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151130Cruz

With Deadline Looming Federal Highway/Transit Bill Still Has $50 Million Cut for New Jersey

11-30-15
With a deadline looming for Congress to pass a long-term federal Highway and Mass transit bill, a Republican amendment could cost New Jersey $50 million, funding lawmakers say will be a body blow to the region's economy.
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Menendez Talks Gateway Tunnel Funding and Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

11-26-15
Senator Robert Menendez discussed the importance of the Gateway trans-Hudson tunnel project and how to help solve the foreclosure crisis. New Jersey has the highest rate of foreclosure in the nation and he says principle reduction can help to eliminate more from happening.
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Heightened Security at Newark Airport During Thanksgiving Holiday

11-25-15
The Port Authority is beefing up police presence at airports, terminals and crossings due to the State Department’s travel warning in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.
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AAA Projects Largest Number of Thanksgiving Travelers Since 2007

11-25-15
AAA projects about 1.2 million New Jerseyans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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Bill Allowing Unauthorized Residents Driver’s Licenses Comes at Unfortunate Time

11-16-15
Sponsors of the bill say a driver’s license could enhance the lives of more than 450,000 undocumented people who live and work in New Jersey. About a dozen states already already offer the privilege, including California which has a printed restriction: "Federal Limits May Apply."
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Gateway Project Gains Steam as Federal Government Agrees To Pay Half

11-12-15
The federal government will split the projected $20 billion cost for two new commuter tunnels under the Hudson River 50-50 with New York and New Jersey. The tunnels would help avert a commuter catastrophe if one of the existing tunnels needs to be closed for repairs.
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Martin Robins: Gateway Project is Too Important to Let Flounder

11-12-15
Martin Robins, former Port Authority Director of Planning and Development, weighs in on the Gateway Tunnel project and the odds that it will continue to move forward.
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Lawmakers Renew Their Quest for a Bergen Light Rail

11-12-15
Lawmakers and transportation advocates say 20,000 a day would ride the Bergen light rail, property values would increase by 20 percent in a short time , businesses would boom and highways such as Route 4 would have less traffic.
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Federal Transportation Bill Amendment Threatens Elizabeth Station Rehab

11-11-15
NJ Transit was hoping to receive $50 million from a federal transportation bill that would provide funding to improve train stations, such as Elizabeth. However, a House version of the bill includes an amendment that kills transit programs and would affect future projects.
151030Cruz

North Jersey Pols Call for More Light Rail Service in Passaic, Bergen Counties

10-30-15
Today, a group of elected officials from Passaic, Bergen and Hudson counties announced the formation of the North Jersey Rail Coalition, which will advocate for the creation of service through Passaic and Bergen counties, ultimately connecting to Hudson.