NJ TRANSIT awards contract for Portal North Bridge project
The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors has approved a contract with Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge. The project, a critical part of the Gateway Program, will eliminate the critical issues caused by operation and maintenance of the existing swing…
October 13, 2021
AASHTO names 12 projects as finalists in 2021 America's Transportation Awards
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Top 12 finalists—chosen from 80 nominees from 35 state DOTs via four U.S. regional contests—now compete for the Grand…
September 24, 2021
NJ TRANSIT awards first contract for “Innovation Challenge” project
NJ TRANSIT recently approved a contract with HNTB Corp. for the concept phase of the “Innovation Challenge” Meadowlands Transitway Project. The approximately $3.5 million contract will help the transit agency implement environmentally friendly transit access between Secaucus Junction and the…
August 30, 2021
City of Newark, N.J., launches shared dockless bike, e-scooter pilot program
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Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, New Jersey this week announced that NewarkGo—the city’s first-ever shared bike and e-scooter pilot program—will launch a six-month pilot this month. The pilot will provide up to 2,000 affordable electric scooters and bicycles and link city residents to jobs, schools,…
July 15, 2021
U.S. DOT announces major milestone for Hudson Tunnel Project
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today jointly issued the Final Environment Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Hudson Tunnel Project. Completion of the Final EIS and ROD represents U.S. DOT’s commitment to working with New…
May 28, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) this week announced 39 Local Bridge Fund grants totaling $47.3 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair. “The Murphy Administration is committed to improving the quality of life in New Jersey, and the Local Bridge…
May 05, 2021
Glassboro-Camden Line in New Jersey completes environmental impact study
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This week, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) in South New Jersey the light-rail project achieved a significant project milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The EIS was a critical phase that carefully reviewed the project’s environmental impacts.…
February 24, 2021
New Jersey officials this week announced $1.8 million in FY 2021 Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grants for seven municipal projects in Atlantic, Essex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Passaic counties. “Pedestrian safety to and from transit facilities is the main focus of the Safe Streets to Transit…
February 09, 2021
New Jersey officials announced $1 million in FY 2021 Transit Village grants to help four municipalities advance projects that will improve quality of life in Atlantic, Hudson, Essex and Middlesex Counties. “The Department of Transportation’s dedication to the people of New Jersey extends far beyond…
January 26, 2021
Portal North Bridge Project in New Jersey
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $766.5 million Capital Investment Grant (CIG) agreement with New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) for the Portal North Bridge project in Hudson County, New Jersey. The project will improve the reliability of commuter rail service between New Jersey…
January 14, 2021
Reason Foundation’s 25th Annual Highway Report finds North Dakota, Missouri, and Kansas have the nation’s best state-owned road systems in the report's overall rankings of state highway performance and cost-effectiveness. In terms of return on investment, New Jersey, Alaska, Delaware, and…
November 20, 2020
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) yesterday released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of Sept. 30 toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by the end of the year as required by Congress. All railroads subject to the statutory mandate…
November 20, 2020