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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...

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.

Montclair transit vet picked for ports board

Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his pick to fill in the seat on the Port Authority Board of Commissioners vacated by Caren Turner, who resigned after...

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,...

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.

Jersey City extends Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has signed an executive order extending the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza to Jersey Avenue.

$286M turnpike interchange improvements completed

A $286 million construction project designed to ease congestion through Interchange 14A on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension of the New Jersey...

Monmouth County bridge to reopen

The Monmouth County bridge over Matawan Creek at West Front Street and Amboy Avenue in Aberdeen Township is set to reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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,...

Goethals Bridge westbound lanes to open May 21

The westbound span of the new Goethals Bridge will open to traffic May 21.

Health systems big users of Uber, Lyft

New Jersey health care systems increasingly are using ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber to shuttle patients, and the trend is expected to...

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...

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.

Industry leaders: Funding Gateway Program key to economic growth

Gateway Program cheerleaders took center stage at the Transportation Awards Breakfast at the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel in Newark on Monday.

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...

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...

Economic growth at Atlantic City airport taking off

Legislation is taking off to create an economic growth zone around the Atlantic City International Airport, after a similar effort was scuttled under...

Bayonne closer to adding ferry terminal

Bayonne has received approximately $650,000 in funding through the federal Passenger Ferry Grant program to help pay for the construction of the...

NJ company shares in $366M contract at Spanish airport

A joint venture of Morristown-based professional-services company Louis Berger Group and CEMOSA, an engineering firm of Malaga, Spain, has been awarded a $366.5 million management-services contract for the expansion of Palma de Mallorca International Airport in Baleares Islands, Spain.

NJ congressional members slam colleagues seeking to defund Gateway

A group of New Jersey congressional members Friday denounced 27 colleagues who are seeking to remove federal funding from the Gateway Program.

Subaru opens corporate HQ in Camden

The grand opening of Subaru of America’s $118 million corporate headquarters was held April 27 in Camden, with the company developing its new campus to bring together much of its local workforce.

Murphy details plans to hire 40 NJ Transit bus drivers

NJ Transit will add 40 more bus drivers to improve service and reduce congestion for customers.

Rutgers transportation groups awarded for public outreach

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and Rutgers University’s Voorhees Transportation Center have received the Silver 2018 National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach from the American Planning Association.

McLaren Engineering Group to expand to Bergen County

McLaren Engineering Group plans to expand to Bergen County in August.

Mack-Cali, Uber partner for Short Hills ridesharing

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. and Uber have partnered in a commuter ridesharing program at four commercial properties in Short Hills.

House passes Federal Railroad Administration Safety Data Improvement Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Federal Railroad Administration Safety Data Improvement Act to improve and standardize reporting and training around railway accidents on NJ Transit and Amtrak.

NJ Transit approves $49M contract to upgrade Elizabeth rail station

The NJ Transit board has approved a $49.3 million contract with Anselmi & De Cicco to perform the final design and construction of the Elizabeth rail station.

Murphy recommends Zaro as Gateway Development trustee

Gov. Phil Murphy has recommended that the board of the New Jersey Transit Corp. appoint state-government vet Jerry Zaro to serve on the board of trustees of the Gateway Program Development Corp.

Officials cautiously optimistic Gateway funding will come

But avoiding bridge 'crisis' remains leading priority

Gateway environmental study continues despite missed deadline

Though it missed a self-imposed March 31 deadline to secure federal approval for the Gateway Program’s environmental impact study, the Gateway Program Development Corp. is working closely with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other stakeholders to complete the review on the Hudson Tunnel Project as quickly as possible, said John D. Porcari, interim executive director New Jersey-based organization created to manage the program.

NJ Transit cancels Union Dry Dock meeting

New Jersey Transit cancelled its Thursday board meeting to discuss a plan to acquire the Union Dry Dock property and lease it back to NY Waterway to use as a ferry re-fueling and maintenance facility.

The 2018 NJBIZ Power 100

Our top pick this year doesn’t reside in New Jersey, but he and his company have a substantial impact on the state — and it may just be the beginning.

EZ Ride expands Ryde4Life on-demand ride service

Transportation service EZ Ride is expanding the hours of its on-demand transportation program, Ryde4Life.

Port Authority gives preliminary OK to airport-worker raises

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given a first approval on a proposal to increase the wages of airport employees.

Poll: Most residents consider roads, public transportation poor

A majority of New Jersey residents contacted in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll consider roads and public transportation to be in poor condition.

NJ Chamber president hails Gateway funding

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken hailed some anticipated federal funding for the Gateway Program that’s expected to make its way out of Congress soon.

Gateway Program could get $540M from feds

The Gateway Program soon could get a boost in the form of $540 million as part of a federal spending bill, according to a published report.

INTTRA adds South Korea’s NAMSUNG Shipping

INTTRA, a provider of electronic-transaction, software and information services for ocean shippers, has added South Korea's Namsung Shipping Co. Ltd. as a customer.

New Jersey State Police ban commercial vehicles from some interstates

The New Jersey State Police have banned commercial vehicles from traveling on Interstates 78, 80, 280 and 287 today due to the region’s latest snowstorm.

NJ Transit to cross-honor tickets during storm

Due to the latest snowstorm, NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets on NJ Transit buses and trains and for private bus carriers at PATH in Newark, Hoboken and 33rd Street in New York.

Murphy: $242M for NJ Transit features $19M for hiring

Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday the $242 million he’s proposed in NJ Transit funding will include $19 million to hire 114 new drivers, engineers, maintenance crew and others.

All aboard!

Rutgers, rail agencies partner to attract next generation of engineers

A partnership between Rutgers University and railroad agencies is training future engineers and other rail professionals with an eye toward improving safety.

Murphy vows not to raise fares on NJ Transit trains, buses

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vowed not to raise fares on NJ Transit trains and buses Wednesday during a meeting with the agency’s Board of Directors.

Gateway Project to seek legal, financial advisers

The Gateway Program Development Corp., the conglomerate overseeing the $30 billion rail improvement project in New York and New Jersey, is set to issue requests for information to financial and legal advisers in the coming weeks.

NJ Transit resumes full service for Friday

NJ Transit is resuming a regular weekday schedule Friday on its rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services.

NJ Transit to limit rail services today

NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets on rail, bus and private carriers today due to the anticipated winter storm.

INTTRA adds four carriers for surge in shipping orders

INTTRA, a provier of electronic-transaction, software and information services for shippers, has grown its orders by 45 million with the addition of four new carriers: Evergreen Marine Corp., Namsung Shipping, Unifeeder and Antillean Marine Shipping.

Camden transportation center receives $2 million toward upgrades

New Jersey Transit has given Camden County $2 million in state Transportation Improvement Program money to pursue preliminary design services for the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden