Transportation

September 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates. Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that such ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey's gasoline tax is scheduled to increase 9.3 cents per gallon effective Oct. 1 to ensure compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) program. This is one tax hike that cannot be blamed on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Public Service Electric Gas Foundation has contributed $20,000 towards installation of a battery charging station for electric vehicles in Municipal Parking Lot #1 as part of the New Jersey Sustainability Program. The ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station is located ...

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WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed the Transportation - Housing and Urban Development appropriations package Friday, which allocates $107.2 billion for the Department of Transportation including several priorities supported by central New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski, (D-7th) that ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Division has launched the Roadway Safety Study, which will help identify opportunities to improve the safety of Somerset County roadways through public input and data analysis. After a series of assessments have been conducted and public ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Selected Somerville restaurants will be able to expand their outdoor dining areas on to Main Street by installing "parklets" - raised platforms built even with the curb and extending into parking spaces - according to a design approved by the state Department of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Air travelers will he be reminded to put their seats and table trays in the upright position, turn off their electronic devices - and as of Monday - fill out their electronic surveys. Despite the latest COVID-19 figures lending to some optimism, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- NJ Transit officials and engineering firm Dewberry released the results of their six-month study to determine the feasibility of introducing peak-hour, one-seat service into New York Penn Station for NJ TRANSIT commuters on the Raritan Valley Line. During the briefing, Rep. Tom ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The father of the pilot whose plane crashed during take-off at Central Jersey Airport Tuesday was a legendary aviator and instructor who washed and polished airplanes in exchange for flying lessons at Hadley Airport in South Plainfield, learning to fly before the Depression ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A lightweight experimental sports plane crashed in Sacred Heart Cemetery along the property line adjacent to Central New Jersey Airport around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot was able to unstrap his seat harness and slithered out of the plane. He was uninjured, according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of people waited in line again Wednesday outside the Motor Vehicle Commission office on Roosevelt Place, but unlike yesterday, the line stretched out alongside Route 28 (Union Avenue) instead of snaking through the streets of an adjacent residential ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - By late morning, the line of people waiting to get inside the state Motor Vehicle Commission office at 10 Roosevelt Pl. had grown to over 500 people and stretched for several hundred yards down the street and on to Schoolhouse Lane before extending further on to Fieldstone ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Main Street restaurants will not get the opportunity to expand their outdoor dining accommodations beyond the curb and on to Route 28. The Borough Council adopted and sent a resolution to the state Department of Transportation earlier this month after Gov. Phil Murphy gave ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Department of Transportation on Friday announced that the Portal North Bridge replacement—a key component of the broader Gateway Project that includes building a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel—has officially moved forward into the engineering phase of the program. The existing ...

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WASHINGTON - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted Thursday to advance the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (INVEST in America Act) to the House Floor. This comprehensive bill will revitalize America's aging ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough-Millstone Municipal Alliance, also known as BoroAWARE, has partnered with the NJ Adopt-A-Highway litter removal program to clean up a one-mile stretch of Route 206 on Saturday, June 20 Volunteers from the Municipal Alliance will be taking to the roadway, not ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Department of Public Works has begun the 2020 Road Paving project, with several stretches of roads slated for improvement, according to Mayor Doug Tomson. The paving is one component of an overall infrastructure improvement effort. The schedule is contingent on the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Gov. Murphy's stay-at-home executive order has actually worked in favor of the Route 206 Bypass. Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani, who moved to the township in 1970, said he's never seen traffic on Route 206 as light as it's been the past 3-4 weeks, suggesting at a recent Township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three gas stations along Route 206 less than two miles apart proclaim the good news on their electronic stanchion signs - gasoline prices in New Jersey have dipped below $2 per gallon for the first time since November, 2016, when the state's 23-cent per gallon Transportation ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NJ Transit has enhanced its cleaning efforts to include disinfected vehicles and major stations every 24 hours in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The intensified cleaning regiment in stations includes additional disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Reconstruction of Amwell Road (County Route 514) in Franklin Township from Elizabeth Avenue westward to Wortman Street, will begin in mid-March. Utility relocations in support of the project also will begin in March. An official start date will be provided when the date ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - This week's inclement weather has delayed utility crews from scheduled work on Dukes Parkway East between North 13th Avenue and Route 206. Clear weather is expected Friday, Feb. 14th, with that stretch of the heavily-traveled road closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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MANVILLE, NJ - Dukes Parkway East between North 13th Avenue and Route 206 will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday Feb. 12th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for utility work, according to the Manville Police Department. Police urge motorists to allow for additional travel time through the area ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Thousands of commuters travel through E-ZPass toll booths daily. Aiming to ensure residents are notified expeditiously of an overcharge on their account, Assemblymen Roy Freiman, a Hillsborough resident, and Daniel Benson are sponsors of legislation that would immediately notify ...

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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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