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State plans Parkway ramps tied to Sayreville project (Updated)

State plans Parkway ramps tied to Sayreville project (Updated)

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

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

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

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

Transportation News

Hill will provide services to Dallas public transit system

Construction risk manager Hill International said Monday it has received a contract to provide professional services to Dallas Area Rapid Transit's capital program. Read More »»

Tired of overaggressive N.J. drivers? Bill would allow testing of driverless cars here

The state Senate Transportation Committee on Monday unanimously passed legislation that would make New Jersey a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles. Read More »»

Companies can save $11,000 a year by letting employees work from home part-time, study finds

Odds are that a nearly half of today's workforce has the same thought while sitting in traffic, inhaling fumes and listening to car horns blare. Read More »»

So what's the big deal about raising the gas tax? It turns out, we already willingly pay extra now

State Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox said what everyone knows to be true last week when discussing the quickly depleting Transportation Trust Fund: “We are broke,” he said. “We can let our infrastructure fall apart and become worse. Or we can put the 'D' and 'R' aside and pass a revenue enhancer, whatever that is.” Read More »»

Avis Budget Group buys a large Budget licensee for $210M

Vehicle rental company Avis Budget Group announced Friday that it has acquired the Budget Car Rental licensee for Southern California and Las Vegas for approximately $210 million, plus the cost of the acquired vehicle fleet. Read More »»

Newark Airport lives down to its reputation for delays, analysis shows

Among the nation's busiest airports, there are inevitably delays, especially during the holiday travel season. And with Thanksgiving and Christmas 2014 right around the corner (believe it or not), the New York and New Jersey airports found themselves under the microscope as part of a NerdWallet analysis of winter travel delays and cancellations. Read More »»

Turnpike lane opening delayed until Sunday due to weather

Drivers expecting to see the full benefit of the New Jersey Turnpike widening project completion this weekend will have to wait until Sunday. Read More »»

Parsons Transportation returns to Newark office building

Parsons Transportation Group, Inc., a unit of engineering and consulting services company Parsons Corporation, has signed a new lease at a Newark office building, real estate investment company C&K Properties said Thursday. Read More »»

Direct Travel makes another acquisition

Direct Travel, Inc., a travel management company with offices in Paramus, announced Thursday that it has acquired Child Travel | Albany Travel, located in Burlington, Vermont, and Albany, New York. Read More »»

State transportation chief: Gas tax hike may be necessary

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, in his first public appearance since confirmation, made it clear that a tax hike would remain on the table in discussions to address transportation funding. Read More »»

Global Ebola Task Force: Law firm prepares for myriad of virus-related questions

The law firm Reed Smith on Tuesday launched a multidisciplinary Global Ebola Task Force, headed by Patrick E. Bradley, a partner in the firm's Princeton office, to keep the firm abreast of legal issues that arise from the Ebola crisis and to address the questions the firm has begun fielding from clients across a wide range of industries Read More »»

Turnpike lanes start opening Friday, a month ahead of expectations

A five-year project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike is expected to be partially completed by this weekend, according to the Turnpike Authority. Read More »»

Elected officials back Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension

At the Exchange Place Light Rail Stop in Jersey City on Monday, city Mayor Steven Fulop and Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle were joined by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) in announcing their support for extending the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail northward into Bergen County. Read More »»

Bill would put alternative-energy vehicle taxes toward Transportation Trust Fund

As it stands now, electricity-, natural gas- and hydrogen-powered vehicles drive on the same roads as regular cars, but contribute to New Jersey's transportation maintenance and improvement almost none at all. Read More »»

Building products manufacturer choose Fair Lawn-based company's transportation management system

Fair Lawn-based transportation management systems company UltraShipTMS announced Monday that building products manufacturer Euramax International, Inc., has chosen it to provide its logistics chain with transportation automation software with integrated private fleet management functionality. Read More »»

GE paying $1.8B for helicopter leasing company

Milestone Aviation Group, an Ohio- and Ireland-based helicopter lending company with offices in Colts Neck, will be acquired by GE Capital Aviation Services for $1.775 billion, the companies announced Monday. Read More »»

It's the trucking company ... that doesn't have any trucks: Turning Ultra Logistics into a freight broker saved family business

His father and grandfather both drove big rigs, but Nicholas Carretta only has a small plastic model of those earlier trucks that idles on his desk. Read More »»

Pushing freight rail line funding: Investment is critical to commerce, Sweeney says

Politicians up and down the state are clamoring to come up with a fix to the state's wildly underfunded Transportation Trust Fund. Read More »»

Latest trend: Live in cities, but work in the suburbs

Younger workers embrace reverse commute on trains

Brent Jenkins has a long list of reasons to like Montclair, but here's one you might not expect: The opportunity it gives to companies whose employees can commute there by train — not from the state's western suburbs — but from Hoboken, Jersey City and New York, where many of their young, talented workers make their homes. Read More »»

Most New Jerseyans still oppose the gas tax hike, poll shows

As New Jersey’s leadership continue to explore options for restoring transportation funding, a majority of its residents still rate a gas tax hike unfavorably — and think an entirely unrelated solution is needed. 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.

Industry Insights

Consider year-end charitable giving options carefully

As we are in our final year-end tax planning mode, many of us are looking to...

Millennial Minded

Redevelopment project aims to give A.C. a place with a millennial vibe

About seven months back, I wrote about all the goings-on in Atlantic City...

SFW: Suitable for Work

'Traffic problems in Fort Lee,' indeed, trucking survey finds

If the 2015 resolution of the Christie administration is to expunge...

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