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Newark Airport AirTrain to be suspended 75 days

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials at the Port Authority say service on the AirTrain that serves Newark Liberty International Airport will be suspended for 75 days starting on May 1. The Port Authority says the shutdown is necessary to perform critical ...

NJ Transit expands ‘quiet commute’ program

4-8-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit officials are expanding the agency's Quiet Commute program. Executive Director Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim said Tuesday the service will be expanded to off-peak trains that serve the Hoboken Terminal. Hakim ...

Truck leaves long trail of metal debris on Thruway

4-8-14
RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a dump truck carrying vehicle transmission parts has damaged more than 10 vehicles after dropping metal debris along a 30-mile stretch of the Thruway. No injuries were reported following Tuesday morning's mishap on ...

NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City. The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to ...
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Residents Concerned Bayonne Bridge Project Could Cause Problems

4-7-14
The Port Authority's project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is causing noise, dust and vibrations that have nearby residents worried.

AAA: March gas prices lowest since 2010

4-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices in New Jersey and across the country continue to creep higher, but they're still at their lowest level since 2010. AAA Mid-Atlantic says in its weekly report that the average price at the pump was $3.51 per gallon ...

Analyst concerned about Atlantic City Expressway

4-3-14
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street analyst warns the Atlantic City Expressway might have to raise tolls if traffic volume continues to decline. Fitch Ratings says the South Jersey Transportation Authority might need to boost tolls by 10 to ...

Report: Red-light cameras reducing crashes

4-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Transportation Department officials have found fewer crashes at intersections equipped with red-light cameras in New Jersey. But the report also says the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. Officials say ...
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‘Empire on the Hudson’ Author: Breaking Up Port Authority Would Divert Attention

3-31-14
"Empire on the Hudson" author Jameson Doig says that proposing to break up the Port Authority would divert attention from issues Gov. Christie doesn't want in the public eye.

Road rut caused delays in, out of New York City

3-31-14
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Traffic is moving again on the road leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says workers have repaired a depression on the helix. New Jersey Transit spokesman ...