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Transportation

Gateway’s Zaro calls for decision on Hudson Tunnel Project

Gateway Program Development Corp. Chairman Jerry Zaro issued a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao calling for immediate completion of the environmental review and issuance of a record of decision to allow the Hudson Tunnel Project to go forward under President Donald Trump’s One Federal Decision policy. The federal government shutdown has ...

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An Amtrak train making a stop at Metropark in Iselin.

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As the partial federal government shutdown stretched into its fourth week, Amtrak officials did whatever they could to advance scheduled infrastructure projects. Big-ticket improvements and repairs are largely on hold while an impasse between Congress and the White House over funding for a wall on the southern U.S. border keeps several federal agencies, including the ...

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NJ Transit recruits hundreds of train engineers and bus operators

Gov. Phil Murphy met Thursday with New Jersey Transit employees who are training to become train conductors, locomotive engineers and bus operators at the Ferry Street training facility in Newark. “Replenishing NJ Transit’s workforce is a critical component of improving the customer experience for the nearly one million New Jerseyans who rely on NJ Transit every ...

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NJ Transit buys 85 buses for $65.8 million

New Jersey Transit trustees approved the purchase at a Wednesday meeting of 85 articulated buses for $65.8 million from New Flyer America. These buses feature low flooring, wheelchair ramps, USB ports, video security systems, improved intercom systems, and LED lighting. They will be delivered to NJ Transit in late 2019 and 2020. New Jersey Transit ...

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No timeline on AC line restoration, Murphy says

Although New Jersey Transit fully installed the positive train control emergency braking system on all its trains, it’s still not certain when service will resume on the Atlantic City Line, Gov. Phil Murphy said at an unrelated press event Wednesday afternoon. “The testing associated with [PTC] has had a longer tail than I was anticipating,” ...

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Lyft, KRE group announce partnership in Jersey City

Kushner Real Estate Group and rides-haring company Lyft have announced terms to become official ride-sharing partners at 485 Marin Blvd., in Jersey City, KRE’s newest luxury rental development. Lyft will provide tenants with special perks, including designated pick-up zones and discounted rides, making 485 Marin the first residential building in Jersey City to offer these services. ...

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NJ Transit leverages retail locations at train stations

This week New Jersey Transit announced a new retail lease agreement in Newark Penn Station. The 10-year agreement is anticipated to generate more than $2.1 million in non-farebox rent revenue over the span of the lease term. The tenant, Top Shelf Wine and Liquor, is located in the main concourse of Newark Penn Station between ...

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Port Authority to test electric cargo-moving vehicles

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will begin testing an all-electric truck used to transport cargo with hopes to phase out the entire gas-powered fleet, the bi-state agency announced Friday. The one-year pilot program is part of a broader effort by the Port Authority, which handles billions of dollars of cargo a ...

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