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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
On Track: Public Hearings Give New Jerseyans Chance to Dig Into Gateway Project
John Reitmeyer | May 17, 2016 | Transportation
Residents this week can scope out the $24 billion initiative that will bore two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River, linking NJ to NYC’s Penn Station
Red Tape, Permitting Delays Are Chief Enemies of Gateway Project, Experts Warn
John Reitmeyer | May 10, 2016 | Transportation
Keeping trans-Hudson tunnel on track is only way to prevent current $24B price tag from climbing much higher
Democrats, GOP Disagree Over How Much Cash to Pump into Transportation Fund
John Reitmeyer | April 20, 2016 | Transportation
There’s no deal in the offing, but Democrats are arguing for $2B while Republicans want $1.6B -- the amount of state dollars currently committed to the fund
Democrats Challenge Christie to Step Up to Plate and Share His Transit Plan
John Reitmeyer | April 14, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Latest analysis reveals that if Transportation Trust Fund goes broke, projects currently underway could be jeopardized
Pulaski Skyway Rehab Project Off Schedule -- But by How Much?
NJTV News Online | April 14, 2016 | Transportation
At second anniversary of $1 billion project, NJ DOT estimates when current stage will be completed
Former CEO of Amtrak Tapped to Take the Helm at NJ Transit in August
WNYC | April 7, 2016 | Transportation
Agency faces serious financial problems but is also working on third rail tunnel beneath Hudson River
Proposed PATH Train Link to Newark Airport Isn’t Likely to Get Off the Ground
NJTV News | March 30, 2016 | Transportation
Gateway tunnel under Hudson and new bus terminal in Midtown among projects expected to get higher priority
Port Authority’s Journey Begins with a Single Step – But It’s a Huge One for NJ
John Reitmeyer | March 29, 2016 | Transportation
Agency approves new bus terminal, Hudson River tunnel, airport upgrade – now Garden State lawmakers say extra vigilance is key
Most NJ Residents Oppose Hiking Gas-Tax, But Options May Be Even Less Appealing
John Reitmeyer | March 18, 2016 | Transportation
Debt-laden state can’t really afford more borrowing, critics say, and doing nothing would lead to spike in local property taxes
If New Jersey Transit Strike Is On, Commercial Activity in NJ and NY Will Be Way Off
John Reitmeyer | March 11, 2016 | Transportation
Estimates indicate that a strike could cost NY businesses $6 million per hour, impact NJ economy as badly as superstorm Sandy
Watch the Video: NJ's Transportation Future, an NJ Spotlight Roundtable
NJ Spotlight staff | March 10, 2016 | Transportation
Check out what the experts and advocates have to say about the most-pressing issues facing this critical sector
‘Engaged’ Christie Won’t ‘Give away Store’ at New Jersey Transit Strike Talks
John Reitmeyer | March 4, 2016 | Transportation
Meanwhile, new report indicates overextended NJT is using capital budget to meet operating expenses.
Uncertain Funding, Looming Strike Could Mean Rough Road for New Jersey Transit
John Reitmeyer | February 26, 2016 | Transportation
Run the numbers and -- despite a sizable subsidy in the budget plan -- NJT could be facing a $60M deficit
Beyond the Crisis: Exploring the Future of the State's Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | February 22, 2016 | Transportation
NJ Spotlight roundtable brings together experts and advocates to discuss long-term concerns about New Jersey’s transportation system
Is Christie Making Plans Behind the Scenes to Fix Transportation Fund?
John Reitmeyer | February 19, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Search for firm to handle financing may signal willingness to reach a bipartisan deal on source of needed revenues
Clock Ticks in Negotiations Over New Contract for NJ Transit Rail Worker Unions
WNYC | February 18, 2016 | Transportation
Strike deadline is March 13; share of health-insurance costs are main sticking point
Back in NJ, Will Christie Cut Deal on Transportation Trust Fund, Gas Tax?
John Reitmeyer | February 11, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Governor’s recent remarks on campaign trail indicate he won’t raise gas tax, but lawmakers think the topic is on the table
NJ Congressional Delegation Wants More Federal Funds for Transit-System Repairs
Tom Johnson | February 10, 2016 | Transportation
Request to Department of Transportation indicates that NJ Transit needs almost $470 million to fix damage from Hurricane Sandy
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Creates Fiscal Crisis for Municipalities
John Reitmeyer | February 4, 2016 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
While lawmakers and administration bicker, mayors don't know how much to budget for road maintenance -- or where the money will come from
Tougher New Law for Cleaning Up Port Authority on Way from NJ Democrats
John Reitmeyer | January 19, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Legislation for overseeing troubled agency already signed by Govs. Christie and Cuomo, but sponsors of new measure argue more is needed
Prieto, Sweeney Split Over Revenue Sources for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | January 6, 2016 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
Democratic leaders disagree over how much money should come from borrowing, how much from 'pay-go' sources like higher taxes at the pump
GOP Lawmaker Proposes Alternate Way to Replenish Transportation Fund
John Reitmeyer | December 15, 2015 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
But key component – 3 percent annual hike in state’s revenues -- is uncertain, based on past decade’s average growth of under 1 percent
Bill Lowering Sales Tax on Boat Purchases Awaits Governor’s Signature
John Reitmeyer | December 8, 2015 | Budget, More Issues, Transportation
While supporters contend lower rates in other states have hurt state’s boat industry, foes argue tax break benefits only the wealthy
Proposal to Hike Gas Tax and Lower ‘Death Taxes’ May Be Unveiled by Lawmakers Soon
John Reitmeyer | December 3, 2015 | More Issues, Transportation
Advocates for working families cry foul, arguing deal would mostly benefit wealthier Garden State residents while hurting those with lower incomes
How Will Cash-Strapped NJ Pay Its Share of Gateway Rail-Tunnel Project?
John Reitmeyer | November 30, 2015 | Transportation
Sobering report on state’s finances by credit-rating agency nevertheless suggests possible financing scenario down the road
After Bond-Sale Earnings Are Spent, Transportation Trust Fund Will Be Broke
John Reitmeyer | November 16, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Finding fixes took back seat to elections, voters oppose hiking gas tax, aging infrastructure is in sad shape, yet no clear solution has emerged
Feds Agree to Pony Up $10B for Trans-Hudson Tunnel -- Can NJ Cover Its Share?
John Reitmeyer | November 13, 2015 | Transportation
$20B Gateway Project calls for beleaguered Port Authority to play key role in shepherding massive, decade-long undertaking to completion
Investing in Mass Transit Called Path to Prosperity in the Garden State
John Reitmeyer | November 10, 2015 | Transportation
Forum participants cite economic benefits, cleaner environment, less congestion, higher property values
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