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New Jersey Transit’s Newest Commuter Coaches Will Be Cleaner and Greener
Tom Johnson | July 20, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Transportation
Country’s third-largest mass-transit provider signs deal for 772 buses that run on clean-diesel technology
Despite Last-Minute Appeals and Arguments, NJ Transit Approves Fare Hikes
Meir Rinde | July 16, 2015 | Transportation
No surprises in agency’s formal approval of 9 percent increase, but that doesn’t take the sting out of the decision for commuters
The List: The 10 U.S. Transit Agencies That Rely Most on Fare Revenues
Meir Rinde | July 6, 2015 | Transportation, The List
NJ Transit isn’t the worst, but it has high ratio of funding derived from ticket sales rather than other sources, such as state budget or advertising sales
Advocates Urge State Lawmakers to Restore Transit Funding to Budget
Jon Hurdle | June 25, 2015 | Transportation
But some legislators argue the clock has run out and there’s not time left to add the $60 million back into spending plan
Traffic Jams Clog Roads Leading Into New Jersey’s Busy Shipping Ports
America Public Media/Marketplace | June 19, 2015 | Transportation
Inadequate access roads, not enough dock workers among factors blamed for long lines of trucks
Outdated Road in NJ Stands as Symbol of Nation's Infrastructure Crisis
American Public Media/Marketplace | June 18, 2015 | Transportation
$1.2 billion in emergency repairs to Pulaski Skyway typical of problems plaguing America’s highways and bridges
Feds Call NJ-NY Gateway Tunnel ‘Most Important Rail Project in U.S.’
Meir Rinde | June 16, 2015 | Transportation
But near-insurmountable difficulties remain to be resolved -- such as where the requisite $15 billion will come from
New Coalition Vows to Fight NJ Transit's Proposed Fare Hikes, Service Cuts
John Reitmeyer | May 15, 2015 | Transportation
Promising aggressive campaign, group joins Jersey City Mayor Fulop in urging agency to sell off properties, other assets to close $60M budget gap
Transportation Chief Warns Short-Term Funds Won’t Solve Long-Term Problems
Meir Rinde | May 5, 2015 | Transportation
State treasurer’s one-year fiscal fix for depleted Transportation Trust Fund called dangerously inadequate
Why New Jersey Transit Defends Latest Round of Fare Hikes as Necessary
John Reitmeyer | April 21, 2015 | Transportation
Dwindling state subsidy, budget shortfall, sizable loan repayment add up to more expensive tickets to ride rails and buses
Moving Cargo at NJ Ports Will Take Much More Than Container Ships
Meir Rinde | April 20, 2015 | Transportation
Creating jobs at Port Elizabeth/Port Newark is partly a matter of streamlined hiring processes -- and very much a matter of infrastructure
Poll: Is New Jersey ‘Uber-Regulating’ Startup Car Service?
April 9, 2015 | Transportation, Polling
Should Uber be treated like any taxi or limo business, or will that drive it out of state?
Uber Tries to Steer Clear of New Rules and Regulations in Garden State
Meir Rinde | April 7, 2015 | Transportation
Assembly committee approves bill that would require Uber drivers to carry more insurance, satisfy police background checks
Treasurer Fields Questions from Lawmakers About Transit Infrastructure
John Reitmeyer | April 1, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Sidamon-Eristoff defends size of Transportation Trust Fund budget and where money is coming from, insists plan is ‘not a double count’
Christie’s Transportation Record Assailed as Short-Sighted, Short of Cash
Meir Rinde | March 30, 2015 | Transportation
Transit-related decisions on Christie’s watch, critics argue, have managed to disappoint some Democrats and Republicans
Explainer: Will NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Ever Get to Bergen County?
Meir Rinde | March 24, 2015 | Transportation, Explainer
Plans are afoot, though not necessarily in place, to establish a single-seat, 33-minute ride from Hoboken Terminal to Englewood Hospital
Christie Says There's No Transportation Crisis; Critics Sharply Disagree
John Reitmeyer | March 20, 2015 | Transportation
State claims it has scraped together money to make it through next fiscal year, but legislators worry about administration's wait-and-see attitude
PA Should Sell Real Estate to Help Fund Gateway Tunnel, Lawmakers Urge
John Reitmeyer | March 18, 2015 | Transportation
To refocus on core mission, PA should divest itself of real estate, Sweeney and other Dems argue, use money to help fund cross-Hudson tunnel
Override of Veto of Port Authority Reforms Fails to Garner Necessary Votes
John Reitmeyer | March 17, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Democrats come two GOP votes shy of override; both parties pledge to work together -- but can they?
Depleted Transportation Trust Fund Equals Rough Ride for NJ Residents
John Reitmeyer | March 16, 2015 | Transportation
If Christie and legislators don’t find new source of revenue for the TTF, Garden State drivers may be dodging bigger and deeper potholes
No Easy Answers for Port Authority Reform on Either Side of the Hudson
John Reitmeyer | March 6, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
NJ Democrats are pushing for a veto override, while some Republicans favor a new compromise bill -- and the outcome here will affect reform efforts in the Empire State
NJ Transit’s Plan to Close $80M Budget Gap: Increase Fares and Cut Back Service
Meir Rinde | March 4, 2015 | Transportation
Riders will most likely beef, but higher fares should prove steadier source of income than budget diversions that have been used since 2010
Fine Print: Can Kean's Proposed Bill Bring Real Reform to Port Authority?
Meir Rinde | March 3, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Bill incorporates best of legislation vetoed by Christie and Cuomo, as well as suggestions from their Special Panel on the Port Authority
Explainer: Legislators in Two States Push to Reform the NY-NJ Port Authority
Meir Rinde | February 17, 2015 | Transportation, Explainer
Working on parallel paths and with identical bills, lawmakers struggle to bring transparency and accountability to the agency that gave Bridgegate to the world
Commuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit
Colleen O'Dea | February 13, 2015 | Transportation, Maps, Map of the Week
Most still drive alone to work, but younger residents are more likely to ride bikes, take trains or buses, or even walk – and 4 percent of us telecommute
Transportation Trust Fund Advocates Take Fight to State Legislature
NJTV News | February 10, 2015 | Transportation
Supporters urge Senate Transportation Committee to renew key source of money needed to repair state’s crumbling roads and bridges
Will New Jersey Drivers Pay More at the Pump to Refuel Transportation Trust Fund?
Meir Rinde | February 5, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Sweeney, Dems close to proposal to bring to governor; state transportation commissioner optimistic deal can be struck
Counting the Cars on the New Jersey Turnpike: Surveillance Revealed
NJTV | January 29, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Justice Department has been scanning license plates, tracking driving habits since 2008
Report on Statewide Red-Light Camera Initiative Has Critics Seeing Red
WNYC/NJPR | December 17, 2014 | Transportation
Opponents argue that small sampling size casts doubt on sizable reductions in accidents and traffic violations
Are There Bigger and Deeper Potholes on the Road to New Jersey’s Future?
WNYC/NJPR | December 2, 2014 | Transportation
Raising the gasoline tax could help refuel the Transportation Trust Fund -- Here’s why it may not happen
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