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Piscataway Mayor Tells DOT What It Can Do with TTF Work Stoppage
NJTV News Online | July 21, 2016 | Transportation
Brian Wahler got a shutdown order about a Piscataway project, and then he got mad
Split Over Transportation Funding in New Jersey Appears To Be Growing
John Reitmeyer | July 20, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Some say short-term fix based on borrowing may be the only way to restart road repairs
Acting DOT Commissioner Gets Grilling, Bipartisan Support in Senate Hearing
John Reitmeyer | July 15, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Richard Hammer appears to be on track for confirmation in spite of transportation funding impasse
Eight Hundred Workers Idled by Transportation Trust Fund Stalemate
WNYC Public Radio | July 13, 2016 | Transportation
Number could more than double by end of week, during what should be peak employment period for construction workers
Sweeney Willing to Bend if Christie Will Compromise on Transportation Funding
John Reitmeyer | July 12, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Senate president warns that if agreement on TTF can’t be reached before national political conventions begin, deadlock will extend through summer
NJ Transit’s Infrastructure -- Especially Its Hudson Tunnel -- Shows Its Age
WNYC Public Radio | July 8, 2016 | Transportation
An agency beset by budget gaps, major stoppages, low morale, and a crumbling tunnel
With TTF Tapped Out, Christie Issues List of Transportation Projects to Be Put on Hold
John Reitmeyer | July 7, 2016 | Transportation
Shutdowns expected in all 21 counties. Administration restricts funds for projects that protect ‘health, safety, and welfare’
Reforming the Port Authority: The ‘Other’ Problem That Won’t Go Away
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Almost three years after Bridgegate, NJ and NY lawmakers still have no direct oversight of agency that’s about to embark on multibillion dollar projects
Gridlock: No Agreement on Transportation Trust Fund as 5-Year Plan Expires
John Reitmeyer | July 1, 2016 | Politics, Transportation
Christie freezes all nonessential transportation projects. Senate and Assembly leaders split on how deeply to cut other taxes to compensate for hike in gas tax
What the Democrats -- and Christie -- Say About the Assembly’s TTF Plan
NJ TV News Online | June 30, 2016 | Transportation
Dueling press conferences and divergent views about the proposed sales tax cut and what it means to NJ
Tuning and Tweaking Legislation Targeting the Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | June 22, 2016 | Transportation
A few subtle changes in the original bipartisan plan would put a cap on how much the gas tax could increase and give retirees a more generous break on their taxable income
Battle Lines Being Drawn over Competing Plans for Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | June 20, 2016 | Transportation
Some conservatives argue Sarlo-Oroho gas-tax hike untenable. Some liberals worry tax cuts will mean less for safety-net programs. The TTF goes broke in less than two weeks
Renewing the Transportation Trust Fund Without Raising Gas Tax
NJTV News Online | June 15, 2016 | Transportation
Sen. Beck’s plan calls for merging state agencies, public employee healthcare givebacks, and 3 percent annual growth. Do the numbers add up?
Christie Derides Bipartisan Gas-Tax Hike as ‘Payoff’ to Counties and Towns
John Reitmeyer | June 14, 2016 | Transportation
With the governor’s approval ratings at a record low, how much will lawmakers really care what he thinks?
Is There a Bipartisan Light at the End of the Transit-Funding Tunnel?
John Reitmeyer | June 13, 2016 | Transportation
New plan would more than double gas tax, freeing up money to upgrade NJ’s crumbling infrastructure
Can the TTF Rescue Plan Ensure Tax Fairness Through Tax Cuts?
John Reitmeyer | June 13, 2016 | Transportation
A complex calculus of tax cuts and phase outs are part of the economic infrastructure of the Sarlo-Oroho plan
A Republican Plan to Raise Gas Tax and Refuel Transportation Trust Fund
John Reitmeyer | June 7, 2016 | Transportation
Bumping up the gas tax by about 20 cents, according to Sen. Oroho, would keep fund solvent, but he wants to see tax cuts in return
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
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