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Microgrids Could Help Reduce Mass Power Outages

1-16-17
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is offering towns money to conduct feasibility studies to create microgrids, which work as small-scale, localized power systems.
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NJ Driving Fatalities Increased 8 Percent in 2016

1-9-17
The New Jersey Division of Highway Safety says the agency believes excessive speed, lack of seat belt use and distractions such as cell phones are likely causes of the increase in driving fatalities in 2016.
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Jersey City Lab Tests Concrete for Port Authority Projects

1-9-17
The Port Authority Materials Engineering Unit lab in Jersey City puts concrete to the test to ensure it's safe to use for bridges, tunnels and airport runways.
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Port Authority Board Approves 10-Year Capital Plan

1-5-17
Highlights of the proposed capital plan include $3.5 billion over 10 years for a new bus terminal, $2.7 billion for the new Gateway Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel project and more than $1.5 billion each for two new rail links to Newark Airport from Manhattan and to LaGuardia from Queens.
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Pine Creek Railroad Keeps Transportation History Alive

12-30-16
Founded in 1952, the New Jersey Museum of Transportation has about 20 cars and locomotives. Volunteers collect, restore and seek to educate visitors about railroads.
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Regulations for Ride-Hailing Services Await Gov. Christie’s Approval

12-27-16
New Jersey lawmakers overwhelmingly approved requiring ride-hail drivers to have insurance to cover passengers and have permits to drive them, but they left it up to the state attorney general to decide how to do background checks.
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AAA Expects Record Number of Holiday Travelers

12-23-16
AAA estimates a record number of travelers this holiday season: 103 million nationwide traveling 50 miles or more from home, 2.5 million in New Jersey. That’s up by 1.5 percent from last year.
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Therapy Dogs Calm Holiday Travelers at Newark Airport

12-23-16
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy in Morris Plains supplies dogs to help calm weary holiday travelers at Newark Airport's Terminal C.
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Leaders Say Gateway Project on Track

12-12-16
The Gateway Program calls for doubling the number of tracks, building a new tunnel and rehabilitating the existing tunnel at a $20 billion estimate.