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Rough summer ahead for Ben Franklin Bridge users

5-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — It could be a rough summer for commuters who use the Ben Franklin Bridge. Delaware River Port Authority chief executive John Hanson says a $103 million construction project on the PATCO rail line on the bridge will mean less ...
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Brick Residents Say Parkway Project Has Brought Deafening Noise, More Fumes

5-5-14
After the New Jersey Turnpike Authority cut down trees to widen the Garden State Parkway, Brick residents say their quality of life has decreased dramatically.

Trains roll on NJ Transit’s Montclair-Boonton Line

5-5-14
BOONTON, N.J. (AP) — Trains are rolling again along a section of New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line after workers repaired a track washout caused by flooding. NJ Transit had suspended service after flooding washed away the stones that ...

Port Authority keeps weekend ferry service

5-2-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will continue weekend ferry service that it started to help travelers who normally take PATH trains into and out of Manhattan. PATH service between Jersey City's Exchange Place ...

NJ Transit says it lost $5.6M on Super Bowl

5-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of New Jersey Transit says transporting fans to and from February's Super Bowl cost the agency $5.6 million. Executive Director Ronnie Hakim told a state Senate committee on Thursday that the agency's expenses for ...

Flooding leads to shutdown on NJ Transit line

5-2-14
BOONTON, N.J. (AP) — Service remains suspended along a section of New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line until Monday while workers repair a track washout caused by flooding. Buses will be available to shuttle passengers between Montclair ...
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Former NJ Transit Director: Transportation Trust Fund Will Run Out of Money by July 2015

5-1-14
Former Deputy Executive Director of NJ Transit Martin Robins says that the Transportation Trust Fund will run out of money by July 2015 and officials may be forced to increase the gas tax to meet the state's transportation needs.

Newark Liberty train service to be suspended

4-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The train line connecting Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to Newark Liberty International Airport will be suspended for 2½ months for repairs. AirTrain will be closed starting Thursday. Shuttle buses are to run to the airport ...
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Toll Collectors Say Privatizing Their Jobs Will Hurt Their Bottom Line

4-29-14
Toll collectors say they work in constant fear that their jobs will be on the chopping block if the Christie administration goes forward with its plan to privatize toll collection.
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Budget Committee Discusses Borrowing for Transportation Trust Fund

4-28-14
Officials say they have to borrow money for the Transportation Trust Fund, which does not have enough money for future infrastructure projects.