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Calls for NJ Commissioners to Stall Port Authority Capital Plan Without Bus Terminal

2-13-17
New Jersey senators are urging the five New Jersey appointees on the Port Authority board to stall the capital plan vote unless the New York commissioners agree to fast track the bus terminal.

Roebling Museum Showcases Engineer’s Contribution to Bridges

2-9-17
In the 1800s, John A. Roebling immigrated to America and soon gained notoriety for producing wire rope that was later used in building the Golden Gate Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge.

Development Threatens to Overload PATH System

2-8-17
New residential units around PATH stations may increase ridership even more than current levels. The Port Authority capital plan does not allocate money to deal with overcrowding.

Committee That Selects TTF Projects Has No Members As Deadline Looms

2-3-17
It's less than a month before the deadline for selecting the projects to be funded by the Transportation Trust Fund and not one member of the committee has been officially selected and no projects have been chosen.

Crack in the Delaware River Bridge is Creating Traffic Headaches

1-25-17
Inspectors said it’ll take two weeks just to figure out the extent of the damage of the 60-year-old Delaware River Bridge.

Officials Upset PATH Extension No Longer Includes South Ward Station

1-18-17
The Port Authority announced there isn't enough room in the budget to include a PATH station in Newark's South Ward on the line that will connect Manhattan to Newark Airport.

Microgrids Could Help Reduce Mass Power Outages

1-16-17
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is offering towns money to conduct feasibility studies to create microgrids, which work as small-scale, localized power systems.

NJ Driving Fatalities Increased 8 Percent in 2016

1-9-17
The New Jersey Division of Highway Safety says the agency believes excessive speed, lack of seat belt use and distractions such as cell phones are likely causes of the increase in driving fatalities in 2016.

Jersey City Lab Tests Concrete for Port Authority Projects

1-9-17
The Port Authority Materials Engineering Unit lab in Jersey City puts concrete to the test to ensure it's safe to use for bridges, tunnels and airport runways.

Port Authority Board Approves 10-Year Capital Plan

1-5-17
Highlights of the proposed capital plan include $3.5 billion over 10 years for a new bus terminal, $2.7 billion for the new Gateway Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel project and more than $1.5 billion each for two new rail links to Newark Airport from Manhattan and to LaGuardia from Queens.