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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.


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.
Op-Ed: Electric vehicles will put NJ on the road to better public health NJSpotlight.com, 8/25/2021 - Investing in electric vehicles will fight air pollution and climate change in New Jersey
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.
Coast Guard Taking Final Comments on Height of Future Oceanic Bridge Across Navesink River NJTPA Mention
AHHerald.com, 7/26/21 - As a crucial deadline approaches, Friends of the Oceanic Bridge Association, Inc., a grassroots organization started in 2004, isencouraging immediate community support for convincing the US Coast Guard to lower the current height requirement for a new bridge.
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.
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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. 
 
NJ Transit considers potential alternatives to the Dinky DailyPrincetonian.com, 4/29/21 - The Princeton Dinky, the shortest scheduled commuter rail line in the nation, might have its days numbered. NJ Transit recently commenced a year-long study of the Princeton transit system, with an emphasis on the Princeton Branch transit corridor that unites Princeton with Princeton Junction. 
Why NJ Transit’s chief says ridership will ‘absolutely’ recover NJ101.5.com, 4/29/21 - Mass transit commuting plunged by more than 90% at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and has only partially recovered, but the head of NJ Transit remains confident it will fully return to prior levels eventually.
Governor Murphy Breaks Ground on New NJ TRANSIT Lyndhurst Station InsiderNJ.com, 4/30/21 - Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett, and state and local officials today celebrated the groundbreaking for construction of a new, ADA-accessible train station in Lyndhurst. 
NJ Transit considers potential alternatives to the Dinky DailyPrincetonian.com, 4/29/21 - The Princeton Dinky, the shortest scheduled commuter rail line in the nation, might have its days numbered. NJ Transit recently commenced a year-long study of the Princeton transit system, with an emphasis on the Princeton Branch transit corridor that unites Princeton with Princeton Junction. 
Why NJ Transit’s chief says ridership will ‘absolutely’ recover NJ101.5.com, 4/29/21 - Mass transit commuting plunged by more than 90% at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and has only partially recovered, but the head of NJ Transit remains confident it will fully return to prior levels eventually.
More than $3.5 billion in toll money being shifted to NJ Transit Read More: More than $3.5 billion in toll money being shifted to NJ Transit NJ101.5.com, 4/27/21 - More than $3.5 billion in toll money will be redirected to NJ Transit over the next seven years, under an agreement approved by New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners Tuesday.
Booker, Menendez vow push for NJ infrastructure funding in $2T Biden plan NJBiz.com, 4/27/2021 - The two U.S. senators in New Jersey’s congressional delegation – Cory Booker and Robert Menendez – are vowing a major push for the state to get a sizable slice of President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan. And they’re outlining a trove of tactics, including negotiations and budget maneuvers, they can employ to push those measures through Capital Hill–with or without bipartisan support.
NJ population grows to over 9.2 million, census says NJSpotlight.com, 4/27/21 - A significantly higher population count for New Jersey allows the state to keep its current complement of 12 U.S. House members and also puts the state 10th in line for gaining an additional representative, according to Monday’s release of 2020 census data.
Sens. Menendez, Booker push for bold infrastructure funding for New Jersey abc7ny.com, 4/26/2021 - NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey's two senators were joined by state officials Monday to detail how they want to use $2 billion in COVID relief money to help stop transit cuts and save jobs.
NJ to expand driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants May 1. Here's how it will work MyCentralJersey.com, 4/26/2021 - New Jersey driver's licenses could be available to undocumented immigrants by May 1, ending a delay that had incensed immigration advocates.
2 in 3 support Biden infrastructure plan amid deep partisan divides NJBiz.com, 4/26/2021 - - The poll released April 26 found that 68% of Americans were in favor of the president’s proposal, which calls for major overhauls to the nation’s aging infrastructure. 
Transit bosses show off Penn Station redevelopment options Rew-online.com, 4/23/21 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday showed off several new renderings for the transformation on Penn Station into a 21st century addition to the new Empire Station Complex.
More Use of Waterfront Part of Plan From Raritan Sustainable Economic Development Plan Tapinto.net, 4/22/2021 - Representatives from the Raritan Sustainable Economic Development Committee have completed compiling existing conditions and market assessments and are preparing to discuss implementation of the project recommendations with the Raritan Borough Planning Board.
 
New York transit officials planning massive makeover for Penn Station USAToday.com, 4/22/21 - A transformed Penn Station would replace windowless concourses and dingy, cramped corridors with light-filled spaces and easier access to an improved streetscape, under plans revealed Wednesday by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the area’s major transit agencies.
N.J. can follow California’s tougher car emissions standards again, Biden administration says NJ.com, 4/22/21 - New Jersey once again would be allowed to follow tougher California standards for automobile emissions under a proposed rule announced Thursday.
E-Scooter Pilot Program Rolling Forward In Newark Patch.com, 4/22/21 - Newark is rolling closer to a pilot program that will bring e-scooters and e-bikes to the Brick City.
NJ Transit’s shortage in locomotive engineers that prompted delays has been erased NJ.com, 4/22/21 - After years of playing catchup, NJ Transit has reached its goal of having a full roster of at least 390 locomotive engineers, erasing a shortage that contributed to aggravating commuter delays in recent years.
Long Branch Unveils Big Plans To Expand Train Station Patch.com, 4/21/21 - Long Branch Mayor John Pallone is pitching an idea to turn the Long Branch train station into a much bigger mass transit complex, one that will bring buses, trolleys, taxis, Uber/Lyft and electric car charging stations into the station parking lot and link them to NJ Transit.
NJ's roadside trash disappears as sheriff's program returns to North Jersey NorthJersey.com, 4/21/21 - The Passaic County Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program, or SLAP, is back after more than a year's hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
NJ Turnpike could send $2B to NJ Transit if this agreement passes NJ.com, 4/20/2021 - As NJ Transit officials are hoping for more people to return to the workplace to boost revenues, the agency could get a cash infusion totaling $2 billion from the NJ Turnpike Authority, under a funding agreement commissioners are scheduled to vote on next Tuesday.
3 MVC agencies closed, frustrating drivers whose appointments get canceled NJ.com, 4/20/2021 - Three state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies that closed due to employees testing positive for COVID-19 at facilities in Toms River, Cherry Hill and Bayonne apparently caught some drivers who had appointments by surprise.
Lawmakers grill MVC chief about canceled appointments, closures NJ.com, 4/20/2021 - The pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines has delayed getting state Motor Vehicle Commission employees vaccinated to reduce agency closings and canceled appointments for drivers, said Sue Fulton, MVC chief administrator, on Monday.
New Jersey adds 'X' as gender option on MVC driver's licenses NorthJersey.com, 4/19/2021 - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission said Monday that an additional gender option will be available on driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards: an “X” to indicate "unspecified."
NYC congestion pricing is a must - with a key proviso | Editorial NJ.com, 4/19/2021 - The speed limit on most Manhattan streets is 25 miles per hour, but on a typical weekday, cars move at 6.8 mph. Below 60th Street, which is known as the Midtown Core, it’s 4.7 mph.
NJ Transit could take 4 years to return to pre-COVID ridership NJBiz.com, 4/19/2021 - New Jersey Transit’s return to full pre-pandemic ridership levels could take more than nearly four years to come to fruition, according to officials and agency head Kevin Corbett during an April 19 Assembly Budget hearing.
Newark airport will soon be home to the US’s only direct flight to Croatia NJBiz.com, 4/19/2021 - United Airlines plans to add the only nonstop service between the U.S. and Croatia on July 8, with service to Dubrovnik on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.
North Brunswick train station project takes another major step Mycentraljersey.com, 4/16/21 - The construction of the NJ Transit train station here has taken a major step forward with the naming of a firm to design the long-awaited project. 
Ride the train, earn waterpark time and other perks with NJ Transit’s reward program NJ.com, 4/16/21 - NJ Transit passengers can now get something else for all those ticket purchases, besides a ride. How about a trip on a waterslide, a tour of the Intrepid or sightseeing in NYC?
What rights do drivers have during a traffic stop? NJ.com, 4/16/2021 - A Black man in Virginia, who was dressed in his U.S. Army fatigues, drove to a well-lit area as he was being stopped by police.
Work starts to repave, upgrade major Newark airport runway NJ.com, 4/15/21 - Work started this week to repave and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways, a project that was approved in 2019.
Monroe Township awarded $550K Pavement Preservation grant for South Middlesex Industrial Park CentralJersey.com, 4/14/21 - Monroe Township will receive a $550,000 Pavement Preservation grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for improvements to portions of South Middlesex Avenue and Fitzgerald Avenue located in the South Middlesex Industrial Park.
Garwood To Conduct Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign NJTPA Mention
Patch.com, 4/12/2021 - In April and May, Garwood will be conducting a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at changing unsafe behavior and reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes at the intersection of South Avenue and Center Street.
White House docs outline infrastructure spending for NY, NJ PIX11.com, 4/12/2021 - A new set of documents from the Biden administration outline the ways in which the new infrastructure bill — the American Jobs Plan (AJP) — is needed for improvements in New York and New Jersey.
Tolls are increasing Sunday on these Delaware River bridges NJ.com, 4/9/2021 - Drivers who pay cash to cross the Delaware River in north and central Jersey will have to pay $2 more to drive across starting early Sunday morning.
NJ Transit adds Sunday bus service on 8 routes NJ.com, 4/8/2021 - NJ Transit is adding Sunday service to eight bus routes, four of which serve medical facilities and essential workers, who have been riding buses throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Penn Station opponents say Cuomo skyscraper plan delivers too little at too high a cost Penn Station opponents say Cuomo skyscraper plan delivers too little at too high a cost
NJ.com, 4/7/2021 - Members of a coalition at a demonstration Wednesday criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Empire Station” plan to build 10 skyscrapers as a way to fund Penn Station’s redevelopment. 
Hoboken, New Jersey, Has Recorded Zero Traffic Deaths for Three Years Straight Nextcity.org, 4/7/21 - Walking is good exercise; it’s literally the first step on the road to better health. But it’s also more dangerous than it ought to be if crossing streets or roads is involved.
Gov. Murphy Welcomes Newark Penn Station's First Dual-Powered Locomotive Tapinto.net, 4/6/21 - Newark Penn Station is on track towards becoming a more reliable and sustainable travel hub as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday introduced the first fleet of dual-powered locomotives to the city. 
NYC groups oppose Penn Station plan that includes annex for NJ Transit trains NJ.com, 4/6/2021 - The mega-plan to finance redeveloping Penn Station New York by allowing up to 10 new skyscrapers to be built in the surrounding mid-town Manhattan neighborhood around the subterranean station is running into some towering opposition.
New LED Lighting Installed in Stafford Near Target Shopping Plaza TheSandPaper.net, 4/5/2021 - Starting Monday, April 5, drivers along Stafford Park Boulevard and Recovery Road will see infrastructure upgrades in progress as Stafford Township works with Atlantic City Electric to replace street lights with new LED lights and poles.
Have ideas for a better bus system in Newark? NJ Transit wants to hear from you DailyRecord.com, 4/5/2021 - Two public participation sessions are scheduled for April 8, the first starting at 3 p.m., the second at 6 p.m. They will be held virtually on Zoom, or participants can call in. Participants can register at njtransit.com/newbus.
NJ Transit Aims to Improve Bus Lines in Newark, Will Hold Public Meeting this Week Tapinto.net, 4/5/21 - NJ Transit will host a meeting this Thursday for Newark residents to gain public insight on how the city’s bus service could be refined. 
Your summer road trip is a factor in whether gas prices top $3 a gallon NJ.com, 4/5/21 - What might push gas prices over the $3 a gallon level for regular? It might depend on how many more people take that traditional road trip to the Jersey Shore this summer, experts said.
Work on complicated N.J. interchange forges forward thanks to COVID-reduced traffic NJ.com, 4/3/2021 - While the coronavirus decimated traffic volume in 2020, that lack of cars on the highway was used by the state Department of Transportation to make more progress on a project to eliminate congestion and confusion at the complicated Route 3 split from Route 46.
180K people ride these local bus routes. NJ Transit wants ideas to make the trips better. NJ.com, 4/2/2021 - Pre-COVID, 180,000 people rode the 38 bus routes that serve Newark daily -- and NJ Transit wants those riders to tell them this Thursday how to make those routes better.
Deadline for Fanwood's Downtown Planning Survey Extended Until April 9; Residents Encouraged to Participate NJTPA Mention
Tapinto.net, 4/2/21 - Fanwood has received over 800 responses so far to its Downtown Planning survey, and the borough has extended the deadline for participation until April 9, 2021. 
Before COVID, we commuted by train and bus more than the rest of the U.S., Census says NJ.com, 4/2/2021 - A U.S. Census American Community Survey Report said the northeast, particularly the New York metro region and its suburbs, had the highest public transit use in the country in 2019.
NJ’s bus fleet should go all-electric, advocates say NJSpotlight.com, 4/1/21 - Clean-energy advocates urged New Jersey transportation planners to quickly replace the state’s fleet of diesel buses with electric ones, arguing that the new vehicles would cut greenhouse-gas emissions, reduce maintenance and fuel bills and improve public health.
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