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Regional Roundup of the News The following are links to a selection of transportation-related articles published recently by newspapers in the northern New Jersey region. This page is updated on at least a bi-weekly basis. Please note that links on this page may expire or be unreliable due to changes made by host newspapers.


Somerset County traffic study targets five heavily traveled corridors NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 11/12/20 - Somerset County will hold its first virtual public meeting Thursday on a safety study of five busy county roads.
The man who fixed delays at the Port Authority Bus Terminal is NJ Transit’s next vice chairman NJ.com, 11/12/20 -&nnbsp;Cedrick Fulton, best known by commuters as the man who worked with NJ Transit to eliminate the crushing, routine delays at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, has a new challenge.
Seven weeks to the PTC deadline, will NJ Transit make it? Shut down, huge fines are at stake NorthJersey.com, 11/12/20 - NJ Transit has seven weeks to the day to fully install its positive train control system, or else face a shut down and $27,000-a-day fines in 2021.
NJ TRANSIT strengthens passenger safety and operational efficiency with ‘intelligent and secure’ network VanillaPlus.com,11/11/2020 - Extreme Networks, Inc., a cloud-driven networking company, reports that NJ TRANSIT, the State of New Jersey’s public transportation system, has deployed its networking solutions to extend network connectivity, simplify network management, and enhance passenger security across its service area.
Your property tax break and Gateway Tunnel are N.J.'s top priorities for President-elect Biden NJ.com, 11/11/20 - New Jersey officials have listed funding for the Gateway Tunnel and restoring the full  federal deduction for state and local taxes atop their wish list in a Joe Biden administration.
Montclair Group Gets $100K To Protect 'Main Street' Amid COVID Patch.com, 11/10/2020 -  Montclair recently got a boost from a grant program that aims to protect "main streets" during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hudson County, Jersey City to share nearly $20 million in federal funds for road safety NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 11/10/2020 - Hudson County and Jersey City will share nearly $20 million in federal funding to improve some of their most dangerous roadways, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) announced.
Legislators want hearings about the MVC’s troubled agency reopening NJ.com, 11/9/2020 - State legislators said they want the state Motor Vehicle Commission leadership to testify about the disastrous reopening of MVC agencies following a four-month shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
Somerset County traffic study targets five heavily traveled corridors NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 11/12/20 - Somerset County will hold its first virtual public meeting Thursday on a safety study of five busy county roads.
The man who fixed delays at the Port Authority Bus Terminal is NJ Transit’s next vice chairman NJ.com, 11/12/20 - Cedrick Fulton, best known by commuters as the man who worked with NJ Transit to eliminate the crushing, routine delays at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, has a new challenge.
Seven weeks to the PTC deadline, will NJ Transit make it? Shut down, huge fines are at stake NorthJersey.com, 11/12/20 - NJ Transit has seven weeks to the day to fully install its positive train control system, or else face a shut down and $27,000-a-day fines in 2021.
Your property tax break and Gateway Tunnel are N.J.'s top priorities for President-elect Biden NJ.com, 11/11/20 - New Jersey officials have listed funding for the Gateway Tunnel and restoring the full  federal deduction for state and local taxes atop their wish list in a Joe Biden administration.
NJ TRANSIT strengthens passenger safety and operational efficiency with ‘intelligent and secure’ network VanillaPlus.com,11/11/2020 - Extreme Networks, Inc., a cloud-driven networking company, reports that NJ TRANSIT, the State of New Jersey’s public transportation system, has deployed its networking solutions to extend network connectivity, simplify network management, and enhance passenger security across its service area.
Montclair Group Gets $100K To Protect 'Main Street' Amid COVID Patch.com, 11/10/2020 -  Montclair recently got a boost from a grant program that aims to protect "main streets" during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hudson County, Jersey City to share nearly $20 million in federal funds for road safety NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 11/10/2020 - Hudson County and Jersey City will share nearly $20 million in federal funding to improve some of their most dangerous roadways, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) announced.
Legislators want hearings about the MVC’s troubled agency reopening NJ.com, 11/9/2020 - State legislators said they want the state Motor Vehicle Commission leadership to testify about the disastrous reopening of MVC agencies following a four-month shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
NJ: If you’re one of the mask-less NJ Transit riders, this task force will be out looking for you Mass Transit Magazine, 11/4/20 - Getting NJ Transit riders to obey mask and facial covering requirements during the coronavirus pandemic has taken on a new approach – going right to where customers say there is a problem with mask less riders. 
Old Bridge: Route 516 bridge over Lake Lefferts may be upgraded NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 11/3/2020 - Middlesex County, working with Monmouth County, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, is conducting a study on what should be done with the two-lane bridge, used daily by about 15,000 vehicles, according to the study's website. 
NJ Transit opening more closed train cars so riders can stay socially distant NJ.com, 11/2/2020 - Encountering closed rail cars on trains, especially during rush hour, has been a frustrating occurrence for passengers over the years, especially when riders were packed in crowded trains before the coronavirus hit.
Trenton Transit Center receives federal grant to make platform, accessibility improvements NorthJersey.com, 11/2/2020 - More than $18.2 million from the Federal Railroad Administration's "State of Good Repair" program will go toward a variety of projects to make improvements at the station that connects NJ Transit with Amtrak and SEPTA, the Philadelphia-area subway system.
No more T.V. monitors in airports, transit stations. The Port Authority is finally going digital. NJ.com, 11/1/2020 - Passenger information and advertisements in metro area airports, the bus terminal and in PATH stations are going digital, similar to what riders have seen on the platforms of the New York City subway and in NJ Transit stations.
These New Jersey MVC Centers Are By Appointment Only Starting Monday DailyVoice.com, 11/1/2020 - DailyVoice.com, 11/1/2020 - Designated licensing centers are only taking appointments for commercial driver's license renewals and license transfers, for drivers who recently moved to New Jersey.
Proposed Siloam Road improvements await funding approval NJTPA Mention
CentralJersey.com, 10/28/20 A Monmouth County road that has been the scene of several fatal accidents over the years is still in line for improvements.
MTA selects companies to bring high-tech COVID-19 solutions, including air purification and crowd monitoring Mass Transit Magazine, 10/28/20 - Eight finalists for the COVID-19 Response Challenge have been announced by the Transit Innovation Partnership and partner agencies Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority), New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) and New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE)
We could have gotten new rail tunnels to NYC 10 years ago.. Here’s what happened. NJ.com, 10/27/2020 - Tuesday is the tenth anniversary of a decision that dashed the hopes of commuters and tranWe could have gotten new rail tunnels to NYC 10 years ago.. Here’s what happened.sit advocates for new rail tunnels to end the delays blamed on a pair of century-old underpasses between New York and New Jersey.
The sad deteriorated platform areas at Trenton Transit Center are getting a $27M rehab NJ.com, 10/26/20 - NJ.com, 10/26/20 - NJ Transit and Amtrak’s Trenton Transit Center will get a badly needed $27 million overhaul, replacing components on the station platform level that have been around since 1992.
Downtowns help businesses expand outdoors DowntownNJ.com, 10/21/2020 - The constraints of limited indoor capacity for restaurants and retailers has meant that municipalities and downtown organizations had to get creative expanding into the public realm.

 
Proposed Siloam Road improvements await funding approval NJTPA Mention
CentralJersey.com, 10/28/20 A Monmouth County road that has been the scene of several fatal accidents over the years is still in line for improvements.
MTA selects companies to bring high-tech COVID-19 solutions, including air purification and crowd monitoring Mass Transit Magazine, 10/28/20 - Eight finalists for the COVID-19 Response Challenge have been announced by the Transit Innovation Partnership and partner agencies Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority), New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) and New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE)
We could have gotten new rail tunnels to NYC 10 years ago.. Here’s what happened. NJ.com, 10/27/2020 - Tuesday is the tenth anniversary of a decision that dashed the hopes of commuters and tranWe could have gotten new rail tunnels to NYC 10 years ago.. Here’s what happened.sit advocates for new rail tunnels to end the delays blamed on a pair of century-old underpasses between New York and New Jersey.
The sad deteriorated platform areas at Trenton Transit Center are getting a $27M rehab NJ.com, 10/26/20 - NJ.com, 10/26/20 - NJ Transit and Amtrak’s Trenton Transit Center will get a badly needed $27 million overhaul, replacing components on the station platform level that have been around since 1992.
NJ Transit has a landmark $11B budget. Here’s what riders get for the money. NJ.com, 10/25/2020 - This is a capital plan like no other. NJ Transit’s five-year plan, totaling $11.21 billion, represents the agency’s first multi-year plan.
Lines at the MVC could get shorter if these 2 bills become law NJ.com, 10/24/20 - Two bills that could get some drivers and drivers-to-be out of long lines at state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies could be headed to a vote of the full state assembly.
Cash toll collection coming back to GW Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel (not Holland) on Monday NorthJersey.com 10/22/20 - Cash collection for tolls is resuming on the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel on Monday
NJ Transit passes $2.6 billion budget that leans on CARES Act funds NorthJersey.com, 10/22/2020 - Despite anticipated revenue losses in the hundreds of millions, NJ Transit is trying to salvage the growth, investment and progress it has made in recent years by increasing its budget 10% for the coming year — a decision made possible thanks to a shot of federal stimulus money.
Here’s NJ Transit’s plan for power plant to go green NJ.com, 10/21/20 - NJ Transit officials outlined a plan to find engineers and consultants with the expertise to design the $577 million Transitgrid back-up power system in Kearny in as green a way as possible, with a goal of awarding a construction contract in Dec. 2022.
Paterson rolls out data-driven program addressing pedestrian safety NJTPA Mention
Pix11.com, 10/21/20 - Pedestrian safety has long been a priority throughout New Jersey. The Garden State currently ranks 18th among states in pedestrian fatalities, and in Paterson, it’s become a growing problem.
Downtowns help businesses expand outdoors DowntownNJ.com, 10/21/2020 - The constraints of limited indoor capacity for restaurants and retailers has meant that municipalities and downtown organizations had to get creative expanding into the public realm.
 
NJ Transit begins fleet-wide installation of onboard ticket validators on buses Mass Transit Magazine, 10/20/20 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) and its vendor Conduent Transportation have begun installing onboard ticket validators to the agency’s entire bus fleet.
NJ Transit buses will soon let you scan tickets and passes in a cleaner way NJ.com, 10/19/2020 - NJ.com, 10/19/2020 - More buses are going to be equipped with contactless validators that have been tested in Morris County, starting with 12 bus routes in Bergen County and expanding statewide, officials said.
Pressure mounts for N.J. MVC to let drivers make appointments, ditch long lines NJ.com, 10/19/2020 - NJ.com, 10/19/2020 - State Sen. Anthony Bucco, R-Morris, called on Gov. Phil Murphy last week to issue an executive order mandating the MVC use the same appointment system it just implemented for commercial drivers.
Environmentalists make headway with NJ Transit in fight for clean Transitgrid project NorthJersey.com, 10/19/2020 - NorthJersey.com, 10/19/2020 - On Friday, more than 30 people — including NJ Transit officials, board members, citizens and activists — held a virtual meeting to discuss environmental concerns about the microgrid, which would provide resilience to NJ Transit's transportation network but also result in pumping greenhouse gases into the air.
North Brunswick NJ Transit train station project takes major step Mycentraljersey.com, 10/15/20 - The Middlesex County Improvement Authority will request design and engineering bids next week for the construction of the long-awaited North Brunswick train station, Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios announced Thursday.
‘Untraditional peak’ a good thing at Port of New York/New Jersey Freightwaves.com, 10/15/20 - The Port of New York and New Jersey expects container volumes that have rebounded sharply from the height of the coronavirus pandemic to remain strong through the rest of the calendar year.
Asbury Park Announces 'Design of Traffic Calming Measures' NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 10/14/20 - Asbury Park has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to begin design work on "traffic calming measures" for 3rd and 4th Avenues.
Some drivers can skip the MVC line and now make an appointment to renew licenses Some drivers can skip the MVC line and now make an appointment to renew licenses
NJ.com, 10/13/2020 - A new group of drivers will be able to make an appointment to go to the motor vehicle agency – the people who drive trucks and buses.
Measures to slow traffic planned for 3rd and 4th Aves in Asbury Park NJTPA Mention
 The improvements are funded by $500,000 in federal grants under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).
Amtrak wants billions in additional funding for the Northeast Corridor WashingtonExaminer.com, 10/13/20 - Amtrak wants more than $1.7 billion in federal tax dollars for the Northeast Corridor, William J. Flynn, Amtrak’s president & CEO, said in a letter to congressional leaders.
Infrastructure improvements for one-mile stretch of Metuchen’s Main Street in preliminary design phase, public comment accepted through Oct. 30 NJTPA Mention
CentralJersey.com, 10/11/20 - The movement to fix the ongoing problem with trucks striking the Main Street Amtrak railroad bridge, which has an 11-foot, 2-inch clearance, began with a call from a borough police officer to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
Section of new Wittpenn Bridge hoisted into place -- but it’s not ready to open yet NJ.com, 10/11/2020 - After almost two years of sitting on a barge in the Hackensack River, the center section of the new Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge was finally lifted in place.
Next step for a green NJ: electric trucks NJSpotlight.com, 10/8/20 - A new study recommends that New Jersey ramp up the number of electric medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles, a step that could curtail tailpipe air pollution, especially for vulnerable populations in urban areas; save businesses money; and potentially bring down electric rates for customers.
Metuchen: Main Street safety improvement project hearing set NJTPA Mention
Mycentraljersey.com, 10/7/20 - Middlesex County and North Jersey Transportation Authority officials will hold a virtual public meeting Wednesday on a planned safety improvement project along Main Street between Talmadge and Brunswick avenues.
Port Authority amasses largest airport electric bus fleet on East Coast NJ.com, 10/6/2020 - The Port Authority has completed the deployment of its 36-bus electric fleet at its three metro area airports as part of what Executive Director Rick Cotton said on Tuesday is a broader environmental agenda for the agency.
Stewart Mader exits NJ Transit amid growing scrutiny, leaving customer advocate role open NorthJersey.com, 10/5/2020 - Stewart Mader, who has served in NJ Transit’s groundbreaking but controversial customer advocate role since 2019, has parted ways with the agency.
NJ gas tax increase hits drivers at worst time NJSpotlight.com, 10/1/20 - The gas tax on both regular and diesel fuel went up 9.3 cents a gallon in New Jersey on Thursday. In a matter of just four years, New Jersey has gone from being among states with the lowest gas taxes in the nation to among the highest.
NY Waterway Restores Weekend Ferries From Hoboken And Weehawken Patch.com, 10/1/20 - As New York City reopens its attractions, NY Waterway is restoring weekend ferry service from Port Imperial in Weehawken and 14th Street in Hoboken to the Midtown West 39th Street Ferry Terminal. 
NY Waterway Restores Weekend Ferries From Hoboken And Weehawken Patch.com, 10/1/20 - As New York City reopens its attractions, NY Waterway is restoring weekend ferry service from Port Imperial in Weehawken and 14th Street in Hoboken to the Midtown West 39th Street Ferry Terminal. 
Rockfall project at Delaware Water Gap under fire from towns along I-80 NJSpotlight, 9/30/20 - Fourteen towns on both sides of the Delaware Water Gap have joined forces to oppose a plan by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to protect a section of Route I-80 from falling rocks.
 6K Commuters and Riders Grade NJ Transit’s Service, Cleanliness in Second Coronavirus Survey  NJ.com, 9/30/2020 - Essential workers continue to be the backbone of NJ Transit’s ridership, especially on local buses in North and South Jersey that saw the biggest gains, according to a second coronavirus travel survey.
The North Jersey Transportation and Planning Authority is hosting five identical events to kick off public input in late September and early October NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 9/30/2020 - The North Jersey Transportation and Planning Authority is hosting five identical events to kick off public input in late September and early October. 
Diesel Falls 1¢ to $2.394 in Fourth Consecutive Decline 

TTnews.com, 9/28,2020 - The nationwide average price of diesel fuel fell by 1 cent, the fourth consecutive weekly decline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report released Sept. 28.

Transportation accounts for 42% of global warming emissions in N.J. Here’s how electric cars can dramatically reduce that | Opinion  ROI.com, 9/28/2020 - Transportation accounts for 42% of global warming pollution in New Jersey. To prevent the harshest consequences of global warming, we must commit to nothing less than dramatically changing our transportation system. 
We’re creating a 30-year plan for our streets. Want to help? | Opinion  NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 9/28/2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives — how we work, how we maintain our health, how we learn, how we socialize and recreate, how we spend money, how we do business, and how we get around. 
Next month, all Newark airport shuttle buses will be green and clean  NJ.com, 9/24/2020 - Conversion of its fleet of airport diesel shuttle buses to battery powered electric buses will be finished three months ahead of schedule, Rick Cotton, the Port Authority’s executive director, said Thursday. 
These lucky drivers just got a license extension from the MVC  NJ.com, 9/23/2020 - Commercial drivers got their driver’s license expiration date extended for a third time, this time, until the end of the year, state Motor Vehicle Commission officials said Wednesday. 
You can be fined $50 for not wearing a mask on the subway. Will NJ Transit do the same? NJ.com, 9/22/2020 - The MTA policy isn’t as draconian as it sounds. Riders who aren’t wearing a mask or wearing one that’s pulled down off their nose and mouth are given a warning to mask up. They’ll even be offered a free mask from the MTA’s “mask force” if they don’t have one as of last Thursday, the MTA had distributed 180,000 free masks.
NJT: How Full is Your Ride? RailwayAge.com, 9/22/2020 - For commuter trains on NJT’s Raritan Valley, Atlantic City and Morris & Essex Lines, loading data is collected automatically from new handheld devices used by NJT crews to scan and validate tickets and passes.
Amtrak says it must repair its crumbling, storm-ravaged Hudson River train tunnel | Opinion 

NJ.com, 9/22/2020 - Amtrak says it must repair its crumbling, storm-ravaged Hudson River train tunnel | Opinion 

Senior hours start at MVC agencies, but are these the ‘appointments’ they waited for? NJ.com, 9/21/2020 - Drivers age 65 and up will finally get special hours promised by a new state law starting Tuesday at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agencies designated as vehicle centers.
Jersey City is doubling down on its ride-sharing service to meet rising demand NJ.com, 9/21/2020 - The City Council will vote on a resolution Wednesday to increase the estimated two-year cost for the service — which provides rides in vans and cars for as low as $2...
Massive container ship - bigger than 4 football fields - sets record under Bayonne Bridge NJ.com, 9/13/20 - Bayonne residents have long been accustomed to gigantic container ships quietly passing by their neighborhoods as they ply the waters of the Kill Van Kull and pass beneath the steel arch bridge that bears the city’s name, heading toward the main shipping terminals of the Port of New York and New Jersey on Newark Bay.
Turnpike, Parkway, Expressway tolls increase Sunday NJ.com, 9/12/20 - Sunday is a big day for Jersey drivers -- tolls increase go into effect on the state’s biggest toll roads, the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway.
New Jersey Transit Moves Forward with Electric Bus Program Govtec.com, 9/10/2020 - New Jersey Transit’s board approved a $3.23 million contract with Scalfo Electric Inc. Wednesday to build electric bus charging stations and the needed electric infrastructure in Camden.
NJ Transit board approves new $18M Lyndhurst station, told positive train control on target NorthJersey.com, 9/10/20 - After a break for the summer, the NJ Transit board resumed its monthly meetings Wednesday with several high-interest items on the agenda.
Feds award N.J. additional $150M for road improvements ROI-NJ.com, 9/9/20 - Roads in New Jersey just got a little bit better — or will soon. The state received an additional $150 million in federal funding from the Federal Highway Administration, Gov. Phil Murphy and Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced Wednesday.
NJ Transit’s electric bus program rolls ahead as opponents push for booting of natural gas plant NJ.com, 9/9/20 - NJ Transit was on two sides of the environmental coin on Wednesday, approving infrastructure that could bring environmentally clean electric buses to the state and facing demands that natural gas-fired electric power plant be reconsidered due to pollution concerns.
Rutgers introduces electric scooters to campus The Daily Targum, 9/8/20 - An alternative transportation option is available for students of Rutgers — New Brunswick: electric scooters (e-scooters). 
NJ Transit's Route 126 in Hoboken gets new stops, bigger buses NorthJersey.com, 9/8/20 - One of NJ Transit's busiest bus routes — the 126 — is receiving additional and changed bus stops, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
NJ gas tax will rise less than a month after toll hike NorthJersey.com, 8/28/20 - New Jersey drivers will pay an extra 9.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and diesel fuel when the gas tax is raised on Oct. 1, the state treasurer announced Friday. 
The N.J. bridge of commuter nightmares is finally getting federal funding for replacement NJ.com, 8/27/20 - The 110-year-old swing bridge that carries Amtrak and NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line over the Hackensack River is notorious for getting stuck after it rotates open to allow boat traffic to pass by.
What happens next to the bridge connecting Rumson to Middletown? Here’s how you can have a voice NJTPA Mention
News 12, 8/27/20 - The coronavirus pandemic delayed efforts in Monmouth County to move forward designing a new bridge connecting Rumson to Middletown, after engineers determined the current 79-year-old bridge is now structurally deficient, and today – people can have a voice in what happens next.
Portal North Bridge replacement project gets shot of federal funds to continue engineering NorthJersey.com, 8/26/2020 - New Jersey was allocated $280 million in one of the first installments of federal aid to help build the Portal North Bridge replacement.
Drivers may be hit with (slightly) increased MVC fee NJ.com, 8/26/20 - Beleaguered drivers who continue to wait in line at state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies for hours may have a new pain to bear – increased vehicle registration fees.
$600 in fees over $27 tolls? Cashless tolling could be a wild ride in New Jersey NorthJersey.com, 8/26/2020 - ….During the seven-week period earlier this year when cash toll collections were suspended on Turnpike Authority highways, more than 79,000 people received incorrect toll notices and were wrongly charged $50 administrative fees, according to a report in NJ.com.
Middletown, Rumson: What Should We Do About The Oceanic Bridge? NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 8/25/2020 - MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Monmouth County and the federal Highway Administration will host an online public meeting this Thursday to come up with a "local concept study" for the Oceanic Bridge.
Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada stepping down after 20 years NJTPA Mention
mycentraljersey.com, 8/25/20 - Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Angel G. Estrada, who became the first Latino elected to the board in 1999, is retiring from office Sept. 1.
Vision for Raritan Borough Future Being Planned Through Grant from North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 8/24/20 - A vision for Raritan’s future is in the process of being conceived, modeled and designed by multiple municipal, state and federal agencies. The planning is complex as the experts work to hold on to the town’s rich history, while successfully growing the downtown into an ever-evolving world.
 
Hoboken: What's The Deal With Three-Wheeled Cars And Motorcycles? 8/24/2020 - Residents in various Hoboken Facebook groups have noted that some nights, groups of three-wheeled or Slingshot vehicles travel around town, a rare sight before the pandemic. Motorcycles have been spotted in groups of five or more as well.
Bus companies fight for survival as more N.J. schools shift to all-remote reopening NJ.com, 8/22/20 - When schools shut down in March because of the coronavirus, thousands of buses sat idle.
Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says NorthJersey.com, 8/20/20 - Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted criticisms of Amtrak in a report released by the train operator's inspector general regarding the Moynihan Train Hall renovation.
Survey: Toll-road traffic still lagging pre-pandemic levels Associated Press, 8/20/2020 - NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Traffic on some major U.S. toll roads has rebounded from lows reached during the height of the coronavirus pandemic but the range of the recovery varies widely in different parts of the country, according to a survey released Thursday.
Coach USA launches customized bus routes to companies, hospitals to bring back commuters NorthJersey.com, 8/19/20 - Figuring out how to encourage people to return to commuting is a conundrum facing private and public transportation alike — but Coach USA is taking a new approach.
Northeast transportation projects earn recognition from industry leaders TransportationNewsTodayNews.com, 8/19/2020 - Projects in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all earned regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards competition.
Port of NY & NJ Becomes Country’s Second Largest Container Port Njbmagzine.com, 8/18/20 - A new economic impact study released today by the New York Shipping Association reveals that the port industry of New York and New Jersey accounted for nearly $12 billion in tax revenue, supported over 500,000 jobs, and was responsible for $36.1 billion in personal and $99.5 billion in business income in the region in 2019.
With ‘Nobody Going to Work,’ Private Bus Companies Are Worried About the Future The New York Times, 8/17/20 - No other city in America is as reliant on mass transit as New York, with millions of daily riders usually cramming into subway cars, trains and buses run by sprawling public agencies.
New York, New Jersey see biggest hits to air travel, industry analysis shows TransportationToday, 8/17/2020 - TransportationToday, 8/17/2020 - According to an industry analysis by Airlines for America (A4a), New York and New Jersey suffered the biggest loss of air service so far during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus hit air travel harder in N.Y. and N.J. than rest of country, group says NJ.com, 8/13/20 - New Jersey and New York ranked among the top 10 states in the nation that lost airline service due to travel restrictions and a fear of flying during the coronavirus pandemic.
What should a commuter do when NJ Transit won’t cross honor their ticket? NJ.com, 8/13/20 - One of the tactics transit agencies use to move passengers when there is a service disruption is having other modes - such as a train, bus or ferry or other agency - honor their tickets.
Jersey City, Hoboken Announce Partnership with Citi Bike JerseyDigs.com, 8/13/2020 - A feud between two bike sharing services has come to an end as two of Hudson county’s cities will both start featuring Citi Bike services later this year.
PATH unions have been waiting 10 years for a new contract. It’s time to settle, Congressmen say
NJ.com, 8/13/2020 - Six members of Congress went to bat for PATH rail employees who have been working for almost 10 years without a new labor contract with the Port Authority.
Workers, riders tell Cory Booker that NJ Transit needs federal aid NJ.com, 8/12/2020  - Perhaps one of the more convincing arguments U.S. Senator Cory Booker heard for providing a second round of federal funding for NJ Transit, didn’t come from an expert or pubic official, but from a neighbor who rides the bus daily.
The MVC put 20 forms online to cut down on lines and wait times 8/11/2020 - The state Motor Vehicle Commission took a promised step on Monday, allowing drivers start part of the arduous process of applying for or renewing document online, instead of waiting in long lines at agencies to fill out a paper form.
All NJ Transit train lines back up and running following Tropical Storm Isaias NorthJersey.com, 8/8/20 - Rail service has returned to all NJ Transit lines. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Morris & Essex line was up and running on weekend timetables — albeit with a warning about possible delays — and the Gladstone Branch also returned, along with its substitute bus service.
NJ Transit gets $15M federal grant to pave the way for electric buses NJ.com. 8/7/2020 - NJ Transit’s aging bus garage in Wayne is getting a federally funded makeover, including equipment needed to make the switch from diesel-powered to electric buses.
NJ Planned to Help People Buy Electric Cars With a $5,000 Rebate. Now, Not So Much NJSpotlight.com, 8/7/20 - The state has cut $16 million from a much-touted new program designed to help motorists buy electric vehicles by offering rebates of up to $5,000 to cushion the cost of zero emission vehicles.
After private bus company stops service, NJ Transit and Coach USA offer help for riders 8/7/2020 - DeCamp suspended service at midnight Friday because ridership was too low to cover costs, after the company resumed service in June.
Two NJ Transit lines remain suspended as others return with reduced service NorthJersey.com, 8/6/20 - Two NJ Transit train lines remain suspended as others are resuming service  with crews working to remove hundreds of trees and repair wires following Tuesday's storm.
DeCamp to suspend bus service indefinitely starting Aug. 7 MontclairLocal.news, 8/5/20 - DeCamp Bus Lines will be suspending bus service indefinitely starting this Friday, Aug. 7, as a result of lower ridership since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Montclair-based transit company announced Wednesday. 
Murphy, MVC say they’ve eliminated 55% of the backlog, as drivers say they’re in line for hours NJ.com, 8/5/2020 - Close to a month after New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies reopened, officials said they have cleared 55% of the backlog of drivers who couldn’t do business during the three months the coronavirus pandemic closed facilities.