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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.


NJ Transit advances Innovation Challenge project for Meadowlands Mass Transit Magazine, 2/19/21 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has moved its Innovation Challenge into the next phase of the development process.  
NJ Transit seeks ideas to fix MetLife transportation NorthJersey.com, 2/18/2021 -- Is your pandemic hobby developing a solution to shuttle 20,000 people an hour by train over a swamp, surrounded by three major highways, over a bridge and at an affordable price tag?
State agency gives ACE green light on charging infrastructure for electric vehicles NJSpotlight.com, 2/18/21 - Atlantic City Electric won approval Wednesday to spend nearly $21 million to build out the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, the latest in a series of initiatives backed by the Murphy administration to electrify the transportation sector.
NJ spending millions to overhaul Camden transit hub. What we know, what questions linger DailyRecord.com, 2/17/21 - A multi-million-dollar overhaul of the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden was announced at the nearly 32-year-old transportation facility Wednesday morning.
How should we get to work or school in New Jersey in the coming decades? | Opinion NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 2/17/21 - The past year has shone a spotlight on many deep and enduring inequalities in our nation. As we begin to design and invest in America’s post-COVID19 economy, a need that deserves particular attention is access to transportation.
New Biden administration action could boost Gateway tunnel that’s critical to N.J. NJ.com, 2/16/2021 - The Federal Transit Administration on Monday reversed a policy by former President Donald Trump’s administration and made it easier for New Jersey and New York to fund their share of the Gateway Tunnel project.
Trucks banned from some N.J. roads due to ice storm. See when and where NJ.com, 2/16/2021 - Trucks banned from some N.J. roads due to ice storm. See when and where
Over $130M Dedicated to Clean Transportation in NJ's Fight Against Climate Change Tapinto.net, 2/16/2021 - NEWARK, NJ — Months after signing expansive environmental justice legislation, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday vowed New Jersey would put its money where its mouth is - investing over $130 million in clean transportation projects.
$100M Investment in Green Transportation Projects NJBmagazine.cjom, 2/16/2021 - Gov. Phil Murphy today announced a more than $100 million investment into clean transportation projects, which he said will prioritize job creation and economic development with a specific focus on environmental justice communities.
NJ Transit Partners with Edge4Vets to Connect Veterans to Jobs capemaycountyherald.com - 2/16/2021 - New Jersey Transit is leading an effort to address veteran unemployment during the Covid crisis by partnering with the nationally successful Edge4Vets jobs preparation program to prepare and connect New Jersey veterans, National Guard members, transitioning military service personnel, and their spouses to careers in transportation. 
NJ Transit Board approves purchase of new minibuses for local transportation programs Mass Transit Magazine, 2/12/21 - New Jersey Transit has been authorized by the board of directors to purchase 19 new low floor extended minibuses with accessibility ramps, with the option to purchase 16 additional vehicles, for local transportation programs providing critical transportation services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and other transit-dependent residents.
Plan To Replace AirTrain At Newark Airport Moves Forward Patch.com, 2/12/21 - Port Authority officials released a draft environmental assessment for a plan to replace the AirTrain at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.
Monmouth bus deal, COVID update and new 'FLEXPASS' are focus of NJ Transit board meeting NorthJersey.com, 2/11/21 - NJ Transit's first regularly scheduled board meeting was held on Wednesday, marking a year since the agency's new wave of board members attended their first meeting.
New details revealed for Jersey City’s Bayfront project; City Council gives initial approval NJ.com, 2/11/21 - Plans for Jersey City’s largest mixed-income housing development are beginning to take shape. At Monday’s City Council caucus, designers presented details of a plan for Bayfront, the ambitious, multi-development housing project on the city’s west side. 
NJ Transit, agencies nationwide could see billions to support operations Washington Examiner, 2/10/20 - NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett joined a coalition of transit officials urging Congress to allocate billions in federal money for mass transit agencies nationwide.
Pandemic Left NJ Transit Hanging by a Thread, but Big Changes May Lie Ahead NJTPA Mention
Jersey Digs, 2/9/2021 — Transport advocates like Garcia participated last week in an outreach event for Plan 2050, a 30-year survey by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) that determines the needs and patterns of transit users in the state.
Why a Hudson Rail Tunnel Is Getting a Washington Reset The Washington Post, 2/8/21 - A New York City passenger rail tunnel, widely considered among the most vital U.S. infrastructure projects, was canceled once and revived, only to be stuck in limbo during President Donald Trump’s term.
NJ Transit offers new discounted package for occasional commuters NJ.com, 2/8/2021 - With fewer commuters riding and buying monthly passes due to the coronavirus, NJ Transit launched FlexPass, a new 20-trip ticket that gives commuters, who split their work week between home and the office, more flexibility and a discount.
NJ earns kudos for efforts to electrify transportation sector NJ Spotlight, 2/5/21 - After years of criticism from clean-energy advocates that the state is moving too slowly, New Jersey is now getting more credit for electrifying its transportation sector.
Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary AssociatedPress, 2/2/2021 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg won Senate approval Tuesday as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a Cabinet post. He’ll be tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change.
Federal mask mandate starts Tuesday. Here are the rules. NJ.com, 2/1/2021 - If you haven’t been wearing a facial covering on public transit, airliners or in federal buildings, the federal government is officially telling you to mask-up or else.
Public transportation resumes on NJ Transit, PATH. What to know about the altered schedules NorthJersey.com, 2/2/2021 - NJ Transit warns there could be delays and cancellations, and that there will be systemwide cross honoring for rail, bus and light rail tickets as well as on PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd St. and private carrier buses.
Hoboken to add new bike lane along scenic Sinatra Drive NJ.com, 2/1/2021 - The city was awarded a $325,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to build a protected bike lane along scenic Sinatra Drive — a project that will link the city’s South Waterfront Bikeway with a similar path along the northern waterfront.
How Should Transportation Improve In Monmouth? NJTPA Mention
JerseyShoreOnline.com, 1/29/2021 -   MONMOUTH COUNTY – The Monmouth County Department of Planning in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) have created a study for residents to input their opinion on the best way to manage the travel demand in the county.
Benson on Introduction of Bill Package to Improve Transportation Equity InsiderNJ.com, 1/28/2021 - (TRENTON) – The Assembly Transportation Committee plans to consider a package of eight bills to address barriers to transportation for individuals with special needs, committee chair Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex) announced today.
Warehouse ‘sprawl’ spreads in NJ as pandemic accelerates e-commerce surge NJTPA Mention
NJSpotlight.com, 1/27/2021 - In Jackson, a developer is poised to clear 72 acres of forest to make room for more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space. In White Township, officials are weighing whether to allow construction of 2.8 million square feet of warehouse on farmland. 
More lawmakers push back on NJ spending millions to stop falling rocks on highways NorthJersey.com, 1/27/2021 - For years, mayors and concerned residents in a rural section of northwest New Jersey were the lone voices in their fight against the New Jersey Department of Transportation and its controversial rockfall mitigation project on one of their major roadways.
PSEG To Invest $166M In Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In NJ Patch.com, 1/27/21 - PSE&G has gained its second big go-ahead from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in January, and it's a big win for electric vehicle owners in the Garden State, officials say.
Another MVC agency closed due to coronavirus makes 7 shutdown statewide NJ.com, 1/26/2021 - The state Motor Vehicle Commission closed the Somerville Vehicle Center Tuesday afternoon after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
NJ meets first goal in reducing carbon emissions, but still has ‘incredible hill to climb’ NJSpotlight.com, 1/25/21 - New Jersey has achieved its first milestone in reducing global warming pollution, but attaining a target of curbing 80% of carbon emissions by 2050 will be much more difficult, according to a top state official.
NJ Transit is making over network of local bus routes and needs your ideas NJ.com, 1/25/2021 - NJ Transit launched its redesign of 38 bus routes that radiate from Newark to destinations as far away as Somerville, Hackensack and Parsippany, starting with an online survey and the beginning of meetings with community members.
As another MVC agency shuts down, legislators try to bring relief to drivers facing deadlines NJ.com, 1/25/2021 - As state Motor Vehicle Commission officials shut down the Paterson agency late Sunday night due to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus, legislators are moving a bill to extend some dates that driver and vehicle documents expire.
A new Port Authority Bus Terminal crowns Sen. Weinberg’s Legacy | Editorial NJ.com, 1/25/2021 - A new Port Authority Bus Terminal crowns Sen. Weinberg’s Legacy | Editorial
2 more MVC agencies closed by COVID, for a total of 7 statewide NJ.com, 1/25/2021  - NJ.com, 1/25/2021 - New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission officials closed two agencies on Saturday after employees at each tested positive for the coronavirus.
NJ Transit Gets Federal Grant to Use A.I. to Study Crowds, Mask Wearing on RiverLINE Tapinto.net, 1/23/21 -NJ TRANSIT is the recipient of a federal grant that will use artificial intelligence and video analytics to study customer flow on the River LINE light rail system in response to COVID-19. 
Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation Associated Press, 1/21/2021 -  President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to work with them to carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
At long last, a new Port Authority Bus Terminal proposal is unveiled. Here are the details NorthJersey.com, 1/21/21 - After nearly a decade of reviewing plans, scratching them and then drawing up more, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has finally zeroed in on a single design for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Gas tax hike part of House Democrats’ transportation plan Associated Press, 1/19/2021 - Democratic leaders in the Washington state House on Tuesday unveiled a 16-year, $25.8 billion transportation package that includes an 18-cent increase in the gas tax and a new fee on carbon emissions.
NJ grant pegged for South Amboy train station. Here's what it will bring MyCentralJersey.com, 1/19/2021 - SOUTH AMBOY – The city has been awarded a state grant which will used to enhance pedestrian safety in the areas surrounding the NJ Transit train station. 
New Ferry Services Considered for Hudson County NJTPA Mention
JCityTimes.com, 1/19/2021 - If you’d love to be able to take a ferry from Hudson County to the Jersey Shore, you’re not alone. So would lots of other ferry-friendly folks who attended a Jan. 14 virtual meeting of the Hudson County Division of Planning.
'I hope not months': NJ Transit ready for COVID vaccine, but workers not yet eligible NorthJersey.com, 1/19/2021 - The agency was having trouble in November finding and purchasing coolers about twice the size of a typical household freezer that could get cold enough to store the then-soon-to-be approved Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, said Brian Lapp, chief safety officer at NJ Transit.
State OKs $16M program to replace dirty diesel trucks with electric vehicles NJSpotlight.com, 1/18/21 - Pilot program’s first phase provides 300 vouchers to businesses, other institutions in Newark and Camden to help ease pollution in environmental-justice communities
Hoboken Hopes To Bring Housing, Light Rail Stop To North Border Patch.com, 1/18/21 - The city of Hoboken last week released a proposed North End Redevelopment Plan to revitalize 30 acres of land in the historically industrial northwest area of Hoboken. Residents may offer questions and comments after a public presentation at the Jan. 27 City Council meeting.
MVC Trenton agency closed Wednesday in case of Inauguration Day unrest NJ.com, 1/18/2020 - The state Motor Vehicle Commission’s agency in the state capital are not immune from potential Inauguration Day unrest that could take place on Wednesday.
The new bridge: At last, a portal to progress | Editorial NJ.com, 1/18/2021 - They have finally secured the funds needed to replace that swiveling, creaking disaster from the Taft Administration known as the Portal Bridge, the 110-year-old old rail link that is neither portal nor bridge when it gets stuck in the open position – which, as 200,000 daily riders on NJ Transit know, happens often enough to make their Manhattan commute a soul-crushing experience.
Senator: NJ Transit’s progress - despite COVID - is undeniable | Opinion NJ.com, 1/16/2021 - Last week, when I was standing with Gov. Phil Murphy at the graduation ceremony for 17 new train engineers, I thought to myself that it was high time to call attention to the progress achieved under the leadership of state Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and NJ Transit President Kevin Corbett.
Businesses near 2 N.J. cities can replace stinky trucks with electric ones under new pilot program NJ.com, 1/15/2021 - Residents who’ve been inhaling unhealthy diesel fumes from diesel trucks could get some relief from a pilot state program approved Friday to help businesses replace them with electrics.
Driver’s licenses for N.J. undocumented immigrants delayed until May, MVC announces NJ.com, 1/15/2021 - Undocumented immigrants will have to wait until at least May to obtain their driver’s licenses, five months after the law making residents without legal papers eligible for licenses was set to go into effect.
Face mask fights spur new FAA punishments for unruly airline passengers NJ.com, 1/14/2021 - FAA Administrator Steve Dickson ordered a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers late Wednesday in the wake of what he called recent, troubling incidents.
Portal Bridge funding deal signed, plans for long-awaited project can now move forward NJ.com, 1/14/2021 - Gov. Phil Murphy and other dignitaries signed an agreement Thursday afternoon with the Federal Transit Administration for the long-awaited $766.5 million in federal funding for the $1.8 billion project. That’s the final step toward hiring construction companies to replace the 110-year old swing bridge that carries Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor line across the Hackensack River in Kearny.
After 2 day streak of no closures, now 10 MVC agencies shutdown due to COVID NJ.com, 1/14/2021 - After a two-day streak of not having to close any of its agencies, the state Motor Vehicle Commission had to shut down the Lodi agency on Thursday after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.
NJ Transit withdraws permit application for microgrid after letter from Gov. Phil Murphy NorthJersey.com, 1/13/2021 - The air permit application for NJ Transit's proposed power plant in the Meadowlands has been revoked at the request of Gov. Phil Murphy, as calls from environmental activists have grown louder over the potential release of greenhouse gases. 
Uber Joins with Jersey City to Provide Rides to Vaccination Sites Tapinto.net, 1/13/21 - In an effort to alleviate concerns over exposure, costs, and safety to those that might otherwise rely on public transportation, local officials are offering round trip rides to Jersey City senior citizens and frontline workers in order to make certain they can get vaccinated.
N.J. should implement this new N.Y. seat belt law. It’ll save lives, safety advocates say.

NJ.com, 1/12/2021 - N.J. should implement this new N.Y. seat belt law. It’ll save lives, safety advocates say.

New Jersey to receive $1.4 billion in public transit funds from latest stimulus bill DailyRecord.com, 1/12/21 - New Jersey is expected to be eligible for more than $1.4 billion for transit projects from the latest $900 billion federal stimulus funding package President Donald Trump signed in December.
Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.67 a Gallon TTNews.com, 1/11/2021 - The first full week of 2021 saw the nationwide price of diesel continue as it had for the last weeks of 2020, with trucking’s main fuel notching a 3-cent increase, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Jan. 11.
County Commission Looking to Continue With Economic Recovery Into 2021 NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 1/11/21 -For 2021, most of the county commissioners will retain their designated liaison roles held in 2020, with a few changes made as Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Director Sue Soloway announced the commissioners’ “major assignments” for this year.
New survey wants to know if Hudson County needs a new ferry service NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 1/9/21 - A proposed Bayfront development in Jersey City, in addition to points in Harrison, Bayonne, South Kearny, West New York and Hoboken, could be ports of call for new ferry service in the future.
 
8 MVC agencies closed and no appointments available for the next month 1/8/2021 - Drivers hoping to get their business done at a state Motor Vehicle Commission agency woke up Friday to find eight agencies closed by the coronavirus, the latest being the Rahway licensing center.
As another MVC agency closes due to COVID-19, Murphy weighs options to help drivers NJ.com, 1/7/2021 - The number of state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies closed due to the coronavirus crept up Thursday to eight after two agencies closed and another reopened, officials said.
After years of being understaffed, NJ Transit is near a full roster of train engineers NorthJersey.com, 1/5/2021 - The new recruits, who have to pass a final "check-ride" test before starting full time, were welcomed to the NJ Transit family in a ceremony at the Metropark station by Gov. Phil Murphy, agency President and CEO Kevin Corbett and board Chairwoman Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.
NJ Transit graduates new class of 17 engineers to help reduce shortage NJ.com, 1/5/2021 - NJ Transit inched closer to that magic number of 390 to 400 locomotive engineers needed in the ranks to keep the trains rolling Tuesday, when 17 engineer trainees graduated from their two-year training period.
Murphy talks Gateway with Buttigieg, offers to join him on visit through tunnels NorthJersey.com, 1/5/2021 - Gov. Phil Murphy told U.S. Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg during a phone call Monday night that he would volunteer to co-host a site visit to the 111-year-old Hudson River rail tunnels with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
NJ Transit board approves contract for Academy replacement covering Middlesex bus routes NorthJersey.com, 1/4/2020 - The NJ Transit board unanimously passed a last-minute bus contract during a special meeting Monday night that will cover bus service in Middlesex County until October.
MVC started the year with only 4 closed agencies. That didn’t last long. NJ.com, 1/4/2021 - The state Motor Vehicle Commission started 2021 with as close to a clean sheet of paper for closed agencies as it has had in a long time, with only four agencies closed on Monday morning.
Inside Penn Station’s new train hall: Soaring skylights brighten commuter hub NJ.com, 1/3/2021 - Officials on Friday unveiled the new soaring $1.6 billion Moynihan train hall, freeing some of New York City’s rail travelers from the dingy catacombs of New York’s Penn Station.
Insufficient Parking, Poor Connections to River Some of Concerns Highlighted in Raritan Sustainable Economic Development Plan NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 12/22/20 - Team members from the Raritan Sustainable Economic Development Plan gave an update on the project during the Raritan Borough Council meeting Dec. 15.
Your cash is no good at Holland Tunnel toll booths starting Wednesday NJ.com, 12/22/2020 - The tunnel between Jersey City and Lower Manhattan will be the first Port Authority Hudson River crossing to use cashless toll collection and joins the authorities’ Staten Island bridges which already use all electronic toll collection.
Parkway toll collectors get new contract, is it the last one before cashless tolls take over? NJ.com, 12/22/2020 - New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials settled labor contracts with the remainder of its toll collectors and other Garden State Parkway employees Tuesday.
MVC agency coronavirus closures spill into 2021 12/21/2020 - NJ.com, Another state Motor Vehicle Commission agency closed until after the New Year and the shut down of a second was extended on Monday after employees at both locations tested positive for the coronavirus.
Injured hawk rescued from Jersey City PATH train tunnel NorthJersey.com, 12/21/2020 - When an injured hawk was discovered early Friday morning in a train tunnel near the Exchange Place station in Jersey City, PATH employees and a Port Authority Police officer worked together to rescue the bird, now named Rico.
Helping Black voices be heard in the ferry study NJTPA Mention
HudsonReporter.com, 12/21/20 - As Hudson County looks to study the expansion of ferry service, surveys are lacking responses from Black residents.
NJ Transit is conducting its third COVID-19 survey. Here’s why taking it matters. NJ.com, 12/19/2020 - Since the coronavirus pandemic, NJ Transit commuters have filled out two surveys about their travel patterns. Now, the agency is turning to its travelers for a third time, asking them to take a survey that NJ Transit can use to plan its service. The results of the last two surveys show why taking it matters, experts said.
NJ Transit meets deadline for speed control system, averting federal threat to stop the trains NJ.com, 12/18/2020 - New Jersey Transit, which just last month was in danger of missing a federal mandate to install automatic speed control on its trains and tracks by the end of the year, announced Friday it had met the deadline.
Montclair Planning Board Approves 'Safe Streets' Plan Patch.com, 12/18/20 - After years of debate, the Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) Complete Streets Implementation Plan gained a key thumbs-up from the Montclair Planning Board earlier this week.
Murphy's Gateway Commission nominees confirmed by Senate NorthJersey.com, 12/17/20 - The Senate unanimously confirmed Gov. Phil Murphy's picks Thursday to serve on the commission that would oversee Gateway tunnel projects.
Keyport's Complete Streets Plan. Up To $500 Giveaway to Shop Local. See Details. NJTPA Mention
TapInto.net, 12/15/2020 -  The Borough of Keyport is developing a Complete Streets Plan to support the construction and reconstruction of the Borough's street network with the safety, mobility, and accessibility needs of all users in mind. 
NJ DOT spends millions to stop falling rocks on highways. But how often does that happen? NorthJersey.com, 12/15/2020 - When a rock fell from a jagged cliffside along Route 46 in Knowlton, landing on the road and causing a crash in 2014, it wasn’t because this sort of thing happens regularly.
Middletown Bridge Repair Gets State Funding NJTPA Mention
TheMonmouthJournal.com, 12/14/2020 - At our Nov. 24 Freeholder meeting, my fellow Freeholders and I passed resolutions for two bridge projects; the Reconstruction of Bridge MT-24 on County Route 12A (Navesink River Road) in Middletown Township and the Reconstruction of Bridge R-3 (Broadway) over Chingarora Creek which connects the Boroughs of Keyport and Union Beach.
 
West Orange to Launch 4-Month Street Smart NJ Campaign to Improve Pedestrian Safety NJTPA Mention
TapInto.net, 12/13/2020 - West Orange will be conducting a Street  Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at changing unsafe behavior and reducing  pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes at the intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue and Harrison Street  during the next four months. Councilman Jerry Guarino made the announcement this week.
 
New Portal Bridge finally on track for final approval NJ.com, 12/13/2020 - The long-awaited final agreement with the federal government to fund a new Portal Bridge was sent to Congress Friday night for final approval, effectively ending the years-long quest to finance a replacement for the century-old span over the Hackensack River.
'Major win for New Jersey commuters': Portal Bridge funding plan goes to Congress for review NorthJersey.com, 12/12/2020 - The path to replacing the stubborn Portal North Bridge continues now that the Federal Transit Administration has handed off the funding agreement to Congress for a required 30-day review.
'Major win for New Jersey commuters': Portal Bridge funding plan goes to Congress for review NorthJersey.com, 12/12/2020 - The path to replacing the stubborn Portal North Bridge continues now that the Federal Transit Administration has handed off the funding agreement to Congress for a required 30-day review.
Holding a cell phone in your car while stopped for a red light could soon be illegal in N.J. NJ.com, 12/9/20 - Holding the phone in your hand while at a red light could cost you the same fine as texting while driving under a new bill.
Gov. Murphy says state not yet ready to join climate accord NJ Spotlight, 12/9/20 - More debate on Wednesday over an ambitious plan to tackle transportation pollution. Groups on both sides are pressuring Gov. Phil Murphy to make a decision on the regional Transportation Climate Initiative, a program that uses a tax to curb emissions from cars and trucks and generate more than $700 million in revenue for the state.
2 more MVCs reopen, but another one shuts down from COVID-19 cases. 11 closed across N.J. NJ.com, 12/8/2020 - The MVC agency in Toms River became the latest to close due to the coronavirus, but drivers got a break after two other agencies reopened Tuesday morning.
Weinberg's NJ Transit reform bill 2.0 moves through committee. Here's what could change. NorthJersey.com, 12/8/20 - Almost two years to the day since the NJ Transit reform legislation passed, the state Senate Transportation Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that could help fix some of the lingering issues at the agency.
Bergen County gets OK for $150M borrowing plan. Here's what it will include NorthJersey.com, 12/8/2020 - Bergen County won approval from state officials on Wednesday for a $150 million borrowing plan allowing the county to build a mixed-use residential building in Hackensack that would include a new bus station and county offices.
New Jersey Will Spend $190M To Renovate Newark Penn Station Patch.com, 12/8/2020 - During a news conference at the station, Gov. Phil Murphy said the state is releasing $30 million to carry out immediate restorations at the busy transit center.
NJ Transit bus rider refused to wear a mask — repeatedly. He got the agency's first ticket NorNorthJersey.com, 12/2/20 - A bus rider who repeatedly refused to wear a mask was issued a summons, the first time NJ Transit imposed such a consequence for non-compliance, its Police Chief Christopher Trucillo said at a board meeting Tuesday.thJersey.com, 12/2/20
Bipartisan $908 billion emergency relief framework includes funding for transportation Mass Transit Magazine, 12/1/20 - A bipartisan group of members of Congress unveiled the framework for a $908-billion emergency relief proposal designed to carry the U.S. through the next quarter.  
NJ Transit: Protecting Riders, Employees with New Tech Railwayage.com, 12/1/2020 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) will participate in a multi-week test of new technologies—from air purification to antimicrobial light—to help protect employees and riders during the pandemic. It is part of the COVID-19 Response Challenge that launched in July.ith-new-tech/
 
NYC congestion pricing plan on hold, to the relief of some Jersey drivers NJ.com, 12/1/2020 - Jersey drivers who worried about paying a “double toll” when commuting in Manhattan have a reprieve. New York City’s congestion pricing plan that could have charged a surcharge for driving south of 61st Street, is on hold for about two years.
NJ Transit: Protecting Riders, Employees with New Tech Railwayage.com, 12/1/2020 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) will participate in a multi-week test of new technologies—from air purification to antimicrobial light—to help protect employees and riders during the pandemic. It is part of the COVID-19 Response Challenge that launched in July.