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PATH Announces $1B Capital Plan To Make Service Improvements

Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | June 21, 2019 | Transportation

Leaders of the busy commuter-rail system want to boost passenger capacity by 10 percent on two key lines

Lawmakers Want Facts on One-Seat Ride to NYC for Raritan Valley Line

John Reitmeyer | June 17, 2019 | Transportation
With even limited direct service to Manhattan now suspended, the push is on to get answers from NJ Transit on when it’s going to upgrade ‘the forgotten line’
NJ, NY Try to Get Hudson Rail Tunnel Going by Boosting Key Agency’s Role
John Reitmeyer | June 10, 2019 | Transportation
Lawmakers in both states hope new legislation would enable Gateway Development Corporation to receive government grants, loans to finance rail tunnel
Weinberg Baffled as Officials Seem Resistant to More NJ Transit Funding
John Reitmeyer | May 10, 2019 | Transportation
Lawmaker can’t recall ever before being ‘on the opposite side of the bureaucracy trying to convince them that they need more money’
Governor Cheers New Engineers for NJ Transit but There Are Miles to Go
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | May 7, 2019 | Transportation
Agency has 330 active engineers and needs well over 400 to provide service uninterrupted by staffing shortages
Congressional Delegation Tours Damaged Hudson River Train Tunnel
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | May 6, 2019 | Transportation
Tour was part of effort to drum up support — and funding — for stalled Gateway Tunnel and Portal Bridge projects
NJ Transit Announces Summer Service Changes
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | May 3, 2019 | Transportation
There will be disruptions on Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast, and Morris and Essex lines from mid-June
Murphy Repeats His Concept of Deal with NY on Congestion Pricing
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 26, 2019 | Transportation
MTA chair has ‘no idea’ what governor is talking about. At Trenton press conference, Murphy is also asked about SDA controversy and issues with EDA board
‘Conceptual’ Deal with NYC on Congestion Pricing for Hudson Crossings
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | April 25, 2019 | Transportation
Gov. Murphy says agreement means New Jersey commuters will be treated equally at George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland tunnels
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?
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