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NTSB Recommends Railroads Screen for Sleep Apnea

11-22-16
The NTSB has recommended the Federal Railroad Administration require railroads to medically screen employees in safety-sensitive positions for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. This comes after the engineer involved in the Hoboken crash reportedly had undiagnosed sleep apnea.

Newark Airport Gets Automated Security Screening Lanes

11-22-16
The Transportation Security Administration and United Airlines rolled out the first two automated security screening lanes at Newark Airport ahead of Thanksgiving travel.

Trump’s Travel to NJ Cost Residents Time and Money

11-21-16
President-Elect Donald Trump traveled from New York City to Bedminster to spend the weekend at his golf course for meetings. The trip snarled traffic and cost the municipality an estimated $5,000 to provide 90 overtime man hours in police coverage for 48 hours.

Port Authority Officials Call for Review of Bridgegate Testimony

11-17-16
The Port Authority operations committee has asked general counsel and outside counsel to review Bridgegate testimony and see if the agency needs to take make any changes.

NJ Transit Executive Director: Federal Inspection Findings ‘Unacceptable’

11-7-16
New NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro testified before a joint legislative committee investigating NJ Transit in the wake of the deadly Hoboken train crash. He called the multiple safety violations identified by a federal inspection unacceptable.

It Now Costs More to Fill Your Gas Tank in New Jersey

11-1-16
A 23-cent increase in New Jersey's gas tax is now in effect.

NJ Transit Officials Approve Budget for Positive Train Control

10-26-16
NJ Transit's board adopted an operating budget to keep the trains up and running and a capital budget to make repairs, modernize the fleet and upgrade technology, including $72 million to install positive train control.

Democratic Lawmakers Say Gas Tax Hike Will Help Extend Light Rail

10-25-16
Democratic leadership spoke about how the 23-cent gas tax increase will help extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail into Bergen County.

Lawmakers Upset NJ Transit Leadership Absent from Hearing

10-21-16
NJDOT Commissioner and NJ Transit Chair Rich Hammer attended a legislative hearing to answer questions about the agency after the Hoboken crash. He said NJ Transit leaders were at an important meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration.

Report: New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License Law is Saving Lives

10-21-16
A new Governors Highway Safety Association report says New Jersey has been able to cut teen fatalities by more than half since the Graduated Driver License law went into effect.