NJ Transit's former deputy executive director Martin Robins says an increased gas tax in necessary to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund and that NJ Transit workers could strike because they haven't had a contract in five years.
From the announcement of Christie's presidential run, to progress on the Gateway Tunnel, and the $225 million Exxon settlement for pennies on the dollar, 2015 was an eventful year for the Garden State.
AAA defines the year end holiday travel period as Dec. 23 to Jan. 3. The agency reports that 6.3 percent of all New Jersey travelers will fly, while 90 percent of all travelers, both in New Jersey and nationwide, will drive.
History may remember the Port Authority board's final meeting of 2015 as the day the Gateway Tunnel project officially went from pipe dream to economic imperative. In a little over a month, the $20 billion Tunnel project has gotten a promise of 50 percent funding from the federal government and a guarantee of regular funding sources in the federal Highway and Transportation bill.
A policy currently under review by NJ Transit limits seating at its waiting rooms in Hoboken, Atlantic City, Secaucus and Newark to two hours, the theoretical longest time it would take to wait for one of the agency's oft-delayed trains.
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