On Nov. 30, 2023, in North Bergen, Gov. Phil Murphy (center) joined fellow officials and stakeholders for the groundbreaking ceremony for work on the Hudson Tunnel Project on the New Jersey side.
Nov 30, 2023

Hudson Tunnel Project begins construction in NJ

"For years, this project had existed on paper or on computer screens – as a proposal or, maybe better yet, as an aspiration. But today we are taking a major step in transforming this vision for our region’s future into a reality," Gov. Phil Murphy said at a groundbreaking ceremony for the work.

NY Waterway ferry
Nov 30, 2023

NJ receives $13M to improve ferry operations

The grants will fund two projects: one to increase the sustainability of NY Waterway's vessels and another to support construction of a new passenger facility for South Amboy's recently introduced aquatic service to Manhattan.

On Nov. 29, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and federal and regional transportation officials announced the start of major construction work for the $220 million Port Street Corridor Improvement project to redesign and rebuild Port Newark's northern entrance at Port and Corbin streets.
Nov 30, 2023

$220M project to improve Port Newark access kicks off

The effort – which is anticipated to create $171 million in regional economic activity – seeks to shore up infrastructure and supply chains by improving access and safety while reducing congestion at Port Newark.

New York City traffic
Nov 30, 2023

NY congestion pricing moves closer to reality as new details emerge

Drivers could face a $15 toll to enter Manhattan below 60th Street under the controversial, "commuter-crushing" plan – beginning as soon as the spring.

The Amtrak-owned Sawtooth Bridges, outlined in yellow, carry more than 400 Amtrak and NJ Transit trains per day over tracks used by NJ Transit, PATH and Conrail freight trains.
Nov 22, 2023

Procurement process begins for Sawtooth Bridges replacement

The work – a key component of the Gateway Program – is slated to modernize and expand 1.9 miles of the Northeast Corridor in Kearny, which was built in 1907.

Walmart and New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association are launching a statewide outreach effort to educate the public on ways to stay safe when using rideshare services.
Nov 16, 2023

Walmart, NJ police association team up for ride-hailing safety campaign

The effort is in support of Robbinsville-based #WhatsMyName Foundation, which was founded by the family of a woman who was killed near the University of South Carolina by an individual impersonating an Uber driver.

Car wash
Nov 15, 2023

Summit-based Spark Car Wash raises $30M Series B

Founded in 2018, the high-tech service has a membership-driven model and is known for its speed and technology.

President Joe Biden is pictured in October 2021 at the Build Back Better event at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex in Kearny.
Nov 8, 2023

NJ receives $4B+ in federal transportation funding

“After our work is done, we’ll reduce delays and speed up the trains all along the Northeast Corridor,” President Joe Biden said. “It matters for businesses trying to get their goods to market. It matters for parents commuting to work in the morning. And for folks trying to get home at night for dinner.”

Leaders, lawmakers, officials from Amtrak and the Gateway Development Commission and other project stakeholders gather in Hudson Yards to celebrate the start of construction of the Hudson Tunnel Project on the New York side of the river.
Nov 3, 2023

Hudson Tunnel Project construction begins in NY, more funding announced

"The Hudson Yards Concrete Casing will quite literally pave the way toward the construction of the long-awaited Hudson Tunnel, an integral element of the Gateway Program that will increase connectivity within one of the most heavily trafficked transportation corridors in the country," said Gov. Phil Murphy in a statement.

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th District, announces a new class action lawsuit aimed at stopping New York City’s congestion tax.
Nov 2, 2023

Lawsuit aims to pump brakes on congestion pricing

“Think about everyone you know, including children with asthma and grandparents with other breathing and health problems – they will all suffer because of New York’s cash-grabbing $23 per day congestion tax,” said U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer in Fort Lee. “Our families will be lining up at the doctors’ offices, while the MTA lines their pockets with our dollars.”

From left, Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald Rios, NY Waterway Chairman Armand Pohan, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin celebrate the start of ferry service from South Amboy to Manhattan with an Oct. 30, 2023, ribbon cutting. - U.S. REP. FRANK PALLONE'S OFFICE
Oct 30, 2023

Long-awaited South Amboy Ferry Terminal begins service

The route is expected to be a boon to the region, moving more than 1,000 daily riders during the week, and eventually some 500 people over the weekends.

Truck route
Oct 30, 2023

Middlesex County truck traffic study assesses local impacts

Recommendations include designating new, preferred routes for these large vehicles that will, whenever possible, limit their time on roadways and in residential neighborhoods.