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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
Democrats’ Delay on PA Reform Keeps Agency’s NJ Chairman in Place
John Reitmeyer | February 6, 2017 | Transportation
Democratic lawmakers stall reform bill in response to Christie CV, because once it’s passed Chairman Degnan will be replaced by NY counterpart
Focus on PATH Extension, Tunnel Helix at Hearing on Port Authority’s $32B Plan
John Reitmeyer | February 1, 2017 | Transportation
Agency proposes spending billions on a number of projects, not all of which have unanimous approval
NJ Officials, Commuters Say New Bus Terminal Vital; Will Port Authority Act in Time?
John Reitmeyer | January 31, 2017 | Transportation
The run-down Port Authority bus terminal needs to be replaced, but some are concerned the agency’s capital plan does not provide proper funding
Fractured Truss in Delaware River Bridge Means Weeks of Rerouted Traffic
NJTV News Online | January 26, 2017 | Transportation
Although experts still unsure as to exact cause of break, Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority indicates it's “an act of nature”
Could Commuters and Labor Really Get a Say in New Jersey Transit?
John Reitmeyer | January 20, 2017 | Transportation
Train accidents, fare hikes, and service cuts have all been part of NJ Transit’s recent history. Now there’s a bid to give riders and workers effective input to its future
Lawmakers Fear NJ Commuters May Not See New PA Bus Terminal Until 2030
John Reitmeyer | January 18, 2017 | Transportation
Digging into capital plan also reveals that PATH extension to Newark Airport will not include stop in South Ward, considered key to city’s economic development
SEC Raps Port Authority with Penalty, Raises Doubts About Christie’s Credibility
John Reitmeyer | January 12, 2017 | Politics, Transportation
Commission reveals administration planned to use funding for ARC commuter tunnel to finance infrastructure fixes long before governor canceled project citing concerns about cost overruns
PA Board Gives NJ Lawmakers, Advocates Some of What They Wanted
John Reitmeyer | January 6, 2017 | Transportation
Commissioners approve $30 billion capital-spending plan, but only set aside $3.5 billion for bus terminal, not enough to carry project to completion
Keeping Safety First for New Jersey’s Ridesharing Passengers
Colleen O'Dea | December 21, 2016 | Transportation
New regulations for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft would require driver background checks, bump up insurance coverage, among other protections
Officials: Plan to Add Rail Tunnel Under Hudson Right on Track
NJTV News Online | December 13, 2016 | Transportation
Gateway Program would also convert Manhattan post office to new rail station, replace 106-year-old bridge
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