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Maplewood NJ Transit Bus Garage Getting $68M Upgrade for EV Buses, 10/1/2023 - In case you missed it: Earlier this month (Sept. 6 ,2023), New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the Federal Highway Administration awarded an additional $425 million in federal transportation dollars to the New Jersey Department of Transportation....
NJ Transit survey finds riders mostly commute midweek. And they gave the agency its highest ranking ever., 10/1/2023 - Commuters who still are splitting their work weeks between home and the office apparently don’t like Fridays. NJ Transit’s latest customer survey, which also continues to document post coronavirus pandemic travel trends, found that Fridays, not Mondays are the days that the fewest commuters travel to their office or place of work.
With $1M From State, Union County Plans New Bikeway, 9/30/2023 - Construction on a new bikeway to give riders and pedestrians more access to the East Coast Greenway is expected within the next two years, thanks to funding awarded to the county this month by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. 
NJ Transit to replace canceled bus routes in Hudson, Essex counties, 9/29/2023 - NJ Transit has come to the rescue of riders who use seven A&C and Coach USA ONE Bus routes in Hudson and Essex counties when those private carriers discontinue those lines in October.
Struggling private bus companies are abandoning commuter service. Can NJ Transit step in?, 9/28/2023 - The decision by the owners of A&C Bus Company to close shop and end service next month on four Jersey City bus routes marks the end of several eras. 
N.J.’s first electric shuttles roll in Trenton. People can’t stop asking about them., 9/28/2023 - The six-seat blue and white Go Trenton shuttle immediately attracted attention as it hit the streets Wednesday for the first time New Jersey’s capital city.
N.J.’s gas tax will increase Sunday. Here’s how we’ll rank compared to other states., 9/28/2023 - (Paywall) New Jersey’s gasoline tax will increase by nearly a penny per gallon this weekend, making it the seventh highest rate in the nation.
N.J. should use corporate taxes to avert NJ Transit fare hikes, group says, 9/27/2023 (Paywall) - New Jersey should extend a soon-to-sunset tax on corporate profits and use the proceeds to avert an approaching fiscal cliff for NJ Transit that could mean fare hikes and service cuts for commuters, New Jersey Policy Perspective proposed on Wednesday.
Newark airport ranks dead last for customer satisfaction (again). But there’s hope., 9/26/2023 - Newark Liberty International Airport, which completed opening of a new $2.7 billion Terminal A in August, still got poor ratings from travelers in the latest J.D Power North America Airport Satisfaction Study.
Federal agency seeks public input on plans for old railroad tracks in Jersey City, 9/26/2023 - Railroad tracks crisscross the city and connect neighborhoods. But some of them aren’t being used anymore, and there are debates about their future uses.
$60M for rail bridge project over Passaic will cut train delays. Here's how much, 9/25/2023 - Conrail was awarded a federal grant of nearly $60 million to fund the second phase of a replacement drawbridge that will dramatically reduce train wait times.
Murphy picks N.J. transportation leader as his new chief of staff, 9/25/2023 - State Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti will become third person to hold the job under Murphy, replacing outgoing chief of staff George Helmy, who is departing at the end of the month after four and a half years.

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Amsterdam preparing to lower speed limit to 30 kilometers per hour NL Times, 10/2/23 - Amsterdam is preparing to lower its speed limits to 30 kilometers per hour (18.6 mph). The city will install almost 5,000 new speed signs, adjust 170 traffic lights, and take other “infrastructural measures.” It is also launching a campaign with the slogan: “We drive 30 for each other.”
Secrets of the World’s Coolest Bike Tunnel Bloomberg Citylab, 9/21/23 - Norway’s Fyllingsdalen tunnel is a showstopping piece of urban cycling infrastructure — for a city where car-centric development still dominates.
Plan would tear down FDR Drive in FiDi to make way for green space, boulevard 1010 WINS, 9/20/23 - A stretch of the FDR Drive in New York City's Financial District would be torn down and replaced with a pedestrian-friendly green space and boulevard under a plan unveiled Wednesday.
A statewide grant offered free e-bikes. Rural communities are taking advantage. Rocky Mountain PBS, 9/20/23 - Morgan County, in rural Northeast Colorado, will give 30 free e-bikes to low-income Morgan Community College students and low-income essential workers. The state’s energy office grant provided $78,500 for the project, with the city and college contributing $26,240 for bikes, safety accessories and training videos.
New York City’s Battle Against Congestion Begins at the Curb, 9/5/23 - On a recent Monday afternoon on New York City’s Upper West Side, space at the curb was in high demand. An Amazon van idled in the middle of Columbus Avenue as its driver dashed to a nearby building to deliver boxes. Riders of cabs and Ubers scrambled to skirt a restaurant’s outdoor dining shed and avoid the cyclists flowing past down the bike lane.