November 2009



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What’s Up With Route 1? NJDOT Can’t Say

According to an article in the New Brunswick-based Sentinel paper earlier this month, an NJDOT project to relieve traffic in the Route 1 corridor has moved to the top of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan, a…



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Updated: NYSDOT Takes Deegan Expansion Off the Table

[Updated 11/24 – MTR has learned that NYSDOT has selected the “rehabilitation only” alternative, a victory for local residents and advocates. We’ll have more on this shortly.] Tri-State has just received the “Draft Design Report” for…


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Gov. Christie A Smart Growth Advocate?

While New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie hasn’t had much to say about transportation, the planning organization NJ Future points out that he’s put forth some promising rhetoric when it comes to development. On NJ Future’s Garden…


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For Creating Jobs, Transit Operating Aid is Best Bet

As the country grapples with rising unemployment rates, Congressional leaders are beginning to consider passage of a “jobs bill” that could reportedly include anything from tax credits for new hires to infrastructure. A recent report by…



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A Transportation Platform for New Jersey

One of the first challenges New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie will face is how to keep New Jersey’s transportation network running. The Transportation Trust Fund, which pays for most of the state’s road and transit projects,…