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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
Analysis: Christie-Cuomo Deal Shows Need For Real Reform at Port Authority
Mark J. Magyar | October 30, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Transparency bill is good first step, but Legislature also needs to strengthen agency against political interference by governors, advocates say
Christie’s Airport PATH Deal Undercuts Rail Tunnel, PA Bus Terminal Needs
Mark J. Magyar | October 24, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Transit advocates say $1.5 billion earmarked for redundant Manhattan-Newark Airport PATH service should be spent on tunnel or bus terminal
Analysis: New Jersey Facing Hefty Price Tag For New Rail Tunnels
Mark J. Magyar | October 22, 2014 | Transportation
Agreement on cost share for use of Northeast Corridor line and rail tunnels behind schedule, but federal law will make NJ pay more
New Commissioner Calls For Transportation Tax, New Tunnel, Expanded Light Rail
Mark J. Magyar | October 20, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Fox: If Transportation Trust Fund is refinanced again by a ‘gimmick’ -- and not a dedicated tax -- ‘we’ve failed’
Analysis: Merger of Cash-Starved NJDOT with Turnpike Authority ‘Cash Cow’ eyed
Mark J. Magyar | September 29, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Turnpike, Parkway generate $400 million a year in excess toll revenues -- and most of it already goes into state budget
Analysis: Transportation Funding Fix Now Appears To Be On Fast Track
Mark J. Magyar | September 23, 2014 | Transportation
High-level talks, new DOT chief, and Christie’s own political calculus augur well for agreement on a long-term solution for Transportation Trust Fund
Christie Chooses Trenton Fixture to be State Transportation Commissioner
WNYC | September 19, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Jamie Fox previously served as transit chief under Gov. McGreevey and has held many other prominent posts
Coalition Pushes to Replenish State's Transportation Trust Fund
Mark J. Magyar | September 17, 2014 | Transportation
NJ Forward includes gas tax increase as one funding option, urges merger of transportation agencies and more public-private partnerships
It’s One Hell of a Commute for Thousands Who Ride the Bus to Work in NYC
WNYC | August 14, 2014 | Transportation
It’s dark, dank, overcrowded and unavoidable for many NJ residents. It’s the Port Authority Bus Terminal
Report: NJ Transit Didn’t Do a Super Job in Handling Super Bowl Crowds
WNYC | August 12, 2014 | Transportation
Problems included squabbling among top NJ officials over how to manage situation and lack of adequate planning, consultant says
Port Authority Looks to Clean Up Problem in Midtown Manhattan
WNYC | July 24, 2014 | Transportation
Agency allocates $90 million in capital expenses for quick fixes at 42nd Street hub
NJ Transit Officials Address Storm Preparedness, Bus-Commuter Complaints
Andrea Bernstein/WNYC and Kate Hinds/WNYC | June 13, 2014 | Transportation, Sandy
Emergency plan includes details previous plan lacked
Transportation Crisis Puts Christie, Democrats On Collision Course
Mark J. Magyar | April 25, 2014 | Politics, Transportation
Battles loom over gas tax to fund Transportation Trust Fund and the future of the Port Authority after Bridegate
Profile: New Delaware River Port Authority CEO Takes On Tough Assignment
Tara Nurin | April 16, 2014 | Transportation, Profiles
John Hanson charged with restoring functionality and faith in South Jersey’s beleaguered transit agency
Contract’s Deadline Taking Its Toll on Turnpike and Parkway Collectors
Tara Nurin | March 31, 2014 | More Issues, Transportation
Workers say they had little choice but to agree to private takeover that will likely lead to pay cuts and layoffs
Profile: The Policy Wonk Who Shaped New Jersey’s Transit System
Mark J. Magyar | March 19, 2014 | Transportation, Profiles
Martin Robins, who helped create NJ Transit, is still bitter over Christie’s cancellation of the ARC Tunnel
Director of NJ Transit's Tenure Reaches End of the Line After Bumpy Ride
Kate Hinds/WNYC | February 19, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Transportation
James Weinstein to step down at end of month, according to email from governor
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