Articles by Michelle Ernst





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New Jersey’s Super Secret Capital Program

Longtime MTR readers may have wondered where Tri-State’s annual analysis of New Jersey’s capital plan is. Typically, we’ve produced a detailed analysis of the capital plan in the late spring or early summer. In April of…



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U.S. Traffic Fatalities Plummet — But Why?

Traffic deaths have fallen to their lowest level since 1950, according to newly-released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).  33,808 motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists were killed in traffic…




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Homeowners Will Reap $18B in Benefits from ARC

A ground-breaking new report from the Regional Plan Association confirms that the Access to the Region’s Core project will have immense economic benefits.  The $8 billion project broke ground last year, and when complete in 2017,…