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Lawmakers debate transportation fund shortfall

11-6-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are grappling with how to manage an expected transportation fund shortfall. The Assembly's Transportation Committee heard from stakeholders Thursday but has not committed to legislation to address the ...

NJ Transit train hit, kills pedestrian

11-4-14
HAZLET, N.J. (AP) — Trains resumed rolling on New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line after a train struck and killed a man on the tracks. The New York-bound train was carrying approximately 125 passengers and crew when the incident took ...
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Asm. Wisniewski: Port Authority Problems Stem From Its Culture

10-30-14
Assemblyman John Wisniewski says that the problems within the Port Authority stem from its culture and that it extends far beyond transparency issues.

Man struck, killed by NJ Transit bus

10-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey Transit bus struck and killed a man in Newark. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says 37-year-old Anthony Rivera was in the vicinity of Broad and Clinton Streets when he was hit on Wednesday ...
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Christie, Sweeney, Fox Avoid Talk of Gas Tax at Turnpike Ribbon Cutting

10-24-14
During the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new expansions on the New Jersey Turnpike, Gov. Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox avoided to talk about gas tax but mentioned there are conversations for solutions on the transportation fund.
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Officials Say New Jersey Needs More Equipment To Attend To Emergencies

10-24-14
Bergen County’s Office of Emergency Management says the state needs more equipment to attend to emergencies such as oil train derailments.

Parkway north closed in Clifton, downed wires

10-24-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Downed wires have forced authorities to close the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway in Clifton. State Police say motorists must get off the toll road at Exit 153 and take Bloomfield Avenue west to get back on the ...
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Former NJ Transit Director: Port Authority Open Records Policy is Important

10-23-14
Founding Director of the Alan Vorhees Transportation Center and former NJ Transit official Martin Robins says the new open records policy was an important step of the Port Authority.

Ben Franklin Bridge commutes easier for 6 weeks

10-22-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Commuters who travel over the Ben Franklin Bridge by train or car can get used to easier trips for now. Both means of transport have faced delays for months because of work on the PATCO Speedline tracks that run along the ...

New Jersey Turnpike widening nearly finished

10-22-14
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Work on a major New Jersey Turnpike widening project is set to end ahead of schedule and more than $200 million under budget. Northbound lanes between Interchange 6 in Burlington County and Interchange 9 in Middlesex County ...