New Jersey

Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

New Jersey to Hike Gasoline, Diesel Tax to Offset Consumption Drop

New Jersey said it would hike its tax rates on diesel and gasoline starting Oct. 1. An aerial view of the Garden State Parkway in Paramus, N.J. The state said it would up diesel and gasoline tax rates on Oct. 1.(John R. Albano/Getty Images)

Tax rates on diesel and gasoline will go up in New Jersey to offset declines in fuel consumption, which have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2020
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, Safety

NJDOT Announces $47.3 Million for Local Bridge Projects

Bridge in Trenton, N.J. A bridge in Trenton, N.J. Mercer County, which encompasses Trenton, received two grants totaling $3.1 million. (Getty Images)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently announced $47.3 million in grant funding will be distributed statewide to help with local bridge maintenance projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
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

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