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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
State’s Failure to Directly Fund NJT Could Keep It From Taking Critical Safety Steps
Tara Nurin | December 7, 2016 | Transportation
Experts warn that NJ Transit’s reliance on ticket sales rather than dedicated funding is stymying its efforts to deploy federally required speed-control technology
Bipartisan Group of NJ Lawmakers Blasts NY Pols Over Bus Terminal
Joe Tyrrell | December 1, 2016 | Transportation
Democrats and Republicans present united front, insisting that a replacement for the current “Third-World” terminal will be built as planned
Unlikely Allies Worked Hard for Transportation Trust Fund Fix
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2016 | Transportation
Forward NJ, a coalition of business, labor and others, set out in 2014 to save the TTF from going bankrupt. Is cooperation on other big issues on the cards?
Ballot Questions: Voters Reject Casinos Outside AC, Approve Fuel-Tax Dedication
John Reitmeyer | November 9, 2016 | Transportation, Elections 2016
The results of the two ballot questions before voters yesterday might ‘speak to how much voters dislike Trenton’
NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety
Chase Brush | November 7, 2016 | Transportation
Joint legislative panel blasts state’s largest mass-transportation agency, grills its new chief on transparency and operations
American Dream Deferred: Developer Postpones $1.15 Billion Bond Issue
John Reitmeyer | November 4, 2016 | Transportation
State officials say it’s only a minor glitch in getting financing for the planned megamall and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands
NJ Spotlight Writer Takes to Airwaves to Explain Gas Tax, Ballot Question
NJ Spotlight Staff | November 4, 2016 | Transportation
John Reitmeyer visited WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to help dispel public confusion, especially about Public Question #2
Backers of Public Question #2 Say It’s Only Way to Make Sure Gas Tax Goes to TTF
John Reitmeyer | November 1, 2016 | Transportation, Elections 2016
Opponents say voting it down will send strong message to Trenton, impact plans to borrow billions to complete transportation projects
State Offers $2.8B in Bonds to Help Top off Depleted Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | October 26, 2016 | Transportation
Financial offering — and $500 million private bank loan — bring home the fact that TTF renewal involves significant amount of new debt
TTF Legislation Hits Small Pothole on Way to Final Approval
Chase Brush | October 6, 2016 | Transportation
Lawmakers delay vote, arguing that process lacks transparency, hits residents who can least afford it hardest at the gas pump
New York Governor Announces Plan to Offload Penn Station
WNYC News | October 5, 2016 | Transportation
City says it will build train hall in General Post Office while renovating platforms at Penn
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