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Greg Lalevee, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, speaks with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige on Oct. 28, 2020.

NJBIZ Conversations: Greg Lalevee

Among other topics, the business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 talks about big infrastructure projects, the effects of local and county budget cuts and how the pandemic is affecting the market in general. 

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NJ Transit eyes green alternative to Meadowlands power plant (access required)

“We heard the public comments loud and clear and recognize as we move forward there is a need for NJ Transit to focus on the environment and it should be transparent,” Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, who serves as NJ Transit’s board chair, said during the Oct. 21 board meeting when the $577 million Transitgrid was announced.

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A United Airlines plane at Newark Airport

More turbulence ahead (access required)

Newark Liberty International Airport handled more than 23 million flights in 2018 alone, and according to figures provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, more than 23,000 people are employed there and more than $33.6 billion of economic activity is generated by it in the New York City metropolitan area. But with talks over a new federal COVID-19 relief package stalled, tens of thousands of those workers could lose their jobs.

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