New Jersey

Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey’s Sen. Robert Menendez, Bob Hugin Disagree on Infrastructure Funding

Robert Menendez Hugin (left) and Menendez debate on Oct. 24 in Newark, N.J. (Julio Cortez, Pool/Associated Press)

This November, if New Jersey voters elect Republican political novice Bob Hugin to the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump’s chances of advancing an infrastructure funding agenda through Congress next year could improve.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey DOT Announces $47 Million for County Bridge Maintenance Projects

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced July 31 that more than $47 million in grants has been issued for county bridge maintenance projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Business, Safety

Carlose London Leads Contingent of Jersey Boys Bound for Ohio and NTDC

New Jersey Grand Champion Carlose London and his son, Jaylen New Jersey Grand Champion Carlose London (left) and his son, Jaylen. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

ISELIN, N.J. — No train, no gain. That’s the London family mantra captured in four short words.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2018
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

Driver Growth, Infrastructure Leading Concerns for Virginia, New Jersey Ahead of Elections

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Freight transportation, infrastructure issues and jobs will be key considerations for many voters electing new governors on Nov. 7 in New Jersey and Virginia — the only states with gubernatorial contests this year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Government

Embattled Ex-New Jersey DOT Chief Jamie Fox Dies

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Jamie Fox, who had been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery while New Jersey’s transportation commissioner in 2014, died Feb. 20, local media outlets reported.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Government

New Jersey Wants to Fund Roads by Selling Debt to Its Pensions

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New Jersey lawmakers are proposing a creative approach to raising money for needed work on Garden State roads: Sell bonds directly to its struggling pension funds.

Katherine Greifeld | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2016
Government

Virtual Weigh Stations Come to New Jersey

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New Jersey is the latest state to implement virtual weigh stations.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
Government

New Jersey Transportation Funding Deal Becomes Law as Fuel Taxes Hiked

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie concluded his state’s long-running transportation funding crisis on Oct. 14 by signing bills that will raise taxes on diesel fuel by 27 cents per gallon and on gasoline by 23 cents per gallon.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
Government, Business

New Jersey Transportation Committee Chairman Wants to Borrow $3.2 Billion to End Funding Impasse

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In hopes of ending New Jersey’s road construction shutdown that has lasted since July 8, Assemblyman John Wisniewski has proposed that the state borrow $3.2 billion over the next two years to restore the Transportation Trust Fund.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2016

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