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Looking Back: What Happened This Year in New Jersey

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.

Increase in Holiday Travel for Seventh Consecutive Year

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.

NJ Transit Names New Interim Director

Dennis Martin was named the new interim executive director of NJ Transit. He is a longtime NJ Transit executive and many transportation advocates are pleased with the appointment.

Port Authority Board Meeting Marks Start of Gateway Tunnel Construction Watch

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.

NJ Transit Policy Limits Homeless Access to Waiting Rooms

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.

Ask Away: How many NJ Transit buses are there on the road on any given day?

Ask Away: How many NJ Transit buses are there on the road on any given day? The maximum number of busses on the road at any given time is 1,867, according to NJ Transit Senior Public Information Officer Jim Smith. That goes for NJT ...

Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas?

Ask Away: Why can’t we pump our own gas? New Jersey is one of two states where you can’t pump your own gas (Oregon is the other). In our case, the self-service ban dates back to a 1949 state law. Under the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety ...

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

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.

Menendez Talks Gateway Tunnel Funding and Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

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.

Heightened Security at Newark Airport During Thanksgiving Holiday

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.