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Transportation authority seeks public input for long-term transportation plan NJTPA Mention
NewJerseyHills.com, 4/24/2017 - The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is asking for the public's input as it creates "Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey," the region’s next long-range transportation plan.
Watch out! These North Jersey crosswalks are the most dangerous The Record, 4/21/17 - If you’re dying to know which crowded intersections require the most caution, here’s a little research-based advice to keep you from joining the ranks of the nameless pedestrians who typically are killed or injured in more than 770 crashes at busy streets in Bergen and Passaic counties each year.
After Stampede at Penn Station, Amtrak Police Point to Security Flaws WNYC, 4/21/2017 - On any given day, the police union says, there are five Amtrak officers per shift to patrol all of Penn Station — the busiest commuter hub in the country, with 650,000 commuters a day. That's more than LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports combined.
Can Amtrak bar NJ Transit from Northeast Corridor if state withholds rent? NJ.com, 4/20/2017 – NJ Transit pays Amtrak $93 million a year so that more than 400 of its trains can use the Northeast Corridor, but Gov. Chris Christie wants to stop making the lease payment until he gets answers to maintenance questions after an April 3 derailment in Penn Station.
Ever wonder if you're really getting name brand gas at a service station? NJ.com, 4/20/2017 - Do you ever wonder if the gasoline that's delivered to your gas station in a tanker truck with a different name on the side is the correct brand that you're paying for?
Amtrak CEO Says New York City-Area Railroad Troubles Will Get Worse Bloomberg, 4/20/2017 - After three passenger-train mishaps in the past month underscored the fragility of New York City rail travel, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman said the only solution is the $23 billion Gateway tunnel project.
How does NJ decide which road projects will get funded? NJ 101.5, 4/20/2017 - In the next few months, New Jersey lawmakers are expected to approve a plan to create a commission that would give final approval for road, bridge and rail projects funded by the Transportation Trust Fund.
Newark Airport to Get New Terminal A NJTV News, 4/19/2017 - The Port Authority’s vision for a new A includes a 1 million square-foot, T-shaped terminal that’ll handle 13 million passengers through 33 gates — a 50 percent increase in capacity.
Birthplace of the electric car gets charging stations from BMW NJ.com, 4/19/2017 - The first electric vehicle charging station to be installed by BMW at 100 National Park Service sites was unveiled Wednesday at the West Orange laboratory where Thomas Edison worked on an electric car battery 100 years ago.
Amtrak CEO upbeat despite derailments The Record, 4/19/2017 - Charles W. Moorman, Amtrak’s new president and CEO, is having a tough spring.
NY, NJ senators invite transportation secretary to view decaying train tunnels Reuters, 4/19/2017 - To preserve federal funding for critical rail projects, New Jersey and New York senators on Wednesday asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to examine firsthand the decaying train tunnels that threaten to cripple regional travel if they fail.
Do police really give out tickets for parking in spots for the disabled? NJ.com, 4/18/2017 - Is there a way to ensure that drivers who have placards or license plates that allow them to use parking spaces for the disabled are eligible to do so?
New Hope-Lambertville Bridge to temporarily close NJ 101.5, 4/18/2017 - The New Hope-Lambertville Bridge will close next week to vehicle traffic to allow for utility work on the New Jersey side.
Bridge repair, replacement planned near Airpark Micromedia Publications, 4/18/2017 - The Ocean County Freeholders have committed to replacing Zebb’s Bridge, which begs the question: Where is Zebb’s Bridge?
The $1B road to a new Pulaski Skyway in 15 photos NJ.com, 4/18/2017 - The reopening of all Pulaski Skyway lanes has been pushed back for a third time to spring 2018 after state transportation officials decided to replace retaining walls while lanes on the 3.5-mile span are closed.
Hoboken concourse, platform to reopen after fatal crash The Record, 4/17/2017 – A concourse at Hoboken Terminal will reopen this summer after being boarded up since an NJ Transit train barreled over a bumper block and into the station, killing one women and injuring more than 100 people.
Feds pledge $229M to repair Holland Tunnel damage from Sandy NJ 101.5, 4/17/2017 - Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the east coast, the federal government announced it will spend more than $200 million to repair damage done by the storm to the Holland Tunnel.
Rutherford, Ridgewood awarded Safe Routes grants The Record, 4/17/2017 - Rutherford will receive $368,000 and Ridgewood $400,000 in funding intended to make bicycling and walking to school safer for local children.
Paramus resident's commuter proposal gets attention The Record, 4/17/2016. In its latest newsletter, the borough published a commuter survey intended to gauge Paramus residents' views regarding their commutes to and from work.
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