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Port Authority Plans to Jack Up Fares at Bridges, Tunnels And Area Airports

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New York NY, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey record-setting use of its facilities and with major redevelopment projects underway across the region, the Port Authority today advanced to its Board of Commissioners a proposal for the first inflation-based toll increases to the agency’s six bridges and tunnels since 2015 in line with the inflation-adjusted schedule mandated by the Board in 2008 and reaffirmed in 2011. The automatic increases are triggered when the cumulative impact of inflation on existing toll rates reaches $1.00, as measured from the last increase. The cumulative impact of inflation since 2015 will reach this level in 2020, prompting an increase of the cash toll rate at all Port Authority crossings from $15.00 to $16.00, as of January 5, 2020. The proposal also makes changes to three other aspects of the toll schedule: 1) discounts for out-of-state E-ZPass accounts; 2) the NY/NJ Staten Island Bridges discount program; and 3) the Carpool Discount program.

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The Ridgewood Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14)

ATTENTION RIDGEWOOD COMMUTERS:
• The Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14) for milling and paving
• Both sides of the Train Station parking lot will be closed including the entrance and side closest to MacMurphy’s

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Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

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Ridgewod NJ, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31 million investment to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state from the north end with projects at Newark Penn Station and Portal Bridge to the southern portion of the state with projects in Trenton. This extensive work and significant financial investment serve as the latest example of the cooperative relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak to enhance the customer experience for both commuter and intercity rail customers.

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MTA Chairmen Contradicts Governor Murphy’s Assertion of Deal on Congestion Pricing

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Ridgewood NJ, the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is denying that New York and New Jersey have reached an agreement about how three Hudson River crossings will be treated under a new plan to toll drivers entering Manhattan’s central business district.

Patrick Foye, the chairman and CEO of the MTA, said in a statement late Wednesday that he was not aware of an agreement announced earlier in the day by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

“With all due respect to Governor Murphy, we have no idea what he is talking about,” Foye said.

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Rooney Writes Prescription for NJ Commuters’ ‘Congestion’ Symptoms

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Ridgewood NJ, New York City will begin charging drivers for entering lower Manhattan next year. Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has drafted legislation to mitigate the impact of so-called congestion pricing on New Jersey commuters who travel to the city every day. Rooney’s bill creates a commission to study the feasibility of reimbursing state residents and businesses impacted by the plan and make recommendations to the Legislature. Rooney will introduce the measure when the Assembly reconvenes on May 16.

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Governor Phil Murphy announces $1 million in Transit Village grants to revitalize areas around transit facilities

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Trenton NJ, on April 10th ,Governor Phil Murphy announced $1 million in Transit Village grants to revitalize areas around transit facilities. Five municipalities will receive grants for quality of life improvements.

Under this multi-agency smart growth initiative, municipalities that have transit facilities within their borders can seek to be designated as a Transit Village by developing plans for dense, mixed-use redevelopment that includes housing near their transit facility. The initiative creates incentives to revitalize areas around transit stations to create attractive, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods where people can live, shop, work and play without relying on automobiles. https://bit.ly/2VIY9l3

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NJ Transit Bus Driver Saves Injured Pedestrian’s Life in Hasbrouck Heights

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Hasbrouck Hts NJ, NJ TRANSIT bus operator Ruben Valle was stopped at a red light in Hasbrouck Heights when he saw a female pedestrian struck by a car making a left turn in front of him. Ruben, a former EMT, quickly put the bus in park, asked his passengers to call 9-11, and ran out to provide assistance. Ruben told the conscious but injured pedestrian to stay still, and after another passerby came to stay with her went back to the bus for traffic cones.

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Construction Starts at Ridgewood Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, The construction of additional parking spaces has begun at the Ridgewood train station.

Update on train station parking lot construction, work to begin 4/8/19

The train station parking lot construction will begin on April 8, 2019, for the next 3-4 months for renovation and addition of 35 parking spaces.

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Reader says, “Some of us have to get to work by train and have no option other to drive and park at the station”

What are we supposed to do? The lot is typically full before 6:45 am. Residents are just getting kicked around. Some of us have to get to work by train and have no option other to drive and park at the station.

Why didn’t the village preplan this and not issue non resident stickers to reduce the number of cars? There are ways to plan things. Really poor leadership, planning, and just a slap to commuters already stressed by a tough train ride

Unacceptable leadership we need a solution

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Village Updates Ridgewood Train Station Construction Date to April 8th

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Ridgewood NJ, after a bit of confusion the Village Manager
Heather A. Mailander has updated yesterday’s E-Notice on the train station parking lot construction, please be aware of the following:

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