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NEW ELEVATED BAYONNE BRIDGE ROADWAY OPENS ON MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20

February 20,2017

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With milestone, bridge becomes the Port Authority’s first all-cashless tolling facility

The Bayonne Bridge’s new elevated roadway will open to drivers on Monday at 5 a.m., ushering in a new era for the 85-year-old arch bridge that will now become the Port Authority’s first all-cashless tolling facility.

The new roadway is […]

By |February 20th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

PORT AUTHORITY PLANNING NEW 42ND BUS TERMINAL

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD AUTHORIZES PLANNING FOR NEW BUS TERMINAL, INTERIM SOLUTIONS FOR EXISTING TERMINAL
February 17,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized the agency to begin the first phase of a comprehensive planning process for the replacement of the midtown bus terminal – including the hiring of environmental […]

By |February 18th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES LARGEST EVER $32.2 BILLION 10-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN

February 17,2017
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Plan reflects agency’s return to its core transportation mission; Leverages private sector dollars to help rebuild region’s aging infrastructure; Creates 235,400 job years and $56 billion in overall economic activity

Ridgewood NJ, The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved the agency’s largest ever $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan, which […]

By |February 17th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

New Jersey Transit to Upgrade Mobile App

February 14,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  Capitalizing on its booming success, NJ TRANSIT showed off its updated, redesigned look for the mobile app during its monthly Board of Director’s meeting today. The new interface will bring additional features and functionality to the home page and all bus customers will be able to use […]

By |February 14th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

N.J. woman dies in fall from escalator at World Trade Center Oculus, authorities say

By MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on February 11, 2017 at 2:15 PM, updated February 11, 2017 at 4:02 PM

MANHATTAN — A New Jersey woman plunged to her death early Saturday morning at the World Trade Center’s famous Oculus after she fell over the side of an escalator, authorities said.

Port Authority police responded […]

By |February 12th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

NJ TRANSIT KEEPS SYSTEM MOVING DURING WINTER STORM

Cross Honoring Remains in Effect between NJ TRANSIT’s services

February 9, 2017

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT anticipates the continuation of regular weekday service on its rail, bus and light rail systems for the remainder of the service day on Thursday and into Friday’s morning commute.  Access Link in north and central New Jersey remains suspended for Thursday. […]

By |February 10th, 2017|commuters|2 Comments

NJ TRANSIT CROSS HONORING AS OFF 4AM TODAY!

file photo by Boyd Loving

Cross Honoring in Effect starting at 4:00 a.m. Thursday

February 8, 2017

Ridgewood, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is prepared to manage the incoming winter storm forecasted to hit New Jersey over the next several hours.  NJ TRANSIT’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open and is monitoring the track of the winter weather and […]

By |February 9th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

De Blasio administration raises concerns about new Manhattan bus terminal

By RYAN HUTCHINS and SALLY GOLDENBERG

02/07/17 06:02 PM EST

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is raising concerns about the effects of building a new Port Authority Bus Terminal on the Far West Side of Manhattan, saying this week that the bi-state agency must explore possible alternatives as it prepares to construct a new facility.

The position is […]

By |February 8th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

Democratic legislators from New Jersey and New York Dumb as a Box of Rocks

Editorial: PA has nothing to do with Trump order

NorthJersey4:31 p.m. ET Feb. 2, 2017

People can blame the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for many things, but President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations is not one of them.

On Wednesday, Democratic legislators from New Jersey and New […]

By |February 5th, 2017|commuters|3 Comments

How to fix the Port Authority

By Post Editorial Board

January 29, 2017

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is an $8 billion behemoth plagued by “politicized decision-making, money-losing facilities and declining financial viability,” notes a new Manhattan Institute report that outlines how to fix it.

And thereby end the massive cost overruns, bloated payrolls, regular scandals and general waste that […]

By |February 1st, 2017|commuters|2 Comments