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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.


Rail historians raising $25K for space to restore trains, eventually become N.J. museum NJ.com, 1/9/22 - The historic trains of New Jersey’s past are getting a place to be slowly restored to their former glory. But first, that place needs some work.
Transit village designation in motion at Route 9 bus terminal in Old Bridge; officials hope designation will revive area CentralJersey.com, 1/5/22 -  Township officials hope a transit village designation at the bus terminal on Route 9 north will help revive the Old Bridge Shopping Plaza.
About 700 NJ Transit workers test positive for COVID. How is it impacting service? NorthJersey.com, 1/5/2022 - About 700 of NJ Transit's 12,000-person workforce are unable to work after testing positive for COVID-19 as the agency maintains greater than 90% service levels on rail and bus. 
These are the 10 biggest projects on N.J. highways in 2022 NJ.com, 1/4/2022 - Of the 10 largest road and bridge projects on the state transportation department’s $2.47 billion docket in 2022, seven are ongoing mega projects that are joined by three new projects on busy local highways.
Do police actually issue tickets to drivers in N.J. who don’t clean snow off their cars? NJ.com, 1/4/2022 - A law has been around for 10 years to convince inconsiderate drivers to clean off winter’s frosty deposits from their vehicles before hitting the road. 
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey facilities recovering from pandemic TransportationTodayNews.com, 1/3/2022 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s airports and PATH system passenger volumes are slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, but November figures remain below 2019 levels.
Tolls rising on some major roadways in New Jersey in 2022 APNews, 12/31/2021 - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, will raise tolls by 3% starting Saturday.
COVID takes a toll on transit, with more and more canceled trains and buses this week NJ.com, 12/30/21 - As COVID-19 cases hit new records in the state, more positive test results are affecting transit systems in New Jersey and New York with more more canceled trains, buses and subways as more transit employees test positive for the virus.
Surge in COVID cases causing spike in Motor Vehicle agency shutdowns this month NJ.com, 12/29/2021 - The statewide surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases that hit new highs in the state is causing more state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agencies to close when an employee tests positive.
Post-holiday flight delays and cancellations lessen but still plague Newark Airport NorthJersey.com, 12/27/2021 - A post-holiday travel influx means that delays and cancellations remain an issue Monday at Newark Liberty International Airport, though those numbers have gone down since the weekend.
Yes, tolls are increasing in New Jersey on Jan. 1. Here’s where. NJ.com, 12/21/2021 - January 1 is toll increase day on the state’s three largest toll roads. Some smaller toll agencies also are increasing their tolls, while other authorities have held the line on increases. 
New Jersey Adopts Clean Truck Rules TTNews.com, 12/21/2021 - State Environmental Protection officials adopted Advanced Clean Truck rules Dec. 20 that would make New Jersey the first East Coast state to require phasing in of electric commercial trucks to reduce air pollution and the diseases it causes.
South Amboy ferry service to Manhattan gets green light, service operator named NJTPA Mention
Yahoo.com, 12/20/21 - The city's decades-long hope of providing passenger ferry service to New York City is moving closer to reality. New York Waterway, established in 1986, has been chosen to operate the ferry service to Manhattan, South Amboy has announced.
Where is the Glassboro-Camden Line? An update on a long-awaited South Jersey project Whyy.org, 12/20/21 - Robert Bryant is what’s known as a "mega computer," traveling more than two hours each way between his home in Burlington County to his job at a dairy plant in Cumberland County. That includes a 90-minute bus trip.
Billions in Amtrak Funding Could Modernize Aging Rail System New York Times, 12/20/2021 — Officials up and down the East Coast have long agitated for money to help replace crumbling bridges and tunnels along the Northeast Corridor, the heavily traveled route between Washington and Boston.
N.J. adopts California’s clean truck rules meant to reduce number of diesels on the road NJ.com, 12/20/2021 - State Environmental Protection officials adopted Advanced Clean Truck rules Monday that would make New Jersey the first east coast state to require phasing in of electric commercial trucks to reduce air pollution and the diseases it causes.
Bipartisan infrastructure law will send $3.3B to N.J. for roads and bridges. Here’s what you may see. NJ.com, 12/20/2021 - New Jersey is getting $3.3 billion in Federal Highway Administration funding next year, most of it roads and bridges, under the bipartisan infrastructure law, according to the agency.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approves 2022 budget TransportationTodayNews.com, 12/20/2021 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve a $7.9 billion budget for 2022.
Ocean City eyeing spots for new electric vehicle charging stations OceanCityToday.com, 12/16/21 - As the desire for clean energy gains momentum across the country, Ocean City officials may soon jump on the bandwagon with more electric vehicle charging stations.
Longtime traffic pattern at Routes 3 and 46 just changed. Are drivers handling it well? NJ.com, 12/15/21 - If you grew up in North Jersey or are a regular commuter using the Route 3 and 46 junction, you’ve spent most of your life bearing right to get on Route 3 and bearing left to continue on Route 46 East.
Population Growth Slowing in Southern Ocean County NJTPA Mention
TheSandPaper.net, 12/15/2021 - Longtime Southern Ocean County residents have seen the region’s population explode over the past five decades. But is the area’s population growth slowing?
Where things stand with NJ Transit’s Raritan River Bridge replacement MyCentralJersey.com, 12/15/21 - The $595 million project to replace the Raritan River Bridge is moving to the next stage.
NJ Transit Still Seeking Public Input On Future of Dinky Transitway TownTopics.com, 12/15/21 - There is still time to weigh in on NJ Transit’s recently announced alternatives for upgraded transit along the Princeton “Dinky” railway corridor. 
Here's when the Landing Lane Bridge connecting Piscataway and New Brunswick will reopen MyCentralJersey.com, 12/15/21 - The Landing Lane Bridge over the Raritan River and Delaware & Raritan Canal, connecting Piscataway and New Brunswick, is expected to reopen Friday after the evening commute, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
goHunterdon eecognizes 2020-21 awardees NJ.com, 12/14/2021 - goHunterdon, the non-profit transportation management association serving Hunterdon County, is celebrating the Individuals, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations that have worked in support of safe and sustainable transportation in Hunterdon County.
The worst U.S. bottleneck for trucks is in N.J., and it’s slowing delivery of your stuff NJ.com, 12/14/2021 - It’s bad enough for holiday shoppers that scores of container ships full of holiday gifts and other stuff are waiting off the Port of Long Beach in California. But for truckers and the goods they haul, a similar black hole of traffic backups is taking place right here in Jersey.
Newark port project named finalist, in contention for up to $100M in federal funding NJTPA Mention
ROI-NJ.com, 12/14/2021 - The proposed project, led by the city of Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology and a host of other coalition members (including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority), aims to transform the port facilities in Newark and Elizabeth by ...
 
City of Newark and NJIT Selected Finalists for $1 Billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge NJTPA Mention
NJIT.edu, 12/13/20221 - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo has announced that a regional coalition led by the City of Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is among 60 projects selected as finalists for up to $100 million in funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
NJ Transit issues bid invitation for second construction contract for Raritan River Bridge MassTransitMag.com, 12/13/2021 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) issued an Invitation to Bid (IFB) for the second construction contract to replace the 113-year-old Raritan River Bridge.
NY: Largest ferry of its type in U.S. ready to take to the water between N.J. and NYC MassTransitMag.com, 12/13/21 - The largest ferry of its type in the nation is scheduled to begin operating this Monday when SeaStreak puts the ferry Courageous in service, transporting commuters between Monmouth County and New York City.
Federal infrastructure money could go for these NJ Transit projects NJ.com, 12/13/2021 - New Jersey Transit plans to use federal funds it will receive under President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law to build a new Portal South Bridge, replace the Sawtooth Bridges and improve connections to the Northeast Corridor tracks, its top official told a congressional subcommittee on Thursday.
Why didn’t the Port Authority hike your tolls this year while N.J. toll roads did? NJ.com, 12/19/21 - Port Authority commissioners approved a $7.9 billion 2022 budget that doesn’t raise tolls for most of the agency’s travelers and customers.
Jersey City seeks public input as it launches study on future of alternative transportation NJ.com, 12/12/21 - Jersey City is exploring the future of alternate modes of transportation — options like bikeshares, e-scooters and others — and is looking for public input.
NJ TRANSIT Advances Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project Tapinto.net, 12/10/21 - NJ TRANSIT issued an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for the second Construction Contract GC.02 of the Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project. The first Construction Contract GC.01 was awarded to George Harms Construction Company, Inc., on June 30, 2020.
NJ Transit wants to spend its federal infrastructure money on these projects NJ.com, 12/10/21 - New Jersey Transit plans to use federal funds it will receive under President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law to build a new Portal South Bridge, replace the Sawtooth Bridges and improve connections to the Northeast Corridor tracks, its top official told a congressional subcommittee on Thursday.
NJ Transit to spend $39M to keep key stations operating when the power goes out NJ.com, 12/9/21 - Six key NJ Transit facilities including Broad Street station in Newark and Secaucus Junction are getting new power generation systems to keep them operating even when commercial electricity fails.
Infrastructure law fixes Amtrak funding woes, House panel hears NewJerseyMonitor.com, 12/9/21 - The leader of Amtrak told a U.S. House panel Thursday that the recently enacted infrastructure law made great strides to solving the passenger rail system’s financial woes and placed it on equal footing with other modes of transportation.
NJ TRANSIT Upgrades Access Link Fleet with New Minibuses, Hybrid Sedans RLSmedia.com, 12/9/21 - The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved the purchase of 258 cutaway minibusses for Access Link service, allowing Access Link to modernize its aging fleet.  
NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects TapInto.net, 12/8/2021 - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.
Somerset County Commissioners Endorse Four Major Goals to Respond to Climate Change TapInto.net, 12/7/2021 -T he Somerset County Board of Commissioners passed a Resolution endorsing quick and effective efforts at all levels of public and private life to address the devastating impact of climate change on our communities.
Murphy wants all-electric, self-driving transit system in N.J.’s capital city NJ.com, 12/6/2021 - Trenton could get the state’s first all-electric powered, micro-transit system with self-driving mini buses under a request from interested companies to build and run it, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.
Parkway and Turnpike tolls are going up Jan. 1 NJ.com, 10/6/2021 - Roughly 16 months after tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway went up in 2020, drivers who use the state’s two largest toll roads are facing another 3% toll hike on Jan. 1.
Hudson River rail tunnel gets green light from the feds to start building it MassTransitMag.com, 12/2/21 - A major and final bureaucratic hurdle has been cleared by the Gateway Tunnel project after the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers issued a permit to allow construction of the tunnel and tracks through the Meadowlands and under the Hudson River.
NJ Transit seeks to boost ridership with holiday, NFL ticket deals NJ.com, 12/1/21 - As commuter ridership to and from work lags due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new trend has emerged for public transit — more people are riding trains and buses during weekends and non-commuting rush hours.
Op-ed: A battery-operated train is the best alternative to the Dinky PlanetPrinceton.com, 12/1/21 - The Railroad Redevelopment Corporation (RDC), whose chairman is Henry Posner of the Princeton University class of 1977, has gone live with a new concept in rail service.
During COVID-19, NJ TRANSIT makes big progress NorthJerey.com, 12/1/2021 - While you’ve been away, NJ TRANSIT has continued their work to transform the state’s public transit service in a time where health and safety precautions are of paramount importance.
Gateway Project clears final hurdle, but tunnel construction won't begin until 2023 NorthJersey.com, 12/1/2021 - The long-awaited Gateway Project, which will include construction of a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, obtained its final approval, allowing crews to begin digging the new passage as soon as 2023.
Increased Bus Service In East Brunswick Starts Monday TAPInto.net, 11/30/2021 - Suburban Transit will increase bus service on lines 100 and 600 from and to East Brunswick Neilson Parking Deck starting on Monday, December 6 to both the Port Authority and Wall Street.
Historians preserve two uniquely Jersey locomotives, one that you can see next spring NJ.com, 11/30/2021 - Newer residents of Hoboken probably don’t know that a tiny railroad once ran along the waterfront, serving the many piers and the massive Maxwell House coffee plant on the Hudson River.
DWI ticket blitz begins soon. These 106 N.J. police departments got grants for holiday crackdown. NJ.com, 11/30/2021 - The state’s annual holiday crackdown on driving while intoxicated starts Friday as police departments around New Jersey step up patrols and set up additional DWI checkpoints.
MVC trip doesn’t have to be a nightmare. I made an appointment and here’s how it went. | Opinion NJ.com, 11/29/2021 - My first concern about my 10:45 a.m. Friday appointment at the state Motor Vehicle Commission agency was getting to the MVC.
Here's what NJ municipalities can do to help boost use of electric vehicles DailyRecord.com, 11/29/21 - New Jersey municipalities can pave the way for cleaner transportation, said clean energy advocates on Monday, as they released new electric vehicle guides for local governments.
Gateway Project clears final hurdle, but tunnel construction won't begin until 2023 NorthJersey.com, 12/1/2021 - The long-awaited Gateway Project, which will include construction of a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, obtained its final approval, allowing crews to begin digging the new passage as soon as 2023.
Here's what NJ municipalities can do to help boost use of electric vehicles DailyRecord.com, 11/29/21 - New Jersey municipalities can pave the way for cleaner transportation, said clean energy advocates on Monday, as they released new electric vehicle guides for local governments.
After over 100 years, Wildwood, NJ boardwalk is undergoing repairs NJ1015.com, 11/26/21 - One of the Jersey Shore's most popular boardwalks is undergoing repairs designed to better prepare it for next year's summer crowds.
Port Authority’s ambitious NetZero plan cuts air pollution, but part of it isn’t so green, environmentalists say NJ.com, 11/24/21 - Port Authority officials announced a sweeping initiative to rid the agency of greenhouse gas air pollution by the middle of the century, but environmentalists said one part of the plan relies on some less-than-green measures.
Medford, NJ bridge closes, Route 78 exit to reopen soon NJ1015.com, 11/24/21 - There's bad news and good news for drivers on two New Jersey roads. The Jackson Road Bridge over Birchwood Lakes in Medford was closed Tuesday by the Burlington County Engineer's Office because of unsafe structure issues discovered during an inspection.
Passaic County election results are in.
NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 11/23/2021 - Passaic County officials ended two weeks of electoral uncertainty late Tuesday by releasing the provisional vote tallies needed to close out several close races.
The cost of public transit in New Jersey is being paid by those with the least access to it | Opinion NorthJersey.com, 11/23/2021 - As the authors of Garden State Initiative’s new report, “The Road to Equitable Transportation Policy in New Jersey: An Assessment of Cost Burdens, Gaps in Mobility and Recommendations for Reform,” we found that there are great inequities between the counties of New Jersey in funding our state’s infrastructure via taxes and tolls and who is reaping the benefits of that spending.
Could red light cameras return to New Jersey? NJ1015.com, 11/23/2021 - New Jersey drivers fought a long difficult battle to get rid of red-light cameras in 2014 after a five-year pilot program yielded hundreds of thousands of violations and created a new revenue stream for dozens of municipalities.
NJ closer to withdrawing from port watchdog commission APNews.com, 11/23/2021 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor that had sought to block New Jersey’s move.
Report ranks NJ highways dead last in the country NJ.com, 11/22/2021 - If there’s a positive side to that dark cloud, the report said the state is better than 46 other states for traffic fatalities and it leads the nation for fewest fatalities on rural roads. The report also ranked the state first for the condition of rural interstate highway pavement.
We need a regional transit fare card that works in N.J. and NYC, advocates say NJ.com, 11/21/2021 - While drivers have E-ZPass to let them pay tolls electronically, transit riders are still fumbling with tickets and fare cards — some dating back to the last century — that have limited use.
Gas prices hold steady in NJ, across nation ahead of holiday APNews.com, 11/20/2021 - Gas prices held steady in New Jersey and across the nation at a level that analysts say is the highest in eight years for the period just before Thanksgiving.
Meet the oldest NJ Transit engine on the tracks. It’s older than the agency itself. NJ.com, 11/17/21 - An unremarked silver and black NJ Transit engine is the Eli Manning of locomotives. Unlike the recently retired Giants quarterback, NJ Transit has no immediate plans to let this athlete of the rails — the oldest original Jersey engine on the tracks — quit.
New tap-and-go fare payment coming to PATH by 2024 NJ.com, 11/19/2021 - PATH riders will be able to pay fares by tapping a smartphone, credit or debit card on a fare reader, just like NYC subway passengers have done since 2019, with operation starting in mid-2023.
Port Authority pins hopes to save some projects on Biden infrastructure plan NJ.com, 11/18/2021 - The bi-state operator of the region’s airports, marine terminals, PATH trains, and trans-Hudson bridges and tunnels continued to emphasize austerity in a proposed $7.9 billion 2022 budget, as air and transit travel revenues continue to lag below pre-COVID-19 levels.
Gateway Tunnel construction could start in 2023, officials say NJ.com, 11/16/2021 - Federal financing to build the $11.6 billion Gateway rail tunnel under the Hudson River could be in place by the end of 2022, with construction possibly starting 2023, said officials of the bistate agency tasked with building it.
Biden signs infrastructure bill with billions for N.J. roads and funding for Gateway Tunnel NJ.com, 11/16/21- President Joe Biden on Monday signed a $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill that includes at least $13.5 billion for transportation projects in New Jersey and provides federal funding to build for the long-awaited Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson River.
NY/NJ Port Authority Needs to Figure out How to Spend $2B After Rail Project Put on Hold Newsweek.com, 11/16/21 - After a $2 billion rail link project for LaGuardia Airport was put on hold, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey must figure how to spend the money, as well as find a new mass-transit solution for the airport.
NJ Transit moving forward with $63 million project to overhaul Perth Amboy station TheCenterSquare.com, 11/16/21 - NJ Transit is moving forward with a roughly $63 million project to renovate the historic Perth Amboy train station.
PATH riders will be able to pay fares with a card or phone tap, just like in N.Y. NJ.com, 11/15/21 - Riders of the PATH system who enviously watched their peers in New York — who have used debit cards, credit cards and phones to pay subway and bus fares since 2019 — will soon have a similar 21st century fare payment system of their own.
Travelers face security delays at Newark’s Terminal A NJ1015.com, 11/15/21 - Travelers will face security delays, especially during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, because of construction at Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal A, officials said Monday.
Former rail line to get new life as cross-county ‘greenway’ NJSpotlight.com, 11/15/21 - It is a nine-mile route through one of the densest parts of New Jersey, an abandoned rail line that cuts from Montclair to Jersey City over and around marshland, housing and highways.
NJ Transit adds 36 more trains due to growing demand News12Brooklyn, 11/14/21 - New Jersey Transit added 36 new trains to the Main-Bergen line on Sunday following growing demand.
Murphy signs executive order accelerating reduction of NJ greenhouse gas emissions DailyTargum.com, 11/11/21 - Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) signed an executive order yesterday to accelerate New Jersey’s current goals regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as part of the state’s climate change response, according to an article from NJ Advance Media
New N.J. vehicle registration law has some drivers worried about privacy, cops looking at their phones NJ.com, 11/10/2021 - While the actual change could be over a year away, what are the ramifications of handling an unlocked cell phone to an officer to prove your registration is current?
Stalemate over COVID-19 transit money ends. Riders spared from service cuts. NJ.com, 11/9/2021 - After a 10 month stalemate, tri-state governors reached an agreement to divide $14 billion in federal COVID-19 transit aid that should get funding flowing to transit agencies by the end of the year.
Gov. Murphy signs school bus safety bills into law, prompted by APP investigation MyCentralJersey.com, 11/9/2021 - A pair of bills signed into law Monday will close some of the loopholes identified in an award-winning Asbury Park Press and USA TODAY NETWORK investigation into the "rogue operators" of the private school bus industry who regularly put children in danger without penalty. 
Bloomfield Avenue upgrades on track to be completed May 2022 NJTPA Mention
Montclair LocalNews, 11/9/2021 - An Essex County project to update 12 intersections along Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair is progressing on schedule, with completion still expected in May 2022, according to county Principal Engineer Asif Mahmood.
NJTransit Installing Contactless Pay Ticket Machines TapInto.net, 11/9/2021 - NJ TRANSIT riders will now be able to purchase their tickets without having to reach for the hand sanitizer and receipt at the same time, thanks to the installation of a modern contactless system. 
Monmouth County breaks ground for Rumson-Sea Bright bridge NJTPA Mention
CentralJersey.com, 11/8/2021 - Monmouth County, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has broken ground for the construction of a new Rumson-Sea Bright bridge, according to a press release.
 
Bill would ban riders from NJ Transit if they assault workers NJ1015.com, 11/8/2021 - In response to growing numbers of violent incidents aimed at NJ Transit workers, a proposed bill moving through the Legislature would ban passengers from NJT’s trains and buses if they’re found guilty of assault.
Transportation, turnpikes, turtles, more NJ facts | Albright NJ.com, 11/8/2021 - Historically speaking, did you know that:...
As travel rebounds and changes, NJ Transit adds 36 more trains to several rail lines NJ.com, 11/8/2021 - NJ Transit will roll out a new fall schedule this Sunday that includes 22 new trains on weekdays, primarily during morning and evening peak commuting periods, and adds 14 trains to the weekend schedule.
N.J. drivers won’t have to fumble through the glove box for their registration under new law NJ.com, 11/8/2021 - Most drivers have experienced that moment when they have to show a registration and it seems to be buried under every other paper in their glove box, console or wallet.
NJ Transit technical specialist wins ‘Build a Better Mousetrap’ competition MassTransitMag.com, 10/28/2021 - The invention simplifies the installation and maintenance of a new snow chain system being tested on buses.
$161M aid for road, bridge, other improvements going to 541 NJ municipalities NJSpotlight.com, 10/27/2021 - Municipal aid grants for the 2022 fiscal year have just been announced. A total of 547 municipalities across New Jersey applied to the competitive grant program, seeking $363 million in aid for road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements. 
County to Host Public Information Meetings about Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge TheJournalNJ.com, 10/26/2021 - Monmouth County, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be hosting an in-person Public Information Center regarding the construction of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Replacement over the Shrewsbury River. 
United adds 18 new flights between Washington D.C. and Newark NJ.com, 10/26/2021 - United Airlines plans to add 18 new shuttle flights between Newark Airport and Washington D.C., starting Sunday providing almost hourly shuttle service, officials announced Tuesday.
President Biden Makes His National Case for Infrastructure in New Jersey InsiderNJ.com, 10/25/2021 - Standing in New Jersey today, amid the shambles of an outmoded transportation infrastructure core in the environs of an old factory town turned upside down in the late last century, at his own crucial political intersection now, President Joe Biden made a national-sized case for his agenda, stalled amid pushing and shoving in his own party.
Biden to use N.J. trip to kick off construction of new Portal Bridge, sources say NJ.com, 10/25/2021 - President Joe Biden will officially kick off construction of the new Portal Bridge when he visits New Jersey on Monday, NJ Advance Media has learned.
NJ Transit continues resiliency upgrades in Hoboken MassTransitMag.com, 10/25/2021 - The renovations will enhance NJ Transit’s ability to withstand impacts of extreme weather at the Hoboken Terminal and Rail Yard.
Pedestrian plaza off the table in Metuchen; new proposal will not close New Street NJTPA Mention
CentralJersey.com, 10/25/2021 - North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority officials have gone back to the drawing board to figure out what is best for the intersection of Main Street and New Street/Hillside Avenue.
Road Work Signals the Offseason on LBI TheSandPaper.net, 10/24/2021 - Autumn is in full swing, both on the calendar and on Long Beach Island but Island roads remain as busy as they are in the summer. The difference between the two seasons, other than temperatures and population, is road work.
West Orange announces Main Street roadway improvements, traffic pattern changes NJTPA Mention
EssexNewsDaily.com, 10/23/2021 - The township of West Orange and the Downtown West Orange Alliance have announced the start of a Main Street Improvement Plan roadway and traffic pattern improvement project as part of the Complete Streets Initiative.
NJ Transit Board pushes zero-emission fleet forward with approvals MassTransitMag.com, 10/22/2021 - The New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) Board of Directors took a series of steps at its meeting on Oct. 20 that will advance plans to incorporate zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure into its fleet.
Drivers to get alerts when E-ZPass gets charged NJSpotlight.com, 10/20/2021 - New Jersey motorists now have a new way to keep track of exactly how much they’re being charged to travel on toll roads like the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.
NJ Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents in One Week, Fuels Costs $1.14 More Than Last Year TapInto.net, 10/20/2021 - The analysis also found that motorists are paying 16 cents more than a month ago ($3.22) and $1.14 more than this same time last year ($2.24). The average price in the Garden State is 4 cents more than the national average.
Town of Newton Unveils Sussex Branch Trail Open to Public TapInto.net, 10/19/2021 - The Town of Newton, along with county officials, the public and even Smokey The Bear, cut the ribbon unveiling the 1.6 miles extension that is now proudly hosted by the town.
NJ Transit ready to cautiously buy its first electric buses at $9.4M NJ.com, 10/19/2021 - ...How that small number of electric buses performs will guide decisions that could put more than 1,000 other electric buses on state roads.
NJ TRANSIT Looking for Company to Operate Buses in Hudson County JerseyDigs.com, 10/19/2021 - New Jersey Transit (NJT) has issued a request for proposals from companies interested in operating buses in the most densely populated county in the country’s most densely populated state.
Public Input Open on Berkshire Valley Trestle Upgrade Until Nov. 5 NJTPA Mention
MorrisCountyNJ.gov, 10/19/2021 - Morris County and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) are reminding the public, particularly residents of Roxbury Township, that the public comment period on the “Berkshire Valley Road Truck Circulation Project” is open until Nov. 5.
Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Enabling E-ZPass Charge Push Notifications NJ.gov, 10/18/2021 - The notifications will inform customers who download the New Jersey E-ZPass mobile application of tolls incurred after passing through toll plazas operated by the NJTA or SJTA within 24 hours of the charge posting to customer’s account.
New Wittpenn bridge fixes old issues, but it’s missing some exits NJ.com, 10/18/2021 - Driving the new Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River between Jersey City and Kearny that opened two weeks ago is a sharp contrast to the narrow lanes and other issues that made for a white-knuckle ride on the old bridge.
How much did that toll cost your E-ZPass? Your phone now has the answer. NJ.com, 10/18/2021 - For New Jersey drivers who use E-ZPass, the cost of the last toll they paid can be a mystery until they check their monthly statement.
Driver’s license test available at another N.J. college to ease demand at MVC locations NJ.com, 10/18/2021 - Teens and other student drivers who’ve been frustrated by a lack of appointments to take driver’s license knowledge tests at a state Motor Vehicle Commission agency will get another chance to make an appointment to be tested at Rowan College this weekend.
Public Input Open on Berkshire Valley Trestle Upgrade Until Nov. 5 NJTPA Mention
MorrisCountyNJ.gov, 10/19/2021 - Morris County and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) are reminding the public, particularly residents of Roxbury Township, that the public comment period on the “Berkshire Valley Road Truck Circulation Project” is open until Nov. 5.
Gas prices rise in NJ, around nation amid high crude prices APNews.com, 10/16/2021 - AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.31, up six cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.24 a gallon a year ago at this time.
New MVC agency opens in N.J. Will it help alleviate the crunch to get a new license? NJ.com, 10/14/2021 - State Motor Vehicle Commission officials opened a long-awaited new agency in Elizabeth Wednesday to replace an older facility in a different location that closed 11-years ago amid some political controversy.
Make school buses electric, advocates urge NJSpotlight.com, 10/14/2021 - As the state moves to electrify its transportation sector, one significant segment remains largely left out — the more than 15,000 buses transporting kids to and from New Jersey schools each day.
‘Momentous day’ for NJ Transit commuters with $1.56B contract to replace Portal Bridge NJ.com, 10/12/2021 - The cranky Portal rail bridge over the Hackensack River in Kearny, infamous for getting stuck and delaying tens of thousands of commuters, will finally be replaced after NJ Transit’s board approved a $1.559 billion contract Tuesday to build a new bridge.
Jersey commuters get one more chance to comment on NYC’s congestion pricing plan NJ.com, 10/11/2021 - The last New Jersey-centric hearing about New York City’s controversial Congestion Pricing plan to charge a toll to drive in Manhattan’s Central business district will be held virtually Tuesday night.
Holiday shopping crunch predicted as cargo gets jammed in port traffic NJSpotlight.com, 10/11/2021 - “Merchandise that isn’t in distribution centers now — or within the next month or so — is not going to be available to purchase for the Christmas season,” predicts Tom Heimgartner, a trucking operator in Port Newark,...
Middlesex County showing how county-led parking division is good for all roi-nj.com, 10/11/2021 - Since its formation was announced in 2019, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority has successfully pivoted its focus from general county services to primarily economic development, leveraging its unique ability to bond and finance projects.
Roadway Safety Study Evaluates Potential Changes for Finderne and Main Streets NJTPA Mention
TapInto.net, 10/11/2021 - NJ - Somerset County is working to make several road improvements around the county, including one major intersection in Bridgewater Township.
NJDOT Provides Update On Route 9 Paving Project In Berkeley Patch.com, 10/7/21 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation has provided an update on the scheduled paving of Route 9 after Berkeley Township officials called on the agency to repave the road immediately last week.
Masks required on NJ Transit: What happens if you refuse to wear one? NJ1015.com, 10/7/21 - NJ Transit buses and trains have more passengers now than they did a few months ago but mass transit travel continues to be impacted by concerns about the highly contagious Delta variant.
New Traffic Signal for Eighth Street and the Boulevard Approved TheSandPaper.net, 10/6/2021 - Citing an existing traffic condition requiring an additional traffic signal in Ship Bottom, the borough council last month approved an agreement with the N.J. Department of Transportation for the installation of one at the intersection of Eighth Street and Long Beach Boulevard.
Continued bad air days mean NJ should cut emissions, activists urge NJSpotlight, 10/6/21 - Even as a pandemic shut down much of the state’s economy in 2020, most New Jersey residents suffered through 46 days of elevated air pollution last year, according to a new report.
Biden signs Surface Transportation Extension Act TransportationTodayNews.com, 10/5/2021 - On Friday, President Joe Biden signed the Surface Transportation Extension Act, which would extend funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s surface transportation programs through Oct. 31, into law.
NJBPU launches program to encourage EV charging stations in New Jersey TransportationTodayNews.com, 10/4/2021 - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) recently launched a program to encourage electric vehicle (EV) charging locations at tourism destinations statewide. The announcement corresponds with Drive Electric Week.
Asbury Park's LINK E-Scooters Can Now Be Found On Via Phone App Patch.com, 10/4/21 - LINK scooter riders in Asbury Park can now quickly locate scooters throughout town using the Transit app, making it easier for riders to plan trips.
NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know Tapinto.net, 10/4/2021 - With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.
NYC pushes ahead with massive toll hike plan on NJ commuters NJ1015.com, 10/4/21 - The simmering border war between New Jersey and New York over the city's congestion pricing plan is threatening to explode with Governor Phil Murphy threatening to use a "nuclear option" if Garden State commuters are not exempted from the massive toll hikes.
I-78 lane closures part of 6-week toll plaza work NJ.com, 10/4/2021 - A six-week project at the Interstate 78 toll plaza on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border will include overnight lane closures in both directions, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission said.
Congress didn’t do enough to prevent fatal truck crashes, advocates say. They’re going to Biden. NJ.com, 10/4/21 - With deaths in truck crashes up 30% in a decade and the current transportation policy bill expiring, safety advocates saw their best chance in years to get Congress to require new technologies and new policies to make the roads safer.
Port Authority, NJ Transit step up mask wearing enforcement as complaints increase NJ.com, 10/1/2021 - The law is about to come down a little harder on those who refuse to follow federal regulations to prevent spread of the coronavirus on transit vehicles and indoor stations.
House approves a stopgap bill to revive transportation programs and end furloughs caused by the voting delay. House approves a stopgap bill to revive transportation programs and end furloughs caused by the voting delay.
NYTimes.com, 10/1/2021 - The House approved a stopgap bill on Friday night to revive key surface transportation programs that lapsed at the end of the fiscal year on Thursday and bring back nearly 4,000 furloughed workers.
N.J.’s gas tax goes down Friday. We’re not kidding. NJ.com, 10/1/21  - Yes, you read that right. A tax in New Jersey is going down. On Friday, the state’s gasoline tax drops 8.3 cents to 42.4 cents per gallon. The decrease comes after the state hit drivers with a 9.3 cents a gallon hike last October to offset hundreds of millions in revenue lost when drivers stayed home and off the roads during the coronavirus pandemic.
New Jersey looking to dole out $30.1 million for road, bridge projects YahooNews, 10/1/21 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is looking to allocate $30.1 million in grants to help communities statewide improve roads and bridges with heavy truck traffic.
Cost of congestion includes air quality NJSpotlight.com, 10/1/2021 - As New York City moves ahead with the idea of charging drivers more depending on the volume of traffic, much of the opposition in New Jersey has been focused on the cost to commuters.
 
Gov. Murphy Vows to Reduce Pollution in NJ During Visit to Newark’s South Ward Tapinto.net, 9/30/21 - Just two days after Gov. Phil Murphy laid out his objectives for a cleaner New Jersey during a gubernatorial debate with Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, he doubled down on his word Thursday when he paid a visit to Newark’s South Ward - an area bounded by major highways, rails and industry. 
Why do pedestrian deaths keep rising in New Jersey? NJ1015.com, 9/30/21 - It’s a problem that keeps getting worse. Pedestrian fatalities are continuing to go up in the Garden State. Eric Heitmann, director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, said despite efforts to educate drivers and walkers about this issue, pedestrian deaths are increasing.
New Millburn Busing System To Go Into Effect October 4 Tapinto.net, 9/28/2021 - The busing shortage has become a nationwide problem, and Millburn is no exception. While growing student populations are increasing the demand for busing, bus drivers are becoming more scarce, leaving many students with no way to get to school. What’s more, many of these students are mandated by law to have free, district-provided transportation. 
Bus driver shortage forcing NJ schools to change schedules, cancel trips NJ1015.com, 9/28/2021 - In Deptford, the elementary school day has been pushed back 15 minutes, and high school students are getting out 15 minutes earlier, in order for the public district to make do with a shortage of bus drivers.
Electrified transportation is here, but are we ready? | Opinion ROI-NJ.com, 9/28/2021 - There is no question that electrified transportation is the future of getting from place to place globally. New Jersey’s clean energy goals reflect that fact, as do its initiatives thus far. 
Where does Jack Ciattarelli stand on NJ transportation issues? Here's what he said NorthJersey.com, 9/28/2021 - As tolls go up, NJ Transit commuters return to trains and buses and big projects loom, NorthJersey.com and the USA TODAY Network New Jersey met up with Republican candidate for governor Jack Ciattarelli to discuss the region’s transportation issues.
New solar-powered bus shelter is a first for NJ Transit. It even has charging stations. NJ.com, 9/28/2021 - On a typical bad weather Jersey day, a bus shelter is a welcome oasis for passengers seeking a place to stay dry or get out of the wind or sun until the bus comes.
House Transportation Reps Press for Truck Parking TTNews.com, 9/27/2021 -  With the U.S. House scheduled to consider key aspects of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure agenda this week, a group of Republican lawmakers continues to advocate for additional access to truck parking.
N.J. business alliance fighting N.Y. congestion pricing plan ROI-NJ.com, 9/27/2021 - The Fair Congestion Pricing Alliance is demanding a permanent seat at the table in New York’s congestion pricing idea, the organization said in a news release.
NYC congestion pricing hearing brings out many N.J. objections, some support for plan NJ.com, 9/24/2021 - NJ.com - Congestion pricing would charge drivers a fee to travel south of 60th street in Manhattan’s central business district. Revenue raised would be dedicated to funding major improvements to MTA’s subway, bus and two commuter railroads.
New Jersey’s school bus driver shortage grows ‘dire’ Politico.com, 9/24/2021 - Amid a nationwide bus driver shortage, many New Jersey families say they‘ve been worn down by endless lengthy delays, no-show drivers and poor communication from districts. Three weeks into the school year, parents and school leaders say the shortage is becoming a crisis and they’re demanding the state take action.
Worried about congestion pricing? NJ residents can weigh in as public hearings begin NorthJersey.com, 9/24/21 - After stalling out during the last administration, the planning process to devise the country's first congestion pricing is revving back up.
Bus driver shortage is a challenge, but N.J. not calling in National Guard, Murphy says NJ.com, 9/24/21 - Gov. Phil Murphy isn’t ready to call out the National Guard to ease the shortage of school bus drivers, as had been done in other states.
Rutgers Researchers Help New Jersey Recover and Learn From Hurricane Ida Rutgers.edu, 9/23/21 - Since Hurricane Ida struck New Jersey, a team of Rutgers engineers, researchers and students has been in the field assessing flood damage and gathering data to help improve flood prediction models and how New Jersey responds to future storms.
How will NJ pay for Hudson tunnel? Tolls NJSpotlight.com, 9/20/21 - The latest finance plan for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River makes it clear that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority — and not the state’s mass-transit agency — will cover the state’s contribution to the long-sought project.
Somerset County Seeks Public Input for Roadway Safety Study NJTPA Mention
TAP into Sommerville, 9/20/2021 — Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study’s recommendations and to provide input about the recommendations.
NJ backing 4 hubs for $1B economic recovery challenge NJBiz.com, 9/20/2021 - ...A fourth coalition is being led in Newark and focuses on “smart ports,” or revitalizing the city’s ports with the latest tech in the areas of clean energy, data analytics, freight movement, workforce development, better supply chain, and facility design. It’s being done in tandem with NJIT, the Port Newark Container Terminal, Invest Newark and the North Jersey Transportation [Improvement] Authority.
The taller, wider, new Wittpenn Bridge is opening soon, officials say NJ.com, 9/20/2021 - The new Wittpenn bridge that will carry Route 7 over the Hackensack River between Jersey City and Kearny is so tantalizingly close to opening, drivers might be dreaming about using its wide lanes.
NJ commuters are still wary of taking public transport to work NJSpotlight.com, 9/16/21 - New Jersey commuters, especially rail riders, aren’t yet back to pre-pandemic numbers on public transit. 
Budget Airline Will Get Space At Newark Airport, Feds Announce Patch.com, 9/16/21 - In a move that officials say will give travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport more choices and lower prices, federal authorities are awarding more than a dozen slots at the busy airport to a budget airline.
NJ Commuters Brace For Big Toll Hikes NJ1015.com, 9/15/21 - The long simmering border war between New Jersey and New York over congestion pricing is heating up next week with public hearings over the toll hike that could cost NJ commuters $3,000 per year.
Amazon hiring 8,700 more workers at fulfillment centers across N.J. NJ.com, 9/14/21 - Amazon has started the hiring process to fill more than 8,700 new fulfillment and transportation jobs at its facilities across New Jersey.
NJ District Alters School Schedule Over Bus Driver Shortage Patch.com, 9/13/21 - The national bus drive shortage is having an impact on one South Jersey school district, which is adjusting its schedule after issues arose during the first week of school.
Residents’ Input Sought for Elimination of Railway Crossing Project in Bound Brook  NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 9/13/2021 – Join the Somerset County Planning Division on Monday, Sept. 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. for a virtual public meeting to discuss the “Freight Concept Development Study,” which will explore potential options to eliminate the Port Reading railroad crossing in Bound Brook for the purpose of improving the town’s safety, boosting its economic vitality and easing traffic congestion
Somerset County to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Bound Brook Rail Crossing NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 9/9/2021 -  Join the Somerset County Planning Division on  Monday, Sept. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a virtual public meeting to discuss the "Freight Concept Development Study," which will explore potential options to eliminate the Port Reading railroad crossing in Bound Brook 
NJ Offers Uber, Lyft Rides To The Carless After Storm Ida Patch.com, 9/8/21 - Residents across the Garden State are still assessing the damage done by Tropical storm Ida last week, but there's a bit of good news for those who lost cars to the floodwaters. New Jersey will pay for all or discount your Uber or Lyft ride.
NJ Transit Reopens Rail Passenger Wait Rooms NJ1015.com, 9/7/21 - New Jersey Transit rail riders will be happy to know that they can once again use the indoor waiting rooms at rail stations that are not staffed with ticket agents, starting on Sept. 7.
Biden directs federal aid to NY, NJ after deadly flooding WTNH.com, 9/6/21 - President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Reopening some N.J. highways depends on flood waters. Repairs could take days. NJ.com, 9/3/21 — Go east, west, north or south and there is probably a section of state highway that’s been closed due to flooding, downed trees or some other mayhem inflicted by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.
N.J. weather: Receding flood waters, rising death toll reveal historic wrath of Ida devastation. Latest updates on long recovery ahead. NJ.com, 9/3/21 - New Jersey continues to feel the after effects of the historically deadly storm Ida, as the death toll rises to 25 people across the state with six still missing, homes continue to burn in one town ravaged by flooding and others brace for what is next as the threat of extreme flooding remains high.
$6.7 Million In Upgrades Coming For 12 Montclair Intersections NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 8/30/2021 - The improvements are funded through a grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and are scheduled to be completed by May 2022.
New Jersey moving forward with $190 million renovation project for Newark Penn Station

TheCenterSquare.com, 8/30/2021 - Newark Penn Station opened in March 1935 and is the seventh busiest rail station in North America. The station is listed in both the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places.

Congestion pricing into NYC could cost Jersey drivers a lot more. Here’s your chance to weigh in NJ.com, 8/27/2021 - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday announced 13 virtual meetings beginning on Sept. 13 and lasting through mid-October.
NJ Transit seeks contractor for $190M Newark Penn Station facelift NJBiz.com, 8/27/21 - New Jersey is seeking design ideas and a contractor for its $190 million overhaul of Newark Penn Station, an aging art deco-style building that opened to the public in 1935.
Amid questions, NJ Transit takes first steps to new Transitway to American Dream, MetLife stadium NJ.com, 8/26/21 - NJ Transit officials took the first step toward creating a new transit system to serve MetLife Stadium and the American Dream retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands, approving a $3.5 million contract to do a study.
NJ Transit beats the clock on settling a new contract with 5K union workers NJ.com, 8/25/21 - NJ Transit officials approved a new contract Wednesday night with nine unions representing bus drivers and mechanics that was completed before the old agreements expired.
Newark Airport speeds up boarding for NJ travelers going abroad NJ 101.5, 8/25/21 - You're leaving for a trip abroad. You arrived at the airport way ahead of time. You checked your bags, went through the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint, put your shoes back on, got to your gate, waited, and now you're ready to board.
NJ’s gas tax is set to go down. When and by how much? NJ Spotlight News, 8/25/2021 - ...The automatic tax decrease, announced Tuesday by the Department of Treasury, will total 8.3 cents for every gallon purchased; the decrease goes into effect on Oct. 1.
NJ expanding electric vehicle incentives for local governments, schools NJ 101.5, 8/23/21 - New Jersey municipalities and other entities will soon be eligible for a portion of $7 million in grant money to purchase electric vehicles and chargers, as the state takes another step toward Gov. Phil Murphy's administration's goal of 100% clean energy by the year 2050.
Take a new train to the plane? Group pushing for Atlantic City airport station. NJ.com, 8/22/21 - Next stop Atlantic City Airport? The announcement could be heard on Atlantic City Line trains, depending on the outcome of a study about building a station at the north end of the airport.
NJ kicks off 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign Pressofatlanticcity.com, 8/20/21 - Police departments across the state Friday kicked off the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign aimed at reducing crashes through the busy Labor Day weekend.
Bus driver shortage has schools changing schedules, putting teachers behind the wheel NJ.com, 8/20/2021 - In some school districts, the bus driver shortage is so dire, it’s hard to find a company to transport students this September.
N.J. Supreme Court decision could boost legislator’s license plate frame bill NJ.com, 8/19/21 - Will a recent state Supreme Court decision help get a little leniency for drivers who have frames around their license plates?
Newark is still N.J.’s largest city, but Jersey City’s population is growing faster NJTPA Mention
NJ.com, 8/19/2021 - It was July 2020 and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop was in a face mask, gearing up to knock on doors to spread information about how to complete the census.
Transportation Awards Given To Six Northeastern State DOTs InfromedInfrastructure.com, 8/19/21 - Four state departments of transportation won six regional awards on August 18 during the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials virtual video presentation.
Feds OK plans to replace Newark airport’s aging monorail NJ.com, 8/18/2021 - The effort to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s cantankerous 26-year-old monorail with a modern, more reliable AirTrain got a big boost from the Federal Aviation Administration, which green-lighted the plan.
Bad drivers, you’ve been warned: N.J. bike riders don’t have to take it anymore NJ.com, 8/18/2021 - ...Now, things are changing. Gov. Phil Murphy has just signed the New Jersey Safe Passing Law, which goes into effect in January 2022. This law requires motorists to move over and slow down to pass bikes, scooters and pedestrians who are using the roads. 
Are Self-Boarding 'E-Gates' The Future Of Newark Airport? Patch.com, 8/18/21 -  Officials are testing out a cutting-edge security device at Newark Liberty International Airport: self-boarding "e-gates."
Feds give key approval for Newark airport’s $2B monorail replacement NJBIZ, 8/17/2021 — Federal officials gave Newark Liberty International Airport’s owners a key nod to move forward on the $2 billion replacement of its decades-old monorail.
Advisory Panel Urges Federal Action on Driver Shortage NJTPA Mention
Transport Topics, 8/17/2021 - A Department of Commerce advisory group is urging federal officials to lead a widespread effort to address the nationwide shortage of truck drivers, which the panel said has “likely reached an all-time high.”
Dunellen wants to hear your ideas about future mural installations NJTPA Mention
Insidernj.com, 8/16/2021 - The 2017 Dunellen Community Survey by the Dunellen Arts and Culture Commission (DACC) and 2019 Dunellen Transit Hub study by Together North Jersey/North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority both revealed a general interest from the community for murals in Dunellen
 
Murphy aide headed to NJ Transit NewJerseyGlobe.com, 8/16/2021 - Brian Wilton, Murphy’s deputy chief counsel and Authorities Unit director, will assume the post in mid-September.
Morristown Residents Asked to Fill Out Walking & Driving Survey NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 8/13/2021 - Morristown residents are being asked by town officials to complete a survey from TransOptions and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority regarding the safety of walking and driving in Morristown.
 
Adventures on an NJ Transit bus | Opinion NJ.com, 8/13/2021 - James McQueeny couldn't drive one day so his wife suggested something called a bus. "My suburban snobbery kicked right in. But I knew of this thing. I often saw them from my car," he says. The trip was one he won't soon forget.
NJ Transit’s bus redesign plan debuts to mixed rider reviews about changes and cuts NJ.com, 8/13/21 - A plan that proposes more frequent NJ Transit bus service on weekdays and weekends and even an Uber-like service to the port, debuted during two virtual public forums Thursday to some praise and some criticism from riders.
N.J.’s in a $637M dispute with N.Y. over COVID transit aid and Murphy wants Buttigieg to mediate NJ.com, 8/13/21 - Gov. Phil Murphy wants U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to intervene in a dispute between New Jersey, New York and Connecticut about splitting COVID-19 relief funds between the states.
North Jersey officials, advocates call on U.S. government to invest in clean transportation DailyRecord.com, 8/13/2021 - Officials from Madison, Boonton and West Orange virtually joined Parsippany Green Team and the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council to demand "ambitious investments" in clean energy, environmental justice and climate solutions.
Congestion pricing is bad for N.J., congressman says while touting bill to fight it NJ.com, 8/11/2021 - Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill this week, co-sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep Jeff Van Drew, that would prohibit the U.S. transportation secretary from awarding capital funding money to the MTA until New Jersey drivers are exempted from congestion pricing fees.
Pressure grows for NJ to act as report says climate disaster looms NJSpotlight.com, 8/10/21 - Without rapid reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the world faces a future with longer and hotter heat waves, wider and more severe droughts, and increased extreme storm events, a new United Nations report warns.
Public Transportation, Cargo Industry Is Booming In Newark Patch.com, 8/10/21 - Things are on the move when it comes to transportation in Newark. With several key projects rolling forward at Newark Penn Station, the local NJ Transit bus network, Port Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport – not to mention the city's first e-scooter pilot program – it may be helpful for commuters to take a moment to catch up on some major changes going on in the Brick City.
Buttigieg visits N.J. commuter towns to pitch $1 trillion infrastructure bill NJ.com, 8/10/2021 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted a years worth of ground breakings on transportation projects across New Jersey, if the Biden Administrations $1 trillion infrastructure plan wins approval in U.S. Senate.
Senate passes huge bipartisan infrastructure bill with $12B for N.J. NJ.com, 8/10/21 - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that includes at least $12.3 billion for New Jersey’s roads and bridges, New Jersey Transit, and for the long-sought Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson River.
Ongoing warehouse boom prompts renewed calls for broader regulation NJSpotlight, 8/9/21 - After new data showed New Jersey’s warehouse boom continues unabated, advocates renewed calls for state or regional control over where they can be built and for limits on local authority of the process.
New Jersey, we need to fight for our fair share in the infrastructure bill | Opinion NJTPA Mention
North Jersey.com, 8/6/2021 - As debate rages in Washington about the size and scope of the legislation to fund infrastructure, discussion in New Jersey has focused on what these plans mean for speeding up the start of the most expensive transportation project in the nation – the Gateway rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey.
 
New ‘move over’ law in NJ. What drivers need to know NJ1015.com, 8/6/21 - Drivers in New Jersey are now required to "move over" and slow down to pass bikes, scooters and pedestrians who are using the roads.
Your Amazon shipments are about to get faster as company nears $432M Newark Airport deal TheDailyJournal.com, 8/5/21 - Amazon is negotiating a $432 million, 20-year lease for two cargo buildings at Newark Liberty International Airport, a project that could speed up deliveries in the New York metro area.  
Drivers must now move over when passing people walking and on bikes NJ.com, 8/5/21 - A long-sought goal of advocates finally happened Thursday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state's first law requiring drivers to safely pass people on bikes, scooters and pedestrians who are using the roads.
NJ Transit seeks firms to study pathway to zero emissions bus system MassTransitMag.com, 8/3/21 - New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for firms to develop innovations and best practices for a transition to a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet.  
11% of highway drivers don’t use E-ZPass. State is spending $500K in ads to change that. NJ.com, 8/3/2021 - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is spending close to $500,000 to flash the familiar E-ZPass purple and white logo on scoreboards and thousands of video screens at Met Life Stadium and the Prudential Center this fall to urge fans to open an account. 
Cops shouldn’t stop drivers for partially covered license plates, N.J. Supreme Court says NJ.com, 8/2/2021 - The state Supreme Court weighed in on the sticky issue of police stopping drivers for license plate frames that cover or partly obscure the words “New Jersey” and “Garden State” in two opinions issued Monday.
Newark Launches Pedestrian Safety Campaign Aimed to Deter Accidents   NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 8/2/2021 - When schools and businesses prepare to reopen across Newark in the coming weeks, crosswalks and city streets will likely be flooded with pedestrians traversing on foot. For the Newark Department of Public Safety, protecting those pedestrians will be a foremost priority. 
More charging stations would spark electric vehicle sales, says NJ lawmaker MyCentralJersey.com, 7/30/21 - On the day that Tesla reported more than $1 billion in quarterly profits, elected officials and environmental advocates urged the federal government to support funding of more electric vehicle charging stations.
Huge spending bill just passed U.S. House. Here’s what it means to N.J. NJ.com, 7/30/21 - The package of seven bills funding several federal government agencies for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1 passed on a party-line vote, 219-208. The Senate has yet to act. All 10 New Jersey Democrats supported the measure while both Republicans voted no.
Route 80 rockfall project timeline pushed back as county officials meet with DOT officials NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 7/29/2021 - The controversial Route 80 rockfall mitigation project in the Delaware Water Gap has been delayed again.
Return to gridlock? NY, NJ vehicle traffic nearing pre-COVID levels as transit lags Pix11.com, 7/28/21 - Vehicle traffic between New Jersey and New York City is approaching pre-pandemic levels while public transit ridership continues to lag.
Notice more traffic? Steady rise in driving is making NJ roads look back to normal NorthJersey.com, 7/28/2021 - The number of cars crossing the Hudson River has been creeping to pre-pandemic levels for months and is now within reach, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Port Newark gets $44M in federal funds for roadway improvements NJ.com, 7/26/2021 - The federal government is spending $44 million to improve the northern road network connecting Port Newark and the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal.
Give us the money we’re owed, N.J. congressmen say to NYC on federal transit funding grab NJ.com, 7/23/21 - New Jersey’s congressional delegation told Federal Transit Administration officials to stick to the formula and not give in to New York state’s attempt to win more coronavirus funding at the expense of Garden State and Connecticut transit agencies.
Berkshire Valley Road Trestle Is Reopening After Truck Accident NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 7/23/2021 - The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority had been studying since February the possibility of elevating the trestle, according to the County of Morris.
New wheelchair-accessible shuttles hit the streets of Hoboken NJ.com, 7/22/21 - Hoboken has upgraded its fleet of Hop shuttle buses and increased access for wheelchair-bound commuters at the same time.
Funding fight with N.Y. could cost N.J. more than $600M, lead to fare hikes, service cuts NJ.com, 7/22/21 - There’s a seven-month long border war pitting New York against New Jersey and Connecticut about how to divide federal coronavirus relief funds for NJ Transit, the MTA and Connecticut DOT’s public transit service.
Why do pedestrians keep getting hit by trains? NJ Transit is trying to solve the mystery. NJ.com, 7/21/21 - Steven Mangold was walking on a chilly, overcast morning last month near the 11th Avenue rail crossing in Neptune Township.
NJ lawmakers want to pump brakes on congestion pricing as de Blasio demands MTA move on plan Audacy.com, 7/20/21 - The new momentum for congestion pricing on the streets of Manhattan has not come with any additional details on how it will work and that's not winning over hearts and minds in New Jersey.
Revamped plans to reform NJ Transit, give riders a bigger voice is back on track NJ.com, 7/19/21 - The senate version of the bill, proposed by state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen and Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., was finally unanimously passed by that body on June 30 after the bill was amended. 
Got opinions? PATH and the Port Authority bus terminal want to hear them NJ.com, 7/15/2021 - The Port Authority is asking for public opinions on two of its major transit facilities — the PATH rail system between New Jersey and New York and the Port Authority Bus terminal in mid-town Manhattan.
$117B plan to upgrade Northeast Corridor could shorten your commute, but it needs money NorthJersey.com, 7/14/21 - Agency officials along the Northeast Corridor announced a 15-year plan to update the nation’s busiest section of railroad to improve travel times, make overdue repairs and prepare for future high-speed travel.
N.J. and N.Y.’s summer assignment — write a Gateway Tunnel financing plan NJ.com, 7/13/2021 - This summer won’t be a relaxing one for Amtrak or state officials in New Jersey and New York. Their homework assignment is to have a financing plan and agreement for the $11.6 billion Gateway Tunnel project done by the end of the summer.
How will NJ, NY split the cost of Gateway? Advocates want negotiations sped up NorthJersey.com, 7/13/2021 - New York and New Jersey should share how they plan to fund their portions of the Hudson River tunnel projects by the end of the month, says a local planning group backing the project. 
New bike-share, e-scooter program will help fill transit gaps, city says NJ.com, 7/13/2021 - Newark officials on Tuesday launched a six-month pilot program with Bird Rides, Inc. and Veoride, Inc. to bring 2,000 bikes and e-scooters to all neighborhoods in Newark.
Federal infrastructure bill would be big job creator for N.J., Dem lawmakers say NJ.com, 7/13/2021 - In different parts of the state Tuesday, two congressmen touted potential job-creating projects as they lobbied for U.S. Senate passage of a $547 billion infrastructure bill that could fund 78 transportation projects in New Jersey.
Jersey loves to complain about commuting. But here’s why we secretly miss it. NJ.com, 7/12/2021 - Do you miss your commuting time and that lost chance to listen to an audio book in traffic, to binge watch your favorite show on the bus or to finish that page-turner on the train?
Newark City Council Passes Resolution of Support for Essex-Hudson Greenway InsiderNJ.com, 7/9/21 - The Newark City Council, the governing body for New Jersey’s largest city, today approved a resolution of support for the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project. 
Newark Penn Station AC problems that were heating up commuters have been fixed NJ.com, 7/9/2021 - NJ Transit had double A/C trouble at Newark Penn Station during this week’s heat wave. Passengers complained about heat in the waiting areas.
Hearing focuses on $1.1 billion light rail project to link Paterson and Newark
NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 7/7/2021 - An examination into linking two of New Jersey’s three largest cities with new transit service is set to be featured at a July 8 public hearing in Passaic County.
To get more electric vehicles, NJ wants more charging stations NJSpotlight.com, 7/7/21 - The state is stepping up efforts to build the charging infrastructure needed to transition from diesel-belching trucks to zero-emission vehicles — a shift aimed at cleaning up polluted air in many urban areas and reducing climate-warming emissions.
N.J. is again offering $5K off electric vehicles. Here’s how it works. NJ.com, 7/7/21 - After running out of money for the program in December, New Jersey is again offering a hefty discount on electric vehicles in the state.
Camden County receives $4.4 million for LINK Trail Projects NJTPA Mention
‚ÄčInsiderNJ.com, 7/6/2021 - The Camden County Board of Commissioners and Office of Environmental Affairs have been awarded funding by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for several LINK Trail projects in recent months, totaling approximately $4.4 million.
Hunterdon County Continues Preservation of the Landscape, Advocacy to Pause NJDOT Rockfall Mitigation NJTPA Mention
TapInto.net, 7/6/2021 - County commissioner J. Matthew Holt, the commissioner board’s liaison to the Hunterdon County Department of Planning and Land Use, explained June 15 that, over the past 16 months, the COVID-19 pandemic ... 
NJ Transit reaches tentative agreement with bus driver unions NJ.com, 7/6/2021 - Nine unions representing NJ Transit bus drivers, mechanics and other workers have reached a preliminary agreement on a new contract with the agency.
NJ TRANSIT has been working hard preparing for your return NorthJersey.com, 7/6/21 - At the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 shut down New Jersey. However dire the situation NJ TRANSIT remained open — becoming a transportation lifeline for essential workers who depended on buses and trains to get to their jobs.
Bloomfield Introduces Angled Parking on Glenwood Avenue Tapinto.net, 7/2/2021 - In an effort to make parking safer and increase the number of available spots, the township has added more reverse-angle parking spaces on Glenwood Ave. 
House OKs funding for two Middlesex County infrastructure projects MyCentralJersey.com, 7/2/21 - Two transportation and infrastructure projects in Middlesex County, which Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. included in his request for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, passed the House of Representatives.
$13M in Federal Funding Announced to Upgrade NJ Airports NJBmagazine.com, 7/2/21 - Three New Jersey airports will receive grants totaling $13,351,408 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement program (AIP) to rehabilitate and upgrade runways, lighting, and safety areas, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) announced.
Final Phase of Causeway Project Could Begin This Fall in Ship Bottom TheSandPaper.net, 7/2/2021 - Road work on Ninth Street in Ship Bottom intended to stop for the summer a few weeks ago was allowed to continue after officials learned it would be fully completed this month, allowing the state Department of Transportation to begin the final phase of the Causeway project in the borough this fall.
Tank Truck Driver Scarcity Could Result in Spot Fuel Shortages TTNews.com, 7/2/2021 - Trucking and oil industry experts are warning of possible delays in fuel deliveries during the peak of the summer driving season as the pinch from the driver shortage — particularly among tanker truck drivers — could slow down service to fueling stations.
Proposed bill would help people who bought cars in private sales get them on the road NJ.com, 7/1/2021 - Drivers who buy a used car from a private seller could get some help putting that vehicle on the road from a state Senate bill that was passed unanimously on Wednesday.
Pascrell Announces $12 Billion in New Jersey Transportation Funding Included in INVEST in America Act InsiderNJ.com, 7/1/21 - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted for the landmark INVEST in America Act, watershed legislation which will make transformational investments in America’s roads, bridges, trains, and water. The House passed the plan by a vote of 221-201.
Asbury Park Riders Log Over 10,000 Trips on LINK E-Scooters Patch.com, 7/1/2021 - Since launching in May, Superpedestrian's LINK e-scooters have been taken on more than 10,000 trips by Asbury Park riders, covering nearly 20,000 miles
State asking public to weigh in on potential $30 million Greenwood Lake Airport projects NorthJersey.com, 6/30/2021 -  State officials are soliciting public input through July 9 on prospective plans for runway modifications and hangar installations at Greenwood Lake Airport.
Law requiring cars to move over to pass cyclists, pedestrians headed to Gov’s desk NJ.com, 6/30/21 - A bill that would require drivers to move over when passing people on bikes, scooters and pedestrians was approved by the state Senate and now goes to Gov. Phil Murphy for a final decision.
NJ Transit will now allow riders to transport e-bikes, e-scooters, hover boards NJ.com, 6/30/21 - A day before PATH is set to ban electric bikes from its trains, NJ Transit has welcomed them, along with previously banned hover boards, scooters and skateboards that have become as much as part of commuting as traditional buses and trains.
Monmouth County awarded additional funding for Rumson-Sea Bright bridge project NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 6/30/21 - The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has announced that the county has been awarded an additional $15.75 million for the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge construction project by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Port Authority Bus Terminal was once a marvel. Will the next one meet commuters' needs? NorthJersey.com, 6/30/2021 - The Port Authority Bus Terminal has undergone many makeovers in 71 years. But will a brand new and expanded facility rid it of obsolescence?
United buying new planes, creating jobs in N.J. as more people are traveling again NJ.com, 6/29/2021 - United Airlines ordered 270 new airliners, which will be followed by 25,000 new jobs, as the airline announced its “United Next” strategy to meet post-pandemic travel demands and grow the company.
New N.J. driver’s licenses feel fake, some drivers say and that’s caused some problems NJ.com, 6/29/2021 - The state Motor Vehicle Commission tweeted this month that new driver’s licenses and non-driving ID cards being issued has arrived with a new feel, in addition to a slightly new look.
Gateway project could begin in 2022, Schumer said after Buttigieg toured tunnels NorthJersey.com, 6/28/2021 - The long-stalled project to rehabilitate and construct Hudson River rail tunnels got another boost Monday after U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg toured the century-old corridors with the New York-New Jersey congressional delegation.
Biden team pledges federal dollars, support for $11.6B Gateway tunnel NJBiz.com, 6/28/2021 - With Washington having reached a tentative bipartisan deal on a $1.2 trillion nationwide infrastructure plan, the Biden administration said it would pledge full support for the $11.6 billion Hudson River tunnel replacement and repairs, which stalled under the Trump administration.
Heading back to the workplace? NJ Transit wants to know so it can plan service. NJ.com, 6/28/2021 - NJ Transit is conducting a fourth survey about commuters returning to the workplace and how they intend to travel so the agency can plan service, as ridership is steadily continues to increase.
Project predicted to cause ‘carmageddon’ on Lincoln Tunnel route is almost done NJ.com, 6/28/21 - A $94 million construction project was predicted to create seasons of traffic hell when Gov. Phil Murphy joined state transportation officials in August 2018 to announce replacement of nine viaducts that carry Route 495 to and from the Lincoln Tunnel over Routes 1&9.
NJ Transit weekend service into NYC is getting crowded NJ1015.com, 6/27/21 - During the early months of the pandemic ridership on NJ Transit buses and trains dropped by 95% but it’s been slowly improving ever since last summer. NJ Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett said about a month ago trains heading into New York on weekdays were at about 25% of capacity but now they’re up around 50% and the weekends are even better.
NJ Transit scores federal grant for more electric buses NJ.com, 6/27/21 - NJ Transit was awarded a $5.15 million federal grant that will help the agency get its second electric bus test program on the road.
Branchburg's Old York Road bridge will be replaced in 2022 MyCentralJersey.com, 6/26/2021 - The $1.5 million project, funded by state Department of Transportation funds, will replace the 90-year-old bridge that more than 2,100 vehicles cross daily, making it one of the township's busier north-south roads.
Another $15.8M Awarded To Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Project NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 6/25/2021 - RUMSON, NJ – Following last month's announcement of $131 million in funding awarded to the Rumson-Sea Bridge Replacement Project, Monmouth County officials say that an extra $15.75 million has been provided to expedite construction.
Construction on new Port Authority bus terminal could start in 2024 NJ.com, 6/24/21 - More details emerged about plans to build new Port Authority bus terminal to replace the current outmoded Midtown Manhattan facility emerged during the first day of public hearings on Wednesday, with a schedule to start construction as early as 2024.
NJ may need federal help as major roads become more prone to floods NJ1015.com, 6/21/21 - A New Jersey congressman is pushing a plan to help communities better prepare their roadways for extreme and dangerous weather conditions.
Walk-ins won’t be accepted at 3 MVC agencies due to staffing issues NJ.com, 6/18/2021 - The three affected licensing centers are in Delanco, Freehold and Toms River and the staffing issues mean that the agencies will be unable to accommodate walk in customers, MVC officials said.
Proposed NJ law could get you paid quicker after totaling your vehicle NJ1015.com, 6/16/21 - Some major processes still occur by hand these days, including the paperwork that's involved with changing the title of a totaled vehicle in New Jersey and eventually getting insurance money in the hands of the person who needs a new car.
Union Hill Road Bridge Slated To Be Replaced, DOT Says Patch.com, 6/16/21 - A state improvement project is slated to address the poor structural conditions of the Union Hill Road Bridge over Route 9, a two-lane bridge deemed "structurally deficient" and "functionally obsolete" according to officials.
New Jersey airports receive more than $6.1M in grants TransportationTodayNews.com, 6/15/2021 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) recently awarded more than $6.1 million in Airport Improvement Program grants to 13 airports in 10 counties statewide to make improvements and support airport safety.
Car crash? This proposed legislation could put a check in your hands sooner. NJ.com, 6/15/2021 - Drivers with cars that have been totaled in a crash could get their insurance checks faster under a bill that would allow the ownership title and paperwork process to be done electronically instead of by hand.
N.J. drivers might get a break in paying for reinspections of failed vehicles NJ.com, 6/15/2021 - Drivers whose vehicles flunked the emissions test at a state inspection station may be spared the cost of being forced to take their vehicle to a private inspection station and pay to have it reinspected, under a proposed rule change by the state Motor Vehicle Commission.
Truck Parking Information Needs to Be Functional, Accurate, ATRI Research Says TTNews, 6/15/2021 - Effectively addressing the truck parking capacity problem will depend on standardization and accuracy, according to a recent white paper from the American Transportation Research Institute.
From Boardwalks to Bridges, Earmarks Find a Home in House Highway Bill Ttnews.com, 6/14/2021 - ...To further upgrade Seaside’s festive landscape, which was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. House transportation panel advanced a multiyear highway bill that includes $400,000 for the boardwalk.
Proposed bills would create state school bus safety watchdog in N.J. NJ.com, 6/14/2021 - Legislation that would create a state school bus safety watchdog and allow school officials to bar problematic private school bus companies from bidding on contacts took first steps Monday, being released from a state Assembly committee.
Showing your driver’s license in N.J. could soon be as easy as pulling out a phone NJ.com, 6/11/2021 - A state Senate bill would allow Jersey drivers to do what motorists in 11 other states are doing or experimenting with, displaying a mobile version of their license or allowing non-drivers to show an MVC identification card to authorities on a digital device.
LBI Shuttle on the Road Weekends; Full-Time Service Begins June 28 TheSandpaper.net, 6/10/2021 - LBI Shuttle buses are currently on the road weekends, with a switch to seven days a week on Monday, June 28.
$820,000 to Make Area Around Paterson's Great Falls More Walkable NJTPA Mention
TapInto.net, 6/10/2021 - The grant, one of only 10 awarded to communities within the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) region, will allow for the extension of ...
New bus company will take over NJ Transit routes in busy N.J. county NJ.com, 6/9/21 - As NJ Transit’s bus and ridership reached new highs since the coronavirus pandemic, the agency decided to replace one of Academy bus companies on five busy Hudson County bus routes.
N.J. ranks high in number of pollution-related deaths, study says NJ.com, 6/8/2021 - A study published Tuesday in Environmental Research Letters found that motor vehicle emissions caused an estimated 7,100 premature deaths in 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states in 2016, with New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania the three states with the highest death toll.
Port Authority’s new bus terminal will be done in 2032, but it wants your comments now nj.com, 6/7/2021 - This is one time that the Port Authority wants to hear what you have to say about replacing the bus terminal that has been the butt of comedians jokes and the recipient of commuters wrath.
Trucks will be banned from this N.J. neighborhood after DOT approves request NJ.com, 6/7/21NJ.com, 6/7/21 - The state Department of Transportation has notified Hamilton Township that it may establish restrictions on commercial vehicles in Cornell Heights, a residential neighborhood.
Cops say they don’t want ticket, arrest quotas. N.J. bill banning them takes step forward. NJ.com, 6/3/2021 - - After hearing a debate between police chiefs and officers, a state Assembly committee on Wednesday sent a proposed bill barring the use of ticket and arrest quotas to evaluate officers’ performance on for a possible vote.
NJ: Beachgoers get more rides as NJ Transit returns almost 60 trains to the rails MassTransitMag.com, 6/2/21 - NJ Transit will restore close to 60 trains across its rail system, including 12 more Bayhead shuttles to beach towns and returning weekend service on the Gladstone branch as ridership grows.
Officials Check Out Improvements To Long Branch Train Station Patch.com, 6/1/21 - The head of the state's Department of Transportation (NJDOT) visited the Long Branch train station today to meet with city officials and Congressman Frank Pallone to check out improvements made to the train station.
Clean-car rebate program gets second shot NJSpotlight.com, 6/1/21 - The state last year doled out $36 million to help people buy or lease more than 7,000 electric vehicles with most of them receiving $5,000, the maximum incentive available to offset their higher costs.
N.J. transit unveils roadmap to 100 percent zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040 TransportationTodaynews.com, 6/1/2021 - N.J. Transit said it will continue to aggressively advance its zero-emissions bus program as it released its roadmap to a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.
Amtrak expansion expected to increase rail service to more than 160 additional communities by 2035 6/1/2021 - Part of its Amtrak Corridor Vision released Thursday, the expansion would provide service to 20 million more passengers, the railroad company said.
Long-delayed Gateway Tunnel project will clear an important milestone, source says NJ.com, 5/27/2021 - - President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday will release a long-delayed environmental impact statement for the Gateway Tunnel project, removing another hurdle in the multiyear effort to get federal funding for the new train tunnel under the Hudson River, according to an official familiar with the matter, who spoke under condition of anonymity in advance of the official announcement.
Officials vow to crack down on toll-dodging trucks driving to, from N.J. NJ.com, 5/27/2021 - On any given day, trucks roll through Port Authority of New York and New Jersey toll plazas displaying fake license plates, unreadable license plates, an E-ZPass transponder for a smaller, lighter vehicle or if they get a toll bill in the mail, it gets ignored, officials said.
New MVC location to open in N.J. city after closure more than a decade ago NJ.com, 5/27/2021 - A new Motor Vehicle Commission licensing center in Elizabeth is expected to open in early summer after a previous location in the city closed about 10 years ago, officials announced Thursday.
NJ Transit Aims to Deploy 16 Electric Buses In Newark Area Tapinto.net, 5/26/21 - Just months after Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark to announce the dedication of towards clean transportation projects across the state, NJ Transit is now holding up its end of the deal with plans to bring electric buses to the area. 
NJ boardwalks could take a slice of the Transportation Trust Fund NJ1015.com, 5/25/21 - Boardwalks along New Jersey's coast would be included in the state's official definition of "public highways," making them eligible for financial assistance from the same pot of money that's dedicated to the state's transportation projects, under a measure approved by an Assembly panel.
A New Crop in Pennsylvania: Warehouses The New York Times, 5/26/21 - From his office in an old barn on a turkey farm, David Jaindl watches a towering flat-screen TV with video feeds from the hatchery to the processing room, where the birds are butchered. Mr. Jaindl is a third-generation farmer in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. His turkeys are sold at Whole Foods and served at the White House on Thanksgiving.
Airport lines, big crowds have returned. Here’s what to expect if you plan to fly soon from N.J. NJ.com, 5/24/21 - When the Transportation Security Administration announced May 16 more than 1.8 million people had been screened at airport security checkpoints, it represented more coronavirus pandemic milestones - a post-outbreak one-day record and solid two months of more than one million air travelers a day coming through checkpoints.
NJ Transit buses, trains start rolling to summer fun spots in time for Memorial Day weekend NJ.com, 5/24/2021 - It’s a sure sign of a normal summer when NJ Transit buses start rolling to Six Flags on Saturday and rail service resumes to Monmouth Park, which start this Friday.
DeCamp Bus Lines may resume limited commuter service to New York in June NorthJersey.com, 5/24/2021 - DeCamp Bus Lines, which ferried residents to New York City from bedroom communities across Essex and lower Passaic counties for more than eight decades, aims to resume commuter service after folding last year.
NJ Transit unveils electric bus plan, but it has to compensate for low battery range NJ.com, 5/26/2021 - NJ Transit officials unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to begin deploying electric buses in the state. The proposal includes two pilot programs running buses in Camden and Newark, modernizing bus garages with charging equipment and redesigning bus routes.
Warehouse Sprawl Prevention Bill Advances in Legislature Tapinto.net, 5/21/21 - A Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Troy Singleton that would give municipalities impacted by the rapid surge of warehouse construction developments more control on the approval process.
Murphy administration picks up speed getting electric trucks on the road NJSpotlight.com, 5/21/21 - The Murphy administration’s push  to transition medium- and heavy-duty trucks to zero-emission vehicles, a proposal crucial to achieving its ambitious goal to reduce climate-warming pollution, won strong support Thursday from clean-energy advocates — and surprisingly, little opposition from critics.
Biggest cargo ship to sail to East Coast arrives in N.J. port NJ.com, 5/20/2021 - New Jersey’s port has shattered another record, as the CMA CGM Marco Polo — the largest cargo ship to dock on the East Coast — sailed into the Port of Elizabeth Thursday morning.
N.J. needs law to make the roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, committee says NJ.com, 5/20/2021 - NJ.com, 5/20/2021 - N.J. needs law to make the roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, committee says.
N.J. pedestrian deaths increased last year, even with pandemic. Experts are alarmed. NJ.com, 5/20/21 - Last year’s coronavirus travel restrictions should have resulted in fewer pedestrian deaths, but a national report show the opposite happened — more pedestrians died in 2020 nationally and in New Jersey than in 2019.
Newark Business Leaders Voice Support for Essex-Hudson Greenway Project Tapinto.net, 5/19/21 - A proposed nine-mile greenway path that will wind through Hudson and Essex counties received critical support from Newark business leaders this week as the project enters its earliest stages of planning and surveying. 
Nearly $9M in federal grants awarded in New Jersey NJTPA Mention
TransportationTodaynews.com, 5/18/2021 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), recently awarded $8.8 million in 10 federal grants under the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) program.
 
Five Bergen, Passaic County towns get funds to improve pedestrian safety NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 5/18/2021 - ”The grants announced today will fund projects to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in 10 North Jersey communities without having to impact local property taxes," said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which administers the grants. 
 
South Amboy waterfront development project gets financial boost NJTPA Mention
5/17/2021 - SOUTH AMBOY – The city has been awarded a $1 million grant which will help fund its new pedestrian/cyclist link between the existing NJ Transit rail station and the forthcoming Radford Ferry Terminal.
Two options reveal plans to bring more light into remodeled N.Y. Penn Station NJ.com, 5/17/2021 - The most recent itineration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to redevelop Penn Station in to a brighter, better, more commuter friendly place is now public — and the agencies that proposed it are looking for rider feedback on which version they prefer.
Five Bergen, Passaic County towns get funds to improve pedestrian safety NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 5/18/2021 - ”The grants announced today will fund projects to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in 10 North Jersey communities without having to impact local property taxes," said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which administers the grants. 
 
South Amboy waterfront development project gets financial boost NJTPA Mention
5/17/2021 - SOUTH AMBOY – The city has been awarded a $1 million grant which will help fund its new pedestrian/cyclist link between the existing NJ Transit rail station and the forthcoming Radford Ferry Terminal.
Hey Alexa, What time does my NJ Transit train leave? Hey Alexa, What time does my NJ Transit train leave?
NJ.com, 5/13/2021 - NJ Transit commuters will be able to ask Amazon’s smart speaker for real time train schedule information, alerts and other information they need.
Boardwalks to become ‘public highways’ NJSpotlight.com, 5/13/21 - New Jersey’s iconic oceanfront boardwalks would be legally known as “public highways,” so they could qualify for dedicated state transportation funding under legislation that passed a key state Assembly panel on Wednesday.
Public Invited to Share Views on Truck Mobility in Union County NJTPA Mention
UCNJ.org, 5/13/2021 - Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26.
 
Pipeline shutdown could lead to heavier tanker trucks on N.J. highways NJ.com, 5/12/21 - The U.S. Department of Transportation will allow overweight tanker trucks on interstate highways in New Jersey and elsewhere to transport gasoline and other fuels affected by the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday.
Lawmakers try new path for federal funding of Joint Base overpass NJTPA Mention
BurlingtonCountyTimes.com, 5/12/2021 - Lawmakers try new path for federal funding of Joint Base overpass
A request for federal funding for the project to connect the Fort Dix and Lakehurst sections of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has gone before a new committee. 
Seating To Return At Newark Penn, Other NJ Transit Stations Patch.com, 5/12/21 - There will be seating available at several large NJ Transit bus and train stations, including Newark Penn, starting next week, officials announced Wednesday.
Key federal approval for Gateway Tunnel - delayed for 3 years - is coming soon NJ.com, 5/12/2021 - After waiting three years for it, a coveted federal approval that would allow engineering to start on the long awaited Gateway Tunnels under the Hudson River is expected to be issued in two weeks.
Is there a gas shortage in NJ? Not yet but don't panic buy, Gov. Murphy says NorthJersey.com, 5/12/2021 - Gov. Phil Murphy assured the public that the recent Colonial Pipeline shutdown has still not affected gas prices, nor has it caused a shortage in New Jersey, though southern states are beginning to see dry pumps, he said.
Get ready for a ‘Jersey style’ fight if NYC enacts plan to tax our drivers, legislators warn NJ.com, 5/10/21 - A Jersey-style fight that federal and state legislators threatened against New York City’s congestion pricing plan — that could charge drivers a fee of up to $3,000 to tolls to drive in lower Manhattan — looks like it’s on.
New Jersey DOT Distributes Over $47 Million for Local Bridges TransitTopics,com,  5/7/21 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced $47.3 million in grant funding has been awarded to local government agencies to assist with bridge maintenance projects.
Ferry company starts free shuttle bus service NJ.com, 5/7/2021- New free weekday shuttle bus service between Edgewater and the NY Waterway Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken will start running Monday
NJ saw 29M fewer tourists last year, $17B less in spending thanks to COVID NJBiz.com, 5/6/21 - Tourism visitation plunged 27% between 2019 and 2020 thanks to the pandemic, while spending in the local economy by tourists dropped 37%, according to a report released May 6 by the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.
Companies vying to complete $2B replacement of Newark Airport monorail NJ.com, 5/6/21 - Four companies got a green light from the Port Authority Wednesday to draft proposals to replace the old Newark Liberty International Airport monorail with a “21st Century Air Train,” with a goal of starting construction in mid-2022.
You can get a free ride to a COVID vaccine site, thanks to NJ Transit, pharma companies NJ.com, 5/5/21 - Need an NJ Transit train or bus ride to get vaccinated? Novartis and Catalent are sponsoring up to two free round trips for 11,000 people to get their COVID-19 shots.
As restrictions lift, NJ Transit riders ask when station seating will reopen NJ.com, 5/5/2021 - Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted restrictions on other places and venues, in response to increased coronavirus vaccination rates, but seating areas in stations and terminals remain blocked and barricaded.
Work begins on Lyndhurst's new $31 million NJ Transit station NorthJersey.com, 5/4/2021 - The new station, on NJ Transit's Main Line, will be at the intersection of Delafield and Court avenues, closer to the commuter parking lot than the station it is replacing a few hundred yards north.