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Murphy signs electric vehicles incentives measure NJBIZ, 1/17/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 17 signed into law a bill providing incentives and rebates toward purchases of electric vehicles.
Aggressive Program to Electrify NJ Transportation Ready to Launch Today NJ Spotlight, 1/17/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected today to sign a bill viewed as one of the most comprehensive programs any state in the nation has put in place to electrify its transportation system.
United introduces hourly shuttle service from Newark to DC NJBiz.com, 1/17/20 - United says it will operate the world’s only two-cabin, 50-seat regional aircraft – the Bombardier CRJ-550 – on most flights. The airline says tickets for the 13 daily flights will be available for purchase beginning Jan. 18 and that service starts on March 29.
Advocates for people with disabilities detail obstacles in traveling NJ Transit NorthJersey.com, 1/16/20 - “Living independently, finding and maintaining competitive employment or socializing with friends and family are only possible with reliable transportation,” said Tom Buffato, executive director for ARC of New Jersey.
Hillsborough Gets $500,000 to Help Ease Route 206 Truck Traffic Tapinto.net, 1/16/20 - TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) announced Thursday that Hillsborough will be receiving $500,000 from the state after Gov. Phil Murphy released $121 million in earmarked state funds that had been frozen in the summer, as a safeguard against tax collections falling short.
The Bridge to and From Paradise: LBI, That Is Tapinto.net - 1/16/20 - Depending on who you talk to, the bridge going from the mainland to LBI has a few names. Some call it the Causeway, although it is formally known as the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has another label for the seemingly endless bridge construction. The various aspects of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project aren’t scheduled to conclude until 2024.
Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett Elected First Vice-Chair of North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority NJTPA Mention
TAP into Wayne, 1/16/20 — Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett was elected First Vice-Chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the Jan. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.
Sweeney’s NJ Transit Panel Fields Complaints from Riders with Disabilities NJ Spotlight, 1/17/20 - The difficulties riders with disabilities face when using NJ Transit’s trains and buses was the focus Thursday of the third in a series of legislative hearings on the continuing deficiencies of the state’s mass transportation system.
Top transit expert nominated to NJ Transit’s board of directors NJ.com, 1/15/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy made two more nominations to NJ Transit’s board of directors this week, NJ Advance Media has learned. One would seat a transit expert and Raritan Valley Line rider and the other repeats an earlier nomination of a Democratic official who worked on his campaign.
Ferry commuters should see some relief soon. Biggest vessel is back in service. NJ.com, 1/15/20 - Mechanical problems that plagued NY Waterway this month could be abating after a big boat that was on the sidelines is scheduled to return to service Wednesday.
Springfield Town Hall Hosts Presentation on NJDOT Morris Ave. Bridge Project Tapinto.net, 1/15/19 - SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In anticipation of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) project scheduled to start in later this decade, the township hosted an information presentation at the municipal building from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
MOTBY ferry terminal to open in September HudsonReporter.com, 1/15/19 - The ferry terminal slated for construction at the former Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne (MOTBY) will open in September.
Ferry commuters should see some relief soon. Biggest vessel is back in service. NJ.com, 1/15/20 - Mechanical problems that plagued NY Waterway this month could be abating after a big boat that was on the sidelines is scheduled to return to service Wednesday.
Springfield Town Hall Hosts Presentation on NJDOT Morris Ave. Bridge Project Tapinto.net, 1/15/19 - SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In anticipation of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) project scheduled to start in later this decade, the township hosted an information presentation at the municipal building from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
Murphy signs law requiring NJ Transit to study Raritan Valley 'one-seat ride' to Penn NorthJersey.com, 1/14/20 - The Raritan Valley Line's "one-seat ride" into Penn Station New York will be studied by NJ Transit and a report must be issued in July, according to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday.
NJ Transit Governing Board Gets New Members, Ending Lengthy Stalemate over Nominees NJspotlight.com, 1/14/20 - Decision made on last full day of legislative session, brings board closer to its full complement of 13.
Roxbury's DeFillippo to Head state Transportation Planning Authority NJTPA Mention
TAP into Roxbury, 1/13/2020 —Roxbury resident Kathy DeFillippo, a Morris County freeholder, was elected Monday to a 2-year term as chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).
Murphy to decide on bill creating EV incentives and statewide program NJBiz.com, 1/14/20 - The state Legislature sent Gov. Phil Murphy a long-stalled bill that would dramatically ramp up New Jersey’s electric vehicle market over the next decade.
Coalition presses Trump on $14B Hudson River tunnel replacement NJBiz.com, 1/13/20 - The Build Gateway Now Coalition issued a statement on Jan. 10 in response to President Donald Trump’s comments... 
NJ Transit to conduct study on Raritan Valley/NYC one-seat rail service NJBiz.com, 1/13/20 - The report will be required to include findings concerning why service was initially suspended, historical and expected ridership for the direct rail service to New York City; action that NJ Transit would be required to take in order to provide the service; the amount of time those actions are expected to take; the cost to provide the service; and any factors that may delay or increase the cost of providing the service.
NJ Congressman's Plans for a 'Clean Economoy' by 2050 NJ 101.5, 1/13/20 - The window for limiting catastrophic climate-related disasters is closing, federal lawmakers say. So members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, have a plan to get the United States to a "100% clean economy" in the next 30 years.

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Top 10 transportation trends to watch for in 2020 Green Biz, 12/17/19 - 

It's that time of year again, where we simultaneously look back at the year slipping away behind us and towards the shiny new year full of promise just ahead. There was a lot to celebrate in transportation in 2019. It was a big year for cities to buy electric transit buses and ban diesel cars from city centers (at least Europe).

The next big thing in transportation? The ‘un-car’ Fast Company, Jan. 8, 2020 - Here are two important characteristics of the airline industry: Just two manufacturers produce 99% of the world’s airplanes for airlines, and everyday passengers have a hard time telling those aircraft apart—and mostly don’t care anyway. Weirdly enough, though, these characteristics are important to the future of cars. Why? Because the present of Boeing and Airbus could be the future of the automotive industry.
CES 2020: These car tech innovations will change your life Road Show, Jan. 11, 2020 - CES 2020 is a wonderful yet bewildering place, jam-packed with available-right-now tech and never-will-be moonshots in equal measure. It's hard to find -- let alone make sense of -- the automobiles, technology and services that will impact you, the consumer.
In New Jersey, a Mega-Mall and a Twitter Account Reclaim a Misunderstood State  Rolling Stone, Dec. 30, 2019 - New Jersey’s Meadowlands is home to toxic waste, rumored bodies of dead mobsters, and, now, The American Dream — a three million square foot palace to shopping, dining and indoor entertainment. From the highway, it looks a like an airport mated with a waterslide: bright plastic tubes burst from its white façade at odd intervals, while its great glass atrium houses a garden of synthetic delights.
 
Trucking Companies Blame Rocky Economic Conditions For 2019 Shutdowns Yahoo, December 30, 2019 - After last year's red-hot freight market and record profits, many trucking companies blame rocky economic conditions, a weak freight market and soaring insurance and equipment costs as the main reasons some fleets did not survive the economic downturn in 2019.

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