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How to Repair NJ Transit — Start with the Top Brass

John Reitmeyer | July 16, 2018 | Transportation

Money isn’t enough. New report suggests governing board of beleaguered transportation agency needs significant reform

NJ Agencies Try to Calm Trump Hostility to Gateway Project

John Reitmeyer | July 10, 2018 | Transportation
Port Authority takes over more aspects of trans-Hudson tunnel, NJ Transit confirms extra money for Portal Bridge. But is President’s enmity toward New York Senator Chuck Schumer the real impediment?
Floating a $600 Million Bond Issue to Build New Portal Bridge
John Reitmeyer | June 13, 2018 | Transportation
Plan could go long way to convincing Trump administration to pony up its contribution to bridge project, a key element for speeding rail traffic along Northeast Corridor
Can $51 Billion Upgrade to Region’s Airports Get off the Ground?
Colleen O'Dea | June 13, 2018 | Transportation
The Regional Plan Association wants to revamp Newark, Kennedy, and LaGuardia to stay ahead of expected growth — and pull plug on Teterboro to stay clear of rising sea level
No ‘Summer of Hell’ Repeat for NJ Transit Riders During New Penn Station Repairs
John Reitmeyer | May 21, 2018 | Transportation
Uncertainty over funding for planned new trans-Hudson rail tunnel won’t affect Amtrak’s ongoing upgrades to infrastructure
NJ Transit Running Late on Installing Braking Safety Systemwide
NJTV News | May 18, 2018 | Transportation
The agency is in danger of missing a federal deadline for putting in place positive train control
Murphy Team Revamps Transportation Spending, Works to Beef Up NJ Transit
John Reitmeyer | May 2, 2018 | Transportation
Reversing approach of previous governors, administration commits to more ‘pay-as-you-go’ for transit improvements, less debt
New Jersey Transit Running Late on Positive Train Control
NJTV News Online | May 1, 2018 | Transportation
Missing December deadline could mean fines, having NJT trains banned from using Hudson tunnels into New York Penn Station
Murphy Says He’ll Back NJ Transit Plans to Get More Bus Drivers on the Road
John Reitmeyer | April 24, 2018 | Transportation
Governor also indicates he’s behind the push to hire other personnel to help agency achieve on-time performance across the state
Are Transparency and Oversight Coming to Port Authority at Last?
John Reitmeyer | April 2, 2018 | Transportation
A reworked reform bill and a sympathetic Democratic governor in Trenton could mean progress on an initiative that’s been spinning its wheels since 2011
Federal Spending Bill Before Congress Could Mean $541M for Gateway Project
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2018 | Transportation
Far from the $30 billion the Gateway tunnel and Portal Bridge will ultimately cost, federal funds could get shovels in the ground for critical infrastructure initiative
Murphy Rolls Out Spending Priorities for $242M Increase in Budget for NJ Transit
John Reitmeyer | March 21, 2018 | Transportation
Governor says commuters can expect better service, upgraded facilities, more staff — and no immediate fare hike
NJ Officials Scramble to Save Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel After Trump Snub on Funding
John Reitmeyer | February 20, 2018 | Transportation
Big blow to prospect of federal cash for Gateway infrastructure project leads some lawmakers to consider fighting for it in Congress, others to work on Plan B
More Train Cars Now, First Step to Ease Overcrowding on NJ Transit
John Reitmeyer | February 16, 2018 | Transportation
Governor announces immediate move to relieve some of the ‘greatest headaches for commuters,’ underlines pledge to make agency one of his administration's priorities
Lawmakers Want $166M for Rail, Roads, Bridges on Top of $2B Already Budgeted
John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2018 | Transportation
Gas-tax increase in 2016 was supposed to solve underfunding of infrastructure projects in New Jersey but legislators want supplemental funding — again
Engineer’s Sleep Apnea, NJ Transit’s Lax Screening Led to Hoboken Crash — NTSB
John Reitmeyer | February 7, 2018 | Transportation
Safety board recommends key upgrades and Sen. Booker wants to roll back Trump administration’s reversal of federal sleep apnea regulations for train drivers
State Lawmakers Call for 30 Pages of Reforms at New Jersey Transit
John Reitmeyer | February 5, 2018 | Transportation
Extensive recommendations include more commuters on agency's board of directors, targeted focus groups for fare hikes, closer state oversight
Murphy’s Pick to Fix NJ Transit Is Infrastructure Expert, Veteran Commuter
John Reitmeyer | January 31, 2018 | Transportation
Kevin Corbett, who has a lot of experience in big subway projects but none in running a mass-transit agency, says he won’t accept status quo at NJT
Murphy's Latest EO Seeks to Get NJ Transit Back on Track (and on Time)
John Reitmeyer | January 23, 2018 | Transportation
Governor wants nothing less than full-scale financial and operational audit on way to organizational overhaul
Murphy Socked by Lawsuit over Christie’s Decision to End Harbor Compact
Colleen O'Dea | January 17, 2018 | Transportation
New governor must deal with predecessor’s last-minute signing of law to pull New Jersey out of Waterfront Commission
Working on Plan B If Feds Leave NJ-NY in Lurch Over Trans-Hudson Funding
John Reitmeyer | January 12, 2018 | Transportation
Amid ominous signals from federal officials about funding a replacement for crumbling rail tunnel between New Jersey and Manhattan, local legislator says its time for contingency plans
Governor Lands Commuters with $2B in Fare Hikes to Help Pay for Gateway Project
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2017 | Transportation
Christie, Cuomo flesh out payment plan for long-planned infrastructure upgrade that involves tapping New Jersey straphangers for a big contribution
Port Authority Pushes on with Plans to Extend PATH from NYC to Newark Liberty
John Reitmeyer | November 22, 2017 | Transportation
Once completed new service will give commuters and tourists one-seat ride to airport, could also help open Newark’s South Ward to economic redevelopment
Another Round of Repairs for Penn Station NYC Will Mean More Schedule Changes
John Reitmeyer | November 15, 2017 | Transportation
Officials assure commuters this will not be another ‘Summer of Hell’ starting after New Year’s
Governor’s Race 2017: Candidates Pledge to Fix NJ's Transportation Woes
John Reitmeyer | October 31, 2017 | Transportation, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Leading candidates agree Garden State’s transportation issues are critical, but they diverge significantly on how to repair them
Lesniak’s Last Campaign — to Give NJ Transit Commuters Seats on the Board
John Reitmeyer | October 27, 2017 | Transportation
Outgoing senator wants to give a real say to NJT’s harried passengers, who’ve dealt with crashes, fare hikes, service reductions, and reduced reliability
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
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