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Governor Positive of Better Days Ahead for NJ Transit, Tackling Thorniest Issues

John Reitmeyer | September 20, 2018 | Transportation

After another difficult summer for commuters, Murphy says his administration is ‘obsessed’ with fixing the problem-plagued agency

Talk About Stalled Trans-Hudson Tunnel, Portal Bridge Takes on Ominous Tone

John Reitmeyer | September 5, 2018 | Transportation
New Jersey officials cite national security and commuter safety — and the Titanic — as they urge Trump administration to make good on promises about infrastructure investments
Express Toll Lanes Could Help NJ Motorists Steer Clear of Congestion
John Reitmeyer | September 4, 2018 | Transportation
A proposal to build high occupancy toll lanes on state’s most crowded highways is getting serious consideration from Sweeney and Sarlo
Lawmakers Discuss Easing Residency Requirement for NJ Transit Workers
John Reitmeyer | August 17, 2018 | Transportation
Shortage of engineers has added to agency’s troubles this summer. Governor supports hiring workers from neighboring states
DOT’s Prescription for Route 495 Repair Headaches: Patience
NJTV News | August 15, 2018 | Transportation
We’re facing two-and-a-half years of major disruption into and out of the Lincoln Tunnel as repair work on the Route 495 Viaduct goes into high gear this week
Murphy to NJ Transit Commuters: There’s No Quick Fix in the Offing
NJTV News | August 10, 2018 | Transportation
Governor appreciates that most train engineers are giving their all, but cites a ‘small population’ responsible for most cancellations
NJ Transit Boosts Budget, While Commuters Line Up to Complain About Service
John Reitmeyer | August 9, 2018 | Transportation
State agency votes to increase operating and capital budgets by $200 million all told, admits the addition will stem but not solve ongoing problems
NJ Transit’s Service Cuts Bring Fresh Hell as Agency Pushes to Meet PTC Deadline
John Reitmeyer | August 8, 2018 | Transportation
NJ commuters to New York City went through ‘summer of hell’ last year. They face renewed misery because of latest service changes, suspensions
Bridge and Tunnel Slow Woes: Major Route 495 Repair Will Clog the Lincoln
John Reitmeyer | August 3, 2018 | Transportation
Traffic pileup: Transportation officials warn construction will lead to severe congestion, delays for ‘next two-and-a-half years’
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
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