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Automobile Technology Collects Data, Locks Out Independent Shops

Vehicles equipped with advanced computer systems have a "little black box" of sorts that collects a variety of data, including driver habits. These systems are controlled by code housed or sold by car manufacturers, which can make repair work done at independent car shops costly and cumbersome.

AAA: Drivers Remain Unfocused for 27 Seconds After Ending Distracting Activities

AAA utilized a five-point scale for their study on hands-free technology, with one being the least distracting and five being the most, to gauge the effectiveness of voice-activated systems. Lewis said most of them went from somewhere around a 2.4, which was the Chevy Equinox, and the way up to 4.6.

Late Night NJ Transit Train Service Vanishes Into the Night

NJ Transit’s canceled the last trains on three lines; The last Dover-bound train from Penn used to leave at 1:19 a.m., now it’s 12:34 a.m. The train that used to leave at that time for Gladstone now pulls out at 11:49 p.m. If you’re south of Long Branch the 1 a.m. train now leaves at 11:18 p.m.

The BEAST Built to Rescue New Jersey’s Infrastructure

The BEAST, or Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing Laboratory, can measure the longterm effects of weather and wear and tear on infrastructure. In six months researchers can see the wear that takes place over 20 years.

Sen. Weinberg: Problems at Port Authority Bus Terminal are Not New

Sen. Loretta Weinberg was among the many elected officials to tour the Port Authority Bus Terminal, but says that many of the problems at the terminal are not new.

Commuters ‘Resigned’ to Another NJ Transit Fare Increase as Leaders Look For a Funding Fix

October marks the beginning of fare increases for NJ Transit customers. The increase, which averages to about 9 percent, is the result of a $60 million budget gap in the agency.

Port Authority Says Cross Harbor Freight Plan Will Ease Traffic, Help Environment

The Port Authority released the Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement, in which the agency studied ways to ease Cross Harbor freight traffic.

Turnout For Philadelphia Papal Visit Didn’t Meet Expectations

As Pope Francis made his last stop of his visit to the United States in Philadelphia, the turnout for businesses and services during the papal visit was not as expected.

South Jersey Makes Final Preparations For Philadelphia Papal Visit

Cities and towns within South Jersey are making their final preparations for visitors and travelers heading to Philadelphia for the papal visit.

NJ Lawmakers Call on Port Authority to Get its Priorities in Order (With Their Own)

Lawmakers discussed priorities for the Port Authority which included a new tunnel under the Hudson, a new Port Authority Bus Terminal and a PATH extension to Newark Airport.