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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
Christie, Cuomo Want Independent Review of Penn Station Problems
John Reitmeyer | April 11, 2017 | Transportation
After latest train derailment, governors want outside ‘verification of track safety’ at the timeworn transit hub
Christie Says NJ Transit to Withhold Amtrak Fee for NY Penn Station Failure
NJTV News Online | April 7, 2017 | Transportation
In aftermath of latest train derailment, governor slams lack of proper maintenance at the transit hub
State Funding of NJ Transit: Scudder Says ‘Appropriate,’ Lawmakers Say ‘Inadequate’
John Reitmeyer | April 6, 2017 | Transportation
Concerns about funding of NJ Transit were aired in both Trenton and Washington, D.C. yesterday as commuters dealt with the latest misery at New York Penn Station
$400M Supplemental Transportation Aid OK’d in Time for Pothole Season
John Reitmeyer | March 27, 2017 | Transportation
No specifics yet on what projects will be tackled; $260M to go to roads and bridges, $140M to NJ Transit. Transportation Trust Fund now sitting pretty at $2B
Pushing to Keep Trump Budget Cuts from Derailing NJ Mass-Transit Projects
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2017 | Transportation
Lawmakers, transportation advocates argue that loss of funding would be a blow not just to New Jersey but the entire Northeast corridor
Trump Infrastructure Flip-Flop Could Put Gateway Tunnel Project in Peril
John Reitmeyer | March 20, 2017 | Transportation
The first element of Gateway, a mission-critical bridge, may not get the needed — and expected — federal funding, possibly derailing entire initiative
How Long Can NJ Transit Keep Rolling with Flat State Aid?
John Reitmeyer | March 13, 2017 | Transportation
Agency says it has no plans to hike fares; environmentalists unhappy with governor’s plan to shunt $82 million from Clean Energy Fund to NJT
$400 Million in Supplemental Spending Could Smooth Way to Transportation Projects
John Reitmeyer | March 10, 2017 | Transportation
Bipartisan backers of proposal say it will ease burden on local taxpayers and generate jobs in construction industry
North Brunswick Residents Still Waiting for NJ Transit Train Station
NJTV News Online | March 10, 2017 | Transportation
The governor authorized construction of the station in 2013, but the project seems to have run completely off the rails
What’s Wrong with NJ Transit? Commuters Get to Weigh In
John Reitmeyer | February 24, 2017 | Transportation
A survivor of last year’s fatal train accident in Hoboken was among those who testified at a public hearing about the mass transit agency
PA Passes $32 Billion Spending Plan — Still Not Enough to Build Bus Terminal
John Reitmeyer | February 17, 2017 | Transportation
Budget includes $70 million to jumpstart planning process for new terminal, but completion of this critical part of project could extend to 2030 or beyond
NJ Lawmakers Oppose PA Spending Plan if Bus Terminal Initiative Not Funded
John Reitmeyer | February 14, 2017 | Transportation
Legislators on both sides of the aisle seem ready to stall vote on $32B capital plan unless it includes $70M for bus terminal planning effort
Jersey City Development Puts Big Squeeze on PATH Trains
NJTV News online | February 9, 2017 | Transportation
With even more residential development in pipeline, Mayor Fulop says Port Authority has not taken influx of new riders into account in its plans
Without Extra Billions, Bus Terminal Won’t Be Replaced Before Late 2020's
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2017 | Transportation
Concerns raised about urgent need to do something for commuters, bus companies at final public hearing before key February 16 vote
Committee with Key Role in Allocating TTF Billions Not Yet Named
NJTV News Online | February 8, 2017 | Transportation
Purpose of the panel is to ensure ‘legislative input’ in selection of capital projects
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