Will NJ Back Up Its Talk on Transit Villages?

Linden recently received a grant for streetscape improvements.

At a August 22 press conference in South Plainfield, NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno announced the award of 84 grants totaling $12 million to municipalities and counties for infrastructure improvement and safety projects. Among them was $100,000 for a transit village streetscape project in Linden, designated a Transit […]

Reminder: LI Bus “People’s Hearing” is Wednesday

Long Island Bus riders, students, and various other groups are hosting a “People’s Hearing” on the privatization of Long Island Bus, since the county doesn’t appear to be holding hearings of its own and much of the plan remains unclear. The hearing will take place at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 38 Old […]

Fixing Black Horse Pike

Dan Burden and volunteers conduct a safety audit along Black Horse Pike. He later said the four intersections surveyed on Wednesday "are among the worst of the many intersections in the 3,500 communities I’ve studied across the country."

On Wednesday, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and AARP joined hundreds of residents, nationally known pedestrian safety […]

80% of Hoboken Streets To Be Bike-Friendly

Cyclists in Hoboken.

By unanimous vote, Hoboken’s City Council voted last night to add 10 miles of bike lanes to the city’s streets.

The ordinance amendment provides for on-street bike lanes on segments of Hudson Street, Garden Street, Park Avenue, Willow Avenue, Clinton Street, Adams Street, Jefferson Street, Monroe Street, Jackson Street, Harrison Street, Newark […]

ConnDOT Acting Commissioner Jim Redeker to Head Agency

Redeker.

This morning, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy announced that he would appoint ConnDOT Acting Commissioner Jim Redeker to lead the agency. In a statement, Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Kate Slevin said:

Congratulations to Jim Redeker on his appointment as ConnDOT Commissioner. Since becoming Acting Commissioner earlier this year, he has shown effective leadership […]

Future Leaders Take on Task of “Reworking Newark”

Student interns at the Greater Newark Conservancy take a break from surveying the city for this photograph.

“We know what Newark looks like standing still, and we know that change is needed. With all the diversity in the city, it’s important that we try to work together. Let’s get it together—let’s move Newark.”

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Despite CT Budget Deal, Transit Cuts and Fare Hikes Still on Table

Despite a cost-saving agreement between CT workers and the state, transit service cuts and fare increases of 10-16% are still on the table.

Last week, Connecticut’s state unions overwhelmingly ratified a cost-saving deal that will avert thousands of employee layoffs and Governor Malloy’s “Plan B” budget, which would have enacted severe budget cuts, […]

Whither Cross-Hudson Transit?

Crowds at NYC's Penn Station after a derailment on NJ Transit. Frequent delays on cross-Hudson transit hurt the region's productivity and quality of life.

The passing of a relatively obscure bureaucratic deadline was another reminder of how badly improvements to the cross-Hudson transit system are needed. Yesterday the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, […]

$745 Million For Northeast Corridor Rail is Saved

A $450 million grant for the Northeast Corridor should lead to more reliable service on NJ Transit and Amtrak.

USDOT announced today that it has released $745 million for two high-speed rail projects to improve service on the Northeast Corridor in New Jersey and New York. The move ensures that Amtrak will receive the […]

New Jersey’s Shift Toward Road Building Accelerates

The percentage of NJDOT's capital program going to road capacity expansion has significantly increased in recent years.

[This post was modified on September 19, 2012]

What’s the difference between NJDOT’s Final Transportation Capital Program for Fiscal Year 2012, made publicly available this month, and the agency’s draft program released in March 2011? A […]