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Flooding leads to shutdown on NJ Transit line

5-2-14
BOONTON, N.J. (AP) — Service remains suspended along a section of New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line until Monday while workers repair a track washout caused by flooding. Buses will be available to shuttle passengers between Montclair ...
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Former NJ Transit Director: Transportation Trust Fund Will Run Out of Money by July 2015

5-1-14
Former Deputy Executive Director of NJ Transit Martin Robins says that the Transportation Trust Fund will run out of money by July 2015 and officials may be forced to increase the gas tax to meet the state's transportation needs.

Newark Liberty train service to be suspended

4-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The train line connecting Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to Newark Liberty International Airport will be suspended for 2½ months for repairs. AirTrain will be closed starting Thursday. Shuttle buses are to run to the airport ...
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Toll Collectors Say Privatizing Their Jobs Will Hurt Their Bottom Line

4-29-14
Toll collectors say they work in constant fear that their jobs will be on the chopping block if the Christie administration goes forward with its plan to privatize toll collection.
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Budget Committee Discusses Borrowing for Transportation Trust Fund

4-28-14
Officials say they have to borrow money for the Transportation Trust Fund, which does not have enough money for future infrastructure projects.

New Jersey official: road money running out

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's transportation commissioner says there is enough money in the state's transportation trust funds to keep fixing roads as planned through June 2015. But James Simpson told lawmakers on Monday that the fund will be ...
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NJ Policy Perspective Pres.: Transportation Fund Is Broken

4-24-14
NJ Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes says that New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund is broken and could be insolvent next year.

Overhead wire troubles slowed NJ Transit trains

4-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit trains are back on schedule after commuters faced delays into and out of New York City for about three hours. NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says problems with Amtrak's overhead wires just outside of New ...

Next phase of Lincoln Tunnel Helix work to begin

4-17-14
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Motorists will face detours as work continues on the Helix leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The next phase of the roadway improvement project is set to begin on Tuesday when westbound lanes will be closed. The Port Authority ...
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Restored Military Helicopter Finds Home at Vietnam Era Museum

4-15-14
A 1964 military helicopter nicknamed Huey that served two tours in Vietnam has been restored and moved to the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.