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Celebrating Even the ‘Early Action’ Phase of Portal Bridge Project

John Reitmeyer | October 16, 2017 | Transportation

With money tight and no word from feds if they’re going to free up funds anytime soon for Gateway, start of small project gets full groundbreaking treatment

Gateway Official Says There’s ‘No Plan B’ if Federal Funding Falls Through

John Reitmeyer | September 26, 2017 | Transportation
Rail tunnel isn’t just about commuters; 10 percent of country’s gross domestic product relies on aging infrastructure
Fatal Hoboken Train Crash 1 Year On: Questions Remain Despite New NTSB Data
John Reitmeyer | September 22, 2017 | Transportation
Train engineer can’t remember last few seconds before crash, was severe sleep apnea the culprit?
Job No. 1 for Next Governor? NJ’s Transportation Infrastructure
John Reitmeyer | September 14, 2017 | Transportation
High-level policy recommendations, priorities, and projects all part of report prepared for Christie’s successor
Bipartisan Delegation from NJ, NY Pitch President Trump on Gateway Tunnel Project
John Reitmeyer | September 8, 2017 | Transportation
But administration offers no indication to governors, senators, and representatives if it will help pick up tab for ‘nation’s most important infrastructure project’
NJ Transit to Spend $185M on Train Storage Site that Critics Find Wanting
NJTV News Online | September 8, 2017 | Transportation
NJT boss says new facility is necessary, but detractors say it’s located in a flood plain and should not be funded ahead of other priorities
Planning for Trans-Hudson Tunnel Chugs Ahead with Release of Draft EIS
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2017 | Transportation
Troubling questions about financing remain to be answered, but the tunnel is anything but stalled
Amtrak Says Penn Station Repairs Likely to End Soon After Labor Day
John Reitmeyer | August 7, 2017 | Transportation
Upgrades right on schedule, agency says, but there might be more work needed after summer is over that could affect NJ Transit commuters
With a New Jersey E-ZPass It’s E-Z to Pay Higher Tolls in New York City
John Reitmeyer | August 4, 2017 | Transportation
They may think they’re getting a discount, but drivers with New Jersey-based EZ-Pass accounts are paying the same rate as cash customers at many NYC bridges and tunnels
Port Authority Shakeup: What Will Future of Agency Look Like with Degnan Gone?
John Reitmeyer | August 2, 2017 | Transportation
Former NJ Sen. O’Toole named as new chairman, but with two major projects underway, this is a critical time at Port
Absentee Train Engineers Keep NJ Transit’s ‘Summer of Hell’ at Low Boil
John Reitmeyer | July 20, 2017 | Transportation
Staffing problems have forced the agency to cancel 40 trains this week, as many as 64 all told this month
Bridgegate Architect Sentenced to Probation, Fined
NJTV News Online | July 13, 2017 | Transportation
David Wildstein’s extensive cooperation with government attorneys keeps him out of jail
Frelinghuysen Credited with $900M Aid to Gateway Tunnel, Other Transport Upgrades
John Reitmeyer | July 12, 2017 | Transportation
New House spending bill ignores Trump’s budget proposals, keeps funds in place for rail project and other infrastructure upgrades
After Penn Station Repairs, Gateway Tunnel Is Next Worry
NJTV News Online | July 11, 2017 | Transportation
Transit expert says sword of Damocles hangs over region because construction of Gateway tunnels is so far off
First Day of Commuter Hell Wasn’t So Bad After All
NJTV News Online | July 11, 2017 | Transportation
NJ Transit riders say start of the summer-long disruption to their commute could have been worse
Budget Stalemate Threatens 2018 Transportation Projects Worth $4B
John Reitmeyer | June 23, 2017 | Transportation
As governor and Democratic leaders remain at odds over state budget, $4 billion in Transportation Trust Fund spending also hangs in the balance
Christie, Degnan Kick Off Terminal A Modernization at Newark Airport
NJTV News Online | June 14, 2017 | Transportation
In remarks, governor says he ‘absolutely’ believes Trump administration will fund federal share of Gateway Tunnel project
NJ Commuters’ Summer of Hell Just Got Even Hotter
John Reitmeyer | June 1, 2017 | Transportation
NJ Transit plan includes up to 45-minute delays each way for almost 7,000 daily riders
Gubernatorial Hopefuls from Both Parties Have Plans for Transportation Spending
John Reitmeyer | May 30, 2017 | Transportation, Elections 2017
Now that the TTF is flush, should the money be spent boosting NJT’s capital budget and enhancing safety, rebuilding roads and bridges, or on all of the above?
360-Degree Cameras Give NJ Transit Buses a Better View from Driver’s Seat
John Reitmeyer | May 18, 2017 | Transportation
Once $29M system is installed in all buses, drivers will be able to keep a close eye on passengers, pedestrians, cars, and cyclists on all sides
Candidate Murphy Makes Big Promises on NJ Transit, Doesn’t Rule Out Tax Hike
John Reitmeyer | May 5, 2017 | Transportation, Elections 2017
Democratic frontrunner to succeed Gov. Christie is latest to give prescription for mass-transit woes. How long will commuters remain patient?
Bayonne Bridge Roadway Raising Comes Down to the Wire — Ahead of Schedule
John Reitmeyer | May 3, 2017 | Transportation
In just a few weeks some of the world’s largest megaships will be able to cruise under newly elevated infrastructure and reach Port Newark-Elizabeth
What’s the Plan for PATH Service to Newark Liberty Airport?
John Reitmeyer | May 1, 2017 | Transportation
With $57 million in preliminary spending approved, where is the money going, and what’s the big picture?
Major Repairs at NY’s Penn Station Likely Mean More Delays, Service Disruptions
John Reitmeyer | April 28, 2017 | Transportation
Amtrak’s plan to address issues with aging infrastructure will impact NJ Transit’s daily commuters — as well as those going into city on weekend
Planning for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Back on Track, Driven by Revitalized TTF
John Reitmeyer | April 25, 2017 | Transportation
Funds available to take extension project through environmental-impact study, but money from Trump administration now appears iffy
Protestors Dog Christie as Booker Pleads for Federal Help on Tunnel Upgrades
John Reitmeyer | April 20, 2017 | Transportation
Senator says we’re on the brink of ‘a traffic Armageddon,’ protesters say governor’s fateful decisions fueled the crisis
New Terminal A Cleared for Takeoff at Newark International Airport
NJTV News Online | April 20, 2017 | Transportation
Port Authority will spend $2.3B to replace aging terminal with something sleeker, more streamlined
Hoboken Terminal Project Provides Respite from Amtrak-NJT Bickering
John Reitmeyer | April 18, 2017 | Transportation
Although ongoing work will not be finished for several years, significant progress is being made — including on pedestrian concourse
NJ Lawmakers Wrangle Over Who Decides How TTF Billions Will Be Spent
John Reitmeyer | April 13, 2017 | Transportation
Senate President rejects Republican senator’s claim that new commission could politicize how projects are selected
If Federal Funds for Gateway Go South, Backup Plan Is for Private-Public Partnership
WNYC News Online | April 12, 2017 | Transportation
It’s still not clear if President Trump will honor infrastructure grant made by Obama administration
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