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Amid Signs of Consensus, Reform of Port Authority Slowly Moves Ahead
John Reitmeyer | October 21, 2015 | Transportation
Bipartisan panel agrees new bus terminal needed, but progress on legislation to bring new oversight to agency still proves elusive
NJ Legislators Get First-Hand Look at Crowded, Outdated Bus Terminal
John Reitmeyer | October 14, 2015 | Transportation
Tour of Port Authority depot underscores urgent need to agree on plan to replace aging facility, address other transit issues
Would Lowering Tax on Boat Sales in NJ Turn Tide for Struggling Industry?
John Reitmeyer | October 2, 2015 | Budget, Politics, Transportation
Critics say it would mostly benefit the affluent while advocates say it would boost marinas, repair shops and other maritime-related businesses
NJ Transit Fare Hikes In Effect Today, More Increases Could Be Coming Down Pike
John Reitmeyer | October 1, 2015 | Transportation
Given state’s seemingly intractable transportation-funding problems, no easy answers for agency or commuters that rely on its trains and buses
Talks Accelerate Over Hiking Gasoline Tax in Tradeoff for Cutting Other Taxes
John Reitmeyer | September 29, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Deal would eliminate or reduce estate, inheritance levies in exchange for raising revenue to fund transportation projects
Port Authority Reform: Dems Say, ‘Take It Slow,’ GOP Argues ‘Pick up the Pace’
John Reitmeyer | September 25, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Legislators must decide whether to craft a comprehensive bill or push ahead with something that will be agreeable to Christie and Cuomo
Summit Hears Call for Action on Transportation Woes, Gasoline-Tax Increase
Meir Rinde | September 18, 2015 | More Issues, Transportation
Other panels at state Chamber of Commerce gathering explore workforce development, regulation, corporate and individual taxes
Christie-Cuomo Endorsement Could Put Gateway Rail Tunnel Back on Track
Meir Rinde | September 16, 2015 | Transportation
Governors agree to split half of project’s $20 billion price tag, looking to feds to pick up rest of tab
Lawmakers Scrutinize Port Authority Projects, Especially PATH Extension
John Reitmeyer | September 11, 2015 | Politics, Transportation
Following hearing, several senators say PATH link to Newark Liberty International should be put on ice until United Airlines probe wraps up
Is Private Funding of Transportation Projects the Way to Get Moving?
Meir Rinde | September 11, 2015 | Transportation
Panelists tout benefits of partnerships in which businesses share tolls, user fees or other revenues in exchange for financing
Christie Administration Seeks Financial Advisor for State Transportation Projects
John Reitmeyer | September 3, 2015 | Budget, Transportation
Position comes with three-year contract, but it’s not clear what money will be left to manage if Transportation Trust Fund goes broke at end of next fiscal year
Cuomo’s ‘New York Attitude’ on Gateway Tunnel: Let New Jersey Pay for It
Meir Rinde | August 14, 2015 | Transportation
No longer tightlipped on the subject, NY governor remains tightfisted, even though Gateway would bring hundreds of thousands of workers into Manhattan daily
Strength in Numbers: Can Transportation Alliance Get Gateway Project Going?
Meir Rinde | August 13, 2015 | Transportation
U.S. Sen. Schumer calls for Gateway Development Corp.; former ARC project director envisions coalition of transit agencies
Reluctance by NJ, NY to Help Finance Hudson River Tunnel Bodes Ill for Commuters
John Reitmeyer | August 11, 2015 | Transportation
Lawmakers in Trenton told passing the buck on Gateway project means rail-transit woes will only get worse
Senate Committee to Train Its Attention on Tunnels, NJ Transit, and Transportation
John Reitmeyer | August 7, 2015 | Transportation
Topping the agenda at Monday’s hearing will be the stalled Gateway tunnel project; long-term planning for NJ Transit also on the docket
Toll Increases Proposed to Pay for Upgrades of Two Busy Bridges in South Jersey
WHYY/NewsWorks | August 5, 2015 | Transportation
Officials say hikes would finance more than $100 million in infrastructure work
Gateway Tunnel -- Like NJ Commuters -- Is Going Nowhere Fast
Meir Rinde | July 31, 2015 | Transportation
Christie and Cuomo agree Amtrak’s proposed trans-Hudson tunnel is important, but come up short when it comes to a plan
NJ’s Corporate Leaders Worry About State's Transportation Network
John Reitmeyer | July 22, 2015 | Transportation
Annual survey of business professionals shows they have a lot more on their minds than taxes -- starting with roads, bridges, and mass transit
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?
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