Sep 20, 2023

Newark celebrates start to Mulberry Commons Pedestrian Bridge (slideshow)

"With today's groundbreaking, we enter the second phase, which catapults the metamorphosis of downtown into the full expression of a livable community," Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said of the walkway that will connect Newark Penn Station to the Prudential Center and Ironbound.

Dennis Toft, chair of CSG Law's Environmental Law Practice, speaks with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige on Sept. 12, 2023.
Sep 18, 2023

NJBIZ Conversations: Dennis Toft

The chair of CSG Law's Environmental Law practice discusses the latest moves on the infrastructure front, permitting, new flood rules and brownfields redevelopment.

On Sept. 14, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a demonstration of a driverless shuttle van in operation at Newark Liberty International Airport. As mandated, a safety driver must be on board during autonomous operation. The monthlong pilot project marks the first time an autonomous vehicle is operating on public roads in the state of New Jersey.
Sep 15, 2023

Port Authority’s AV shuttle test at Newark Airport offers glimpse into future

“We want to use this technology as soon as possible so we can serve our customers,” PANYNJ Principal Transportation Manager Leo Tsang told NJBIZ. “But we have to make sure that this is safe for everyone.”

Gov. Phil Murphy calls on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a new AirTrain system on Jan. 22, 2019 at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Sep 14, 2023

Port Authority, AACCNJ partner to build local contracting opportunities

“As one of the largest economic generators in the region, we have a commitment to an inclusionary ... practice and to ensuring the economic benefits of our infrastructure projects are available to the communities surrounding our facilities, which includes job opportunities,” said Kevin O’Toole, chairman, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A rendering of American Express’s new Centurion Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Sep 12, 2023

Amex Centurion Lounge set for Newark’s Terminal A (updated)

The 18,000-square-foot space will offer a reprieve for travelers that features an indoor terrace overlooking the airfield, a cocktail bar and piano lounge, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, premium restrooms and shower suites, and much more.

Phase I of the Gateway Program includes two active projects: the Portal North Bridge Project and the Hudson Tunnel Project (shown).
Sep 12, 2023

Hudson Tunnel Project awards first construction contracts

The accords cover an early work package on the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge and Utility Relocation phase, which is expected to break ground later this year. The two contracts, for construction and construction management services, pertain to an early work package on the Tonnelle Avenue Bridge and Utility Relocation phase of the work. 

George Washington Bridge
Sep 11, 2023

NJ leaders offer conflicting courses to combat congestion pricing plan

The situation – "a real slap in the face to New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken – has rippled through the Garden State, even bleeding into the potential 2025 gubernatorial race.

On July 21 in Fort Lee, Gov. Phil Murphy – joined by (from left) Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Sen. Bob Menendez and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell – announced New Jersey's next steps in the fight against New York City’s controversial congestion pricing plan.
Sep 11, 2023

Bistate battle over congestion pricing enters new phase

This summer, there were several major developments on this hot-button issue that will be of consequence to many in the state.

On Sept. 6, 2023, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey had been granted approval from the Federal Highway Administration to use federal funding for critical transit infrastructure projects at the Long Branch Train Station.
Sep 7, 2023

New Jersey lands another $425M for transportation projects

The redistributed spending authority marks the highest amount the state has ever received. Here's how it'll use it.

Gas pump
Sep 6, 2023

Gas tax rate set to increase slightly in October

“As mandated by the 2016 law, this dedicated funding stream continues to provide billions of dollars across the state to support crucial transportation infrastructure needs," said state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio.

A Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train in Jersey City
Sep 1, 2023

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension suffers setback (updated)

A decision by the Federal Transit Administration to delay the planning and environmental review process could add an additional two years to the project's timeline.

Sep 1, 2023

Millions set to travel for Labor Day weekend

The Port Authority estimates that 6.5 million people will fly, ride or drive through its four airports and six bridges and tunnels for summer's last hurrah.