New Jersey

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
Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey Steps Up Efforts to Identify Misclassified Workers

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (Associated Press/Seth Wenig)

The New Jersey Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor signed a joint agreement to step up efforts to protect employees, including truck drivers, from illegal misclassification as independent contractors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey DOT Awards More Than $30 Million to Improve Freight Routes

New Jersey DOT Walt Whitman Bridge connects the Port of Camden (right) with Philadelphia. (WikiCommons)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced $30.1 million in grant funding dedicated to improving local roads that serve as freight conduits.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Federal Transportation Policymakers to Visit N.Y.-N.J. ‘Gateway’

New Jersey Transit train A New Jersey Transit train bound for New York enters one of the 100-year-old trans-Hudson tunnels in North Bergen, N.J. (Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg)

An area along the Hudson River in New York and New Jersey will be the site of a field trip federal policymakers have scheduled for the week of April 29 to raise the profile of a tunnel project known colloquially as “Gateway.”

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 26, 2019
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 | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

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

county bridge maintenance projects Murphy by Julio Cortez/Associated Press

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