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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.


Can $16B Gateway costs be lowered? GDC makes case as it seeks OK from feds for next phase Asbury Park Press, 11/18/22 - The Commission Development Commission board on Friday approved the project development agreement and agency officials sent the 61-page document to the federal government as the agency seeks the green light to start the engineering phase of the $16.1 billion Hudson River tunnels project.
What did NJ get from Biden infrastructure bill? NJ Spotlight News, 11/17/22 - New Jersey stands to receive more than $4.8 billion so far from the federal infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law a year ago, with the lion’s share earmarked for road and bridge repairs.
New Terminal A at Newark airport ready for takeoff NJ Spotlight News - A ceremonial ribbon-cutting officially opened the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport — 1 million square feet of soaring space, outfitted with high-tech security, four lounges and 33 gates.
Mayor Fulop & Mayor Bhalla Announce First Protected Bike Lane Connection Between Hoboken and Jersey City Hobokennj.gov, 11/14/2022 - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla announced today the completion of a new protected bikeway along Marin Boulevard and Henderson Street, connecting 18th Street in Jersey City to Observer Highway in Hoboken. 
As more employees return to the office, mass transit volumes soar, some to pre-COVID heights NJ.com, 11/14/2022 - As employees return to Manhattan and Center City Philadelphia workplaces, even just a few days a week, transit ridership is increasing and vehicular traffic on some bridges and tunnels has surpassed or approached pre-pandemic highs seen in 2019.
Bridge in Denville to be Fixed Under County Capital Plan TAPinto.net, 11/13/2022 - About $350,000 will be spent by Morris County to upgrade a bridge in Denville.
Solar bus shelters, bike sheds and electric charging among green projects for NJ Transit NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 11/11/2022 - The money will go toward seven projects listed in the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority's 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Plan. 
$43M in federal funding to support 7 NJ Transit projects NJTPA Mention
NJBIZ, 11/10/22 - New federal funding will allow several projects from NJTRANSIT to move forward, helping to advance the agency’s sustainability efforts, bus garage electrification and first/last mile transportation solutions. The state transportation agency and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority announced $43.6 million in federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funding for seven projects Nov. 9.
Multi-State Freight Working Group MetropolitanAirportNews.com - 11/9/2022 -The MAP Forum is a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region. NJTPA will be applying for 2.0 American Institute of Certified Planners – Certification Maintenance (AICP-CM) credits.
Seven NJ Transit projects to advance with $43M in federal funding NJTPA Mention
ROI-NJ, 11/9/22 - NJTRANSIT and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority annnounced $43.6 million in federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funding for seven NJ Transit projects which advance sustainability, bus garage electrification and first/last mile transportation solutions.
Perth Amboy major intersection to get traffic safety improvements MyCentralJersey.com, 11/9/2022 -  Pedestrian and vehicular safety measures are scheduled to begin next year at the intersection of Smith and Goodwin streets, along the entrance to the city's main retail district.
Union County and Local Leaders Working to Improve Mobility on County Roads Tapinto.net, 11/9/2022 -  The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that county officials, in collaboration with local senators, mayors, and other officials, are exploring avenues to best address transportation and mobility on county roads.
Bridge in Denville to be Fixed Under County Capital Plan TAPinto.net, 11/13/2022 - About $350,000 will be spent by Morris County to upgrade a bridge in Denville.
Solar bus shelters, bike sheds and electric charging among green projects for NJ Transit NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 11/11/2022 - The money will go toward seven projects listed in the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority's 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Plan. 
Multi-State Freight Working Group MetropolitanAirportNews.com - 11/9/2022 -The MAP Forum is a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region. NJTPA will be applying for 2.0 American Institute of Certified Planners – Certification Maintenance (AICP-CM) credits.
Seven NJ Transit projects to advance with $43M in federal funding NJTPA Mention
ROI-NJ, 11/9/22 - NJTRANSIT and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority annnounced $43.6 million in federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funding for seven NJ Transit projects which advance sustainability, bus garage electrification and first/last mile transportation solutions.
Perth Amboy major intersection to get traffic safety improvements MyCentralJersey.com, 11/9/2022 -  Pedestrian and vehicular safety measures are scheduled to begin next year at the intersection of Smith and Goodwin streets, along the entrance to the city's main retail district.
Union County and Local Leaders Working to Improve Mobility on County Roads Tapinto.net, 11/9/2022 -  The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that county officials, in collaboration with local senators, mayors, and other officials, are exploring avenues to best address transportation and mobility on county roads.
Here's when South Amboy ferry terminal construction is expected to begin MyCentralJersey.com, 11/8/2022 -  The city will go out to bid Wednesday for its long-envisioned ferry terminal with passenger service to Manhattan.
Are the Paterson schools readying to bus their students without private contractors? NorthJersey.com, 11/8/2022 - City education officials are buying five passenger vans for $389,716 as the school district considers shifting some of the $20 million it spends per year on bus routes to an in-house transportation program.
Round Valley Reservoir road will open 'permanently' on Nov. 15 MyCentralJersey.com, 11/7/22 - Hunterdon County Route 629 around Round Valley Reservoir will reopen "permanently" on Nov. 15 as New Jersey Water Supply Authority (NJWASA) officials agreed to study long-term security enhancements that do not involve the road's closure.

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Doomsday scenario for sinking Bay Area transit: No weekend BART, bus lines cancelled or a taxpayer bailout. The Mercury News, 11/20/22 - At the heart of these transit planning scenarios is a clarion call from the region’s transportation planners: They need more money – a lot of it – not to build shiny new stations, or fashion a second tunnel under the bay, but just to keep their systems running.
Metro Service to DC’s Dulles Airport Finally Arrives, 60 Years in the Making Bloomberg CityLab, 11/15/22 - Riders on the US capital’s new Silver Line will be able to take a train to their planes. Why are direct rail connections to American airports still so rare?
NYC pushes to make e-scooter rentals permanent in the East Bronx Gothamist, 11/14/22 - A report on the pilot found the average ride on the e-scooters was just over a mile long, which helps solve “the first/last mile problem," or commuters who lack easy connections to their primary train or bus stations.
It’s Been a Good Election Year for Transportation Funding Route Fifty, 11/10/22 - Across the country, 14 out of 19 measures to back public transit passed. More broadly, voters approved 88% of state and local proposals to boost or maintain spending on roads and other transportation infrastructure,
Traffic deaths in NYC still 14% higher than pre-pandemic levels, latest data shows Gothamist, 11/3/22 - The number of people who have died on city streets in traffic collisions so far this year is down slightly from last year, but still 14% higher than pre-pandemic levels.
Gas prices rise in NJ, around nation APNews.com, 11/5/2022 - Gas prices rose across the nation and in New Jersey, but analysts say they expect pump prices to level off in coming days and weeks.
Penn Station developer backs off $22 billion project after years working behind the scenes with NY governor Gothamist, 11/4/22 - A real estate giant’s unexpected decision to back off its key role in the $22 billion redevelopment of Penn Station marks a stunning split from the governor’s office after years of behind-the-scenes collaboration, newly disclosed emails show.
Why Jersey gas prices spiked and how high diesel fuel prices could affect holiday shopping NJ.com, 11/4/2022 - If you noticed a significant price spike, followed by a drop and another spike, you weren’t having a nightmare. While the average price of regular dropped to $3.85 on Friday, that is still higher than the national average of $3.79, according to AAA.
PATCO offering unlimited weekend travel with new $18 monthly pass NorthJersey.com, 11/4/2022 - Want to ride all night like Springsteen? You can buy PATCO’s new unlimited weekend 30 day monthly pass which provides unlimited trips on the bi-state transit line between 6 p.m. Fridays and 11:59 p.m. Sundays.
https://www.nj.com/news/2022/11/patco-offering-unlimited-weekend-travel-with-new-18-monthly-pass.html
 
New bus service from Newark Penn Station to Washington, D.C., Baltimore launches this week New bus service from Newark Penn Station to Washington, D.C., Baltimore launches this week
NJ.com, 11/3/2022 - Newark Penn Station now has a second intercity bus career after Flixbus started service there on Thursday, joining Greyhound and replacing BoltBus.
https://www.nj.com/news/2022/11/new-bus-service-from-newark-penn-station-to-washington-dc-baltimore-launches-this-week.html
 
Stretch of scenic N.J. highway will reopen, officials announce Stretch of scenic N.J. highway will reopen, officials announce
NJ.com, 11/3/2022 - A section of scenic road that hugs the waterfront of the Round Valley reservoir will be reopened to traffic on Nov. 15 and New Jersey Water Authority officials said they will no longer seek to permanently close that portion of Route 629.
https://www.nj.com/news/2022/11/stretch-of-scenic-nj-highway-will-reopen-officials-announce.html
 
More trucks, Bayonne development and aging bridges necessitate $4.7B Turnpike Extension widening project, engineers told NJTA The Jersey Journal, 11/1/2022 - Increased truck traffic, development in Bayonne, and bridges and elevated roadways at the end of their lifespans are among the main reasons engineers cited in their report calling for the controversial $4.7 billion expansion of the New Jersey Turnpike’s Hudson County Extension.
NJ Transit knocks rider idea to designate mask-friendly cars on trains NJ.com, 11/1/2022 - As cold and flu season approaches, riders who’ve lobbied NJ Transit to test designating one car per train as a spot that requires riders to wear masks saw their efforts derailed Monday.
Don’t do congestion pricing until the economy recovers from COVID, groups urge NYC NJ.com, 11/1/2022 - Hit the brakes on New York City’s controversial congestion pricing plan to charge a toll to travel south of 60th street in Manhattan until the region has recovered economically from the coronavirus pandemic, said a letter sent to a board that will decide the plan’s future.
Turnpike widening opponents say report boosts case against $4.7B plan to add more lanes NJ.com, 11/7/22 - A 2020 New Jersey Turnpike Authority engineering report about the proposed $4.7 billion widening of the Hudson County extension and Newark Bay Bridge replacement includes information opponents say boosts their case against the project.
Hudson County seeking $1 million grant to spur development of Hackensack River walkway The Jersey Journal, 11/1/22 - Hudson County is moving forward with its ultra-ambitious plan to create a continuous walkway on the eastern bank of the Hackensack River. 
The shipping industry as we know it started in Port Newark NorthJersey.com, 11/1/22 - It was here at this Port Newark shipping company, now owned by Maersk — the name "Sea-Land" referred of course to shipping routes — that container shipping was born. And changed the world.
Proposed Glassboro-Camden light-rail line is one step closer to reality CourierPost, 10/31/22 - A proposed light rail line between Camden and Glassboro is moving forward with the selection of a firm to oversee the project’s preliminary engineering and design phase.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey busiest container port in September TransportationTodayNews.com, 10/27/2022 - - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the United States in September for the second consecutive month.
Work to rehab Newark Airport’s busiest runway is ready to take off NJ.com, 10/27/2022 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s board of commissioners took the first steps Thursday by allocating $5 million to start engineering work to rehabilitate Runway 4L-22R, an 11,000-foot long and 150-feet airstrip that was last rehabilitated in 2014.
How NJ Transit's Hudson County bus service went from 65% to 100% arrival rate in a month
NorthJersey.com, 10/26/22 - NJ Transit buses arrived at their scheduled stops 100% — or nearly 100% — of the time in July and August on six ill-reputed bus routes in Hudson County. Just a month earlier, in June, the average percentage of trips made on those same routes was 65%; one was as low as 25%, according to data provided to The Record and NorthJersey.com by NJ Transit.
Turnpike Authority approves toll increases. Here's when they go up and by how much NorthJersey.com, 10/26/2022 - Another toll increase is on the horizon, marking the third time in four years that New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway usage fees are going up.
Brace yourself, drivers. Turnpike and Parkway tolls are going up for the 3rd year in a row NJ.com, 10/25/22 - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which runs the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, adopted a $2.5 billion 2023 budget — which calls for a 3% toll increase starting Jan. 1 in a budget that increased by 7.4% over 2022.
Feedback sought for “Keep Somerset Moving” Transportation Plan 2045 InsiderNJ.com, 10/25/2022 - The Somerset County Planning Board is encouraging residents to provide feedback for the new “Keep Somerset Moving: Transportation Plan 2045.”
A Forgotten Belleville Relic Discovered, then Lost Again NJTPA Mention
JerseyDigs.com, 10/24/2022 - There are plans to convert the abandoned railway from Newark to Paterson into a light rail. A study by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority set the price for the project at $1.1 billion. There is currently no direct route, neither by bus nor rail, from Newark to Paterson.
Master planners named to guide Newark Airport’s redevelopment through 2065 NJ.com, 10/24/22 - Officials named Arup, a global top aviation planning and design firm, to partner with leading architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The selection ends a process started in April to find a master planner with airport experience to oversee architectural, planning, engineering and business development for the next phase of redevelopment.
First up, then down. Where are gas prices going next? We asked experts. 10/24/2022 - It’s been a good run for Jersey drivers – after a painful summer, gas prices dropped to what passes for reasonable in 2022.
A Forgotten Belleville Relic Discovered, then Lost Again NJTPA Mention
JerseyDigs.com, 10/24/2022 - There are plans to convert the abandoned railway from Newark to Paterson into a light rail. A study by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority set the price for the project at $1.1 billion. There is currently no direct route, neither by bus nor rail, from Newark to Paterson.
New borrowing will replace an old bridge NJ Spotlight News, 10/21/22 - Construction on the $1 billion-plus replacement of the Portal Bridge began in earnest earlier this year, and now the state, using its Economic Development Authority, has issued nearly $600 million in bonds to help cover costs that are being split with other agencies, including the federal government.
Atlantic City Expressway will get a third lane to fix notorious bottleneck NJ.com, 10/21/22 - A plan to widen a two lane, 13-mile section of the Atlantic City Expressway by adding a third lane in both directions along the center median is entering the design phase, representatives of the South Jersey Transportation Authority said Wednesday.
PANYNJ, Navya begin shuttle platooning demonstration project MassTransitMag.com, 10/21/22 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and Navya will be holding a demonstration of two-vehicle shuttle platooning at the JFK Aqueduct Parking Lot, the first-of-its-kind at a North American airport.
NJ Transit plans to fix five stations for disability compliance. Here's where and why NorthJersey.com, 10/18/22 - NJ Transit has agreed to update five of its train stations to make them more accessible for people with disabilities, according to a settlement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey.
Get your head out of your app! Snarky overhead signs debut on N.J. roadways. NJ.com, 10/18/22 - Get your head out of your app. Nice car, did it come with a turn signal? Hocus Pocus, drive with focus. Drivers who spotted those and other humorous safety message pop-up on overhead video signs on state highways may have been wondering what happened to the to-the-point signs they’re used to.
State creates new manufacturing voucher pilot program NJMVP to offer grants for new equipment, tech NJBIZ.com, 10/18/22 - At Raw Generation in Eatontown Oct. 17, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a new pilot program that will provide grants to Garden State manufacturers to purchase equipment to help increase their capabilities and improve their operations.
Families of crash victims push for safety program to reduce traffic fatalities in N.J. NJ.com, 10/17/2022 - A bill that would create a 21-member commission to study whether the state should switch to “Vision Zero” strategies to meet a goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2035 was unanimously approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday morning.
$700K Transportation Grant Application To Be Discussed In Long Valley Patch.com, 10/17/22 - A resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a $700,000 grant for funding for a sidewalk project in Long Valley will be discussed at tonight's committee meeting.
NJ Transit’s secret weapon to keep trains running on time NJ1015.com, 10/17/22 - Now that the autumn leaves are falling NJ Transit has launched its two AquaTrack machines. According to NJ Transit spokesperson Jim Smith when leaves fall onto the rail lines, as the trains roll over them the leaves get pulverized and an oily substance is left on the tracks.
I-78 lanes will be closed for Jugtown Mountain work MyCentralJersey.com, 10/17/2022 - The state Department of Transportation has announced weekend lane closures through the end of the month on I-78 because of the rockfall mitigation project on Jugtown Mountain.
A Forgotten Belleville Relic Discovered, then Lost Again NJTPA Mention
JerseyDigs.com, 10/24/2022 - There are plans to convert the abandoned railway from Newark to Paterson into a light rail. A study by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority set the price for the project at $1.1 billion. There is currently no direct route, neither by bus nor rail, from Newark to Paterson.
NJ Transit plans to fix five stations for disability compliance. Here's where and why NJ Transit plans to fix five stations for disability compliance. Here's where and why
NorthJersey.com, 10/18/2022 - NJ Transit has agreed to update five of its train stations to make them more accessible for people with disabilities, according to a settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey.
 
The GW Bridge is cashless, but those empty toll booths won’t be going away for a while NJ.com, 10/15/22 - Removal work on the toll booths remains in the design phase and a date has not been set for their full demolition and removal, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said on Thursday. 
United to add more international flights from Newark as travel rates rise NJ.com, 10/12/2022 - With more people returning to air travel since the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines is betting on further growth, announcing nine new, non-stop international flights in its summer trans-Atlantic schedule, including three from Newark Liberty Airport.
Murphy, NJ Transit tout transformative development deals NJ Spotlight News, 10/12/22 - Gov. Phil Murphy has for the past month or so been on a public-transit fueled victory lap, touting new development projects with gleaming office towers and swanky apartment buildings. 
Is NJ Transit's customer advocate position dead? Why riders still lack a voice NorthJersey.com, 10/10/2022 - Murphy, who was asked about it at an unrelated press conference, said, "We want to get the position filled and it doesn’t bring me great joy that we haven’t filled it, but I would also say we’re obsessed with the customer experience," noting there's been no increase in fares in five years, better service and station improvements.
NJ Transit’s first electric bus starts real world testing with riders on board this month NJ.com, 10/9/2022 - The ceremony and photos are over and NJ Transit first electric bus, #22901, unveiled last week will become part of the fleet later this month, distinguishable by its all-green body.
New Jersey opens application period for Local Bridges Fund program TransportationTodayNews.com, 10/7/2022 - The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund supplies the $47.3 million Local Bridges Fund. It provides each of New Jersey’s 21 counties with $1 million for bridge improvements in their jurisdiction on the bridges with the most significant structural deficiencies.
Another part of Garden State Parkway Exit 105 closed for eight months APP.com, 10/5/2022 - The Tinton Falls ramp from Route 36 to the Garden State Parkway at Exit 105 heading southbound closed starting Wednesday for about eight months due to construction, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced.
Murphy takes request for congestion pricing study to Biden NJ.com, 10/5/22 - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he brought his request to President Joe Biden that federal officials require New York to conduct a full environmental Impact Study on the city's proposed congestion pricing plan.
Bridge reconstruction over Route 78 in Bernards begins this week MyCentralJersey.com, 10/4/22 - The reconstruction of the Somerville Road bridge over Interstate 78 is beginning this week and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2024. 
Garden State Parkway ramp to close for 8 months starting today NJ.com, 10/4/22 - The entrance ramp at the Exit 105 interchange will be closed for about eight months beginning at 10 p.m. today, until mid-May 2023. Detour signs will be posted to help drivers access the southbound Parkway by other routes.
Edison may revive decades-old bike plan: 'Now is the time' MyCentralJersey.com, 10/4/22 - Drivers may need to share the roads with more cyclists after residents last week called for the township to create more bike lanes, including on some of the nearly 100 township roads set to be repaved. 
Get on the electric bus: NJ Transit rolls out New Flyer with clean energy goal in mind NorthJersey.com, 10/4/2022 - A greener, cleaner chapter began for NJ Transit in Camden on Tuesday morning with the announcement of the rollout of its first electric bus.
Know those cloudy windows on NJ Transit trains? A fix is coming NorthJersey.com, 10/3/2022 - After customers have complained for years about the dirty-looking state of the windows in multi-level train cars, the agency's committee focusing on customer service promised Friday to clear things up.
Four years of roadwork is coming to Route 18 in East Brunswick  MyCentralJersey.com, 10/3/22 — A four-year construction project will bring $86 million in drainage, pavement and other improvements to four miles along Route 18, on both the north and southbound lanes from milepost 35.40, south of Rues Lane, to milepost 39.54, the southern end of the New Jersey Turnpike underpass. 
Essex County Announces Completion of 12 Montclair Intersections NJTPA Mention
RLSMedia.com, 10/3/2022 — Officials say the project is part of Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo’s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure in Essex County is up to date and able to meet the changing demands of the community.
Work on a $97M solution to one of N.J.’s worst bottlenecks will begin in 2023 NJTPA Mention 
NJ.com, 9/29/22 — Driving Route 17 between Route 80 and Route 4 can be described in two words, nasty and frustrating. It’s a busy section between Maywood and Paramus that maddeningly narrows to two lanes in each direction.
Hudson County Is Taking A Closer Look At Truck Routes NJTPA Mention
TAP into Jersey City, 9/30/22 — In an effort to better understand trucking in Hudson County, the County Division of Planning has launched its first-ever study into how the form of transportation impacts the local economy, environment and neighborhoods.
Murphy Asks Coast Guard to Reconsider Oceanic Bridge Height, Move Project Forward NJTPA Mention
TwoRiverTimes.com, 9/29/2022 — After years of bureaucratic foot-dragging, Gov. Phil Murphy has intervened in the Oceanic Bridge replacement project, requesting the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the entity with final say in the matter, reconsider proposals from the county and citizen groups for a lower bridge height.
 
First part of NJ's 9-mile Essex-Hudson Greenway to open before Gov. Murphy leaves office, he says Gothamist, 9/28/22 — The first stretch of the Essex-Hudson Greenway — a 9-mile pedestrian and biking trail through eight New Jersey communities — will likely be open before Gov. Phil Murphy finishes out his second term, the governor said.
Hunterdon officials 'skeptical' of plan to close Round Valley Reservoir road MyCentralJersey, 9/27/22 — The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners has joined the chorus of residents opposed to the permanent closure of County Route 629 around Round Valley Reservoir.
West Coast Ports May Permanently Lose Volume Share to East Coast Transport Topics, 9/27/22 — For at least one month, August, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the U.S. as it nudged ahead of longtime leader Port of Los Angeles in total 20-foot-equivalent units processed. 
Garden State Parkway to go all E-ZPass, while paying cash may remain an option on the N.J. Turnpike NJ.com, 9/27/22 —  The ritual of handing cash to a toll collector on the Garden State Parkway is headed for the history books, but paying cash might still be an option on the New Jersey Turnpike. 
Flemington Borough and Local Schools receive 2022 goHunterdon Awards for environmental and safety initiatives NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 9/26/2022 — The nonprofit sustainable transportation and community advocacy organization goHunterdon held its annual awards ceremony on Friday, September 23 at the Mountain View Chalet banquet hall, and three local Flemington-Raritan district public schools as well the Borough were honored for their pedestrian and safety programs this year.
N.J.’s gas tax will go down next Saturday. Here’s how we’ll rank compared to other states. NJ.com, 9/25/22 — New Jersey’s gasoline tax will drop by one penny a gallon next weekend making it the 11th highest rate in the nation.
These people make the old commuter bus you hated riding to work into a time machine NJ.com, 9/26/22 — Possibly nothing can be as unloved as an old bus. The seats aren’t as supportive as they were, the upholstery is faded or even torn, the paint is chipped and the body is dented with the battle scars of hundreds of thousands of miles it rolled up moving people.
Gov. Murphy warns that NJ Transit fare hikes possible NJ1015.com, 9/26/2022 —The Murphy administration says NJ Transit fare hikes are possible if New York is allowed to proceed with current plans for congestion pricing tolls in Manhattan’s central business district. 
12 storm surge gates: Army Corps proposes $52 billion barriers for New York-New Jersey waterways Gothamist, 9/26/22 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report detailing their proposed $52 billion plan to protect the New York City metropolitan area from storm surges and coastal flooding. It marks a major step forward in a long-delayed study initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Ex-Toys R Us headquarters in Wayne ideal for dining and retail hub, study concludes NorthJersey.com, 9/26/22 — The former Toys R Us headquarters in Wayne has “strong potential” to be a retail hub, but improvements to public transportation would make it more appealing to prospective tenants, according to a new study.
There are NJ groups in favor of NYC congestion pricing — here’s why NJ101.5, 9/25/22 — While a plan that could charge Garden State drivers an extra fee of up to $23 during peak hours to travel into Manhattan awaits federal approval, advocates for the plan suggest too many people are focused on the dollar signs and not the reasoning behind the proposal.
 
There are NJ groups in favor of NYC congestion pricing — here’s why NJ101.5, 9/25/22 - While a plan that could charge Garden State drivers an extra fee of up to $23 during peak hours to travel into Manhattan awaits federal approval, advocates for the plan suggest too many people are focused on the dollar signs and not the reasoning behind the proposal.
N.J.’s gas tax will go down next Saturday. Here’s how we’ll rank compared to other states. NJ.com, 9/25/22 - New Jersey’s gasoline tax will drop by one penny a gallon next weekend making it the 11th highest rate in the nation.
These people make the old commuter bus you hated riding to work into a time machine NJ.com, 9-26/22 - Possibly nothing can be as unloved as an old bus. The seats aren’t as supportive as they were, the upholstery is faded or even torn, the paint is chipped and the body is dented with the battle scars of hundreds of thousands of miles it rolled up moving people.
Gov. Murphy warns that NJ Transit fare hikes possible The Murphy administration says NJ Transit fare hikes are possible if New York is allowed to proceed with current plans for congestion pricing tolls in Manhattan’s central business district. In a Friday letter to the Federal Highway Administration, Gov. Phil Murphy said the environmental assessment done for the toll plan isn’t sufficient and a fuller environmental impact study is merited because of the “high degree of uncertainty and potential for significant impact.”
Boulevard East bike lanes: Weehawken open to idea, but what about West New York and North Bergen? Jersey Journal, 9/25/22 -- When advocates in Weehawken started pushing to prioritize bike lanes in Hudson County’s redesign of busy Boulevard East, they specifically called for the kind that is considered the safest: protected lanes, sandwiched between the sidewalk and parked cars.
Input sought in Union County electric vehicle charging study MyCentralJersey.com, 9/20/22, NJTPA MENTION
End is in sight for latest project, but more construction coming to Turnpike extension NJ.com, 9/18/2022 - Drivers who use the aging Newark Bay extension of the New Jersey Turnpike to get to and from the Holland Tunnel seem to face a never-ending cycle of construction on the network’s 29 bridges and viaducts.
Essex-Hudson Greenway advocates laud NJ purchase of abandoned rail line to create 9-mile park Jersey Journal, 9/16/22 — The state paid Norfolk Southern $65 million for the "old Boonton line," as it is referred to, setting the stage for a linear state park that runs from Montclair to Jersey City. 
New Jersey awarded $26M federal grant to improve Route 7 TransportationTodayNews.com, 9/16/22 - The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded New Jersey a $26 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the state’s Route 7 project.
Longer trains are coming as the first of 72 new PATH rail cars arrives NJ.com, 9/15/22 - The first of 72 new blue and silver PATH rail cars — which were ordered in 2017 and 2018 and are part of a fleet that will make longer trains possible — arrived in Port Newark Sunday, as more workers resume commuting back to offices.
Hoboken & Lyft relaunch Citi Bike Valet Service at Hoboken Terminal

The City of Hoboken today announced the return of Citi Bike valet service at Hoboken Terminal through the City’s continued partnership with Lyft.

Noticed all the new warehouses everywhere? NJ is doing something about it NJ1015.com, 9/11/22 - New Jersey has formally adopted new guidance addressing the proliferation of warehouses around the state. The next question is whether anyone will follow it.
Murphy says federal environmental study is needed before NYC congestion pricing plan takes effect NJ.com, 9/9/22 - Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said New York's congestion pricing plan needs a full environmental impact statement, a step that could significantly delay the plan to tax vehicles driving into midtown and lower Manhattan
NJ Could Ban Sale Of New Gas Vehicles Patch.com, 9/9/22 - A ban on the sale of gas-powered vehicles could be in New Jersey's future.
Murphy Says NYC Congestion Pricing Can’t Burden New Jersey Taxpayers Bloomberg News, 9/8/22  — New York City’s congestion pricing proposal can’t be “on the backs of New Jersey commuters,” Governor Phil Murphy said.
NJ Transit kicks off regular season rail service to MetLife NJBiz.com, 9/9/22 - As fans rejoice the start of football season, NJ Transit this week announced the kickoff to regular season rail service to MetLife Stadium.
Westwood, NJ Transit rework bus lines to ease noise, traffic. Here are the new routes NorthJersey.com, 9/8/22  — The changes were made possible after NJ Transit took over a bus depot on Old Hook Road formerly operated by Red & Tan, a subsidiary of Coach USA. The company left the location at the beginning of the year, but negotiations between the town and NJ Transit lasted into the summer.
Masks now optional on all mass transit including PATH, N.Y. subway, airports NJ.com, 9/7/22  — The days of being required to wear masks on trains, buses and in airports and indoor terminals is officially over in the metropolitan region.
NJTPA: How Do We Make It Safer To Walk & Bike In North Jersey? NJTPA Mention
TAP into Hoboken, 9/7/22  — As part of an effort to help counties and municipalities better understand how to become places where everyone can get where they need to go safely, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) has launched a survey to collect feedback from the public.
Gateway tunnel delay shows immense challenges for new Amtrak executive NorthJersey.com, 9/6/2022 - When Laura Mason walked into Moynihan Train Hall's sleek new Metropolitan lounge to talk about her role as Amtrak's new executive helping oversee the nation's biggest construction project, she was dressed in heels, an updo and business professional attire.
NYC congestion pricing hearings show many oppose it for many different reasons NJ.com, 9/5/22 - New York’s third version of a congestion pricing plan to charge a toll between $9 and $23 to drive south of 60th Street in Manhattan finished six lenghty virtual public hearings last week.
Gateway tunnel to NYC will now cost $2B more. Officials blame inflation. NJ.com, 8/31/22 -- The cost to build the new two-tube Gateway Tunnel between New York and New Jersey — and to rehabilitate the existing 112-year old tunnels there now — just bulked up to $16 billion, which officials of the agency building it blamed on inflation and supply chain issues.
Will NJ follow California’s call to halt gas engines? NJ Spotlight, 8/31/22 -- Last week, California regulators decided to phase out the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. Will New Jersey once again follow suit? So far, the Murphy administration is not making any commitments.
Drivers buying more gas means tax gets cut NJ Spotlight, 8/30/22 - A legally required, 1-cent reduction of the state’s per-gallon gas tax was announced by the Department of Treasury on Monday. It goes into effect Oct. 1. Last year, the gas tax was reduced by 8.3 cents, and with this latest automatic reduction, the per-gallon rate will be 41.4 cents.
Murphy issues strongest rebuke yet of NYC congestion pricing toll plan NJ.com, 8/30/22 -- But Murphy said slow progress under prior administrations building mega-transit projects such as the $12.3 billion Gateway project to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River and replacing the aging Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan don’t make a good case for drivers to get out of their cars at this time.
U.S. attorneys side with NJ on Waterfront Commission withdrawal MyCentralJersey.com, 8/30/2022 - Attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department have sided with New Jersey in a dispute with New York over the future of the controversial Waterfront Commission, which monitors hiring and criminal activity at the ports, according to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Route 129 pedestrian safety project kicks off in Trenton NJBiz.com, 8/30/22 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation and legislators from the state’s 15th Legislative District announced the launch of a Pedestrian Safety Improvement project along the Route 129 corridor in Trenton Aug. 29.
NJ Transit explains highest ratings in rider survey. Issues still remain, advocates say. NJ.com, 8/30/2022 - NJ Transit officials said the agency received its highest rider satisfaction rankings since 2011, the year it began conducting surveys, and in an unusual move, officials provided a deep dive into the specific work done to address issues customers raised in previous surveys.
N.J. gas tax is going down a penny per gallon on Oct. 1 NJ.com, 8/29/2022 - New Jersey’s gas tax will drop one penny to 41.4 cents per gallon beginning Oct. 1 after tax collections came in higher than expected last year, the state Treasury announced Monday.
Finally the average price of gas in N.J. is under $4 a gallon. Will it go lower? NJ.com, 8/28/2022 - After lagging behind the rest of the nation for several weeks, average gas prices in New Jersey finally dropped below $4 a gallon Friday. It’s the first time they’ve been that low since March.
Public’s 1st chance at NYC congestion pricing comments turns into 5-hour hearing NJ.com, 8/26/22 -- The first of six public hearings on New York's controversial congestion pricing plan to charge tolls for driving south of 60th Street in Manhattan had some New Yorkers sounding like their New Jersey neighbors, calling that fee double taxation.
A New Jersey city achieved 0 traffic deaths in 4 years with quick, high impact ideas NPR, 8/25/22 -- Traffic fatalities have been on the rise the past 16 years. In 2021, nearly 43,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. -- a 10.5% increase from 2020. Yet in some parts of the country, efforts born from both tragedy and political will have seen the numbers move in a different direction. And in Hoboken, N.J., there hasn't been a single traffic death in four years.
Time starts to sound off on congestion pricing NJ Spotlight News, 8/25/22 -- The latest plans by New York officials to charge motorists a “congestion” toll when they enter Manhattan’s central business district are slated for a series of online public hearings beginning Thursday.
South Amboy will receive $4.9 million for these infrastructure projects MyCentralJersey.com, 8/24/2022 - The city will use the money to repair roads and sewers to bolster economic development in support of three industrial redevelopment projects, which includes the construction of two warehouses and potentially a green energy hub, proposed by Rise Light & Power.
Union County Seeks Input on $1.47M Grant Application for Paratransit TapInto.net, 8/24/2022 - The county’s paratransit system has scheduled a public hearing on its application for grant monies from NJ Transit’s Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program, the county announced on Tuesday.
Lawmakers, drivers say N.J. should ditch front license plates on cars NJ.com, 8/22/2022 - New Jersey could join the ranks of 20 other states that don’t require vehicles to have a front license plate if a bill passes the state legislature.
'This is an exciting time:' Dunellen asking for input on blueprint for the future NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 8/22/22 - A grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will propose street design guidelines and will recommend sustainable infrastructure practices to manage stormwater.
N.J. traffic deaths continue to rise after state recorded a 14-year high last year NJ.com, 8/18/22 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported Wednesday that preliminary data showed fatalities increasing 13.7% from January to March compared with the same period a year ago.
Sawtooth Bridges replacement, a 'beast' of a project, receives $45M FRA grant NorthJersey.com, 8/18/2022 - Another Gateway-related project received a boost with the announcement of a $45 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday.
NJ Transit Updates Application for Transportation, Land Use Planning Metro-magazine.com, 8/17/2022  - The application is a digital tool that allows users to map, report, and download a range of land use, travel, public transit, demographic, and real estate development data throughout the NJ Transit network.
Main Street in Sayreville targeted for redevelopment MyCentralJersey.com, 8/17/2022 - The borough Planning Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing Wednesday on a proposal to build three one story-warehouse buildings totaling 1.78 million square feet in the Fulton's Landing Redevelopment Area south of Main Street.
N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway to get 9 rehabilitated service areas in next 2 years NJ.com, 8/17/2022 - The massive $250 million project announced by then Gov. Chris Christie in 2017 to reconstruct or renovate all New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway service areas is roughly two years from its scheduled 2024 completion date.
NJ Transit gets $44M to build new bus terminal, garage for electric buses NJ.com, 8/16/2022 - The state transit agency will receive a $44.67 million grant to renovate the decommissioned Union City bus garage, announced by FTA officials on Tuesday and funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law signed last November.
Time to talk about the gas tax NJ Spotlight, 8/16/22 - If a new per-gallon rate is required under the state’s transportation-finance law, the change would be announced by Treasury officials by the end of August and go into effect automatically on Oct. 1.
NJ Transit is rebuilding 200 diesel buses. Electric buses could be next. NJ.com, 8/15/20222 —  NJ Transit plans to rebuild 200 of its newer “transit” style buses as part of a $27 million program that will be done by the agency’s mechanical staff over two years, saving millions in the cost to buy new buses.
New Jerseyans urged to participate in fuel tax pilot program TransportationTodayNews.com, 8/10/2022 - Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) commissioner, and the Eastern Transportation Coalition are urging residents to participate in the Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Pilot Program
Murphy Administration Drives Toward Zero Transportation Emissions Future with $10.8 Million Investment InsiderNJ.com, 8/9/2022 - Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Governor Murphy has announced an additional $10.8 million investment to further protect residents, the environment and the economy from the worsening impacts of climate change. 
Roseland: Freeman Street Culvert Work Gets Underway TapInto.net, 8/8/2022 - Construction work has started to replace the Lakeside Avenue Culvert over the Wigwam Brook. 
New Traffic Pattern on Tices Lane TapInto.net, 8/8/2022 - The East Brunswick Police Advises that there is a Traffic Advisory due to a new traffic pattern near the intersection of Tices Lane and Renee Road.
Road Work To Begin Today on Rt. 21 Nutley, Belleville TapInto.net, 8/8/2022 - Beginning today, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will begin lane and shoulder closures on Route 21 beginning  as a pavement preservation project begins in Belleville and Nutley, in Essex County and Clifton and Passaic, in Passaic County.
N.J. to issue its first guidelines on where warehouses should be built NJ.com, 8/8/22 - For the first time, the state is issuing guidance on where warehouses should be located in New Jersey and how they should be approved to help municipalities deal with the growing number or proposals to build sprawling buildings in their communities.
 
Electric school buses get a jump start NJ Spotlight News, 8/5/22 - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law (S-759) that will provide $45 million over three years to purchase zero-emission buses and award them to at least six school districts or bus contractors. 
Port Authority taps firms to redesign ‘mega,’ one-of-a-kind bus terminal NorthJersey.com, 8/4/2022 - Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority, announced the hiring of two international architecture firms that will be tasked with figuring out how to build a facility within the physical constraints of the busiest part of Manhattan that will accommodate future growth, all while accommodating ongoing commuter traffic during construction.
Construction underway on Raritan River train bridge News12 New Jersey, 8/3/22 - A project to replace a rail bridge that is more than a century old in Middlesex County is moving forward. New Jersey Transit is now moving forward with a replacement for the bridge that spans South Amboy and Perth Amboy over the Raritan River and helps connect the Jersey Shore to Newark and New York City by rail. This and the new Portal North Bridge are set to be complete by 2026.
 Millstone roundabout project scheduled to begin in spring CentralJersey.com, 8/3/2022 - Construction of a traffic roundabout in Millstone Township that will replace an intersection which has been an ongoing source of safety concerns is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023.
Citi Bike Fleet In Jersey City & Hoboken Is Getting A Boost Tapinto.net, 8/3/2022 - According to Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, new electric bikes are being added to the existing fleet of Citi Bikes that will feature increased battery life and a stronger 500-watt motor.
Newark Penn Station is being restored and NJ Transit wants your thoughts about the $191M plan NJ.com, 8/2/2022 - NJ Transit riders who use Newark Penn Station can soon tell agency officials their ideas and ask questions about a $191 million planned restoration and rehabilitation of the historic train station.
New Gateway Tunnel boss digs in to build an organization the feds could invest billions in NJ.com, 8/2/2022 - With the hiring of former New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri as CEO of the bi-state agency charged with building a $12.3 billion set of Hudson River rail tunnels, the green light is also on for another major step – hiring staff and building an agency.
Scenes from Plainfield's 2022 National Night Out NJTPA Mention
TAPInto.net, 8/2/2022 - Residents of all ages came out Tuesday for Plainfield's National Night Out, the annual campaign that builds police and community partnerships to create safer neighborhoods.
Gov. Murphy, Pete Buttigieg kick off replacement of century-old Portal Bridge NorthJersey.com, 8/2/2022 - Long-awaited construction on a replacement for the vilified and dated Portal Bridge began Monday.
NJ raised spending cap on transportation infrastructure by $600M NJ Spotlight News, 8/1/22 - A law enacted earlier this summer that increased the spending cap for the Transportation Trust Fund by $600 million means the fund can continue to pump out $2 billion annually for transportation-infrastructure upgrades through at least mid-2024.
Commuters will soon see results of $1B PATH improvement program that scored national award NJ.com, 8/1/22 - PATH, the bi-state transit line between New Jersey and New York, collected a major industry award this month for its 2019 $1 billion improvement plan, and riders will see the results of three of those projects early next year, officials said.
State, federal officials break ground — again — on Portal Bridge replacement New Jersey Monitor, 8/1/22 - State and federal officials gathered Monday to break ground again on a replacement for a critical, century-old rail bridge spanning the Hackensack River, promising the long-delayed project will energize the region’s economy by bringing some reliability to North Jersey commuters and freight.
Another double-digit decline in gas prices in NJ, around USA APNews.com, 7/30/2022 - Gas prices posted another double-digit drop in New Jersey and around the nation amid low demand and oil prices that remain in the mid-$90s per barrel.
New Jersey releases $161M in county aid for road, bridge improvements TransportationTodayNews.com, 7/29/2022 - The program, funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, helps counties maintain roads and bridges under their jurisdictions. Funds also can be used for other transportation related work.
Somerset County Division of Transportation to Hold Public Hearing on Aug. 31 InsiderNJ.com,7/29/2022 - The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input on how funds from the 2023 Casino Revenue Grant will be allocated.
M/V Hoboken ferry retrofitted to reduce emissions TransportationTodayNews.com, 7/28/2022 - New Jersey Transit Corp. (NJ TRANSIT), a state-owned public transportation system, and NY Waterway, a private transportation company, recently completed the retrofit of a ferry to dramatically cut nitrogen oxides emissions.
Port Authority OKs $28M to fix aging NYC bus terminal, even as it plans replacement NorthJersey.com, 7/28/22 - The board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved $27.8 million in spending to reinforce and monitor a nearly 60-year-old concrete truss structure that supports three parking levels at the terminal.
Why are Jersey City bus riders turning to Via? Jersey Journal, 7/27/22 - When Via was established in Jersey City two years ago, it was considered at least a partial solution to the city’s transit deserts. Whether it’s the southernmost or westernmost sections of the city, plenty of neighborhoods have sparse access to buses and trains, let alone the ferries on the waterfront.
Cleaner, bigger NY Waterway ferry hits the Hudson River after retrofit NJ.com, 7/26/2022 - A newly retrofitted NY Waterway ferry — called Hoboken — took to the water Tuesday morning with some subtle, but significant, upgrades.
Transportation Dept. Opens Program to Make Public Transit Accessible NYTimes.com, 7/26/2022 -The Department of Transportation opened a program on Tuesday that allows cities to apply for federal funding to make public transit stations more accessible to disabled people, moving on the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act to provide access to $1.75 billion to update stations that do not comply with the law.
NJ is offering money again to help residents buy electric cars NJ1015.com, 7/26/22 - New Jersey’s incentive program to help residents afford electric vehicles is back in effect, providing larger ‘cash-on-the-hood’ subsidies than last year but not quite as much as when it debuted in 2020.
Want to Buy an Electric Vehicle? New Jersey Will Provide Incentive up to $4,000 TapInto.net, 7/26/2022 - New Jersey is offering as much as $4,000 off the purchase price of a new electric vehicle (EV), Gov. Phil Murphy said as he launched the third year of the Charge Up New Jersey electric vehicle incentive program.
Feds to spend $1.7B to make rail stations accessible NJ.com, 7/26/2022 - A massive, $1.7 billion federal program to make hundreds of old subway and commuter rail stations accessible to people with mobility issues — from those in wheelchairs to parents with kids in strollers — will be announced Tuesday by federal transportation officials.
Historic Morris Canal Restoration to be Dedicated in Wharton Aug. 20 NJTPA Mention
MorrisCountyNJ.gov, 7/25/2022 - With some fanfare and a ribbon cutting, Wharton Borough will officially complete a 16-year mission to restore one of the most remarkably preserved and unique sections of the famous Morris Canal – and of course, the festivities will be held at the 47th Annual “Canal Day Music & Craft Festival” in Wharton Borough on Aug. 20.
How NJ Transit will spend its $814 million construction windfall NJ1015, 7/25/22 - NJ Transit’s board has approved a revised capital plan that speeds up work on seven of its stations, made possible because $814 million from the state surplus was transferred to the agency.
Unprecedented challenges, pre-pandemic demand collide at Newark airport NJBiz.com, 7/25/2022 - If you have traveled through Newark Liberty International Airport this spring and summer, you have almost certainly felt the pain of what the industry has been dealing with as air travel reaches pre-pandemic levels.
Proposal for Allen Road Roundabout 'Slowed Down,' Mayor Says TAPinto.net, 7/24/2022 - Bernards Township Mayor James Baldassare reported this month that a proposal to replace the Allen Road entrance to The Hills with a traffic roundabout has been "slowed down" following criticism by township residents earlier in June.
NJ Transit board approves local and community transportation programs EssexNewsDaily.com, 7/23/22 - On July 20, the NJ Transit board of directors authorized the expenditure of $63.4 million in federal and state funds to implement local transportation programs for fiscal year 2023, providing critical services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged and rural residents.
Booker, Menendez secure $5.5M in combined federal funding for NJ Transit & Port Authority HudsonCountyView.com, 7/22/22 - U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ) secured $5,534,380 in combined federal funding for NJ Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Destinations Near New Jersey Accessible By Public Transportation Hobokengirl.com, 7/22/2022 - The argument in favor of limiting car usage has never been stronger. Climate change, soaring gas prices, the perennial nightmare of parking — the list goes on. Relying on public transport, however, doesn’t mean a compromise in mobility. 
NJ Transit adopts FY23 operating budget, secures capital funding ProgressiveRailroading.com, 7/22/2022 - The budget includes no fare increases. Twenty-six percent of revenue will come from passenger fares.
PATH Receives Highest Accolade from the American Public Transportation Association NJBMagazine, 7/22/2022 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that its PATH rail system has received the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) highest honor, earning its 2022 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award for railroads with more than 20 million riders annually.
NJ Transit earmarks $48 million for upgrades to Bloomfield Station in its 2023 operating budget, secures authorization for capital funding EssexNewsDaily.com, 7/22/22 - On July 20, the NJ Transit board of directors adopted the fiscal year 2023 operating budget and updated capital plan that supports continued investments in personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and to enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release.
Hudson County truck route study to focus on safer roadways NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 7/22/2022 - As the population grows in Hudson County, so is the trucking industry and the number of deliveries in the area.
Wait, La Guardia Is Nice Now? Inside New York’s $25 Billion Airport Overhaul New York Times, 7/21/22 - Now, after years of neglect and underinvestment, the Port Authority is revamping all three of its major airports at a cost of more than $25 billion. If all goes according to plan, the New York metropolitan area could have three of the most modern airports in the country by 2030.
As fiscal cliff looms, NJ Transit forges ahead with ambitious spending plans NorthJersey.com, 7/24/22 - As NJ Transit’s board approved its $2.75 billion budget and revised an ambitious capital plan at Wednesday’s meeting, the forecast in the coming years is even more dire than predictions made by the agency four months ago.
Resolution to pause action in Route 29 a positive move NJTPA Mention
BucksCountyHearald.com, 7/21/2022
On July 11, the Delaware Township mayor and township committee passed a resolution questioning the Route 29 rockfall mitigation projects in Hunterdon County, N.J.
Raritan is revamping its downtown: 'If Somerville can do it, we can do it' NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com - 7/21/2022 - The Raritan of today doesn’t have a lot in common with Somerville, its lively neighbor to the east over Route 206.
Your car hates this heat wave too. How to avoid a motor vehicle meltdown. NJ.com, 7/20/2022 - No driver wants to be the one behind the wheel of that vehicle on the traffic report that broke down and is blocking a lane on the busiest highway at the worst time of the day.
Opportunity to Participate in a Pilot Program to Track Vehicle Miles Traveled in New Jersey NJFuture.org, 7/19/2022 - Did you know that a fuel tax you pay at the pump is largely responsible for funding a well-functioning transportation system that gets you to where you need to go, delivers packages to your door, and keeps groceries on the shelves?
NJEDA expands NJ ZIP voucher program statewide NJBIZ.com, 7/19/22 - At a Monday press conference in Lyndhurst, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced the expansion of the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP), which supports businesses and institutions statewide that are purchasing new, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operating around N.J.
NJ warehouse market still red-hot despite economic headwinds NJ Spotlight, 7/18/22 — As the debate rages over warehouses’ unprecedented expansion in the state, demand for warehousing throughout New Jersey continues to exceed supply, pushing rents up and vacancies down, and driving growth to record highs in the state’s northern and central regions.
NJ Transit receives federal grant to study Newark Light Rail modernization EssexNewsDaily.com, 7/18/22 - NJ Transit is the recipient of a $519,750 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration to conduct a modernization study for Newark Light Rail that will examine options for improving station design and customer experience, as well as making four stations accessible to people with disabilities, according to a July 12 press release. 
Congressman threatens to ‘defund’ NYC congestion pricing plan unless N.J. commuters get toll credit NJ.com, 7/16/22 - Jersey drivers who use the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln or Holland Tunnels to New York should get a credit toward New York City's proposed congestion pricing fee equal to the toll they paid - or else.
These major commuter hubs are part of NJ Transit’s $814M overhaul plan NJ.com, 7/16/22 - Commuters might consider this the year of the station at NJ Transit for the number of projects included in $814 million allocated in the state’s fiscal year 2023 budget.
These summer construction projects could delay your trip to the Jersey Shore NJ.com, 7/15/22 - When the weather gets sunny and summery, it’s the perfect time to take a day trip to the Jersey Shore. But it’s also prime time for road construction.
$100K in state funding will help to move Bergen Arches project forward NJ.com, 7/13/22 - The money will fund a feasibility study for the mile-long stretch of abandoned rail corridor that cuts across the city from east to west. Local leaders and the Bergen Arches Preservation Coalition have pushed to activate the underutilized land for public use...
NJ may make it impossible for states like NY to issue its drivers speed-camera tix NYPost.com, 7/12/2022 - New Jersey pols want to prohibit other states from accessing its driver records to levy speed and red light camera fines — setting up a confrontation with New York City, where the majority of out-of-state speeders come from the Garden State.
George Washington Bridge tolls are now cashless NorthJersey.com, 7/11/2022 - George Washington Bridge tolls are cashless and the carpool discount is eliminated as of Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Is it time to expand NJ Transit rail service to Pennsylvania ? Petition thinks so. NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 7/11/22 — A petition is asking state and federal officials to return NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line service to its historical roots by restoring commuter train service to Phillipsburg and across the Delaware River to Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
Renovated pedestrian mall in downtown Jersey City, years in the making, nears completion NJ.com, 7/11/22 - It’s been the better half of a decade since cars were allowed on the eastern end of Newark Avenue.
Gas prices take double-digit drop in NJ, around nation APNews.com, 7/9/2022 -  Gas prices have taken a double-digit drop in New Jersey and around the nation primarily due to lower demand, analysts said.
Goodbye to cash tolls, and some notorious history, at bridge APNews.com, 7/9/2022 - Attention drivers at the George Washington Bridge: Your cash is no good here.
George Washington Bridge goes to cashless toll collection. What you need to know. NJ.com, 7/9/22 - The ritual of stopping to hand cash to a toll collector at the George Washington Bridge officially ends Sunday, when the Port Authority switches the bridge to all electronic toll collection.
Hoboken Yard, municipal budget and 20-mph speed limit all approved by Hoboken City Council Jersey Journal, 7/7/22 - Hoboken will soon have a 20 miles-per-hour citywide speed limit and an education and enforcement strategy to accompany it. The City Council unanimously passed the measure, a cornerstone of the city’s Vision Zero traffic death prevention initiative.
Port Authority ends talks with Amazon for controversial Newark Airport air freight hub NJ.com, 7/7/22 - Negotiations with retailing giant Amazon to create a proposed 250,000-square-foot global air freight terminal at Newark Liberty Airport have ended, officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Thursday.
Spirit Airlines brings discount fares to Newark, NJ Spirit Airlines brings discount fares to Newark, NJ
NJ1015.com, 7/6/2022 - The discount airline was competing with multiple carriers for the privilege of providing service at one of the nation's busiest airports.
Locomotive engineers ask court to toss NJ Transit claim for financial damages from June job action NJ.com, 7/6/22 - Attorneys for the union representing NJ Transit’s locomotive engineers said the agency’s lawsuit demanding the union pay for costs that resulted from a June 17 job action that forced the agency to cancel trains should be tossed because it violates federal labor law.
Spirit Airlines gets 16 more runway slots at Newark Airport as consumer group raises concerns NJ.com, 7/6/22 - Travelers will see more yellow Spirit Airlines jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport after federal officials reassigned 16 runway slots to the Florida-based airline late Tuesday.
Paving project on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City expected to cause traffic delays Jersey Journal, 7/6/22 - Drivers who use Kennedy Boulevard should think about alternate routes to and from work for the next few weeks.
N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023. NJ.com, 7/5/22 - Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson River and a new bridge across the Hackensack River, a critical step on the road to obtaining federal funding..
NY and NJ governors sign memorandum to split cost of Gateway tunnel project NorthJersey.com, 7/5/2022 - Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Kathy Hochul of New York signed an agreement on Tuesday that irons out a 50-50 split of the states' cost for the more than $14 billion Gateway project to construct a new train tunnel under the Hudson River and replace the Portal Bridge.
Carteret gets $8M more in state funds for ferry terminal project MyCentralJersey.com, 7/5/22 - The Middlesex County borough is receiving $8 million in direct state funding for the Carteret Intermodal Ferry Terminal building project under the 2023 state budget.
N.J.’s ‘safe passing’ law to protect bikers, pedestrians faces education challenge NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 7/4/22  - Summer is when people take to the streets on bikes, skateboards, scooters and on foot. But educating them and drivers on a recently enacted New Jersey law about how to pass them safely has gotten off to a slow start.
Report Cites Multiple Issues in $900M NJ Interchange Wall Collapse ENR.com, 7/4/22 - Work is set to start this summer to repair a 300-ft-long section of a 30-ft-high retaining wall that collapsed more than one year ago at a major New Jersey roadbuilding project—the already late-running effort called Direct Connection, which aims to untangle the convoluted interchange of north-south I-295, and east-west 1-76 and state Route 42 in Camden County, near Philadelphia.
Goodbye to cash tolls, and some notorious history, at bridge APNews.com, 7/9/2022 - Attention drivers at the George Washington Bridge: Your cash is no good here.
Hoboken Yard, municipal budget and 20-mph speed limit all approved by Hoboken City Council Jersey Journal, 7/7/22 - Hoboken will soon have a 20 miles-per-hour citywide speed limit and an education and enforcement strategy to accompany it. The City Council unanimously passed the measure, a cornerstone of the city’s Vision Zero traffic death prevention initiative.
Port Authority ends talks with Amazon for controversial Newark Airport air freight hub NJ.com, 7/7/22 - Negotiations with retailing giant Amazon to create a proposed 250,000-square-foot global air freight terminal at Newark Liberty Airport have ended, officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Thursday.
Spirit Airlines brings discount fares to Newark, NJ Spirit Airlines brings discount fares to Newark, NJ
NJ1015.com, 7/6/2022 - The discount airline was competing with multiple carriers for the privilege of providing service at one of the nation's busiest airports.
Paving project on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City expected to cause traffic delays Jersey Journal, 7/6/22 - Drivers who use Kennedy Boulevard should think about alternate routes to and from work for the next few weeks.
Locomotive engineers ask court to toss NJ Transit claim for financial damages from June job action NJ.com, 7/6/22 - Attorneys for the union representing NJ Transit’s locomotive engineers said the agency’s lawsuit demanding the union pay for costs that resulted from a June 17 job action that forced the agency to cancel trains should be tossed because it violates federal labor law.
Spirit Airlines gets 16 more runway slots at Newark Airport as consumer group raises concerns NJ.com, 7/6/22 - Travelers will see more yellow Spirit Airlines jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport after federal officials reassigned 16 runway slots to the Florida-based airline late Tuesday.
Carteret gets $8M more in state funds for ferry terminal project MyCentralJersey.com, 7/5/22 - The Middlesex County borough is receiving $8 million in direct state funding for the Carteret Intermodal Ferry Terminal building project under the 2023 state budget.
N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023. NJ.com, 7/5/22 - Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson River and a new bridge across the Hackensack River, a critical step on the road to obtaining federal funding..
NY and NJ governors sign memorandum to split cost of Gateway tunnel project NorthJersey.com, 7/5/2022 - Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Kathy Hochul of New York signed an agreement on Tuesday that irons out a 50-50 split of the states' cost for the more than $14 billion Gateway project to construct a new train tunnel under the Hudson River and replace the Portal Bridge.
NY and NJ governors sign memorandum to split cost of Gateway tunnel project NorthJersey.com, 7/5/2022 - Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Kathy Hochul of New York signed an agreement on Tuesday that irons out a 50-50 split of the states' cost for the more than $14 billion Gateway project to construct a new train tunnel under the Hudson River and replace the Portal Bridge.
N.J.’s ‘safe passing’ law to protect bikers, pedestrians faces education challenge NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 7/4/22  - Summer is when people take to the streets on bikes, skateboards, scooters and on foot. But educating them and drivers on a recently enacted New Jersey law about how to pass them safely has gotten off to a slow start.
Report Cites Multiple Issues in $900M NJ Interchange Wall Collapse ENR.com, 7/4/22 - Work is set to start this summer to repair a 300-ft-long section of a 30-ft-high retaining wall that collapsed more than one year ago at a major New Jersey roadbuilding project—the already late-running effort called Direct Connection, which aims to untangle the convoluted interchange of north-south I-295, and east-west 1-76 and state Route 42 in Camden County, near Philadelphia.
State officials vote to give some Jersey drivers a one year break from license fee NJ.com, 6/30/22 - Bills approved by the state Legislature during a marathon voting session Wednesday could give some New Jersey drivers what Gov. Phil Murphy promised in his budget address — a one-year reprieve from fees to renew licenses and non-driver ID cards issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission.
N.J. officials give $600M boost to highway, bridge and transit projects NJ.com, 6/30/22 - The fund that helps bankroll New Jersey highway, bridge, and transit projects are set to get a $600 million funding infusion.
NJ Transit could see $814M for Newark Penn, Hoboken and 5 other stations if Murphy signs off NorthJersey.com, 6/29/22 - Seven NJ Transit stations could receive $814 million for substantial renovations if Gov. Phil Murphy signs off on a bill that passed through the Legislature on Wednesday.
Work underway to transform abandoned NJ railroad tracks into walking, biking path New Jersey Herald, 6/29/22 - Work on a $20 million project to convert an abandoned stretch of railroad tracks into a bicycle and pedestrian path that will connect Morris and Passaic counties is finally underway, more than a decade after the start of negotiations on the property.
Port Liberte ferry, county jail and flood resiliency project are Hudson winners in $50.6 billion state budget The Jersey Journal, 6/28/22 - The state’s proposed $50.6 billion budget agreement includes millions of dollars for Jersey City’s pursuit of the Port Liberte ferry terminal, the Hudson County jail and Hoboken’s Rebuild By Design flood resiliency project.
Turnpike Authority approves $28M widening project for Parkway service areas NJ.com, 6/28/22 - A nearly $28 million widening project was approved by New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners on Tuesday.
More than 1M in NJ to hit the road for July 4th weekend, AAA says NJ1015.com, 6/28/22 - In projections reminiscent of pre-pandemic travel statistics, AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates that 1.3 million New Jerseyans will venture 50 miles or more from home at some point during the upcoming Independence Day weekend.
NJ Transit asks for permanent injunction and wants union fined over job action NJ.com, 6/26/22 - Lawyers for NJ Transit filed suit in U.S. District Court seeking a permanent restraining order and asking the court to fine the locomotive engineers union over a June 17 job action that forced the agency to cancel hundreds of trains and temporarily suspend service.
NJ Transit takes over contractor’s bus routes to ease crowding NJ.com, 6/24/22 - NJ Transit took over operation of 12 bus routes from a contractor that was struggling to provide drivers and is using larger buses on two busy routes to ease crowding.
NJ-NY ports market ranks among top 5 nationwide for rent growth NJBiz.com, 6/24/22 - In the first quarter of 2022, JLL reported a vacancy rate of 1.0% for the New Jersey industrial sector—the lowest in the market’s history. But demand remains strong, especially in coastal markets. So with few vacancies, rents are trending higher.
Murphy administration sends $58.3M to NJ Transit after missing months of payments NorthJersey.com, 6/24/22 - The Murphy administration is paid up with NJ Transit after missing six months of aid payments.
Why are so many flights being canceled? Here’s what you need to know about your summer air travel plans NJ.com, 6/23/22 - For many travelers, flying the friendly skies has not been so friendly as of late due to the amount of delays and cancellations during this summer travel season.
These 4 options for NY Penn Station addition could make your commute less hellish NJ.com, 6/23/22 - Officials are considering plans for a track level addiditon to New York's Penn Station that could eliminate some of the most hellish conditions for riders and open up the station to more NJ Transit trains after completion of the Gateway Tunnel.
Flemington Borough Police Conducting Street Smart NJ Campaign for Pedestrian Safety NJTPA Mention
TapInto, 6/23/2022 - Flemington Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella announced that the department will be conducting a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign to work on reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey.
 
Designer hired for Penn Station addition as group suggests merging NJ Transit with regional railroads NJ.com, 6/23/22 -  Amtrak officials hired an international engineering company to design four options being considered for a Penn Station addition that would allow it to accommodate more NJ Transit trains after the Gateway Tunnel is completed.
Sinkhole continues to close part of critical junction between I-287 and I-78 NJ.com, 6/22/22 - An exit at a critical junction between two of the state’s major interstate highways remains closed due to a sinkhole that was reported early Sunday.
Why a NJ gas tax holiday is unlikely as Biden plans federal break to ease pain at the pump NorthJersey.com, 6/22/22 - New Jersey’s Democratic leaders are reluctant to suspend the state gas tax despite the call from President Joe Biden for states to consider following the federal government's lead as inflation and the war in Ukraine cause prices at the pump to skyrocket.
Locomotive engineers union calls for a strike vote against freight railroads NJ.com, 6/22/22 - A national union that represents locomotive engineers plans to ask its members to authorize a strike against the nation’s freight railroads.
Supreme Court to hear NY-NJ waterfront tiff, likely in ’23 NJ.com, 6/21/2022 - It could be another year before the dispute between New York and New Jersey over the future of their joint port watchdog commission is resolved.
Essex County's Lenape Trail Gets New Bollards TAPinto.net, 6/21/2022 - There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.
Judge signs order barring strike action by NJ Transit engineers Trains, 6/21/22 - Emergency order comes after sick calls lead to Friday shutdown, weekend train cancellations
PATH is down half its riders. Why its leader is moving ahead with $1B expansion anyway NorthJersey.com, 6/20/22 - Shortly after Clarelle DeGraffe was named general manager of the PATH transit system in 2019, she was riding the train during morning rush hour when it came to a stop outside Grove Street Station.
Carteret ferry service to Manhattan moves closer to reality MyCentralJersey.com, 6/20/22 - Plans for the construction of the borough's ferry terminal are moving forward with a contract being awarded for bulkhead installation.
Murphy ‘pissed’ after labor dispute sparked NJ Transit delays NJ.com, 6/20/22 - An angry Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday it was “unacceptable” and “despicable” that hundreds of NJ Transit locomotive engineers called out sick this holiday weekend amid a labor dispute, causing a string of canceled and delayed trains.
Gas prices dip in NJ, rise a bit across nation at large APNews.com, 6/18/2022 - Gas prices dipped a bit in New Jersey but rose a bit across the nation at large as crude oil prices dropped after the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike and amid demand concerns.
 
Ferries, Fireworks, and Firearms Dominate City Council Meetings this Week NJTPA Mention
JCityTimes.com, 6/18/2022 - It was ferries, fireworks and firearms at this week’s caucus and full meeting of the Jersey City Municipal Council.
Hoboken hasn't had a traffic death in four years.  What's it doing right? Curbed, 6/17/22 - Few drivers park next to crosswalks in Hoboken, because they can’t. Those spots are blocked off with bike racks or planters or storm drains or extra sidewalk space for pedestrians or vertical plastic pylons that deter all but the boldest delivery-truck drivers. 
Congressman Kim Helps Stafford Township Receive $992,000 For Safe Routes to School Program NJTPA Mention
InsiderNJ.com, 6/16/2022 - Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that Stafford Township will be receiving $992,000 to provide safe and active methods of transportation to school – like walking or biking – through the Federal Highways Administration’s Safe Routes to School Program.
Meeting Will Address Upgrades To Valley Street In Maplewood NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 6/16/2022 - The project will improve safety and overall operations at 11 intersections throughout Maplewood and South Orange townships.
Amtrak completes New Jersey improvements TransportationTodayNews.com, 6/16/2022 - Amtrak recently completed infrastructure improvements along a 16-mile segment of track between New Brunswick and South Brunswick, N.J.
Amtrak's NEC Acela Trains to 150 mph Mettro-Magazine.com, 6/15/2022 - Amtrak passengers can now travel even faster on Acela as recent infrastructure improvements along a 16-mile segment of track between New Brunswick and South Brunswick can accommodate speeds of up to 150 mph.
NJ Transit conducts its first public forum on accessibility MassTransitMag.com, 6/15/2022 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) hosted its first accessibility form to engage and expand inclusion for customers with disabilities. 
Gateway Tunnel needed as rail ridership will grow even under most conservative predictions, report says NJ.com, 6/15/2022 - Even under the most conservative scenario, projecting up to 50% of Manhattan office employees working from home and a sluggish job market, rail ridership between New Jersey and New York will still grow, making the Gateway Tunnel a necessity, according to a new report by the Regional Plan Association.
NJ Transit looks to redesign bus routes in Hudson County, agency says PIX11.com, 6/15/2022 - NJ Transit received a sizable federal grant to help it redesign new bus routes in Hudson County, the agency announced Wednesday.
Amtrak trains will move through NJ faster after these upgrades. Here's what's new NorthJersey.com, 6/14/2022 -  Amtrak trains dashing through New Jersey are about to get a little faster. After $450 million in improvements to the overhead wires, signal cables, substations and high-speed turnouts that allow trains to...
NJ drivers could be protected from some out-of-state tickets under this bill. Here's how NorthJersey.com, 6/14/2022 - A bill sponsored by Sens. Nicholas Sacco and Declan O’Scanlon and Senate President Nicholas Scutari would prohibit state agencies from sharing a New Jersey driver’s personal information for the purpose of issuing a ticket.
You no longer need your Social Security card to get a license, Real ID in NJ. What to know NorthJersey.com, 6/13/2022 - The Motor Vehicle Commission said Monday that the requirements for both Real ID and standard state identification, including licenses, had been revised to allow for electronic verification of a Social Security number.
New York, New Jersey partner with Amtrak, seeking designers for Penn Station rebuild TransportationTodayNews.com, 6/13/2022 - Reconstruction and modernization of Penn Station is underway in a big way, uniting New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New Jersey TRANSIT and Amtrak in a hunt for proposals from architecture and engineering firms to guide its design.
Getting a Real ID or any driver’s license in N.J. just got a little easier NJ.com, 6/13/2022 - The process to get a coveted Real ID driver's license — which can be used as identification for domestic air travel and to gain access to federal buildings after May 3, 2023 — just got a little easier.
Governor Murphy Announces Justin Braz as New Jersey Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner InsiderNJ.com, 6/13/2022 - Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs Justin Braz will serve as the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Assistant Commissioner for Transportation Policy and Chief of Staff.
Raritan Township Committeeman Sworn in as Newest Hunterdon County Commissioner NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 6/10/22 - Following the retirement of longtime Hunterdon County commissioner Matt Holt on May 1, the board of county commissioners rounded out its dais with a fifth member June 7.
NYC congestion pricing plan roll out hits a 400 question federal speed bump NJ.com, 6/12/22 - New York City’s proposed congestion pricing program to charge a toll for people driving south of 60th Street in Manhattan has hit a speed bump.
N.J. bill banning dreaded license plate frame tickets closer to approval NJ.com, 6/11/22 - Jersey drivers who screw on a license plate frame to display their love for their favorite team or preferred pet, or those who got one put on by a car dealer seeking free advertising, are one step closer to being spared a summons if the frame partly covers the words “New Jersey” or “Garden State.”
A face-lift for Penn Station? Govs. Murphy, Hochul make request for proposals NorthJersey.com, 6/10/2022 - New York Penn Station — arguably the most notorious transit hub in the region and once the busiest in North America — is on the path to getting a face-lift.
More public input sought in Sinatra Drive redesign project NJ.com, 6/10/22 - Hoboken residents are being asked by city officials to weigh in on the preliminary design concepts for the Sinatra Drive Redesign Project.
Jersey City aims to purchase Port Liberte ferry terminal, expand service and customer base NJ.com, 6/10/2022 - Calling it another step in providing residents with improved transit options, Jersey City officials announced plans to purchase Port Liberte ferry terminal and provide discounts for commuters.
NJ, NY announce major step toward Penn Station modernization NJBIZ.com, 6/9/22 - At announcement June 9 in New York City, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the next step in transforming Penn Station.
George Washington Bridge closing tollbooths to go cashless, ending carpool discount NorthJersey.com, 6/9/2022 - 

Starting July 10, cars will pay tolls by driving under overhead gantries equipped with devices to scan an E-ZPass transponder or capture a picture of the license plate and send a bill in the mail to the address associated with the car.

New Jersey to spend millions on bridge maintenance TheTrucker.com, 6/8/2022 - he New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced 32 Local Bridges Fund grants totaling more than $47 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair.
Meadowlands monorail? Study that recommends a convention center says a people mover is needed NJ.com, 6/8/2022 - Super Bowl XLVIII and two Wrestlemanias were signature main events held at MetLife stadium in the last decade, but when it came to other events associated with them, fans had to go to New York City because of a lack of event space around the stadium.
How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows. NYTimes.com, 6/8/2022 - Every three months, Tesla publishes a safety report that provides the number of miles between crashes when drivers use the company’s driver-assistance system, Autopilot, and the number of miles between crashes when they do not.
Morris County MAPS Driver & Commissioner Honored by Business Group NJTPA Mention
MorrisCountyNJ.gov, 6/6/2022 - Morris County MAPS Driver & Commissioner Honored by Business Group
New Jersey bridge projects awarded $47.3M for improvements, replacements TransportationTodayNews.com, 6/6/2022 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently awarded $47.3 million to 32 local governments through the Local Bridges Fund.
Federal grant will bankroll NJ Transit’s next big bus route makeover NJ.com, 6/3/2022 - Two of NJ Transits ongoing bus route redesigns currently underway are about to be joined by a third, after Federal Transit Administration officials awarded a $514,045 grant to NJ Transit.
Central Jersey towns get federal money for school safety projects NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 6/3/2022 - Central Jersey towns get federal money for school safety projects. 
 
New Jersey announces funding for Safe Routes to School Program NJTPA Mention
RoadsBridges.com, 6/1/2022 - $19.6 million in federal grants aimed at helping municipalities make pedestrian safety improvements
Hurricane evacuation exercises to be done on NJ highways Thursday NJ1015.com, 6/1/22 - Following the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Wednesday, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority have announced that annual hurricane preparedness drills will take place Thursday along six roads that serve as coastal evacuation routes.
Pleasantville gets nearly $2 million in Safe Routes to School funding NJTPA Mention
Press of Atlantic City.com, 5/31/2022 - Of the 31 grants, 22 totaling $13.8 million are in the area covered by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority...
South Amboy ferries to NYC could start running this fall, making a 30-year dream a reality NJ.com, 5/31/22 - Ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt were thrown Tuesday on the site of the future Raritan River ferry terminal that has been the dream of South Amboy and Middlesex County officials for 30 years.
Crumbling, cracked wall supporting I-80 wall needs emergency $56M fix NJ.com, 5/31/22 - Drivers traveling along the scenic I-80 section that hugs the Delaware River to and from the Poconos this Memorial Day are riding on a section of highway supported by a deteriorated 70-year-old retaining wall that is getting an emergency $56 million fix.
NJDOT Announces $19.6 Million in Federal Grants for the Safe Routes to School Program NJTPA Mention
NJ.gov, 5/31/2022 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced $19.6 million for 31 grants under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. This represents the largest amount ever awarded for the program.
Bad Route 206 intersection is poster child for how $1T infrastructure law can help rural N.J. NJ.com, 5/30/22 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s final stop on his two-day swing through New Jersey was at a Route 206 intersection, site of a future improvement project funded by the $1 trillion federal infrastructure law’s programs for rural highways.
Bad Route 206 intersection is poster child for how $1T infrastructure law can help rural N.J. NJ.com, 5/30/22 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s final stop on his two-day swing through New Jersey was at a Route 206 intersection, site of a future improvement project funded by the $1 trillion federal infrastructure law’s programs for rural highways.
These foldable shipping containers could help solve the supply-chain crisis Business Insider, 5/29/22 - A startup out of New Jersey has designed shipping containers that can fold like an accordion.
Buttigieg in NJ: 'Human capital' a key to infrastructure, supply-chain solutions Daily Record, 5/27/22 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spent a long day in New Jersey, talking up the benefits of President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as he toured the Port of Newark...
$25M state fund would reimburse towns for abandoned boat removals under new bill NJ.com, 5/26/22 - Two months after NJ Advanced Media's report outlined the issue of abandoned boats in New Jersey, Sen. Michael Testa says he will introduce a bill Thursday that dedicates at least $25 million in state funds to help reimburse towns for removal.
N.J.’s expressways, tunnels, ports, transit will benefit from trillion dollar spending plan, feds say NJ.com, 5/26/22 - It’s been six months since the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden.
NJ license plate frame law about to be changed NJ1015.com, 5/25/2022 - Right now in New Jersey if the frame that surrounds the license plate on your car covers any part of any lettering on the plate it’s technically illegal and you can get a $100 ticket, even if the letters and numbers on the plate are still clearly visible.
I-78 To Close In Both Directions For Rockfall Project In Hunterdon Co. Patch.com, 5/25/22 - Interstate 78 will temporarily close in both directions on Thursday for a $29.8 million federally-funded rockfall mitigation project in Bethlehem, Hunterdon County, said New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials.
NJ Transit paid more in overtime in 2021. Here are the reasons why that happened. NJ.com, 5/25/22 - A structures supervisor was NJ Transit’s second-highest paid employee last year, coming within $16,342 of the agency’s CEO and president.
Transit Tech Lab: Regional transportation agencies pilot innovative tech to restore confidence in public transit, meet clean energy goals MassTransitMag.com, 5/25/22 - Ten finalists for the COVID-19 Recovery and Environmental Sustainability challenges, a global competition calling for technologies to improve public transit safety and meet clean energy objectives, were announced by the Transit Tech Lab.
$1M in grants to add EV chargers at NJ communities NJBiz.com, 5/25/22 - A number of communities across the state will receive funds for the purchase of electric vehicle chargers and to prep charging sites at the properties.
Harvey Cedars Police Stepping Up Holiday Weekend Patrols The SandPaper.net, 5/25/22 - Law enforcement officers from the Harvey Cedars Police Department will be conducting a high visibility traffic safety initiative over Memorial Day weekend. 
 
How NJ Transit dodged those record high fuel costs NJ Spotlight, 5/25/22 - Gas prices hit record highs in New Jersey this month, but not for New Jersey Transit, the statewide mass-transit agency and a major fuel consumer.
Regional transportation agencies pilot innovative tech to restore confidence in public transit, meet clean energy goals Masstransitmag.com, 5/25/2022 - Ten finalists for the COVID-19 Recovery and Environmental Sustainability challenges, a global competition calling for technologies to improve public transit safety and meet clean energy objectives, were announced by the Transit Tech Lab.  
Those who live in shadow of Turnpike extension speak out against $4.7 billion widening project NJ.com, 5/24/22 - Hudson County residents who live in the shadow of the elevated highway that serves the Holland Tunnel brought their concerns Tuesday morning to the decision-makers who could OK a $4.7 billion widening of the New Jersey Turnpike extension.
When Jersey City creates innovative program or plan, this employee is usually the one behind it NJ.com, 5/23/2022 - When it comes to many of Jersey City’s cutting-edge programs, whether it be bike lanes, outdoor dining or the city’s VIA vehicle service, Barkha R. Patel is involved in one way or another.
We went aboard Amtrak’s new Acela for a sneak peek. Here’s what might impress you. NJ.com, 5/23/2022 - High speed rail in the U.S. gets a bad rap when compared to the ultra-aerodynamic trains that zip across Europe and Asia in triple digit speeds. Maybe it’s because there’s only one true high speed train in the country - Amtrak’s Acela.
Aecom to help New Jersey buses go electric GlobalConstructionReview.com, 5/18/22


Route 202 bridge between Bedminster, Far Hills to be replaced myCentralJersey.com, 5/7/2022 — A public information meeting will be held Tuesday, May 10 on the state's plan to replace the century-old Route 202 bridge over the North Branch of the Raritan River between the township and Far Hills.
Former N.J. DOT chief to to head agency building the $12.3B Gateway tunnel NJ.com, 5/6/2022 — Former New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri, who ran the DOT and NJ Transit during the planning and design of the ill-fated Access to the Region’s Core Tunnel, will be nominated by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to lead the agency building the Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson River.
Bill would give car owners tax rebates of up to $800 to offset gas prices NewJerseyMonitor.com, 5/6/2022 - Car owners would get tax rebates under a new bill intended to provide relief for motorists struggling with gas prices pushed upward by supply-chain constraints and conflict in Eastern Europe.
As a new deadline approaches, TSA warns fliers to get Real ID NJ.com, 5/4/2022 - Tick tock. After two extensions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the clock is now running on the date when only a drivers license that meets federal Real ID requirements will be accepted at airport checkpoints.
Camden Port Among Winners of New Jersey Freight Grants Transport Topics, 5/4/2022 - The Port of Camden is among the winning projects chosen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation for $30 million in freight impact grants to improve traffic safety for large trucks.
Rail service to Monmouth Park kicks off on May 7 HudsonReporter.com, 5/4/2022 - NJ TRANSIT is headed to Monmouth Park Racetrack this season with a discount package. Rail service for the 2022 season begins with the return of live racing on Saturday, May 7. NJ TRANSIT customers can take North Jersey Coast Line trains to Monmouth Park Station when the track is open for live racing.
Morris County To Hold Info Session On Route 24 Interchange Project Patch.com, 5/3/2022 - Morris County will host a public information session on the Route 24/Columbia Turnpike/Park Avenue Interchange Project. The virtual event will take place at 7 p.m. May 17.
New Jersey awards $30.1 million in freight grants TransportationTodayNews.com, 5/2/2022 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently awarded $30.1 million in grants to 25 counties and municipalities through the Local Freight Impact Fund.
Gas tax talks start this summer, wih NJ needing TTF plan by 2024 NJ1015.com, 5/2/2022 - It’s now been nearly six years since the state last passed a law reauthorizing its Transportation Fund, including a hike in the gas tax – which makes it about two years until that plan expires.
Speed kills, data shows. Federal officials just resumed efforts to limit how fast truckers can go. NJ.com, 5/2/2022 - Federal regulators are taking a new look at whether to require automatic systems that limit a truck’s speed, one of the National Transportation Safety Board’s most wanted safety imporovements.
Gas prices rise again in NJ, around nation APNews.com, 4/30/2022 - AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.17, up eight cents from last week. Drivers were paying $2.91 a gallon on average a year ago at this time.
N.J.’s own Anthony Coscia renominated to third term on Amtrak board of directors NJ.com, 5/1/2022 - Once called the “most influential person in transportation you’ve never heard” of, former Port Authority chairman Anthony Coscia has been nominated by President Joe Biden for a third term on Amtrak’s board of directors.
Commuters will get direct NJ Transit buses to Philly back in June. Here’s how they’re doing it. NJ.com, 4/29/2022 - NJ Transit commuters who travel to and from Philadelphia and lost their one seat ride February will get direct bus service back in June, agency officials said Friday.
NJ TRANSIT says no to having trains with a mask-only section NJ1015.com, 4/28/2022 - Pending the reversal of a federal court ruling masks will remain optional but not mandatory on NJ Transit.
Turnpike Authority eyes fixing 11 bridges that take commuters to, from the Holland Tunnel NJ.com, 4/28/2022 - There are 11 bridges on the aging New Jersey Turnpike Hudson County extension to and from the Holland Tunnel that can’t wait for a larger widening project to be fixed.
NJ Transit riders petition for a mask-only car after federal mandate overturned NJ.com, 4/27/2022 - After a federal judge in Florida overturned requirements that passengers wear masks onboard trains bus and planes, an NJ Transit commuter is petitioning the agency to give passengers concerned about coronavirus exposure one "mask only" car per train to ride.
Is a New PATH Station Coming to Jersey City? TAPinto, 4/24/22 - JERSEY CITY, NJ - For most passengers taking the PATH train heading west in the direction of Newark, the next station after Journal Square has always been Harrison.
NJDOT awards grants for heavy truck route upgrades NJBIZ.com, 4/25/2022 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced $30.1 million in Local Freight Impact Fund grants to help counties and municipalities fund improvements to heavy truck routes on local roads.
Officials tour Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge construction NJTPA Mention
Co.Bergen.nj.us, 4/22/2022 - Thanks to efforts from Passaic and Bergen Counties, as well as state and federal support, construction on this $15 million renovation provided to the NJTPA from the federal Department of Transportation began on March 4, 2021...
NJ Transit breaks ground on Perth Amboy station renovation project Railway-technology.com, 4/22/2022 - New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has broken ground on a $45.5m project for the renovation of the Perth Amboy Train Station in the US.
Take a Ride on the Vintage 20th Century Limited Train UntappedCities.com, 4/22/2022 - This summer and fall, join the United Railroad Historical Society of NJ and get a ride on a vintage New York Central Railroad 20th Century Limited train through the society’s Hudson River Rail Excursions.
N.J. air quality among worst in U.S. But efforts to cut diesel emissions paying off, report says. NJ.com, 4/21/2022 - A new report on air quality in the U.S. ranked the New York metropolitan area, including parts of New Jersey, as one of the worst in the country for ozone pollution, despite improvements over previous years.
7 NJ Transit buses destroyed in blaze at North Bergen lot NJ.com, 4/21/2022 - Seven out-of-service NJ Transit buses were destroyed Wednesday afternoon in a fire at a storage lot on the west side of Route 1&9 in North Bergen, officials said. The fire at the lot, which is between the Route 495 ramp and Secaucus Road, was reported at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Murphy administration announces $1.4 million in Highway Safety Fund Program grants EssexNewsDaily.com, 4/20/2022 - The Murphy administration recently announced the award of $1.4 million in Highway Safety Fund Program grants to 54 municipalities to promote safety along designated Safe Corridor highway segments.
Live updates: Mask mandate changes on planes, trains, cabs and more CBSNews.com, 4/20/2022 - So what does that mean for mass transit in our area?
Where do you still have to wear a mask in New Jersey? NJ.com, 4/20/2022 - With the lifting of federal mask requirement on public transit vehicles and aircraft by a federal judge on Monday, the question remains where people are still required to wear masks?
Port Authority has different mask rules for N.Y., N.J. Here’s where you still need to wear it. NJ.com, 4/19/2022 - Travelers using Port Authority facilities will face different mask-on or mask-off guidelines depending on what state they in — New York or New Jersey.
Route 22 bridge project to finish ahead of schedule NJ.com, 4/19/2022 - For drivers using a busy section of Route 22 through Hillside, it might seem that a state Department of Transportation project to replace the Bloy Street bridge has been taking a while.
Murphy ends mask mandate on NJ Transit following federal judge’s ruling NJ.com, 4/19/2022 - Gov. Phil Murphy has ended the rule requiring face coverings on NJ Transit, a day after a federal judge voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation.
Parkway ramps heading to NJ shore to close for nine months NJ1015.com, 4/18/2022 - Two ramps at Garden State Parkway Exit 105 for Route 36 will really close Tuesday night for a nine-month road project.
Some New Jersey Transit train cars could remain ‘Mask Only’ NJ1015.com, 4/18/2022 - New Jersey Transit is looking at keeping the mask mandate in place on portions of all NJT trains, even when the federal mask mandate is lifted. The mask mandate for trains, busses and airplanes was due to expire today, April 18, but the Biden administration announced it was extending mask rules until May 3.
'Significant hardship': Sussex County unhappy with NJDOT's detour plan for Rt. 206 closure Yahoo.com, 4/18/2022 -  Shutting down Route 206 for almost a year at the southern end of Andover Borough will send trucks and additional traffic to rural local roads,...
NJ Transit looking, but finding few solutions to return 5 bus routes to Philly NJ.com, 4/17/2022 - Almost two months after NJ Transit pulled five bus routes out of Greyhound’s Philadelphia bus terminal over safety concerns, commuters are pressing the agency to find a way to return them to Center City.
When mask mandates end, advocate asks NJ Transit to have a face covering only car NJ.com, 4/17/2022 - A commuter advocate and passenger asked NJ Transit officials to consider designating one car on each train where face coverings or masks would be required to be worn,...
New Jersey awards $1.4M in Highway Safety Fund grants TransportationTodayNews.com, 4/14/2022 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently awarded 54 municipalities $1.4 million in Highway Safety Fund Program grants to promote safety along designated Safe Corridor state highway segments.
Power plant demonstrators greet NJ Transit board members at first in-person meeting TransportationTodayNews.com, 4/14/2022 - Two NJ Transit board members and employees going to work in the agency’s Newark headquarters were met Wednesday by a half dozen demonstrators protesting plans to build a natural gas-fired backup power plant in Kearny.
NJ Transit awards first construction contract on major resiliency project EssexNewsDaily.com, 4/14/2022 - On April 13, the NJ Transit board of directors approved the first construction contract for early action work on the Delco Lead Storage and Inspection Facility project in New Brunswick, which will create a safe-haven for rail cars and locomotives in case of a severe weather event. 
New Jersey transit ridership grows as workers return to the office American Journal of Transportation, 4/13/22  - New Jersey Transit said rail and bus ridership is continuing to rebound as Covid-19 protocols relax across the state and people return to their offices.
NJ Transit to move ahead on Lackawanna project, expanding service to Sussex County NorthJersey.com, 4/13/22 - NJ Transit's board of directors signed off on a $32 million contract to move ahead with construction on the long-awaited Lackawanna Cutoff project to expand train service into Sussex County.
NJ Transit advances fare modernization program Mass Transit, 4/14/22 - The program will create an NJ Transit fare card to provide more customers with faster and improved experience. 
NJ Transit green lights tunnel reconstruction so trains can roll to northwest N.J., Scranton, Pa. NJ.com, 4/13/2022 - NJ Transit’s board of directors approved a $32 million contract to rebuild a tunnel that will provide rail service to northwest Jersey and could pave the way for Amtrak trains to run to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Restrictions on turns at Montclair's Watchung Plaza advance (Video) NJTPA Mention
MontclairLocal.News - 4/13/2022 - Montclair will soon be asking Essex County to approve a change in traffic flow at the intersections of Watchung Plaza road, Watchung Avenue and Park Street. 
Region's transit agencies step up security after Brooklyn shooting NorthJersey.com, 4/12/2022 - New York and New Jersey's multiple agencies say they are planning to increase security after the subway shooting.
Veteran Hunterdon County Commissioner Matt Holt resigns. NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 4/12/2022 - ...For most of his time on the governing body, Holt also served on the executive board of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and served as the chairman in 2012 and 2013.
Almost a decade after Sandy, NJ Transit begins building a dry place to park trains NJ.com, 4/12/2022 - Almost 10 years after Superstorm Sandy rolled over the Garden State, and sent flood waters surging into NJ Transit’s Meadowlands Maintenance Complex, damaging 343 trains and causing $400 million in damage, construction is starting on a dry “safe haven” place to park its equipment.
Old trains are affecting NJ Transit performance. Help’s on the way, but is it soon enough? NJ.com, 4/12/2022 - When a train breaks down, statistics don’t matter if you’re the one waiting in the rain. In the past 19 months, NJ Transit trains have steadily been traveling a shorter distance between breakdowns— a sign the fleet is aging and not as reliable. 
New York metropolitan region's transit agencies step up security after Brooklyn shooting NorthJersey.com, 4/12/2022 - The region's vast and interconnected network of transit agencies is on high alert after a gunman, who remains on the loose, opened fire in a Brooklyn subway during the Tuesday morning rush hour.
Cameras on cars study caught distracted driving all over N.J. Here’s what’s in your hands, drivers NJ.com, 4/11/2022 - A study by Rowan University experts found that New Jersey is among five states with the highest traffic deaths caused by distracted driving- and it broke down what distracts drivers the most, when and on that type of roadway.
Poll finds many New Jerseyans want both full-service and self-service gas station options NorthJersey.com, 4/11/2022 - A new Monmouth University poll found that Garden State residents are more split on introducing self-service gas than a previous poll suggested, but most do not want to completely eliminate full service.
Lots of new truckers are on the road, and many are from N.J. NJ.com, 4/11/2022 - The demand for truckers has been great as the economy reopened from the coronavirus pandemic, and few states are filling the ranks as much as New Jersey.
Newark airport sees improved customer scores in latest survey NJ.com, 4/10/2022 - Before the coronavirus pandemic gutted air travel, record-breaking numbers of travelers jammed Newark Liberty International Airport and along with the crowds came survey’s that ranked the airport among the worst in 2018 and 2017.
Gas prices decline again in NJ, around nation APNews.com, 4/9/2022 - Gas prices declined again in New Jersey and around the nation amid plans for the release of more oil from the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Union City embraces bike lanes, other North Hudson municipalities remain opposed NJTPA mention
Hudsonreporter.com, 4/8/2022 - Bike lanes have been a hot topic of discussion across North Hudson recently, and while Union City is embracing the idea, neighboring towns are rejecting a proposal for a protected bike lane on Boulevard East.
At long last, Portal Bridge construction gets green light NjBiz.com, 4/8/2022 - In a long-awaited piece of news for New Jersey Transit riders, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit announced the issuance of a “Notice to Proceed” on the $1.5 billion Portal North Bridge project.
N.J. gets $834.5M from ‘historic’ $20B in federal transit funding NJ.com, 4/7/2022 - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a “historic” $20 billion federal investment in transit, funded by the Biden administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, calling it the “largest ever” which provides 58% more funding than in past years.
A Cuomo-era plan to dramatically alter Manhattan meets resistance Politico 04/10/2022 - Gov. Kathy Hochul is moving forward with a controversial plan from her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, to fund improvements to Penn Station and its surroundings by giving major tax breaks to real estate developer Vornado.
NJ Aims To Improve Transit For People With Disabilities Patch.com, 4/7/2022 - The pandemic exacerbated disability inequities throughout, according to researchers and advocates. But state lawmakers hope to close some of the gaps with two bills relating to disability access in New Jersey's mass transit.
NJ TRANSIT says Greyhound ignored their concerns about new terminal reconfiguration WHYY.org, 4/5/2022 - Greyhound is defending changes it made to its Philadelphia terminal, which prompted NJ Transit to reroute several buses from Philadelphia to Camden.
The Impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act New Jersey Business Magazine, 4/4/2022 —  New Jersey will be receiving $12 billion over the next five years through the IIJA to upgrade and expand its roads, bridges, ports, mass transit, water, energy and broadband systems and networks.
Why You Can’t Pump Your Own Gas in New Jersey GreenwichFreePress.com, 4/4/2022 - You can pump your own soft-serve ice cream at trendy yogurt shoppes. But you still can’t pump your own gasoline in New Jersey. Why?
 
Cops across N.J. to start month-long crackdown on texting while driving
NJ.com, 4/1/2022 — The UText. UDrive. UPay campaign begins statewide as police in both marked and unmarked vehicles look for drivers who are texting or talking on hand-held phones, according to the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
NJ Transit removes buses from Philadelphia Greyhound terminal over safety concerns NJ.com, 4/1/2022 - Five NJ Transit Philadelphia bus routes that used to use the Greyhound bus terminal have been rerouted to Camden after changes to that Center City terminal resulted in safety concerns for passengers and workers, officials said.
How NJ’s $13B in Federal Infrastructure Money Will Be Disbursed New Jersey Business Magazine, 3/31/2022 - Leaders of four state government agencies yesterday outlined plans for monies coming to New Jersey from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Bridge commission backs one-way free bridge from Phillipsburg to Easton NJ.com, 3/31/2022 - The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission said Thursday it supports Phillipsburg's proposal to make the free bridge one-way toward Easton, in hopes of alleviating traffic backups on the New Jersey side during an ongoing rehabilitation project.
NJ Transit partners with New Jersey Institute of Technology for PMP training course MassTransitMag.com, 3/30/2022 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has prepped its first class of candidates through its new Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam prep course. 
A NJ gas tax holiday could actually force prices to rise NJ1015.com, 3/29/2022 - However, some industry analysts are warning temporarily cutting the gas tax will ultimately have the opposite effect on prices as demand for gasoline increases.
Rules to reduce truck crashes get boost in proposed Biden budget NJ.com, 3/29/22 - The federal agency responsible for setting new rules to reduce truck crashes would see an increase in funding and staffing under President Joe Biden’s proposed budget.
US DOT commits $100m to Hudson Tunnel rail project in budget Railway-Technology.com, 3/29/22 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has recommended $100m in funding for the Hudson Tunnel commuter rail project under President Joe Biden’s budget for the fiscal year 2023.
First round of federal funding for Gateway earmarked in Biden's budget recommendations NorthJersey.com, 3/28/2022 - The first installment of federal money, $100 million, for the Gateway program was recommended in the coming federal budget.
N.J.’s transportation boss continues phone-in comments at meetings. Expert says towns should too. NJ.com, 3/27/2022 - The ability for motorists, transit riders and advocates to voice their opinion by phone to boards that run NJ Transit and the states three major toll roads - which became standard procedure during the coronavirus pandemic - will continue.
Gas prices dip in NJ, around nation amid drop in demand APNews.com, 3/26/2022 - Gas prices dipped again in New Jersey and around the country amid a drop in demand despite the season’s warmer weather and longer days.
Gov. Murphy’s nominations to NJ Transit’s board of directors will fill it out to 13 for first time NJ.com, 3/26/2022 - For the first time since signing the law reforming NJ Transit and expanding its board of directors to 13 members, Gov. Phil Murphy has finally nominated and appointed enough people to fill it.
Bridge repair will change schedules on pair of NJ Transit rail lines starting Saturday NJ.com, 3/25/2022 - Starting this Saturday, NJ Transit riders on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines will see schedule disruptions for the next six to eight weeks to repair a bridge that was damaged by a truck.
NJ Transit hears ideas to make it greener, starting with more service in underserved areas NJ.com, 3/24/2022 - NJ Transit took its first crack at how to write a long-term sustainability plan to guide efforts for a “clean, resilient, and equitable future” that started by asking the public for suggestions and ideas Wednesday night.
N.J. is considering self-serve gas — and we’re not alone. One other state is, too. NJ.com, 3/23/2022 - New Jersey and Oregon, the two last states in the union that ban drivers from pumping their own gas, could be in a race to see which one is the first to allow 100% self-service.
NJ TRANSIT gives a sneak peek at what will make electric buses go - starting with Camden NJ.com, 3/22/2022 - NJ Transit officials provided a preview of how a future fleet of electric buses will be refueled at the Newton Bus garage in Camden, where installation of the state’s first electric bus charging equipment has been completed.
Bound Brook gets $2.2 million for Hamilton Street pedestrian plaza NJTPA mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 3/22/2022 - The vision of the borough turning a block of Hamilton Street into a pedestrian plaza has come more into focus with the announcement that the federal government has awarded a $2.2 million grant for the project.
Franklin Township: Million Dollar Traffic Study Could Benefit Easton Avenue Commuters NJTPA Mention
TAPinto.net, 3/21/2022 - The study will kick off in September 2022 and is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) who approved the project last week, according to a news release. 
NJ TRANSIT advances zero emissions bus conversion at Maplewood garage EssexNewsDaily.com, 3/21/2022 - On March 14, the NJ Transit board of directors took another step in the transition to a zero-emissions bus fleet with the awarding of a contract to design the infrastructure required for a limited deployment of battery electric buses at Hilton Garage in Maplewood and conduct a survey of current conditions at all 16 NJ Transit bus garages statewide. 
NJ TRANSIT launches development of first sustainability plan MassTransitMag.com, 3/21/2022 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is creating its first ever sustainability plan, as highlighted in NJT2030: A 10-Year Strategic Plan. 
As Gas Prices Rise, Towns Add Electric Car Charging Stations TTNews.com, 3/21/2022 - On March 21, New Jersey officials awarded $1 million in grants to install electric vehicle charging stations in 24 tourist areas around the state. 
NJTPA funds four road safety studies for $3.8M NJTPA Mention
NJBiz.com, 3/21/2022 - Road safety improvements in four towns will be explored with the help of $3.8 million in grants approved by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority board of trustees on March 14.
Bridges, tunnels, ports made more money in 2021. But COVID losses will still hit $3B. NJ.com, 3/20/2022 - he Port Authority’s revenue improved last year, with $1 billion more earned compared to 2020. But it wasn’t enough to prevent an overall loss that’s on target to meet a pandemic-spurred $3 billion drop projected for the period between 2020 and the first quarter of 2022.
Save on gas, save on time. The Gateway Hudson Tunnel would do both. | Opinion NJ.com, 3/20/2022 - When we talk about why the Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project must be built, there is a myriad of reasons we focus on: finally providing 21st-century rail infrastructure to our region, ending the interminable delays in the current tunnel...
PATH’s $1B improvement plan, set to deliver longer trains, new cars, tap and go fare payment NJ.com, 3/20/2022 - Before the pandemic turned commuting upside down, PATH embarked on a $1 billion improvement program in June 2019. This year, riders will start to see the results, starting with longer platforms to ease overcrowding by allowing use of longer nine-car trains..
Have ideas for NJ Transit's sustainable future? Here's how to weigh in NorthJersey.com, 3/18/2022 - Want to weigh in on electric buses, renewable energy and other sustainability issues at NJ Transit? The agency announced Friday it is developing its first-ever sustainability plan and wants the public to participate in its creation.
Somerset County gets $1 million for Easton Avenue traffic safety study MyCentralJersey.com, 3/18/ 2022 - Somerset County has been awarded a $1 million grant for a traffic safety study of Easton Avenue, one of the most-heavily driven roads in Central Jersey.
Protesters oppose Newark Airport Amazon air hub deal at Port Authority’s first in-person meeting NJ.com, 3/17/2022 - Protesters greeted the Port Authority’s first in-person board meeting since the pandemic on Thursday to oppose an August 2021 agreement to build an Amazon Air hub at Newark Airport and asking the authority to revisit the deal.
Amazon Mega-Hub Deal At Newark Airport Still Seeing Pushback Patch.com, 3/17/2022 - The plan to build a new Amazon air cargo mega-hub at Newark Liberty International Airport seems to be a good deal for the retail giant and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Powerful N.J. congressman wants oil companies to justify the high cost of gas NJ.com, 3/17/2022 - With gas prices at or near record highs, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. has asked oil company executives to explain why fuel costs so much.
NJ TRANSIT Rejects Multi-Million Dollar Contracts With Academy For Hudson County Bus Service Tapinto.net, 3/17/2022 -NJ Transit's board of directors has rejected two multi-million dollar contracts with Academy Express, LLC to run local bus service in Hudson County.
NJ firefighter to walk around 13 miles today to promote development of trails and ‘Active Transportation’ News 12 New Jersey, 3/16/2022 — An Elizabeth firefighter is walking more than a dozen miles today to promote the development of walking trails and what he calls “Active Transportation.” His name is Stephen Dunn. He lives in Kenilworth and is the chair of Kenilworth's Rail Trail Committee and Kenilworth's representative to the Union County Transportation Advisory Board.
See new looks for the massive mixed-use ‘transit-oriented’ project headed to the Hoboken waterfront 6sqft.com, 3/16/2022 - After 16 years of deliberation, plans to revitalize Hoboken’s waterfront are moving forward. New Jersey Transit, the City of Hoboken, and developer LCOR on Wednesday released new renderings of Hoboken Connect, a mixed-use transit project that aims to bring major investments to the city.
NJ TRANSIT Advances Zero Emissions Bus Conversion NJBMagazine, 3/15/2022 - The NJ TRANSIT board of directors took another step in the transition to a zero-emissions bus fleet with the awarding of a $4 million contract to AECOM to design the infrastructure required for a limited deployment of battery electric buses at Hilton Garage in Maplewood and conduct a survey of current conditions at all 16 NJ TRANSIT bus garages statewide. 
NJ Transit awards contract for design and modernization of Hilton Garage MassTransitMag.com, 3/15/2022 - The contract awarded to AECOM authorizes design work to prepare the garage in Maplewood for electric buses and calls for a systemwide survey of conditions at all bus garages.
Big truck parking shortage at center stage of New Jersey’s transportation plans TheTrucker.com, 3/14/2022 — New Jersey officials want to make their highways safer, and part of accomplishing that is creating more parking for truck drivers. The state’s transportation officials said recently that providing adequate facilities along big highways for truckers is one of the state’s most severe challenges.
NY asks Supreme Court to stop NJ from leaving port watchdog APNews.com, 3/14/2022 -  The state of New York has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to block New Jersey from withdrawing from the commission formed by the two states in the 1950s to monitor corruption at the New York area’s ports.
How much is gas in your N.J. county? Check the map here. (March 14, 2022) NJ.com, 3/14/2022 - It’s no secret that gas prices are up— way up. But some counties are better than others when it comes to filling up, including 10 that are below the state average.
Another fallen tree prevents NJ Transit rail line from returning to full service NJ.com, 3/13/2022 — Full service on the Morris & Essex lines and the Gladstone Branch will not return Monday as NJ Transit officials had hoped after bad weekend weather dropped another tree on the storm battered rail line, this one near Mountain Station in South Orange.
Daylight Savings 2022: Spring ahead Sunday could make for a dangerous ride Monday. Here are some tips. NJ.com, 3/13/2022 —  That change, where we traded an hours sleep for more evening daylight comes with two dangers for drivers and pedestrians on Monday morning’s commute: feeling sleepy and less alert behind the wheel, and traveling in the dark, when children and pedestrians are walking to school and work, safety officials said.
Gas is over $6 a gallon at this N.J. station. How do you know when it’s price gouging? NJ.com, 3/11/2022 — New Jersey broke a record for the highest gas prices ever on Sunday at $4.09 for a gallon of regular and prices continued increasing daily since then. But there are gas prices in the state that are much higher, leading drivers to wonder if they’re being gouged.
State senator proposes tax credit to help ease the pain of gas prices NJ.com, 3/11/2022 - The latest idea of several designed to provide relief from high gas prices, was proposed Thursday by a South Jersey legislator to give taxpayers an immediate $250 to $500 tax credit.
Bill that spares drivers with E-ZPass from toll violation is a vote away from gov’s desk NJ.com, 3/11/2022 - Legislation to require the state’s major toll road authorities to check if a vehicle has an E-ZPass account before issuing a toll violation is one vote away from possibly going to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk.
'People are in a hurry': Can Red bank plans save pedestrian lives on Shrewsbury Avenue? NorthJersey.com, 3/10/2022 - Heading north into red bank, the four lanes bottleneck into two lanes...
'Jersey girls don't pump gas' bears out in latest Rutgers poll NorthJersey.com, 3/10/2022 - Almost three-quarters of respondents said they prefer to have their gas pumped for them, while 22% said they preferred to do it themselves.
Poll: NJ residents don’t want to pump their own gas NJ BIZ, 3/10/2022 — Most New Jerseyans don’t want to pump their own gas, according to results from a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll.
Gas prices are so high and keep climbing. Here are 9 tips to save money. NJ.com, 3/9/2022 - The bad old days of high gas prices not seen since 2008, are back for drivers who are seeing the cost to fill up their vehicle inflicting severe pain on the family budget.
Guide to Help Municipalities Prepare for More Electric Vehicles NJTPA Mention
AHHerald.com, 3/8/2022 - A new guidebook released today will give municipalities a blueprint to become Electric Vehicle Ready, from implementing the statewide Electric Vehicle Supply/Service Equipment (EVSE) ordinance to streamlining the permitting process and installing charging stations for fleet or public use.
Drivers to get a break on license fees and see other MVC benefits in Murphy’s budget NJ.com, 3/8/2022 - New Jersey drivers whose licenses are up for renewal between this October and September 2023 will have the $24 renewal fee waived in Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed fiscal year 2023 state budget as one of several fees to be put on a “holiday” in the spending plan.
NJ Transit to get a promised $75M in COVID relief from deal with MTA NJ.com, 3/8/2022 - NJ Transit will be receiving federal coronavirus funding from an unlikely source, another transit agency.
FTA: $2.2B in ARP Additional Assistance Grants to 35 Agencies Railway Age, 3/8/2022 — The Additional Assistance Grant Program funding—made available by the ARP Act of 2021, which President Biden signed on March 11, 2021—is being provided to transit agencies that have demonstrated a need for additional support to cover expenses related to day-to-day operations, cleaning and ... 
NJ Transit train line suspended due to wire, pole damage from fierce storms NJ.com, 3/8/2022 - New Jersey Transit train service on the Morris and Essex Line and Gladstone Branch remains suspended until further notice due to “extensive weather-related damage” to a catenary pole and overhead wires in the Maplewood area.
Senate Committee Advances Bills to Make Transportation Services More Accessible InsiderNJ.com -  In an effort to make transportation services more accessible for all residents, the Senate Transportation Committee advanced two bills today sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan that would support the needs of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other intellectual disabilities
Gas prices hit record highs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey APNews.com, 3/6/2022 - Gas prices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hit all-time highs over the weekend amid tight worldwide oil supplies and increased demand as the industry feels the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, analysts said.
Weehawken weighs protected bike lane versus parking spaces NJTPA Mention
HudsonReporter.com, 3/5/2022 - Bike advocates continue their quest for a protected bike lane on Boulevard East from the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken, through West New York and Guttenberg, culminating at Braddock Park in North Bergen. 
 
'A lifetime in NJ left me unprepared': Garden State residents spill on gas gaffes NorthJersey.com, 3/5/2022 - New Jerseyans enjoy a luxury that exists nowhere else in the United States.
NJ Transit study of ‘Princeton Dinky’ future narrows to two options Trains.com, 3/4/2022 - The nation’s shortest scheduled commuter rail line now has a 50-50 chance of remaining as it is. The Daily Princetonian reports that a study of possible options to replace “Princeton Dinky,” the 2.7-mile electrified NJ Transit line connecting the Princeton University campus to the Northeast Corridor, has reduced four potential options to two — one of which is keeping the line as it is.
Gas prices hit $4 in N.J., now the highest since 2008 NJ.com, 3/4/2022 - Gas prices hit their highest levels since 2008 Thursday and at some stations in New Jersey, the dreaded price of $4 a gallon for regular has already been reached.
N.J. could get more spots for weary truckers to pull over and rest along highways NJ.com, 3/3/2022 - New Jersey transportation officials plan to look at expanding parking along big highways for truckers who need to rest in a state reporting the “most severe challenges” in providing adequate facilities.
Raising Crosswalks to Make Deadly Intersections Safer in New York New York Times, 3/3/22 -City officials want to install 100 raised crosswalks every year as part of a larger effort to redesign dangerous intersections.
If your E-ZPass transponder is old, you might be among nearly 1M drivers needing a new one NJ.com, 3/2/2022 - Close to 1 million drivers who have accounts with the New Jersey E-ZPass consortium will get a new transponder in the mail this year to replace old tags that are nearing the end of their useful life.
NJ MVC went from dreaded visit to 'easy' online services after COVID. Here's what's next NorthJersey.com, 3/2/2022 - When the pandemic hit New Jersey, it hit the Motor Vehicle Commission hard. Locations shuttered for months. Transactions backlogged in the hundreds of thousands. And when agencies reopened, lines formed well before dawn with customers hoping to get the golden ticket to see an agent and get their paperwork in order.
New driving law quietly debuts Tuesday. Here are the new passing rules for N.J. drivers. NJ.com, 3/1/2022 - Drivers passing people riding bikes, scooters, skateboards or pedestrians walking on the side of the road, have a new law to follow starting Tuesday that changes how they should safely pass other road users.
New Jersey Gov. Murphy announces fifth consecutive year without NJ Transit fare hike MassTransitMag.com, 3/1/2022 - It was also announced that Wi-Fi will be installed on all NJ Transit buses through Gov. Murphy’s FY2023 budget.