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140224PA

Conflict of Interest Concerns Surface with Port Authority

2-24-14
Some have questioned Port Authority Board Chairman David Samson's involvement in a deal with NJ Transit that benefited his law firm.
140224Route

Route 35 Construction Snarls Traffic

2-24-14
The ongoing Route 35 construction project backed up motorists for hours over the weekend.

Jersey City mayor seeks public’s help on potholes

2-24-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City's mayor wants people to help him fix the city's pothole problem. The streets in New Jersey's second-largest city have been battered by snow and freezing temperatures and are now pockmarked with potholes. So ...

Technology helping AC Expressway handle snowstorms

2-24-14
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gone are the days when a snowstorm would send snowplow crews rushing haphazardly onto New Jersey's roads and highways. On the Atlantic City Expressway, technology helps crews know where to go to find the worst-hit areas. ...

3 firefighters injured in crash on icy highway

2-22-14
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three firefighters headed to a training exercise in Trenton were injured when the sport utility vehicle they were riding in crashed on an icy roadway. State police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices rise sharply

2-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.34, up 7 cents from last week. But that's much lower ...

PA offers new version of Samson vote recusal

2-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new explanation has been offered in the controversy over a vote — by the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — that raised conflict-of-interest questions. Port Authority board meeting minutes from ...

Port Authority finishes GWB sign project

2-21-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists traveling over the George Washington Bridge are seeing new signs designed to help smooth their trip. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it recently completed two projects to put up 15 variable ...

NJ to get much-needed salt shipment for roads

2-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A much-awaited shipment of road salt is expected to arrive at Port Newark, with another one due next week. The cargo ship is to arrive from Chile on Thursday. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1eWF0hf) reports the salt is being ...
140219Weinstein

Weinstein Departs NJ Transit to Mixed Reviews

2-19-14
NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein will be leaving the agency March 1 amid criticism for the handling of the Super Bowl and storage ahead of Hurricane Sandy.