New Jersey

A map of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system.

New Jersey Transit Extension Goes Back to the Drawing Board After Federal Reversal

The Federal Transit Administration rescinded a clearance it granted in 2007, and a planned extension of New Jersey light rail line will suffer the consequences.

September 5, 2023 -

Amtrak train coming out of stone tunnel

New York-to-New Jersey Tunnel to Break Ground

The long-delayed new tunnel linking New York and New Jersey will begin construction in the next month.

August 13, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Blurred image of speeding DART light rain train in Dallas, Texas

How Extreme Heat Impacts Transit

Heat waves are causing damage and delays on commuter trains from New Jersey to Dallas.

August 4, 2023 - The Dallas Morning News

renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Power Projects Face Financial Headwind

As offshore wind projects along the East Coast stall, so do the country’s emissions reduction goals.

July 27, 2023 - Politico

View of busy traffic on Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, New York City

New York Officials Balk at Congestion Pricing Lawsuits

The cordon pricing program ‘is going to happen,’ said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

July 26, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

View of George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey again sunrise or sunset sky

NJ v. U.S. DOT: Cordon Pricing in Manhattan

The State of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday to halt the Manhattan cordon pricing project approved in June by the FHWA, charging that they violated the National Environmental Protection Act.

July 24, 2023 - NJBIZ Journal

Traffic on the George Washington Bridge between New York City and New Jersey

New Jersey Takes New York to Court Over Congestion Pricing

The state is suing to stop New York City’s proposed congestion pricing program, which New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy says would unfairly penalize Garden State residents.

July 23, 2023 - The New York Times

Map of proposed alignment of new Hudson Tunnel between New Jersey and New York City

Gateway Tunnel Awarded Largest-Ever Federal Transit Grant

The $6.8 billion federal grant will fund the construction of a new tunnel at a key crossing under the Hudson River to supplement and replace tunnels damaged in Hurricane Sandy.

July 9, 2023 - The New York Times

Google street view of Holland Gardens public housing complex

A Look at Planned Jersey City Public Housing Redevelopment

Plans for the Holland Gardens complex include a complete reconstruction of the site and mixed-income housing.

March 14, 2023 - Urbanize New York

View of empty beach with wooden fishing pier going out into Atlantic Ocean at sunset in New Jersey

New Jersey Offshore Wind Projects Face Opposition

Local critics of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to install hundreds of wind turbines off the New Jersey coast plan to sue the state to stop or delay the projects, citing aesthetic, environmental, and economic concerns.

February 23, 2023 - Governing

Rendering of modern black and brown one-story backyard home design

Taking the ADU Model to the Next Level

How can we get more accessory dwelling units built, keep them affordable, and make them a force for increasing racial equity?

January 26, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

Jersey City

Jersey City: A Vision Zero Success Story

The city has gone a full year with no traffic deaths while road violence in the rest of the country continues to grow.

December 30, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Red "Vote Here" sign with white text and arrow pointing left on green lawn next to curb

The Crucial Role of Suburban Voters in the Midterms

Suburban voters were instrumental in preventing a 'red wave' on Election Day and on December 6 in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election, enabling the Democrats to win a 51st Senate seat.

December 25, 2022 - CNN

White NJ Transit bus

New Jersey Transit Will Ban Riders Who Assault Workers

As part of a bill passed to protect transit operators from violence and abuse, NJ Transit is creating a policy for banning violent passengers, permanently in some cases.

December 18, 2022 -

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Vision Zero Successes Show a Path Forward

While traffic deaths in the United States keep rising, progress in cities like Hoboken and New York prove that, with the right resources, eliminating traffic deaths is possible.

November 28, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Washington Street Road DIet

Hoboken-Jersey City Bikeway Opens

The new lane will let riders travel between the two cities in a protected bikeway designed to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

November 18, 2022 - TAPintoJerseyCity

Empty subterranean train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey

Hudson Tunnel Project To Move Forward

After facing a series of setbacks, the plan to rehabilitate and expand train tunnels under the Hudson River is moving forward thanks to new federal support.

November 16, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Green painted bike lane with delineators in Hoboken, New Jersey

Jersey City Removes Curb Parking in Favor of Bike Lanes

The city council voted to ban street parking on two streets to pave the way for expanded bike lanes.

November 3, 2022 - Hudson Reporter

A map of New Jersey focuses on Haledon and blurs our surrounding cities such as Paterson.

Zoning Changes Intended to Spur Redevelopment in Haledon, New Jersey

The borough of Haledon is hoping that less restrictive zoning will spur a new wave of development and economic activity along one of the city's commercial corridors.

October 26, 2022 - North Jersey


New Jersey Governor Seeks to Stop NYC Congestion Pricing

The governor calls the plan a ‘cash grab,’ claiming New Jersey residents did not have adequate opportunities for input.

October 13, 2022 - The New York Times

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