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NYC’s Congestion-Pricing Plan Wins No Friends on NJ Side of the Hudson

John Reitmeyer | April 23, 2019 | Transportation

Garden State commuters already pay stiff tolls for driving into the Big Apple, but there doesn’t seem to be much support for carveouts and exemptions

NJ Transit Says Atlantic City Line, Princeton Dinky Back Next Month

John Reitmeyer | April 18, 2019 | Transportation
Agency announces new schedule for Atlantic City commuters and tourists, but offers no news for Raritan Valley Line, sidetracked for six months
Another Rough Summer Likely for NJ Transit Commuters
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 16, 2019 | Transportation
Commuters wonder if there will be a repeat of last year’s ‘Summer of Hell,’ when trains were crowded, late, and often canceled
NJ Transit Promises Improvements after Fiasco at MetLife Stadium
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 12, 2019 | Transportation
The agency is still taking heat for the botch last weekend that left crowds of wrestling fans waiting hours in the rain for trains
Murphy Slams NJ Transit Explanation for Stranding Wrestling Fans
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 9, 2019 | Transportation
Transit agency said event at MetLife Stadium ran way over schedule; governor calls that response ‘dog-ate-my homework unacceptable’
Revenue from Gas Tax Down, NJ Looks at Alternative
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 8, 2019 | Transportation
Gas tax could be in for a hike, but New Jersey and several other states consider a mileage fee instead of a fee on gas consumption
Could L Train Fix Be A Model for Hudson River Tunnel?
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 3, 2019 | Transportation
Officials are exploring process known as ‘racking’ to buy time on the delayed Gateway project
Is NJ Transit Ready for Mass-Transit Armageddon?
David Cruz | NJTV News | April 3, 2019 | Transportation
Lawmaker worries about impacts of having to shut down trans-Hudson train tunnel
Small Rise in Budget Funding for Big NJ Transit Fiscal Problems
John Reitmeyer | March 27, 2019 | Transportation
Governor continues to allow agency to raid capital funds to help pay for daily operations, a practice he repeatedly criticized former Gov. Chris Christie for authorizing
Scheduling Boat Traffic to Keep Unreliable Portal Bridge Closed at Rush Hour
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | March 19, 2019 | Transportation
If there are no big boats passing through swing bridge during peak train traffic, there’s no need to open the portal — and risk it getting stuck in the open position
Lawmakers, Transit Officials Blast Trump’s Denial of Gateway Funding
Michael Aron | NJTV News | March 14, 2019 | Transportation
President provides no money for replacement of 109-year-old Hudson tunnel in his budget
Public Transit Is Failing NJ’s Seniors and Disabled, Advocates Testify
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | March 12, 2019 | Transportation
Assembly Transportation Committee members hear first-hand how service gaps are felt by riders
Still No Word from NJT on Full Service Restoration for Raritan Valley Line
John Reitmeyer | March 1, 2019 | Transportation
Agency announces late May end to service interruptions for Atlantic City Line and Princeton Dinky, prompting local official to call RVL riders ‘forgotten commuters’
Report: Not Funding Gateway Now Could Spell Big Problems for Region
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2019 | Transportation
Emergency repairs to the existing trans-Hudson rail tunnel would mean more traffic, longer commutes and reduced home values, transportation group warns
Lawmaker Wants Instant Receipts for E-ZPass Users
John Reitmeyer | February 25, 2019 | Transportation
The New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway should issue an electronic receipt after every transaction at the tolls, Assemblyman says
$1 Toll Hike Will Fund Major Capital Upgrades on Delaware Memorial Bridge
Carly Sitrin | February 14, 2019 | Transportation
Governors of New Jersey, Delaware sign off on resolution to pay for safety, infrastructure improvements on one of the most heavily traveled links in Northeast
More Muscle For Special Agency that’s Key To Gateway Tunnel Project
John Reitmeyer | February 8, 2019 | Transportation
Senate Transportation committee unanimously approves bill granting Gateway Development Corp. important legal and financial powers
NJ Politicos Get Eyeful of Decay in Hudson Tunnel Tour, Want Federal Funding
John Reitmeyer | January 29, 2019 | Politics, Transportation
With Democrats in control of House of Representatives, New Jersey congressional leaders believe there’s a better chance of getting money from Washington, D.C. to repair badly damaged tunnel
Wall Street Credit-Rating Agency Makes Economic Case for New Portal Bridge
John Reitmeyer | January 24, 2019 | Transportation
With federal matching funds still not granted for replacing key Northeast Corridor crossing, Moody’s suggests new bridge necessary to ‘avoid regional economic disruption’
Murphy Wants to Replace Newark Airport Monorail, No More ‘Bubblegum’ Fixes
John Reitmeyer | January 23, 2019 | Transportation
Governor appears confident that Port Authority will come up with the estimated $2 billion cost of the project
No Resumption Yet of Full Service on Raritan Valley, Atlantic City Lines
John Reitmeyer | January 14, 2019 | Transportation
Services have been greatly disrupted for safety work, but that work met a key end-of-year deadline. So, what’s the holdup?
Top Reports: What a Major Audit Revealed About NJ Transit’s Deficiencies
John Reitmeyer | December 28, 2018 | Transportation, Winter 2018
Gov. Phil Murphy ordered a major review of the beleaguered agency. The results clarified the daunting challenges it faces
As Pols Hail NJ Transit Reforms, Key Questions Lurk About Agency Funding
John Reitmeyer | December 21, 2018 | Transportation
New law increases size of the mass-transit agency board, adding members drawn from bus and train riders
Revised Draft of NJ Transit Reform Bill on Track, Ready for Murphy to Green-Light
John Reitmeyer | December 11, 2018 | Transportation
Updated measure addresses issues raised by administration’s in-depth audit of agency, seats commuters on governing board, mandates public hearings before fare hikes can be made, adds ‘customer advocate’
Governor Promises Things Will Be Much Better at NJ Transit in 2019
John Reitmeyer | December 6, 2018 | Transportation
Murphy says 2018 was spent ‘reversing years of negligence’ as he announces initiatives to improve the ‘customer experience’
Move to Improve Work on NJ’s Transportation Infrastructure
John Reitmeyer | December 4, 2018 | Transportation
Bipartisan effort aims to make operation of state Transportation Trust Fund more efficient, cut delays in planning and bidding
Are There Lessons in History — and Tammany Hall — for Stalled Gateway Project?
John Reitmeyer | November 28, 2018 | Transportation
Key parts of the Hudson River rail network went into service 108 years ago yesterday. The history could be instructive for those who are trying to renew the crumbling infrastructure
New NJ Transit Division to Take Advantage of Hefty Real Estate Portfolio
John Reitmeyer | November 5, 2018 | Transportation
A recent audit found the agency relies heavily on revenues from fares. A new law is aimed at leveraging its vast property holdings
Work on New Portal Bridge Reaches Milestone, Federal Funding Not Yet in Place
John Reitmeyer | October 26, 2018 | Transportation
Preparatory work for new rail bridge over Hackensack River is on schedule, but whether Trump administration will pony up federal share of cost to complete it is not certain
Audit of NJ Transit Is In, Governor Pledges It Won’t ‘Collect Dust’
John Reitmeyer | October 10, 2018 | Transportation
Detailed analysis of operational defects, but no definitive solution is offered to agency’s severe financial woes
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