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New Jersey commits to action plan adopting zero-emission vehicles

New Jersey joined with Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia in declaring their commitment Thursday to develop an action plan that will put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses onto their roads. Mary Barber, director of regulatory and legislative affairs of the Environmental Defense Fund, told NJBIZ that ...

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Port Authority approves budgets for physical security, cybersecurity, and upgrades

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a 2020 budget on Thursday consisting of $3.4 billion for operating expenses and $3.6 billion for capital spending. The Port Authority operates Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, bridges, and tunnels in New Jersey and New York City. About $2.1 billion will pay ...

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The George Washington Bridge.

Port Authority slowing down plans to eliminate carpool discount

With critics pushing back against the idea, made possible by new toll technology, the bi-state agency said in a statement it believes "for safety, efficiency, and environmental reasons, transitioning to cashless tolling will have a positive impact on our customers, our facilities, and the region. But we’re also listening when our customers speak up."

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NJ Transit issues ‘Innovation Challenge’ request for expressions of interest

New Jersey Transit has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to identify qualified, experienced firms capable of introducing innovative transportation solutions between the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction and the Meadowlands Complex. The solicitation follows the inaugural “Innovation Challenge” meeting of more than 140 interested parties on Nov. 7, at the ...

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Senate committee clears revised freelance worker bill

The controversial bill is aimed at cracking down on worker misclassifcation, a practice the measure's proponents argue infringes on workers' rights and costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars in employment taxes was approved in a 3-1 vote but left many opponents confused about sudden changes released earlier in the day.

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