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Despite TTF Deal, It’s Still Unclear When Roadwork Will Resume in New Jersey
John Reitmeyer | October 4, 2016 | Transportation
Christie’s executive order idled some 3,000 construction workers during the warm weather. Can it be lifted in time to make a dent in outstanding projects?
Summit Offers Subsidized Uber Rides to Station for 100 Commuters
NJTV News Online | October 4, 2016 | Transportation
Officials say pilot program is first of its kind in the country and is expected to free up space in city garages without building new ones
Christie, Democratic Leaders Finally Agree On Plan for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2016 | Transportation
Deal balances 23-cent gas-tax hike with cut in sales tax to 6.625 percent, elimination of estate tax, and breaks for working poor, senior citizens, veterans
NJ Transit Train Wreck at Hoboken Terminal Kills 1
NPR National Public Radio | September 30, 2016 | Transportation
Some passengers said train was traveling too fast. More than 100 injured in crash
With Infrastructure Projects Sidelined, Who Pays for Broken Contracts?
Chase Brush | September 23, 2016 | Transportation
Counties and municipalities are coming under the gun for road and bridge projects Christie has shut down until cash is found for Transportation Trust Fund
Too Soon to Talk TTF Compromise, but if Christie Budges Will Sweeney Follow?
John Reitmeyer and Chase Brush | September 20, 2016 | Budget, Transportation
Meanwhile, several alternative have emerged, including a hybrid solution that incorporates cuts to estate and sales taxes
Why Does It Cost So Much to Maintain New Jersey’s Roads?
NJTV News Online | September 8, 2016 | Transportation
Heavy trucks, heavy traffic, and aging infrastructure all play a part in driving up costs
NJ Legislative Leaders Can’t Even Agree to a Sit-Down on Transportation Funding
John Reitmeyer | August 16, 2016 | Transportation
Prieto has called for a summit, but Sweeney remains hopeful of bypassing Gov. Christie
Could Lack of Neighborhood Input Stall Progress on New Port Authority Terminal?
John Reitmeyer | August 15, 2016 | Transportation
Port Authority officials pledge to listen to neighborhood representatives, but unsympathetic to calls to move site to Jersey side of Hudson
Bridges On New Jersey Rail Freight Lines in Need of Safety Upgrades
NJTV News Online | August 3, 2016 | Transportation
But repairs or replacement are delayed by lack of funds due to Transportation Trust Fund stalemate
Senate Fails To Vote On Transportation Trust Fund, Pension Amendment
John Reitmeyer | August 2, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Steve Sweeney, still short of votes to override an expected Christie veto, accuses the governor of ‘auditioning for Donald Trump’s cabinet’
Piscataway Mayor Tells DOT What It Can Do with TTF Work Stoppage
NJTV News Online | July 21, 2016 | Transportation
Brian Wahler got a shutdown order about a Piscataway project, and then he got mad
Split Over Transportation Funding in New Jersey Appears To Be Growing
John Reitmeyer | July 20, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Some say short-term fix based on borrowing may be the only way to restart road repairs
Acting DOT Commissioner Gets Grilling, Bipartisan Support in Senate Hearing
John Reitmeyer | July 15, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Richard Hammer appears to be on track for confirmation in spite of transportation funding impasse
Eight Hundred Workers Idled by Transportation Trust Fund Stalemate
WNYC Public Radio | July 13, 2016 | Transportation
Number could more than double by end of week, during what should be peak employment period for construction workers
Sweeney Willing to Bend if Christie Will Compromise on Transportation Funding
John Reitmeyer | July 12, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Senate president warns that if agreement on TTF can’t be reached before national political conventions begin, deadlock will extend through summer
NJ Transit’s Infrastructure -- Especially Its Hudson Tunnel -- Shows Its Age
WNYC Public Radio | July 8, 2016 | Transportation
An agency beset by budget gaps, major stoppages, low morale, and a crumbling tunnel
With TTF Tapped Out, Christie Issues List of Transportation Projects to Be Put on Hold
John Reitmeyer | July 7, 2016 | Transportation
Shutdowns expected in all 21 counties. Administration restricts funds for projects that protect ‘health, safety, and welfare’
Reforming the Port Authority: The ‘Other’ Problem That Won’t Go Away
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Almost three years after Bridgegate, NJ and NY lawmakers still have no direct oversight of agency that’s about to embark on multibillion dollar projects
Gridlock: No Agreement on Transportation Trust Fund as 5-Year Plan Expires
John Reitmeyer | July 1, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Christie freezes all nonessential transportation projects. Senate and Assembly leaders split on how deeply to cut other taxes to compensate for hike in gas tax
What the Democrats -- and Christie -- Say About the Assembly’s TTF Plan
NJ TV News Online | June 30, 2016 | Transportation
Dueling press conferences and divergent views about the proposed sales tax cut and what it means to NJ
Tuning and Tweaking Legislation Targeting the Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | June 22, 2016 | Transportation
A few subtle changes in the original bipartisan plan would put a cap on how much the gas tax could increase and give retirees a more generous break on their taxable income
Battle Lines Being Drawn over Competing Plans for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | June 20, 2016 | Transportation
Some conservatives argue Sarlo-Oroho gas-tax hike untenable. Some liberals worry tax cuts will mean less for safety-net programs. The TTF goes broke in less than two weeks
Renewing the Transportation Trust Fund Without Raising Gas Tax
NJTV News Online | June 15, 2016 | Transportation
Sen. Beck’s plan calls for merging state agencies, public employee healthcare givebacks, and 3 percent annual growth. Do the numbers add up?
Christie Derides Bipartisan Gas-Tax Hike as ‘Payoff’ to Counties and Towns
John Reitmeyer | June 14, 2016 | Transportation
With the governor’s approval ratings at a record low, how much will lawmakers really care what he thinks?
Is There a Bipartisan Light at the End of the Transit-Funding Tunnel?
John Reitmeyer | June 13, 2016 | Transportation
New plan would more than double gas tax, freeing up money to upgrade NJ’s crumbling infrastructure
Can the TTF Rescue Plan Ensure Tax Fairness Through Tax Cuts?
John Reitmeyer | June 13, 2016 | Transportation
A complex calculus of tax cuts and phase outs are part of the economic infrastructure of the Sarlo-Oroho plan
A Republican Plan to Raise Gas Tax and Refuel Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | June 7, 2016 | Transportation
Bumping up the gas tax by about 20 cents, according to Sen. Oroho, would keep fund solvent, but he wants to see tax cuts in return
Trenton Turns Its Attention to Next Crisis, the Ailing Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | May 27, 2016 | Transportation
One solution envisions a gas-tax hike; the other wants to hold steady on the gas tax and institute a pay-as-you-go scheme
Port Authority Urged to Keep Pedal to Metal on New Bus Terminal Project
John Reitmeyer | May 25, 2016 | Transportation
Although new facility may not be operational for as much as a decade, lawmakers and experts are making it clear that delays will not be taken lightly
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