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Man struck, killed by NJ Transit bus

10-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey Transit bus struck and killed a man in Newark. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says 37-year-old Anthony Rivera was in the vicinity of Broad and Clinton Streets when he was hit on Wednesday ...
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Christie, Sweeney, Fox Avoid Talk of Gas Tax at Turnpike Ribbon Cutting

10-24-14
During the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new expansions on the New Jersey Turnpike, Gov. Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox avoided to talk about gas tax but mentioned there are conversations for solutions on the transportation fund.
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Officials Say New Jersey Needs More Equipment To Attend To Emergencies

10-24-14
Bergen County’s Office of Emergency Management says the state needs more equipment to attend to emergencies such as oil train derailments.

Parkway north closed in Clifton, downed wires

10-24-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Downed wires have forced authorities to close the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway in Clifton. State Police say motorists must get off the toll road at Exit 153 and take Bloomfield Avenue west to get back on the ...
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Former NJ Transit Director: Port Authority Open Records Policy is Important

10-23-14
Founding Director of the Alan Vorhees Transportation Center and former NJ Transit official Martin Robins says the new open records policy was an important step of the Port Authority.

Ben Franklin Bridge commutes easier for 6 weeks

10-22-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Commuters who travel over the Ben Franklin Bridge by train or car can get used to easier trips for now. Both means of transport have faced delays for months because of work on the PATCO Speedline tracks that run along the ...

New Jersey Turnpike widening nearly finished

10-22-14
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Work on a major New Jersey Turnpike widening project is set to end ahead of schedule and more than $200 million under budget. Northbound lanes between Interchange 6 in Burlington County and Interchange 9 in Middlesex County ...

Transit agency weighs court bout vs. mobster’s kin

10-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal. The transit agency is challenging a jury verdict that found it owes Carmine Franco's family more than $8 million for land ...
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DRPA Names Acting Inspector General

10-17-14
After Thomas Raftery resigned as the Delaware River Port Authority's inspector general, the DRPA audit committee named David Aubrey to temporarily fill the position.

Advocates want Verrazano Bridge pedestrian path

10-17-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Bicyclists, transportation advocates and other residents are leading a grassroots campaign to add a pedestrian path to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The New York Times(http://nyti.ms/1xYGfbR ) says the bridge between Brooklyn and ...