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161005Flanagan

Transportation Trust Fund Vote Delayed Until Friday

10-5-16
Procedural rules prevent the Senate from voting on any bills the same day they’re amended unless three-fourths of the senators agree to do it as an emergency. The next vote on the measures that would raise the gas tax and lower other taxes is scheduled for Friday.
161004Vannozzi

Legislators, Progressive Groups Rally Against TTF Deal

10-4-16
Sen. Ray Lesniak is among those opposing an agreement for the Transportation Trust Fund that would increase the gas tax while eliminating the estate tax and lowering the sales tax.
161004Delmore

NTSB Recovers Event Recorder from Hoboken Train Crash

10-4-16
The event recorder has been recovered from the front car in the Hoboken train crash and was sent to Washington D.C. for examination, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
161003Flanagan

NTSB Continues Investigation into Hoboken Train Crash

10-3-16
The rear black box on the NJ Transit train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal wasn't functioning properly, according to the NTSB. The agency continues to investigate the cause of the crash that killed one woman on the platform and injured more than 100 others.
161003Cruz

Trenton’s TTF Compromise Leaves No One Happy, Threatens Budget Hole

10-3-16
Gov. Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Prieto reached a deal to fund the Transportation Trust Fund for eight years that includes a gas tax increase and a small sales tax decrease.
161003Hill

Summit Partners with Uber for Commuter Pilot Program

10-3-16
NJ Transit commuters with parking passes at the Summit station will be able to take Uber for free to and from the station in a new pilot program. Summit officials believe the program will be beneficial for the city by freeing up parking spots for others who will pay to park and do business there.
160930Flanagan

Questions Remain Day After Hoboken Train Crash

9-30-16
The cause of the train crash into Hoboken Terminal that killed a 34-year-old mother and injured more than 100 people is still under investigation.
160930Hill

Talk of Positive Train Control After Hoboken Train Crash

9-30-16
After an NJ Transit train crashed in Hoboken Terminal Thursday, Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say it's important to implement the emergency braking system known as positive train control on rail systems, which Congress approved in 2008.
160930TTF

Christie Announces Transportation Trust Fund Deal with 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase

9-30-16
Gov. Christie announced a Transportation Trust Fund deal, which will increase the gas tax by 23 cents and cut the state sales tax.
160929Flanagan

NJ Transit Train Crash in Hoboken Terminal Kills 1, Injures More Than 100

9-29-16
An NJ Transit train on the Pascack Valley Line crashed into Hoboken Terminal at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, killing one woman on the platform and injuring more than 100.