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ACEA awarded $120K for aviation strategy

The Atlantic County Economic Alliance has been awarded a $120,000 federal Rural Business Development Grant to create a detailed strategy for the...

Frustrations over NJ Transit cancellations boil over at meeting

Amid a spate of unplanned New Jersey Transit cancellations, riders voiced their frustrations at a Wednesday meeting.

Senate Transportation Chair wants to fast-track NJ Transit hearings

Following an uptick in New Jersey Transit cancellations, delays and staffing shortages, lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to hold a joint...

NJ Transit approves $3.7B budget

New Jersey Transit trustees voted to approve a $2.316 billion operating budget in fiscal year 2019 and a $1.465 billion capital budget.

AG: Trucking company must pay $30K to employee allegedly fired for sleep apnea

An Essex County trucking company is on the hook to pay a former employee $30,000 after allegedly firing him for his sleep apnea condition despite...

NJ Transit cancellations decline Tuesday; third lawmaker calls for accountability

Disruption of New Jersey Transit service subsided Tuesday with fewer trains being cancelled than in the previous two workdays.

Turtle & Hughes opens distribution center in Piscataway

Linden-based electrical and industrial distribution company Turtle & Hughes has opened a 45,760-square-foot regional distribution center at 266 Old...

Lawmakers call for hearings amid NJ Transit cancellations

After a series of New Jersey Transit cancellations and overcrowding on trains, two lawmakers are calling for legislative hearings.

NJ Transit reducing service to install positive train control

New Jersey Transit will temporarily discontinue service beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, on the Atlantic City Rail Line and off-peak, one-seat Raritan...

This was Subaru of America's best July ever

Last month, the Camden-based company sold 59,426 vehicles and reported a 6.7 percent year-over-year increase from July 2017 to July 2018.

ADP: 219K jobs added in July

American employers added 219,000 jobs in July, Roseland-based payroll processing company ADP said in a report issued Wednesday.

Gateway Program releases Portal North Bridge, Hudson River Tunnel animations

The Gateway Program Development Corp. released two new animations depicting the Portal North Bridge and Hudson River Tunnels projects at completion.

NJBIZ names 40 Under 40 Awards winners for 2018

The NJBIZ 40 Under 40 awards honor young professionals, as you may have guessed, under the age of 40 making moves in the Garden State. Some names you...

30 percent passenger increase reported at Trenton-Mercer Airport

Trenton-Mercer Airport saw a 30.6 percent increase in passengers from 2016 to 2017, according to numbers released by the Federal Aviation...

Audubon bridge opens early

A new East Atlantic Avenue Bridge over Nicholson Road in Audubon opened Thursday.

NJ Transit pulls 2019 budget from agenda for retool

New Jersey Transit removed the 2019 fiscal year operating budget of $2.316 billion, capital program of $1.465 billion and grant programs that include...

Trenton-Mercer Airport picks Princeton Junction marketing agency

Mercer County’s Trenton-Mercer Airport awarded an advertising contract to Princeton-based Creative Marketing Alliance for direct sales and...

Vehicle subscription service Mobiliti enters NJ

Vehicle subscription service Mobiliti has begun operating in New Jersey with Lawrenceville-based Route 1 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to offer customers...

Honeywell appoints transportation systems chairman

Honeywell has appointed veteran industrial sector exec Carlos Cardoso as board chairman at its Transportation Systems unit, which it plans to spin...

Seacube Container Leasing taps Tuthill as chief commercial officer

Woodcliff Lake-based SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., a global container-leasing company based in Woodcliff Lake, has appointed shipping industry...

Gateway board reins in Portal Bridge grant request

Gateway Program Development Corp. has approved an updated financial plan for Portal North Bridge that reins in a request for federal funding from $841 million to $811 million.

NJ Transit seeks more time to install positive train control

New Jersey Transit is asking the Federal Railroad Administration for an extra two years to install positive train control.

Gateway tweaks plans for bridge, tunnel construction after federal feedback

Gateway Development Corp. has submitted to the Federal Transit Administration a status update on the Hudson Tunnel Project, as well as an updated plan involving the local funding structure for the Portal North Bridge project.

New funding plan submitted for Portal North Bridge

New Jersey Transit has submitted an updated funding plan for the Portal North Bridge project, which includes the issuance of $600 million in municipal bonds, as well as some capital funding from the state’s $32 billion Transportation Trust Fund run by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Poll: 41 percent of voters say NJ air pollution 'very serious' problem

A significant percentage of New Jersey voters say they consider air pollution resulting from the state’s heavy transportation use to be a “very serious” problem and one the government isn’t doing enough about, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of the Sierra Club.

Lyft to open hub in Jersey City, sets Summit as partner

Ride-sharing company Lyft plans to open a driver hub in Jersey City in the fall.

Assembly passes bill requiring transit-development office

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday approved, by a 74-2 vote, a bill directing New Jersey Transit to establish an office of transit-oriented development.

Ports tap Cross Harbor Partners for freight study second phase

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has contracted with Cross Harbor Partners to prepare a Tier II study for the Cross Harbor Freight Program.

$28 billion Newark Airport makeover would add runway

Regional Plan Association is calling for an ambitious renovation of Newark Liberty International Airport that features an additional runway as part of $50.8 billion in regional transportation upgrades proposed for the next 40 years.

Gateway seeking financial adviser after approval of $600M bond

Gateway Development Program Corp. trustees voted Friday to approve authorization to issue a request for proposals seeking a financial advisory firm.

NJ Transit board approves $600M bond to replace Portal Bridge

The New Jersey Transit board of directors approved $600 million in New Jersey Economic Development Authority transportation bonds Wednesday to fund the replacement of the Portal Bridge as part of the Gateway project.

Gutierrez-Scaccetti confirmed as transportation commissioner

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has been confirmed by the New Jersey Senate as New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner, making her the 19th chief executive of the department.

Lawmakers try again to beef up Port Authority, NJ Transit oversight

Lawmakers in Trenton are having another go at ramping up scrutiny of the Port Authority, the bi-state agency that controls most of the New York Metro Area’s critical infrastructure points.

Politicians demand Norfolk Southern stop leasing parcels in Newark neighborhood

Several New Jersey politicians demanded Norfolk Southern railroad stop leasing parcels along an abandoned rail line it owns at 861 Summer Ave. in a residential neighborhood in the North Ward of Newark.

Princeton University selects Lyft as official ride-share partner

Princeton University has selected Lyft as its official ride-share partner of Princeton athletics for the 2018-19 season.

NJ Transit adds touch screen kiosks on Hudson-Bergen line

NJ Transit is piloting touch screen kiosks at stations along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line, allowing customers to access service information, maps and alerts to stay informed of travel options.

Four towns receive $1M in Transit Village grants

Four New Jersey communities have received grants totaling $1 million in the 2018 Transit Village grant program.

Three NJ lawmakers strategize on bridge traffic

Three state lawmakers – all 19th District Democrats – together with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and Perth Amboy officials, have drawn up strategies to mitigate traffic congestion on North Jersey bridges.

Uber debuts Express POOL service

Ride-sharing company Uber debuted on Thursday in select New Jersey locations with Express POOL, a less expensive service than other Uber options.

Hackensack Meridian partners with Lyft, invests in two biotech startups

Hackensack Meridian Health has partnered with Lyft to launch a digital ride-share “command center” to provide on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation for patients who miss medical appointments due to transportation problems.

Consultant launches audit of NJ Transit

Atlanta-based consulting firm North Highland Co., awarded a $1.3 million contract in April, has begun an audit of New Jersey Transit.

RWJBarnabas partners with Uber for patient transport

RWJBarnabas Health has formed a partnership with Uber Health, a ride-sharing platform providing pre-scheduled rides for patients to get to and from health care appointments.

Jersey City approves $9M toward reducing traffic fatalities

The Jersey City Council has approved $9 million toward reducing traffic fatalities as part of its Vision Zero initiative.

NJ Transit approves contracts with outside vendors

NJ Transit directors voted Wednesday to approve a $42.6 million contract with Hoboken-based company Hillside to operate the Hudson County Local Bus Service from July 1 to June 25, 2021.