders may see gates changed Tuesday, Port Authority says NorthJersey.com, 9/8/15. Commuters from across North Jersey who ride buses into New York City should pay special attention Tuesday because there may be a kink in the daily routine. Riders on 55 bus routes, including 40 NJ Transit lines, will find their buses assigned to new gates as part of an effort to reduce delays at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
When will I-78 get some new pavement? Ask @CommutingLarry NJ.com, 9/8/15. Is a well traveled section of I-78 going to get some love in the form of a new layer of fresh asphalt? Let's open the mailbag and see if we detect the sweet aroma of new pavement.
Bus riders to have help with today's Port Authority changes NJ.com, 9/8/15. NEW YORK — More than 30,000 commuters faced with potentially confusing gate changes taking effect today at the Port Authority Bus Terminal can look up the changes online or ask special customer service agents who will be stationed at the terminal all week.
NJ Transit's 7 biggest money losers NJ.com, 9/8/15. Some of the biggest losers among NJ Transit bus and rail lines don't even cover 5 percent of the cost to run them from fares.
Sandy aid and ferry help: 3 big-ticket NJ Transit items Asbury Park Press, 9/8/15. NEWARK — NJ Transit board members are set to earmark storm relief funding and provide funding for private ferry lines at their monthly board meeting on Wednesday.
Residents ready to ride as Citi Bike racks are installed around Jersey City Jersey Journal, 9/8/15. Jersey City residents seem ready to ride as bike racks for the city's new Citi Bike bike-share program are being installed around city.
Construction on Paterson RR crossing to detour traffic through Hawthorne Paterson Press/NorthJersey.com, 9/8/15. PATERSON — Construction on a railroad crossing will force the closure of a section of 5th Avenue for the last three days of this week, according to state transportation officials. The work on the crossing at Wait Street is scheduled to start at 7 am on Wednesday and continue through 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, the state announced.
Jersey City residents ready to ride as Citi Bike racks are installed around town NJ.com, 9/7/15. JERSEY CITY - Jersey City residents seem ready to ride as bike racks for the city's new Citi Bike bike-share program are being installed around town.
One Million New Jerseyans Are Estimated to Have Traveled Labor Day Weekend NJTVOnline.org, 9/7/15. AAA estimated some one million New Jerseyans got behind the wheel this extended Labor Day weekend — taking advantage of the lowest Labor Day gasoline prices since 2004.
How low can N.J. gas prices go? NJ.com, 9/7/15. Downward spirals are usually something people don't like. Even the connotation of just doesn't sound good. Except when it comes to gas prices. If you drive, you can't help but to have smiled this past week, after filling up at a gas station with a price at or under the $2 mark. And it's going to continue to drop, said Jeff Pelton, senior petroleum analyst for Gas Buddy.
Lessons From the Tappan Zee Bridge The Atlantic, 9/7/15. New York is replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge with one of the world’s longest, widest, and most expensive bridges. The new bridge, estimated to cost $4 billion and expected to be complete by 2018, will accommodate five lanes in each direction—even though the approach roads are only three lanes—and it will include a bike and pedestrian path, which may serve as a great amenity, but is unlikely to attract many daily commuters.
Officials ask for more light rail stops; Federal transit administrator takes tour of train system Hudson Reporter, 9/6/15. “One quarter mile,” County Executive Tom DeGise told Marilyn Shazor, the regional administrator the Federal Transit Administration (and a Secaucus resident), during a countywide tour of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Line on Wednesday, Sept 2. He explained that if the existing light rail tracks were extended just a quarter of a mile in Jersey City, he said, this could double the property values along the Hackensack River, and open a whole new Gold Coast for development there.
Rail bridge over Oradell Reservoir repaired NorthJersey.com, 9/5/15. A rail bridge used by trains hauling millions of gallons of crude oil over the Oradell Reservoir has been repaired, allaying some of the concerns of residents and water company executives who have worried about its deteriorating condition.
Jefferson ‘rolls through’ Weldon Rd. paving project NorthJersey.com, 9/4/15. With Morris Co. completing their paving projects last week on Berkshire Valley Rd., Jefferson Twp. gets into the act by taking on a large project to pave a stretch of Weldon Rd. last weekend. With one lane closed at a time, three quarters of the project was complete by Aug. 29. Here, a roller compacts asphalt as traffic moves on the opposite lane. The crew waits for a new load of asphalt to be dumped into the paving machine on a remote section of the road that connects the "town side" of Jefferson with the "lake side" of town.
Officials: Make Expanding Rt. 9 Top Priority NJTPA Mention
Micromediapubs.com, 9/3/15. TOMS RIVER – A recent set of hearings to gather information on options to improve Route 9 saw an outpouring of support to widen the state highway to four lanes in Toms River – a plan which is off the table.
When will rail service extend into Sussex County? Ask @CommutingLarry NJ.com, 9/3/15. The Lackawanna cutoff project would restore 7.3 miles of track between the Port Morris rail yards and Andover Township. That will connect to NJ Transit's Morris & Essex lines at Port Morris. The first 4.25 miles of track have been installed on the former Lackawanna Cutoff, as part of the first part of the project.
Glen Ridge editorial: Rules of road NorthJersey.com, 9/3/15. The new school year is getting underway in Glen Ridge. Teachers were due to return to the classrooms this week, with students starting next week. That means the lazy days of summer are pretty much over and it’s back to the books – and to that school-year routine. We don’t just mean homework and sports practices. The driving or walking to and from school is just as much a part of the September – June schedule as the other stuff.
Port Authority received federal funding for noise pollution study at Teterboro Airport NorthJersey.com, 9/3/15.The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will conduct a $6 million noise compatibility study – funded in part by a $2.27 million federal grant – at Teterboro Airport in response to complaints about noise pollution generated by the planes, which commonly fly over the densely populated South Bergen communities. The study is being conducted under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program, which provides federal funds for noise mitigation. At the same time, federal lawmakers are trying to ensure that a weight limit remains at Teterboro to keep larger planes from utilizing the airport.
Christie Administration Seeks Financial Advisor for State Transportation Projects NJ spotlight, 9/3/15. The state’s Transportation Trust Fund may be nearly bankrupt, but the Christie administration must have some solution up its sleeve: It’s advertising for a financial advisor to help three New Jersey transportation agencies track spending on capital projects.
Could this 21-mile trip spur light rail expansion in Bergen, Jersey City? (PHOTOS) NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 9/2/15. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez is hoping a tour of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail by federal officials will help make the case for extending it to the Hackensack River waterfront in Jersey City.
Explainer: How Transit Villages Help NJ Combat Sprawl, Car Culture NJ Spotlight, 9/1/15. The state announced last month that Park Ridge and Irvington were designated as New Jersey’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages, making them eligible for technical assistance and allowing them to apply to a $1 million annual pool of funding for road and transit improvements.
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