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With Rest Areas Full, Truck Drivers Pull Over Along Route 287

9-1-16
Truck drivers often park on the shoulder of Route 287 in Mahwah because they're legally required to take a break after 11 hours, but it can be dangerous.

How Far Should Students Be Expected to Walk to School?

9-1-16
Longstanding legislation in New Jersey stipulates school districts must provide busing for all K-8 students living more than two miles from school and high school students living more than 2.5 miles from school.

Stricter Rules for Commercial Driver’s Licenses Mean Fewer School Bus Drivers

8-23-16
New federal regulations have made the Commercial Driver’s License test much tougher, which has led to an increase in New Jersey failures and fewer qualified school bus driver applicants.

Christie Executive Order Puts General Funds into Play for TTF Projects

8-18-16
Gov. Christie issued an executive order to use money from the general fund for emergency road, bridge and mass transportation work. The Assembly speaker says that will put a hole in the budget.

Laid Off Construction Workers Demonstrate Over TTF Shutdown

8-16-16
With no vote planned for Transportation Trust Fund legislation, construction union members will continue demonstrations at the office of every elected legislative official in the state until an agreement is reached.

Objections From NY Officials Threaten New Port Authority Bus Terminal

8-15-16
New York officials say they want to put the brakes on the design competition for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal, citing a lack of transparency on the part of the Port Authority.

Senate President Talks Pensions and the TTF

8-10-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney takes on the two most daunting budget issues facing the state, the underpaid public worker pension fund and the TTF to repair roads and bridges.

Bills to Raise Gas Tax, Fund TTF Head to Full Senate

7-29-16
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved two bills to raise the state gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon in an effort to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.

USO Center Opens at Newark Airport

7-21-16
Newark Airport now houses a 2,000-square-foot USO Center that features snacks, pillows, books, recliners, computers and a TV for service members and their families.

Piscataway Mayor Defies Christie Order to Stop TTF Projects

7-20-16
Brian Wahler has ignored Gov. Christie's order to stop all work funded by the Transportation Trust Fund. He ripped up a cease and desist letter from the NJDOT.