Transportation

January 16, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) announced Thursday that Hillsborough will be receiving $500,000 from the state after Gov. Phil Murphy released $121 million in earmarked state funds that had been frozen in the summer, as a safeguard against tax ...

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TRENTON, NJ– In an effort to prevent accidents resulting from overgrown vegetation on and around train tracks, Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez and Daniel Benson have sponsored a bill that would require railroad operators to remove obstructive vegetation near railroad crossings. Upon the bill ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, township residents and motorists who have to wrestle with chronic the congestion on Route 206 are looking forward to the end of the year, by which time the long-awaited 4-mile Route 206 Bypass is expected to open and shift traffic to a four-lane highway and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A bill that would require NJ Transit to conduct a feasibility study on restoring the one-seat ride to Manhattan on the Raritan Valley line passed the state Assembly by a unanimous vote of 76-0 Monday. The bill is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Roy Freiman, (D-Somerset, Mercer, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The mild temperatures we have seen over the past two days will give way tonight into Wednesday morning, with much colder air and low pressure spreading through the area.  With it will come a change from the rain we have seen since Monday, to some periodic snow showers Tuesday ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township and a non-profit transportation advocacy organization are studying the feasibility of express bus service to New York City on weekends. Residents are being asked to participate in an online survey conducted by RideWise, according to Mayor Frank DelCore, who made ...

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 TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation has opened the new Hamilton Road Bridge over the Route 206 Bypass six months ahead of schedule as the Route 206 Bypass project in Hillsborough advances towards completion by the fall of 2020.      At 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 19th, NJDOT’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, Somerset County’s Transportation Division has provided more trips to senior and disabled residents than any other county in New Jersey, according to NJ Transit’s 2019 Casino Revenue Transportation Program Report. In 2018, Somerset County provided ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16th) praised Monday's announcement that NJ Transit will partially restore the Raritan Valley Line’s one-seat ride during off-peak hours to New York Penn Station. “This off-peak, one-seat ride on NJ Transit is a great first step to help the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Direct midday train service into New York City will return to the Raritan Valley Line. Commuters in Somerville will be able to hop on board when the one-seat ride is restored Nov. 4th, without having to switch trains at Newark.Penn Station before they arrive in midtown ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21) and Republican colleagues Sen.Kip Bateman (R-16), and Sen Kristin Corrado (R-40) will serve on the newly formed Senate Select Committee on New Jersey Transit to investigate the continuing failures of the troubled commuter rail agency and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Heavy traffic on Route 206 can be exacerbating, but Wednesday's heavy downpours in the late afternoon and early evening made matters worse, with a stretch of the heavily-traveled state roadway backed up with storm runoff between Camplain Road and Brooks Boulevard. Storm drains ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A long-standing partnership between Somerset County and the Borough of Somerville has helped pave the way for a new Transit Oriented Development project next to the Somerville Train Station. NJ TRANSIT announced the project on July 1. “We congratulate the borough on the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to freeze $500,000 in funding for the Route 206 Large Truck Bypass in a critically-needed public safety project in Hillsborough. Until recently, the Governor’s own State ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Focusing on a critically important and timely issue for Somerset County businesses and residents, the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) will host New Jersey Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett at a June 29 luncheon and discussion at Verve Bistro, Bar, & ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors. Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy ...

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  MANVILLE, NJ – Residents and visitors in the Borough of Manville may have noticed pedestrian safety messaging throughout the community in the past couple of weeks. These messages are part of a month-long Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign that started in Manville on May ...

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  NEW YORK – Several members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, including Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, joined Gov. Phil Murphy and others Friday to testify at a field roundtable of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the House of Representatives on the importance of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Hillsborough will receive $425,000 from the state Department of Transportation 2019 Municipal Aid Program. Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (Both D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) made the announcement Monday. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to ...

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  WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski, (D-7th) who represents tens of thousands of commuters living in towns along the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line, testifed before a Congressional panel Tuesday on the need for funding of the long-stalled Gateway Project which would build new rail ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council has passed a resolution calling on Governor Murphy, DOT Commissioner Guteirrez-Scaccetti, and State Senators to restore the off-peak direct "one-seat ride" service into New York City along NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line (RVL).   Service was ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union), which would require NJ Transit to conduct a feasibility study on restoring the one-seat ride from the Raritan Valley Line to New York City has been introduced in the Senate. “The loss of the ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ -- Mayors of towns along the Raritan Valley Line met earlier this month to discuss NJ Transit’s response to three issues facing commuters on that line and how best to advocate for their residents The RVL Mayors Alliance is working to get a same platform transfer in Newark, return ...

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HILLSBOROUGH - The ongoing construction of the Route 206 Bypass will close down Hamilton Road for one year between the state highway and North Willow Road.  The roadway is open for local traffic only from Route 206 to Central Jersey Nurseries on the western portion and Old Somerville Road to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Helping to ease commuting costs for New Jersey workers, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson and Thomas Giblin was signed into law Friday. The new law (formerly bill A-2425) requires every employer in New Jersey that employs at least 20 persons, not subject ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Human Services Advisory Council is conducting a survey to see whether transportation in the county is affordable and accessible to county residents who need transportation to access support services. The deadline for responses has been extended to March ...

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MONROE, NJ - Hillsborough Township was recently honored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action’s “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” program for its efforts to support the Route 206 Bypass construction project. The recognition program highlights innovative, pioneering and landmark ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Transportation officials and state lawmakers will visit Somerville and several other New Jersey communities beginning Feb. 19 to discuss one-seat rides to NYC Penn Station, restoration of suspended service and respond to other concerns and issues commuters face. Assembly ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission - sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson - cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. “The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Human Services Advisory Council is conducting a survey to see whether transportation in the county is affordable and accessible to county residents who need transportation to access support services. Responses are requested by Feb. 28. The survey is ...

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