New Jersey

Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey DOT Awards $30.1 Million for Local Freight Routes

Trucks at a New Jersey weigh station Trucks at a New Jersey weigh station. This round of grants represents 10 municipalities and six counties in the state. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced that $30.1 million has been awarded to counties and municipalities for projects meant to help facilitate large-truck traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 19, 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, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Electric Vehicle Law

Phil Murphy Murphy via Seth Wenig/Associated Press

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Jan. 17 to support electric vehicle use and charging infrastructure in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 17, 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, Safety

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Announces More Than $161 Million in Municipal Aid Grants

New Jersey Traffic moves along the New Jersey Turnpike. (Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg News)

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced more than $161 million in municipal aid grants for hundreds of cities and towns. 

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019
Government, Business

New Jersey Seeks $640M From Uber for Misclassifying Workers

Uber sign at the New York Stock Exchange The threat of classifying workers as employees is the single biggest worry among investors in companies such as Uber and Lyft. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-booking company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.

November 14, 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, Safety, Logistics

New Jersey Mall Could Mean Wall-to-Wall Traffic

American Dream mall in East Rutherford, N.J. A general view of the construction site of the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, N.J., on April 25, 2019, as seen from Secaucus, N.J. (Associated Press/Julio Cortez)

After 16 years of false starts, the behemoth American Dream retail and amusement complex is set to open just west of Manhattan. To get there, an expected 40 million visitors must join the traffic-choked roads of northern New Jersey.

Elise Young and Donald Moore | Bloomberg News
September 3, 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

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