Elise Young

Government, Business, Logistics

NJ Transit Want Ad: Seeking Partner to Move Stadium-Size Crowds

An interior photo American Dream megamall A look at the interior of the American Dream mega entertainment and shopping complex in East Rutherford, N.J., on Oct. 25, 2019. The mall is expected to worsen the snarl of traffic in the area. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

New Jersey Transit is seeking private partners to help transport “a stadium’s worth of people” — plus newly arriving megamall crowds.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Government, Safety

NJ Transit’s Angry Riders Prompt Crew Training to Stem Assaults

New Jersey Transit train A New Jersey Transit train arrives at the station in Secaucus, N.J. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

A soaring number of physical assaults on New Jersey Transit employees have led the agency to step up anti-violence training as bus and train riders vent about crowding and cancellations.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC-Area Rail Bridge Planners Take Another Shot at Federal Funds

Railroad tracks Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg News

New Jersey and New York officials will submit a revised financial plan for the $1.6 billion replacement of a decrepit bridge that’s key to rail traffic in the U.S. Northeast, the latest attempt to secure funding from a recalcitrant administration.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2019
Government, Safety, Logistics

Toll-Road Veteran Is N.J. Governor-Elect’s Pick for State Transportation Chief


New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy chose a toll-road veteran to oversee transportation, charging her with fixing a commuter bus and rail system he called “a national disgrace.”

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2017
Government, Fuel, Business

Chris Christie Announces Deal for 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase for N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sept. 30 announced a deal with Democratic legislative leaders to add 23 cents per gallon to New Jersey’s 14.5-cent gasoline-tax levy and reduce consumer taxes elsewhere.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2016
Government, Business

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Says Transportation Fund Plan Up to State Legislature

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Governor Chris Christie, responding to Democratic calls for him to replenish the multibillion-dollar fund for New Jersey highway and rail projects, said it was lawmakers’ responsibility to introduce a plan.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2016