Transportation

Bill to help workers pay commuting costs clears legislature

Helping to ease commuting costs for New Jersey workers, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson, D-14th District, was approved by the assembly on Jan. 31, 62-12-2. Assembly Bill 2425 will now head to Gov. Phil Murphy for further review. The bill requires every employer in New Jersey with at least 20 employees, not subject to ...

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Measure creating task force to study autonomous vehicles clears full assembly

Legislation sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, 14th District; Andrew Zwicker, 16th District; and Pamela Lampitt, 6th District, to establish a task force to evaluate autonomous vehicles was approved on Thursday by the full Assembly. The measure, Assembly Joint Resolution 164, would create the New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, comprised of ...

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Hurricane Sandy flooded the Hudson River rail tunnels with seawater in October 2012, leaving the tracks that carry trains into Manhattan crusted with salt and shutting down the passageways for three days. Since then, state officials and railroad executives have been sounding alarms about the need to repair the tunnels and keep the trains moving ...

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Greystone assists NJ Transit in boosting non-farebox revenues

New Jersey Transit reported an additional $800,000 in leasing revenue for fiscal year 2018, which will grow leasing revenue to $8.5 million in fiscal year 2019. Greystone Management Solutions, a real estate advisor to transit authorities, has developed with NJ Transit non-farebox revenue for the agency. This additional revenue is a result of Greystone’s and ...

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Gateway Corp. welcomes resolution asking President Trump to approve federal funding

The Gateway Program Development Corp. thanked legislators for passing New Jersey Senate Resolution 101 urging President Donald Trump to approve funding to complete the Gateway Program, including the Portal North Bridge. “We thank Senate President Sweeney, Leader Kean and Senators Codey and Lagana for this resolution, as well as the entire New Jersey legislature for ...

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NJ Assembly approves United Airlines jet fuel tax hike

The state Assembly approved a bill that would effectively hike the gas tax on United Airlines, the largest airline company doing business in New Jersey, in order to finance the extension of the PATH Train to Newark Liberty International Airport. Senate Bill 2892, sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, and approved in a ...

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