January 2012

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PATCO Posts Ridership Gains

During the first three quarters of 2011, transit ridership was up by 1.8% nationwide, but PATCO’s numbers rose even faster. The South Jersey-Philadelphia commuter line’s ridership grew by 3.62% in 2011, a figure that even outpaced…


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Hearings Address Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Extension

Four public hearings were held last week on the long-awaited draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for a proposed Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) extension. The DEIS proposes to extend the HBLR, which currently operates in Hudson County…




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Megamall Project Rests on Shaky Foundations

Even before the developers of American Dream Meadowlands (formerly “Xanadu“)—a hulking, still-half-built retail development currently lumbering towards completion in North Jersey—announced plans to add a theme park to the project, they had been ignoring a serious…


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Winners and Losers

Your weekly guide to heroic and villainous actions in tri-state transportation and development. Winners Riverkeeper—New York State’s water safety and environmental watchdog voiced its opposition to the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project’s draft environmental impact statement…