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Funding Approved for Key Rail Connection Between New Jersey and New York

The Portal Bridge is a key component of the larger Gateway Program that includes tunnels under the Hudson River. Fixing the Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River will provide tremendous relief to NJ Transit and Amtrak commuters.

December 10, 2020 - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

Grand Central Station Tunnel

Transit Agencies Seeking Federal Help as Ridership Plummets

Two of the most transit rich regions in the United States have sounded alarms about the need for federal relief as transit ridership plummets as workers stay home or avoid public transit. The APTA is supporting the cause.

March 19, 2020 - Government Technology

NJ Transit

New Jersey Light Rail Extension Expected to Spur New Development

The newest extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line is expected to serve 8,000 new residential units along the Hackensack River.

March 4, 2020 - NJ.com

Birds Eye View of the George Washington Bridge

New Jersey Wants an Exemption from Manhattan Congestion Charge

With cordon pricing coming to Manhattan in 2021, New Jersey motorists who pay up to $15 in bridge or tunnel tolls don't want to have to pay another $10 to $14 to drive into the Central District Business tolling zone, but exemptions come with a price.

April 18, 2019 - The New York Times

Democrats in the House Improves Gateway Project's Prospects

The local and regional political leaders with a stake in the Gateway project connecting New York and New Jersey see a little light at end of the tunnel now that Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives.

November 11, 2018 - Politico

New Jersey Transit

Audit of New Jersey Transit Highlights Problems to Address

The agency is facing a multitude of funding, management, and organizational challenges.

October 12, 2018 - The New York Times

Moynihan Train Hall

In New York's Next Penn Station, Function Does Not Always Follow Form

Some of the time and money invested in the visually spectacular Moynihan Station should have been spent looking at how well it actually works for commuters, writes Alon Levy.

January 11, 2018 - CityLab

Penn Station Interior

'Summer of Hell' Begins on Dire Note at Penn Station

Three days before America's busiest train station what will be two long months of repair work, dubbed "the summer of hell," the third derailment this year occurred, delaying most Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains.

July 11, 2017 - The New York Times

New Jersey Transit

More Bad News About the State of New Jersey Transit

The New Jersey Transit system, with an operating budget reduced to 10 percent of its 2009 total, has become more of a vessel for nepotism than a provider of safe transit service, according to a recent editorial.

November 14, 2016 - New Jersey Star-Ledger

NJ Transit

The Recent Decline of New Jersey Transit's Commuter Rail Operations

The New York Times looks into the decline of New Jersey Transit commuter railroad, rated as outstanding only nine years ago. Much of the decline can be traced to decisions by the Christie administration beginning in 2010.

October 17, 2016 - The New York Times

Black Box Showed What, but Not Why, for the New Jersey Transit Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the minute before the Sept. 29 crash, the engineer suddenly accelerated, hurling the train into the wall of Hoboken Terminal, killing one person. They will work to find out why.

October 10, 2016 - The New York Times

Terrifying Train Crash at Hoboken Terminal on Thursday Leaves One Dead

Disaster struck New Jersey Transit commuters at 8:38 AM on Sept. 29 when train #1614 failed to stop at the end ot the track and slammed into the wall, then the ceiling of the historic station, killing at least one person and injuring up to 100.

September 29, 2016 - CNBC

New Jersey

New Jersey Transit Board Hasn't Met in Over 100 Days

There's a major transportation showdown underway in New Jersey, but that doesn't excuse the New Jersey Transit Board from holding public meetings.

September 27, 2016 - The Record

Amtrak Crash Shuts Down Northeast Corridor Service on Sunday Morning

An Amtrak train that originated in Boston and headed to Savannah, Ga. struck a backhoe working on tracks about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Two Amtrak construction workers in or near the backhoe were killed; 31 train passengers were injured.

April 4, 2016 - Planetizen

Strike Averted! New Jersey Transit Unions Reach Tentative Agreement

Thirty hours before rail workers would have begun a strike that would have paralyzed commuting between New York and New Jersey, transit agency and rail unions reached a deal, though it must still be ratified by workers.

March 13, 2016 - The New York Times

New Jersey Transit Strike Looms Large on Sunday

The nation's second largest commuter railroad may go on strike this Sunday. New Jersey Transit's bus and light rail operations are not affected. Eleven rail unions have been operating without a contract since 2011.

March 11, 2016 - The New York Times

Formidable Barriers Threaten Penn Station Renovation

Last month N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed that Empire Station replace Penn Station, but many challenging parts, e.g., the Hudson River Tunnels, moving Madison Square Garden, could derail it. A related piece delves into the prior ARC tunnel project.

February 7, 2016 - Fox Business

Amtrak Gateway Planning Is Coming Together

Initial planning steps toward replacement of the 105-year-old tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York's Penn Station are underway, with New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, and the Port Authority of N.Y & N.J. all playing key roles.

October 4, 2015 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

Northeast Rail Corridor Woes Extend Far Beyond Hudson River Tunnels

While Amtrak's century-old Hudson River rail tunnels may capture the public's attention, particularly when they are closed, infrastructure problems on the Northeast Corridor also plague the line from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C.

August 1, 2015 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

Three Days of Delays on Northeast Corridor for Amtrak and NJ Transit

Once again, chronic delays on New Jersey Transit's rail lines in and out of Manhattan serve as a reminder of Gov. Christie's ill fated decision to cancel replacement of the two aging Hudson River tunnels to Penn Station.

July 24, 2015 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

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