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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.
 
Pompton Lakes hosts month-long pedestrian safety campaign, crosswalk laws heavily enforced North Jersey, 10/4/2019 - An October campaign to help boost pedestrian safety has hit local streets.
Cars All but Banned on One of Manhattan’s Busiest Streets NY Times, 10/3/2019 - Buses cruised along without getting trapped behind cars. Thousands of riders used to being late to work or for appointments were suddenly early.
Big rigs are hauling $643B worth of stuff in N.J., and more trucks are coming NJ.com, 10/3/19 - If you think you’re seeing more trucks on the road, it’s not your imagination. And more are coming, meaning that work needs to be done on highways and other infrastructure to keep up with the demand.
NJ Transit seeks partners to advance development projects NJBiz.com, 10/3/19 - New Jersey Transit has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to identify an experienced private developer or joint venture of developers to implement Transit Oriented Development projects on NJ Transit-owned property adjacent to the River LINE Light Rail system.
Sayreville bus service to Wall Street discontinued at month's end MyCentralJersey.com, 10/3/19 - SAYREVILLE – Some commuters will be looking for a new way to get to work after Academy Bus announced it will soon discontinue service to Wall Street from the borough. 
American Dream partners to give people a Lyft to East Rutherford megamall NJBIZ, 10/3/2019 - American Dream in East Rutherford, which opens October 25, has partnered with Lyft to offer “convenient, comprehensive on-demand transit for guests and employees,” said Don Ghermezian, chief executive officer of American Dream, in a press release.
Street Smart NJ Program Increased Safety in 8 NJ Towns, Rutger Study Shows NJTPA Mention
TapInto.com, 10/2/2019 - Street Smart NJ campaigns on pedestrian safety at intersections in eight communities reduced traffic violations and increased safety, according to a two-part study by the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) and Rowan University.
NJ traffic: Route 18 lane closures in New Brunswick, Piscataway MyCentralJersey.com, 10/1/19 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that lane, shoulder and ramp closures will begin tonight on Route 18.
Route 31 in Hunterdon County will be widened to four lanes by 2025 MyCentralJersey.com, 10/1/19 - RARITAN TOWNSHIP – The long-awaited widening of Route 31 to four lanes may be completed by the fall of 2025.
Christie defends 2010 decision to ax Hudson River tunnel NJBiz.com, 9/27/19 - Former Gov. Chris Christie defended his 2010 decision to pull the plug on the construction of the new Hudson River tunnels contending that the financing scheme would have left New Jersey on the short end of the stick.
Tolls, fares and fees are going up on Port Authority bridges, roads, tunnels NJ.coom, 9/26/19 - Port Authority commissioners did the expected, approving a toll, fare and fee plan that will increase the cash toll at its bridges and tunnels to $16 next January and ushers in automatic increases based on the Consumer Price Index.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign report outlines five ways to help NJ Transit bus riders NorthJersey.com, 9/26/19 - The plight of NJ Transit bus riders is coming to the forefront as part of a new campaign to raise awareness about issues facing the majority of the agency's customers.
Lanes closures planned for entrances to Route 495 NJ.com, 9/26/19 - Traffic from Route 3 eastbound and the New Jersey Turnpike ramp to Route 495 East will be closed Friday night and early Saturday morning as part of the $90 million project to repair and reconstruct the nine-span viaduct.
Advocates call for changes to NJ Transit bus service Pix11, 9/26/2019 - About a half-million people ride New Jersey Transit buses everyday and advocates say with all the talk about train delays and better service - problems on the buses often get ignored.
Jersey City residents air frustrations with new Bergen Avenue bike lane NJ.com, 9/25/19 - JERSEY CITY — Members of the McGinley Square community aired their frustrations Tuesday with the newly installed bike lane along Bergen Avenue, raising concerns of traffic and public safety, and decrying what they called a lack of public inclusion in the planning process.
South Brunswick police increase traffic safety efforts, lodge DWI charges CentralJersey.com, 9/25/19 - “The increase in serious crashes over the summer has led us to enhance our efforts. Our enforcement has resulted in an increased number of arrests for impaired drivers both for drugs and alcohol. Our department has made 64 arrests for impaired driving as of today...."
NJ Tweaks Portal Bridge Financing Plan in Effort to Win Federal $$$ NJSpotlight.com, 9/25/19 - Having already doubled what they said they would spend, state officials are now hoping to secure elusive funding from the Trump administration for the long-delayed replacement of the Portal Bridge in North Jersey by tweaking the financial plan for the critical rail project.
Ahead of Toll-Hike Vote, Port Authority Unveils Plan for Rental-Car Hub at Newark Airport NJSpotlight.com, 9/25/19 - The new complex will house all the airport’s currently scattered car-rental outlets in one building.
Apply now to join NJ Transit rider board North Jersey, 9/25/19 - The NJ Transit customer perspective is being requested — not just the ones on Twitter or in those timeless paper surveys — but in the form of a board.
Linden focuses on pedestrian safety in October NJ1015.com, 9/24/19 - During the month of October, the Linden Police Department will increase their enforcement of pedestrian laws. The city received a $41,000 grant from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety for the campaign.
https://nj1015.com/linden-cracks-down-on-pedestrian-safety-in-october/
Consolidated Rent-A-Car breaks ground on $500M facility at Newark airport NJBiz.com, 9/24/19 - Consolidated Rent-A-Car says it will construct a 2.7-million-square-foot structure on 19 acres with 2,750 public parking spaces and 3,380 rental car spaces to support 10 rent-a-car brands. Completion of the public parking area is anticipated in 2021, with the ConRAC opening to the public in 2023.
Succasunna Main Street Fix-Up Plan Reaches Design Phase NJTPA Mention
TAPInto.net, 9/22/19 - ROXBURY, NJ – There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes activity involving Roxbury’s plan to complete the Main Street improvement project in Succasunna, but the project is unlikely to be finished until sometime in 2021, said a town official.
Lime to host party, hiring event in Hoboken NJBiz.com, 9/20/19 - - E-scooter company Lime has engaged eight-to-ten-person foot patrol teams to pick up illegally parked scooters around Hoboken, placing them where riders can easily access them without creating clutter on sidewalks.
Route 22 westbound safety improvement project to begin in Union MyCentralJersey.com, 9/20/19 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on Friday, Sept. 20, the start of a safety improvement project that will add an auxiliary lane and sidewalks on Route 22 westbound near Vauxhall Road in Union.
NJ Transit's capital plan may address ailing stations, trains and buses NorthJersey.com, 9/19/2019 - The effects of "duct tape and chewing gum" are on full display at NJ Transit, Kevin Corbett, the struggling agency's president and CEO, said this week.
Lawmakers Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” in Edison with Electric Car Show TapInto.net, 9/19/19 - Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined local lawmakers at Lake Papaianni Park on Wednesday to celebrate National Drive Electric Week.
Jersey City partners with ride-sharing app to provide on-demand bus service NJTV.com, 9/19/2019 - NJTV.com, 9/19/2019 - In response to what Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop calls unreliable bus service by NJ Transit, the city has announced a partnership with Via — a ride-sharing provider that offered on-demand bus service.
NJ Transit wants to address ailing stations, trains and buses — but will it be funded? MyCentralJersey.com, 9/19/19 - After diluted budgets limited the agency's ability to maintain its trains and buses — as well as stations, maintenance yards and rail bridges — a new plan could provide a guide to make more regular repairs and upgrades to NJ Transit equipment and properties, instead of letting things deteriorate.
Jersey City unveils new on-demand transit system NJ.com, 9/19/19 - Through a partnership with the ride-sharing company, Via, the city will offer an on-demand bus system allowing Jersey City residents to access any neighborhood in the city for just $2 a ride. 
Real ID N.J. driver’s license is finally here. Read this before you try to get one NJ.com, 9/18/19 - After overcoming software glitches and computer hardware issues, state Motor Vehicle Commission officials are rolling out the program that was originally scheduled to start publicly beta testing in June on a limited basis.
Meeting slated on Raritan River bridge linking Hillsborough, Branchburg MyCentralJersey.com, 9/18/19 - HILLSBOROUGH – A second public meeting will be held next month on the future of the Picket Place bridge over the South Branch of the Raritan River between Branchburg and Hillsborough.
How congestion pricing could actually help New Jersey commuters North Jersey.com, 9/17/19 - With the threat of more tolls and congestion pricing on the way, New Jersey commuters have reason to be concerned about having to shell out more money to come and go from Manhattan’s core.
Safety system that NJ Transit must install has a $300M plus price tag NJ.com, 9/16/19 - With 15 months to go before a Dec. 31, 2020 deadline to have a mandatory safety system running, NJ Transit has spent more than $300 million so far to implement Positive Train Control on the railroad.
NJ Transit plans public hearings for American Dream bus routes Msn.com, 9/12/2019 - NJ Transit has released the dates for two public hearings that will be held next month for feedback on its new transit routes to the American Dream mega-mall and entertainment facility.
Hospital partnership will provide free rides to patients Nj.com, 9/12/19 - Nj.com, 9/12/2019 - Transportation is one of the largest barriers between a patient and healthcare, which is a problem one hospital in Newark trying to solve.
Study: NJ sees less alcohol-caused crashes compared to national average NJBiz.com, 9/10/19 - New research from The Delphi Health Group found New Jersey has nearly three times fewer fatal accidents involving drunk drivers with blood alcohol contents of 0.08 percent compared to the national average.
Part of Route 1 in Central Jersey getting a high-tech upgrade  NJ101.5, 9/8/19 -A two-mile stretch of a major roadway in Central Jersey, where drivers are allowed to use the shoulder of the roadway as a third travel lane during the morning and afternoon rush, is getting a high-tech makeover.
NJ Transit to offer weekend service at Avenel for first time in 34 years NJBiz, 9/6/19 - New Jersey Transit is expanding weekday service by more than 40 percent and adding a full schedule of weekend service for the first time since April 1985 beginning on Sept. 8.
New Port Authority Bus Terminal Will Cost Billions, But You Still Won't Be Able To Catch A Megabus There Gothamist, 9/6/19 -  Well over 100 residents of New York and New Jersey gathered at a Midtown hotel Thursday evening to hear the Port Authority’s plans to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Many of them were worried that the agency is going to screw it up.
Secure bike pod opening at Journal Square PATH station Bergen Record, 9/5/19 - A new parking lot has arrived at the Journal Square PATH station in Jersey City — but it's only for bikes. 
Port of New York and New Jersey Oversees Debut of Electric Truck Metro Airport News, 9/5/19 - The Port of New York and New Jersey is touting efforts to clear the air around its marine terminals as the first zero-emission drayage truck goes into service.
Part of Route 1 in Central Jersey getting a high-tech upgrade  NJ101.5, 9/8/19 -A two-mile stretch of a major roadway in Central Jersey, where drivers are allowed to use the shoulder of the roadway as a third travel lane during the morning and afternoon rush, is getting a high-tech makeover.
NJ Transit to offer weekend service at Avenel for first time in 34 years NJBiz, 9/6/19 - New Jersey Transit is expanding weekday service by more than 40 percent and adding a full schedule of weekend service for the first time since April 1985 beginning on Sept. 8.
New Port Authority Bus Terminal Will Cost Billions, But You Still Won't Be Able To Catch A Megabus There Gothamist, 9/6/19 -  Well over 100 residents of New York and New Jersey gathered at a Midtown hotel Thursday evening to hear the Port Authority’s plans to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Many of them were worried that the agency is going to screw it up.
Secure bike pod opening at Journal Square PATH station Bergen Record, 9/5/19 - A new parking lot has arrived at the Journal Square PATH station in Jersey City — but it's only for bikes. 
Port of New York and New Jersey Oversees Debut of Electric Truck Metro Airport News, 9/5/19 - The Port of New York and New Jersey is touting efforts to clear the air around its marine terminals as the first zero-emission drayage truck goes into service.
Jersey City unveils new half-mile bike lane along Bergen Avenue NJ.com, 9/4/19 - JERSEY CITY — As Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and city officials unveiled a new bike lane along Bergen Avenue Wednesday morning, a man riding a skateboard whizzed past the crowd and offered his approval.
Morris Township Looking For Residents to Join New Transportation Advisory Committee TapInto.net, 9/4/19 - The new committee will be comprised of of two (2) members of the Township Committee, seven (7) citizen volunteers and several Township professionals from the Engineering, Police, Parks and Recreation, and Administration Departments. 
NJ Transit bus service to American Dream mega mall at Meadowlands New Jersey 101.5, 9/3/19 - New express bus service will start on the complex's opening day and existing service will be expanded but no regular rail service is planned.
As third 'Summer of Hell' comes to an end, here are service changes to Amtrak, NJ Transit Bergen Record, 9/3/19 - Work at New York Penn Station wrapped up last week, marking the end of some Amtrak and NJ Transit service disruptions for the third summer in a row.
Parking at some NJ Transit lots just got more expensive NJ.com, 9/3/19 - Daily, monthly and quarterly parking rates at 32 parking lots throughout NJ Transit’s system increased as of Sept. 1. How much rates are going up depends on the parking lot, said Lisa Torbic, an NJ Transit spokeswoman.
Amtrak Wraps Up Summer Construction Work At Penn Station Patch.com/New York, 9/3/19 - Train schedules will return to normal following the completion of a $30 million track project at Penn Station.
As Amtrak summer repairs wrap up, NJ Transit announces service restorations NJBiz.com, 8/30/19 - After the completion of Amtrak repair work at Penn Station New York from the summer, New Jersey Transit is restoring adjusted rail service into and out of New York City, including all affected Montclair-Boonton Midtown Direct trains on Sept. 9th.
Commuting to New York is about to get easier for a lot of people NJ.com, 8/30/19 - Eight NJ Transit Montclair Boonton line trains that were sent to Hoboken during a $30 million Amtrak summer track work program will return to Penn Station New York, starting on Sept. 9, 
One month late, NJ Transit announces how it will move the masses to American Dream NJ.com, 8/29/19 - Officials announced on Thursday that expanded local bus service on three routes will start on a pilot basis, beginning on Aug. 31.
Congressman optimistic about Portal Bridge project as NJ lawmakers make funding push North Jersey.com, 8/28/19 - SECAUCUS —  A congressman who sits on a transportation committee indicated optimism that the federal government will fund the dilapidated Portal Bridge rail crossing, at a press conference Wednesday on the vital crossing's future.
Drivers rest assured, NJ’s gas tax will not go up this year NJBiz.com, 8/28/19 - New Jersey’s gas tax will stay at 41.4 cents a gallon for the next year, the state treasury announced Wednesday following concerns that a recent decline in sales could lead to an increase to the surcharge.
Gateway: Despite little progress, NJ leaders remain optimistic NJBiz.com, 8/28/29 - The Murphy administration and New Jersey’s Congressional delegation are maintaining confidence that the trans-Hudson River Gateway Tunnel and Portal Bridge will garner federal funding and approval, despite little progress over the past year from the Trump White House, which has held the project up in what some argue is purely a political move.
Hoboken joins Vision Zero, seeks to eliminate pedestrian injuries by 2030 NJ.com, 8/28/19 - Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order Wednesday morning, formally adopting Vision Zero, a strategy that municipalities across the country and abroad have adopted, including Jersey City in 2018. It seeks to alter traffic and engage stakeholders to lessen the severity of accidents.
Is your kid’s school bus safe? Inspectors are testing new security measures NJ.com, 8/28/19 - With school starting soon, state Motor Vehicle Commission inspectors are out checking school buses for 180 items, including new safety features added after two tragic incidents.
Commuters asked, NJ Transit answers with more bus service starting this weekend NJ.com, 8/26/19 - NJ Transit riders in South and North Jersey will get more bus service and new stops on some lines, including one at a RiverLine light rail station, starting this Saturday.
Getting away for Labor Day? Here are transit tips and schedule changes to be aware of NorthJersey.com, 8/29/19 - Here is a breakdown of what to expect if you’re traveling this weekend in a car or plane or via public transit.
Congressman optimistic about Portal Bridge project as NJ lawmakers make funding push North Jersey.com, 8/28/19 - SECAUCUS —  A congressman who sits on a transportation committee indicated optimism that the federal government will fund the dilapidated Portal Bridge rail crossing, at a press conference Wednesday on the vital crossing's future.
Drivers rest assured, NJ’s gas tax will not go up this year NJBiz.com, 8/28/19 - New Jersey’s gas tax will stay at 41.4 cents a gallon for the next year, the state treasury announced Wednesday following concerns that a recent decline in sales could lead to an increase to the surcharge.
Gateway: Despite little progress, NJ leaders remain optimistic NJBiz.com, 8/28/29 - The Murphy administration and New Jersey’s Congressional delegation are maintaining confidence that the trans-Hudson River Gateway Tunnel and Portal Bridge will garner federal funding and approval, despite little progress over the past year from the Trump White House, which has held the project up in what some argue is purely a political move.
Hoboken joins Vision Zero, seeks to eliminate pedestrian injuries by 2030 NJ.com, 8/28/19 - Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order Wednesday morning, formally adopting Vision Zero, a strategy that municipalities across the country and abroad have adopted, including Jersey City in 2018. It seeks to alter traffic and engage stakeholders to lessen the severity of accidents.
Is your kid’s school bus safe? Inspectors are testing new security measures NJ.com, 8/28/19 - With school starting soon, state Motor Vehicle Commission inspectors are out checking school buses for 180 items, including new safety features added after two tragic incidents.
Commuters asked, NJ Transit answers with more bus service starting this weekend NJ.com, 8/26/19 - NJ Transit riders in South and North Jersey will get more bus service and new stops on some lines, including one at a RiverLine light rail station, starting this Saturday.
In latest attempt to get a new tunnel built under the Hudson River, officials lower cost of project NJ.com, 8/25/19 -  In another attempt to obtain long-sought federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project, New Jersey and New York officials on Friday submitted a new application that would cut costs and ask for less help from the U.S. government.
United Airlines to add direct flights from Newark to Tokyo NJBiz.com, 8/16/19 - United Airlines announced Friday it will begin nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport, beginning March 28, 2020, subject to government approval.
North Bergen poised to ban digital billboard trucks HudsonReporter.com, 8/15/19 - At the most recent Board of Commissioners meeting in North Bergen, officials introduced an ordinance that would ban “mobile video billboards and audio sound trucks” from streets and highways within the township.
NJT Accelerating TOD Railway Age, 8/15/19 - New Jersey Transit (NJT) is ramping up its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) efforts, reaching out to local communities that have expressed interest in new development to learn more about TOD opportunities with the agency
PANYNJ seeks input for Journal Square Transportation Center redevelopment NJBiz.com, 8/14/19 - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey issued a request for information on Wednesday for the redevelopment of the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City.
Rutherford NJ sting operation stops 11 motorist for failure to yield  Bergen Record, 8/14/19 - RUTHERFORD — A traffic officer donned a bright orange shirt and attempted multiple times to cross a busy street to show how often drivers fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.
Morristown and Morris County Park Police Join Statewide Crackdown on Impaired Driving TapIntolnet, 8/13/19 - “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners, and mobile video display signs.
Google enhances Lime scooter program in Hoboken NJBiz.com, 8/13/19 - Looking for a quick way to find your way through Hoboken? Google Maps will begin to display available Lime scooters on Tuesday in over 100 cities, and Hoboken is one of them.
Op-Ed: NJ Needs to Break Gridlock on Autonomous-Car Legislation 8/13/19, NJSpotliglht.com - ..."The arrival of self-driving cars can bring relief to our state’s traffic-weary drivers. We just need to get to that point."
Essex County Freeholders Approve $1M Funding for Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvement Tapinto.net, 8/13/19 8/13/19 - The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved two resolutions that will allocate $1,062,266.95 for the completion of the Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. 
Lines at Newark Airport broke two records. One is impressive and the other is annoying NJ.com, 8/12/19 - The increasing passenger volume at Newark Liberty International Airport is manifesting itself in another way for airline passengers — in their favorite place, the security line.
Poll shows support for Gateway, rail projects is strong as feds stall NorthJersey.com, 8/12/19 - Modernizing the railroad system in New York and New Jersey, including initiating the Gateway program, is the biggest transportation priority in the region, according to a recent poll.
Pascrell, Sherrill, NJ Leaders Coordinate Efforts to Replace Kingsland Avenue Bridge NJTPA Mention
InsiderNJ.com, 8/9/19 - PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jr., and local officials met today to tour the Kingsland Avenue Bridge. The local, state, and federal leaders discussed their joint efforts to obtain full funding to fix or replace the bridge.
There’s a cheaper way to fix roads in N.J. We’re just doing it wrong, study says. NJ.com, 8/7/19 -  The price to build roads and bridges here is especially high and a non-profit group’s report suggested ways to cut costs that could save taxpayers up to $2 billion. Does that have your interest?
New Jersey developer charts course for urban resilience at historic shipyard GreenBiz.com, 8/8/19 — Once upon a time, along the Hackensack River in Kearny, New Jersey, there was a thriving shipyard that broke worldwide records for its manufacturing capabilities — at its production peak in World War II, it was building a vessel every five days, employing 30,000 people and even boasting its own hospital and train station. 
Radical Traffic Experiment in N.Y.C.: Cars All but Banned on Major Street New York Times, 8/8/19 - The city takes its war on cars to 14th Street, a crosstown route for 21,000 vehicles a day, which will be virtually off limits.
Route 18 Roadwork Will Affect Motorists Tapinto.net, 8/7/19 - According to the advisory, Route 18 will undergo a pavement preservation project beginning on Monday, Aug. 12, weather permitting.
After decades of talk, road project connecting Downtown to Liberty State Park, Bergen-Laf is underway NJ.com, 8/7/19 - A long-planned road project that will connect Downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park and the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood is finally underway.
Five months after nomination, new NJ Transit board members' confirmation expected in fall The Record, 8/7/19 - Decision-making at NJ Transit right now comes down to the three voting members of the board, while the vast majority of seats remain vacant. Without the additional expertise and ridership experience at the board table, efforts to improve the long-troubled agency will continue to fall short, some say.
New Jersey now one of only four states not yet offering REAL ID cards, as deadline approaches Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/6/19 - New Jersey is now one of only four states that does not yet offer the more-secure identification cards that residents will need next year to board domestic flights and enter secure federal buildings, but the state says it will meet the Oct. 10 deadline.
County to begin comprehensive upgrade to road curve warning signs TAP into Randolph, 8/6/19 — Morris County is embarking on a countywide upgrade to curve warning signs along county roads that are located within all of the county’s 39 municipalities to meet federal
government standards.
NJ sues over federal plan to cut penalty for fuel-economy violations NJ Spotlight, 8/5/19 — New Jersey joins other states seeking to stop National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from more than halving penalty on automakers that don’t meet national standards
Healthier Somerset: County identifying trail, path improvements NJTPA Mention
MyCentralJersey.com, 8/3/19 - ...The Walk, Bike, Hike Framework Strategy has the potential to transform how Somerset County, its municipalities and other planning partners plan, design and build their roads, communities, parks and recreational facilities in the years to come.  
Lyft expands Wheels for All Grants in NJ Lyft expands Wheels for All Grants in NJ
NJBiz.com, 8/1/19 - Starting in September, over 40 cities nationally, including in New Jersey, will award Lyft ride grants to nonprofits to bridge transportation gaps for individuals and families as part of the company’s Wheels for All Grants program..
Undercover Crossers: That Pedestrian You Don’t Stop For In Rochelle Park Could Be Police Daily Voice, 7/31/19 - Rochelle Park police aim to reduce the number of pedestrians struck by vehicles by crossing busy streets themselves – in plain clothes.
Rolling Stones fans might get no satisfaction. Expect a 2-hour wait at concert, NJ Transit warns. NJ.com, 7/30/19 - NJ Transit scored a win, getting teens and tweens to and from this spring’s MetLife stadium concert by K-Pop superstars BTS without a problem. Will the agency have the same success later this week with getting their parents and grandparents to and from the Rolling Stones concert?
New Brunswick: Livingston Avenue construction project greenlighted MyCentralJersey.com, 7/30/19 - The Livingston Avenue Traffic Calming (Complete Streets) Project, a Middlesex County project organized in collaboration with the city, is a comprehensive redesign of the roadway between New and Elizabeth streets.
NJ State Police: Wearing a seat belt protects more than just yourself NJSpotlight, 7/30/19 - At 94.5%, New Jersey has one of the best seat belt usage rates in the nation. But in a congested state like New Jersey, that other 5.5% represents tens of thousands of residents who are willing to gamble with their lives and the lives of others behind the wheel.
New York Waterway lawsuit against Hoboken dismissed HudsonReporter.com, 7/30/19 - ...NY Waterway filed the suit on Friday, June, 7 in Hudson County Superior Court requesting the judge to order Hoboken to allow it to use and conduct marine work to prepare the Union Dry Dock site as it’s new ferry homeport for maintenance and refueling.
Traffic at Meadowlands Mall a Concern for Emergency Responders NJSpotlight, 7/29/19 - Eighty-two thousand football fans jammed MetLife Stadium for the 2014 Super Bowl — a game that ended in a transit debacle, overwhelming NJ Transit’s train service on the Meadowlands spur. American Dream Meadowlands expects to draw almost twice that many people, with most patrons coming by bus and car along Route 3 in Secaucus. Emergency response officials there worry.
New Law Aims for Speedier Road Improvements in New Jersey NJSpotlight, 7/29/19 - Many New Jersey motorists say they have yet to feel the benefits of recent gas-tax hikes that are bringing in more revenue than ever for road improvements, but a new state law could change that by making transportation projects run more expeditiously. 
Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project wins Federal Environmental Excellence Award NJBiz, 7/26/19 - The Federal Highway Administration has selected the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Cedar Bonnet Island Habitat Restoration and Management Plan Project as a recipient of the 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards.
Lawmakers move to shield commuters from fees to fund Gateway tunnel NJBIZ, 7/23/2019 — New Jersey lawmakers want to ensure that New Jersey Transit and Amtrak riders, as well as other commuters, do not bear the brunt of financing the ambitious Gateway program through fare increases and other usage fees.
New law to improve costs of Transportation Trust Fund projects NJBIZ, 7/24/2019 — Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (Senate Bill 876/Assembly Bill 607) to improve the efficiency and costs of Transportation Trust Fund projects and to create a research center in the New Jersey Department of Transportation. 
Southwest Airlines to cease flights from Newark airport NJ.com, 7/25/2019 — Southwest Airlines will stop flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport this fall, the company announced Thursday citing poor financial results at New Jersey’s largest airport.
Concepts for Chadwick Island Bridge to be presented Monday NJTPA MENTION
Shorebeat.com, 7/25/2019 — The state and county will host a joint meeting and information session on the replacement of the timber-planked Chadwick Island Bridge on Monday.
New Jersey DOT awards more than $30 million to improve freight routes Transport Topics, 7/24/19 — The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced $30.1 million in grant funding dedicated to improving local roads that serve as freight conduits.
Hoboken rebooting e-scooter deals with Lime, Ojo amid complaints Patch, 7/24/2019 —  Hoboken is rebooting its deals with the two e-scooter companies involved in the city's pilot program due to "safety concerns," officials say.
The Last Toll Collectors New York Times, 7/23/2019 — Cashless tolling technology reduces traffic and idling, but it is also replacing the sentries of the country’s roads.
What’s the transportation plan for American dream megamall NJ Spotlight, 7/22/2019 — With its Oct. 25 opening date approaching fast, American Dream Meadowlands still has no posted public transportation plan for moving an estimated 100,000 daily visitors and 16,000 employees through a venue that’s already infamous for local traffic logjams and unreliable trains.
How Port Newark Moves the World NJTPA Mention
NJMonthly.com, 7/18/19 - Megaships and mammoth machines keep Jersey’s Port of Newark and Elizabeth at the center of the regional economy.
Ports Master Plan charts path to keep up record growth despite climate challenges The Record, 7/12/19 — Sparkling new cars on the lots, Amazon purchases and other goods bought in the Greater New York region are coming into the ports at record levels — prompting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to figure out how to keep pace
Pascack Valley Line (almost) entirely replaced by buses this summer NorthJersey.com, 7/12/19 — During July and August, the NJ Transit line will have train service only during peak hours in the morning and evening on weekdays. Bus service will be provided in the midday on weekdays and all weekend.
Jersey City plans for transit system where riders can request buses NJTV News, 7/12/19 —  Imagine never waiting for a bus again. Instead, you call it to come to you when you need it. That’s the premise of a new transportation system coming to Jersey City, says Mayor Steve Fulop.
Three Years of PATH Upgrades Will Increase Capacity, Reduce Delays JerseyDiggs.com, 7/11/19 — Just months after unveiling upgrades that included real-time train arrival screens and cell phone service in stations, the Port Authority is set to begin work on the heavily traveled PATH system in hopes of easing congestion that commuters and residents regularly face.
Despite gas tax increase, poll finds roads aren’t any better for NJ drivers NJBiz, 7/10/19 — Sixteen percent of respondents said the roads were getting better, 35 percent the roads were getting worse and 47 percent of respondents said that road conditions remained the same, according to the joint FDU-International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 poll.
Three Years of PATH Upgrades Will Increase Capacity, Reduce Delays JerseyDiggs.com, 7/11/19 — Just months after unveiling upgrades that included real-time train arrival screens and cell phone service in stations, the Port Authority is set to begin work on the heavily traveled PATH system in hopes of easing congestion that commuters and residents regularly face.
Despite gas tax increase, poll finds roads aren’t any better for NJ drivers NJBiz, 7/10/19 — Sixteen percent of respondents said the roads were getting better, 35 percent the roads were getting worse and 47 percent of respondents said that road conditions remained the same, according to the joint FDU-International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 poll.
PANYNJ outlines 30-year port improvement blueprint NJBiz.com, 7/9/19 — With cargo volumes rising to record levels, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is outlining plans to ensure that its shipping facilities will be able to handle the traffic securely, efficiently and with minimal environmental effects over the next 30 years.
If it fits (under the bridge) it ships. Why our port is now number 2 in the USA. NJ.com, 7/8/19 — Officials revealed the region is seeing the payback for $4 billion in investments to raise the bridge, improve waterfront railroad facilities and modernize Port Newark and the Port of Elizabeth. The region’s port is now the nation’s second busiest port, said Rick Cotton, Port Authority executive director.
Abandoned NJ rail line one step closer to becoming a hiking and cycling trail NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 7/7/19 - ...The long-dormant New York & Greenwood Lake Railway rail bed that runs parallel to Ringwood Avenue could have a contractor as soon as fall, said Passaic County Freeholder Director John Bartlett.
Hours at the MVC are changing as N.J.'s new Real ID license goes for a test drive NJ.com, 7/6/19 - State Motor Vehicle Commission agency hours will change, starting Saturday July 6, as the MVC prepares to issue the new federally mandated Real ID driver’s licenses statewide to meet a looming October 2020 deadline.
Rails to trails projects help us reclaim the American spirit | Lowry (Opinion) NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 7/6/19 - ...Which is why I was so glad to read, by way of Staff Writer David Zimmer of NorthJersey.com and the USA Today Network New Jersey, that plans are going forward for an ambitious hiking and biking trail that will run through 2.15 miles of “pastoral northern Passaic County.”
Uber 911 safety integration rolls out to southern NJ counties NJBiz.com, 7/3/19 - Ride-sharing company Uber is expanding its 911 information sharing program to include southern New Jersey counties, so when a rider or driver uses the in-app emergency button to call 911 key trip details will be automatically sent to 911 dispatchers to use to respond in an emergency.
PANYNJ launches pilot program with new bike parking facility for PATH Journal Square customers, patrons and employees Mass Transit, 7/3/19 - In an effort to expand environmentally friendly cycling initiatives, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has partnered with Brooklyn-based Oonee to place a 20-bike parking facility on PATH property at Journal Square, effective August 1.
Transit village to replace parking lot at 34th Street light rail station Hudson Reporter, 7/3/19 - NJ Transit is looking for a real estate developer to build a 4-12-story mixed-use development on its four-and-a-half-acre, right-triangle-shaped site on the east side of the 34th Street light rail station, currently used as a parking lot.
NJDOT Launches Enhanced 511NJ.org Travel Info Website Capemaycountyherald.com, 7/2/2019 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the launch of an updated and enhanced version of www.511NJ.org, the state’s traveler information website in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
How commuting in N.J. affects your health and what to do about it ... NJ.com, 7/1/19  - Commuting times and distances are statistically getting longer, and commuters pay a higher price, than just lost time and missed family commitments.
Grove Street Gets Jersey City’s First Protected Bike Lane JerseyDigs.com, 7/1/19 - A heavily traveled stretch through a Downtown neighborhood became a lot safer for bikers last week and further changes will be made over the summer as Jersey City revamps their streets.
Union rail trail extension will add to quality of life in Ocean, Monmouth NJTPA Mention
Asbury Park Press, 7/1/19 — Later this summer the first mile of the extension of Monmouth County’s Union Transportation Trail into Ocean County is expected to be complete. When the extension opens and a planned northern extension into Mercer County is finished, this safe path for pedestrians, horseback riders and bicyclists will connect Hightstown and New Egypt.
Rails to trails projects help us reclaim the American spirit | Lowry (Opinion) NJTPA Mention
NorthJersey.com, 7/6/19 - ...Which is why I was so glad to read, by way of Staff Writer David Zimmer of NorthJersey.com and the USA Today Network New Jersey, that plans are going forward for an ambitious hiking and biking trail that will run through 2.15 miles of “pastoral northern Passaic County.”
Uber 911 safety integration rolls out to southern NJ counties NJBiz.com, 7/3/19 - Ride-sharing company Uber is expanding its 911 information sharing program to include southern New Jersey counties, so when a rider or driver uses the in-app emergency button to call 911 key trip details will be automatically sent to 911 dispatchers to use to respond in an emergency.
Transit village to replace parking lot at 34th Street light rail station Hudson Reporter, 7/3/19 - NJ Transit is looking for a real estate developer to build a 4-12-story mixed-use development on its four-and-a-half-acre, right-triangle-shaped site on the east side of the 34th Street light rail station, currently used as a parking lot.
NJDOT Launches Enhanced 511NJ.org Travel Info Website Capemaycountyherald.com, 7/2/2019 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the launch of an updated and enhanced version of www.511NJ.org, the state’s traveler information website in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Union rail trail extension will add to quality of life in Ocean, Monmouth NJTPA MENTION
Asbury Park Press, 7/1/19 — Later this summer the first mile of the extension of Monmouth County’s Union Transportation Trail into Ocean County is expected to be complete. When the extension opens and a planned northern extension into Mercer County is finished, this safe path for pedestrians, horseback riders and bicyclists will connect Hightstown and New Egypt.
Grove Street Gets Jersey City’s First Protected Bike Lane JerseyDigs.com, 7/1/19 - A heavily traveled stretch through a Downtown neighborhood became a lot safer for bikers last week and further changes will be made over the summer as Jersey City revamps their streets.
How commuting in N.J. affects your health and what to do about it ... NJ.com, 7/1/19 - - Commuting times and distances are statistically getting longer, and commuters pay a higher price, than just lost time and missed family commitments.