Topic : New Jersey

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Feds nix 50/50 plan for Hudson River Tunnel project

Rail| January 3, 2018

A letter from FTA to New York and New Jersey officials said the first phase of the project, estimated at $11 billion, seeks a 50% federal investment that is "considerably higher than much existing precedent for past 'mega projects'" and would deplete the existing grant program.

Uber took 300K N.J. commuters to the bus or train last month

Management & Operations| October 30, 2015

More commuters are turning to ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to cover that difficult "last mile," the distance between train stations or bus stops and their homes or jobs.

University| July 20, 2015

N.J. community college shuttle catching on

It remains an open question as to whether the college and/or the county will pick up the entire tab for the college shuttle service when the three-year federal grant expires in November 2016.

Management & Operations| December 15, 2014

Carsharing services face stricter rules from N.J. lawmakers

Services like Uber and Lyft would have to apply for permits, provide proof of insurance of up to $250,000 per incident and drivers would have to have vehicles inspected and have clean driving and criminal background histories.

Bus| November 2, 2012

Feds release $12M in Hurricane Sandy relief for N.J., Conn.

New Jersey will use $10 million to help maintain essential traffic flow and repair sections of highway necessary to prevent further damage. Connecticut will use $2 million for general emergency federal aid highway repairs.
Rail| August 29, 2012

Hatch Mott to move corporate headquarters

Situated within walking distance of the MetroPark train station, the new location offers convenient highway, rail, airport and hotel access.
Sustainability| July 23, 2012

N.J. school honored for eco-friendly practices

Drew University's newest green transportation option, a shared, low-cost shuttle service that runs in a continuous loop between Drew, downtown Madison, the College of St. Elizabeth and Fairleigh Dickinson University, launched in September.
Rail| November 10, 2011

NJ Transit unveils rail crossing safety plan, system map

Developed strategies in engineering, enforcement and education to ramp up safety across the state’s rail network, particularly in areas where trains travel through densely populated neighborhoods. New map features a more open design and new color scheme for easy customer reference, as well as enhancements to more clearly indicate transfer points and service areas by rail line.
October 8, 2010

What hath Christie wrought?

I know I’m not the only one upset about the news that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has killed the New Jersey-to-New York tunnel project — the ARC (Access to the Region’s Core) — as it is known. To me, this project represented a huge step forward in the rebuilding of America’s transportation infrastructure. The current tunnel beneath the Hudson was built 100 years ago; do we really need to wait any longer to build another?
Rail| October 8, 2010

N.J. Gov.: ARC tunnel project canceled

The ARC Project Executive Committee recommended termination of the ARC Project based on a 30-day review, which confirmed the project is expected to substantially exceed its current budget. Cost overruns are estimated to be in a range from more than $2 billion to over $5 billion.
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