Elise Young

Government, Business

New Jersey Highway Tolls to Rise up to 36%

Traffic moves along the New Jersey Turnpike outside of Woodbridge, N.J. Traffic moves along the New Jersey Turnpike outside of Woodbridge, N.J. (Emile Wamsteker via Bloomberg News)

Tolls on three major New Jersey highways will rise by as much as 36% after Gov. Phil Murphy declined to use his veto power over authorities that approved the increases, effectively allowing them to take place.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Higher N.J. Tolls Pitched to Pay for Turnpike, Parkway Projects

NJ Turnpike toll Vehicles line up at the New Jersey Turnpike toll booth in Carlstadt, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP)

New Jersey is pushing for higher passenger-vehicle tolls this year — and regular increases in the future — to pay for improvements to its Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
March 10, 2020
Government, Business

New Jersey Budget Includes Record $590 Million for Transit

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy by Sangsuk Sylvia Kang/Bloomberg News

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a record $40.9 billion budget supported by a millionaire’s tax that would help underpin record spending on New Jersey Transit, pensions and schools.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2020
Government, Business

NJ to Borrow $500 Million for Transit

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy by Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Governor Phil Murphy’s administration approved $500 million of borrowing without legislative or voter approval to help cash-strapped New Jersey Transit replace decrepit commuter buses and trains.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2019
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

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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