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Gloucester County gets monitors for future leaks

9-19-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Gloucester County is getting weather monitors in the wake of a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey. The county prosecutor's office secured $150,000 in grants. Coordinator Bill Donovan ...

Emergency repairs approved for Walt Whitman Bridge

9-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The agency that operates the Walt Whitman bridge connecting southern New Jersey and Philadelphia has approved $2.7 million in work to repair holes found on the bridge's steelwork. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported ...

New Jersey gets nearly $1.5B for transit repairs

9-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority are getting nearly $1.5 billion to make repairs from Superstorm Sandy and to shield themselves from future storms. Most of the federal transportation dollars, nearly $1.3 billion, will ...
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Merger of State’s Transportation Agencies Would Fund TTF

9-17-14
A proposal to help replenish the Transportation Trust Fund calls for the merger of the NJDOT, Turnpike Authority and NJ Transit.

Officials detail $90M bus terminal facelift

9-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New restrooms, ceilings that don't leak and buses that run closer to schedule are some of the short-term improvements the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is making at its aging New York bus terminal. Officials ...
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NJ Transit Plans $2 Billion Upgrade

9-12-14
NJ Transit is spending nearly $2 billion to replace trains and buses and add seats to all equipment over the next couple of decades.

Bayonne Bridge to temporarily close

9-12-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists who use the Bayonne Bridge will need to find an alternate route. The bridge will be closed this weekend while construction crews remove portions of the structure and lift large steel and concrete sections of the ...

NJ Transit expands mobile tickets to south Jersey

9-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit bus passengers in southern New Jersey will be able to use their smartphones to travel. The agency has expanded its My Tix application to 59 bus routes in the south Jersey and Philadelphia area. Customers ...

PATH fares to increase on Oct. 1

9-10-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's going to cost more to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York. Single-ride tickets will increase by 25 cents to $2.75 beginning Oct. 1. A two-trip ticket will cost $5.50. The Port Authority of New York and ...
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Report: PATH System More Expensive to Operate Than Subway

9-5-14
According to the Citizens Budget Commission, a major problem facing the PATH system is a growing deficit.