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N.J. commute is worst in the nation, Census survey says

N.J. commute is worst in the nation, Census survey says

Sayreville developer: 'Full steam ahead' after agreement for Parkway ramps

Sayreville developer: 'Full steam ahead' after agreement for Parkway ramps

Newark and the traveler Frustration Index: One guess how N.J.'s main airport fared

Newark and the traveler Frustration Index: One guess how N.J.'s main airport fared

Transportation News

N.J. commute is worst in the nation, Census survey says

Is that hopelessly extended commute to work bringing you down? At least you’re not alone. Read More »»

Port Authority's $7.8B budget focuses on infrastructure

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled a $7.8 billion budget for 2015, with nearly half of it focused on its continued push to upgrade transportation and shipping infrastructure. Read More »»

Trenton-Mercer flying high as other airports falter

At one point last year, the area's regional airports seemed to be the next big thing. Atlantic City International Airport announced last November that United Airlines would be offering nonstop daily service between there and its hubs in Chicago and Houston. Read More »»

Sayreville developer: 'Full steam ahead' after agreement for Parkway ramps

As the Garden State Parkway cuts through Sayreville, there is a ramp that feeds northbound traffic to the massive site that once housed a paint pigment manufacturer. Read More »»

Amtrak sets revenue record in fiscal 2014, narrows operating loss

Amtrak said it recorded more than $3.2 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year, setting a new record for the federally subsidized railroad as it continues its march toward a better balance sheet. Read More »»

Newark and the traveler Frustration Index: One guess how N.J.'s main airport fared

Bloomberg Businessweek has come out with its list of the 10 “Most Nightmarish Airports” — and how to survive them this holiday season. Read More »»

State plans Parkway ramps tied to Sayreville project (Updated)

The state will build new ramps on the Garden State Parkway that will connect to the planned Luxury Point project in Sayreville, with the developer contributing $15 million to the highway construction under a cost-sharing agreement with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Read More »»

Fox calls for transportation investment, trust fund replenishment at Newark event

Speaking Monday at a transportation symposium held in Newark by the Newark Regional Business Partnership, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox said that he believes Americans have “accepted mediocrity” when it comes to transportation. Read More »»

Direct Travel continues its growth with sixth deal of the year

Just a week after its last acquisition, Direct Travel Inc. has made another deal. Read More »»

I.D. Systems extends $900K contract with Knight Transportation

Woodcliff Lake-based I.D. Systems Inc., a provider of wireless machine-to-machine solutions, announced Thursday that it has extended its contract with Knight Transportation Inc. to provide trailer tracking and management services for Knight's trailer fleet. Read More »»

Fox: Transportation Trust Fund is ‘too important for us to fail’

Jamie Fox, the recently appointed commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, said Wednesday as part of a panel at the League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City that fixing the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund is an issue that needs to be effectively addressed. Read More »»

I.D. Systems extends $14M contract with Walmart

Woodcliff Lake-based I.D. Systems Inc., a global provider of wireless M2M solutions, announced Tuesday that it has received a three-year extension of its contract with Walmart Stores Inc. to provide trailer tracking and management services for Walmart's fleet of cargo trailers. Read More »»

United passengers can now use frequent flier miles to order food at Newark Airport

United Airlines is allowing passengers to use their frequent flier miles to buy food at Newark Liberty International Airport as part of its $120 million renovation and concessions overhaul, according to published reports. Read More »»

Wyndham division promotes COO/CFO to CEO and president

Wyndham Worldwide announced Monday that it has promoted Gail Mandel to CEO and president of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the company's timeshare exchange and professionally managed vacation rentals division. Read More »»

Direct Travel acquires Chicago travel management company

Direct Travel Inc., a travel management company with offices in Paramus, announced Friday that it has acquired Best Travel & Tours Inc., located in Chicago. Read More »»

Entrepreneur Stephen Bienko: Preparing next generation is his most important job

He has been an Air Force cadet, a sports trainer, a marketing guru and a state trooper. He is a wealthy entrepreneur. He wants to be a teacher of the next generation. And he is only 37. Read More »»

Brunelli: Retail vacancy on major N.J. highways hits five-year low

Retail vacancy along six of New Jersey's major shopping corridors fell in the third quarter to a five-year low of 7.3 percent, according to a new study by the brokerage firm R.J. Brunelli. Read More »»

Election Day: Here's a look at some key issues and how they impact business

Transportation Trust Fund, film incentives, affordable housing and more ... Read More »»

Prominent car rental firm sees net income soar 29 percent

Avis Budget Group Inc. announced Wednesday that its revenue and earnings rose in the third quarter of 2014 from the year-ago period. Read More »»

Rochelle Park company gets order for vehicle tracking systems

ORBCOMM Inc., a Rochelle Park-based provider of machine-to-machine solutions, announced Tuesday that it received an order for 16,000 of its dual-mode tracking and monitoring solutions. Read More »»

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Breaking Glass

Family-unfriendly policies driving moms from the workplace

Running away to Europe is probably not the first thing on any new mother's mind.

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