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NJ Senate prez seeks new Hudson train tunnel

11-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is warning the region's transportation network is facing a crisis and is calling for a new train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. Sweeney laid out his position at a news ...

Spirit flight diverted after lightning strike

11-26-14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Spirit Airlines from flight from Tampa to Atlantic City, New Jersey, was diverted to Fort Lauderdale after it was struck by lightning. Officials say no emergency was declared and the plane landed safely at Fort ...

Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers

11-26-14
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — More than 200 flights have been canceled at airports in the northeast as a storm packing rain and snow moved up the East Coast, disrupting plans for travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations. The tracking service ...

Lawmakers seek roadmap to fund transportation

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are searching for a way to pay for transportation projects next year, and raising the gasoline tax is among the options being discussed. Lawmakers and advocacy groups also have suggested rededicating part ...

Rain, snow to challenge eastern holiday travelers

11-25-14
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast are heading out early ahead of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow. The National Weather Service's lead forecaster says most major Northeast cities will ...
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AAA Regional Director: People May Shift When They Travel This Thanksgiving

11-24-14
New Jersey AAA Regional Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations Cathleen Lewis says that if the weather around Thanksgiving is bad, a shift in when people are traveling may be seen.
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Gas Tax Hike Proposed to Replenish Transportation Trust Fund

11-20-14
Assemblyman John Wisniewski suggests a 25 cent per gallon gas tax increase, while others are proposing a more modest raise.

Judge allows Port Authority toll increase

11-20-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists will soon pay more to use the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's bridges and tunnels. A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday denied a request by the American Automobile Associations of New York and North ...
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Gas Prices at Lowest Since 2010

11-18-14
New Jersey's average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.74, compared to $3.16 a year ago.