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Dashboard Deals Study: 66,500 Business Deals Take Place Each Morning on the New Jersey Turnpike

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  • Survey of drivers reveals how many admit to working during their commutes on some of the nation’s busiest rush hour routes.
  • 2 other New Jersey routes included – Garden State Parkway through Union and Essex Counties; I-287 through Parsippany and Morristown.

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Ridgewood NJ, as they navigate through the relentless ebb and flow of traffic, many commuters engage in various activities to pass the time: some tap out rhythms on the steering wheel, others immerse themselves in the latest podcasts or radio broadcasts, and there are those who gaze vacantly into the distance, an expression of resignation etched on their faces. Yet, amidst this daily grind, a significant portion of these travelers are transforming their gridlock frustrations into opportunities for productivity. A new study has revealed the sheer number of business deals taking place during rush hours across the nation’s busiest routes.

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Toll Increases Coming for New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

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Ridgewood NJ, Motorists traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway are set to experience a 3% toll hike as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority unanimously approved the 2024 budget, incorporating the toll increase.

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Montvale Parkway Service Area to Get a Face lift

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photo courtesy of  Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali 

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Montvale NJ, according to Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali the Township of Montvale received a notice this week about the Parkway service area informing us that the existing convenience store associated with the on-site fueling area will be demolished, and a new one-story convenience store will be constructed. Additional improvements to the site to include the parking, drainage and fueling canopy changes.

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Heating oil Truck Sideswipes utility Pole and Crashes in Elmwood Park

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Elmwood Park NJ ,  single axle tanker truck filled with heating oil sideswiped a utility pole and crashed through a chain link fence, and up an embankment in the 900 block of River Drive, Elmwood Park on Monday morning, 11/20. No crash related injuries were reported in the incident and no oil leaked from the wrecked truck. River Drive was closed in both directions between the Garden State Parkway and Route 46 overpasses for an extended period to facilitate repair of the damaged pole and restoration of electric service to at least one (1) nearby home.

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Teen killed in hit-and-run on Garden State Parkway in Montvale

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Montvale NJ, a hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a 14-year-old girl on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale early Thursday, according to the New Jersey State Police. The tragedy occurred around 5:02 a.m., on Thursday  as the girl entered the path of an unidentified vehicle traveling south at milepost 171.1. The unknown vehicle struck the pedestrian, and a Chevrolet Tahoe, closely following, collided with the victim. The unidentified vehicle fled the scene, continuing south without stopping, while the Tahoe driver, realizing the collision, reported the incident to Troop “D” Bloomfield station. The victim’s identity has not been disclosed, and the investigation into the hit-and-run is ongoing.

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NJ State Police Are Still Seeking the Public’s Assistance with Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash that Occurred on the Garden State Parkway

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Irvington NJ,  the New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle crash investigation that occurred on the Garden State Parkway on Monday, October 9.
Based on an investigation at the scene, detectives determined that at approximately 9:24 p.m., a 2004-2006 black Acura TL with an unknown New Jersey license plate was traveling northbound on Eastern Parkway in Irvington in the area of the 143C entrance ramp. A juvenile pedestrian crossed the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.

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NJ State Police Are Looking For Answers in Fatal Teen Garden State Parkway Hit and Run

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Irvington NJ, NJ State Police are Seeking Public’s Assistance with Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Investigation. The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a fatal hit-and-run motor vehicle crash investigation that occurred on the Garden State Parkway on Monday, October 9.

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UPDATE : Chain Reaction Crash on Garden State Parkway Involving a School Bus in Paramus Sends Several to the Hospital

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Paramus NJ, no serious injuries were reported in the early Friday afternoon, 01/13, crash of mini school bus at mile marker 164.8 southbound on the Garden State Parkway in Paramus. The vehicle had been traveling north on the busy highway, but veered to the left, off of the paved roadway when its driver swerved to avoid another vehicle. It then careened across a grass center median & all southbound travel lanes, and came to rest on the southbound, right side grass shoulder. A series of injury-free, chain reaction, crashes on the Parkway’s northbound side occurred immediately after the mini bus careened off of the highway. Two (2) mini bus occupants were transported by ambulance to a local hospital; injuries were reported to have been non-life threatening in nature. The mini school bus was driven off of Parkway property by a tow truck driver and parked at a nearby hotel. A dozen or so occupants (students and teachers) were transported to the Paramus Park shopping mall to safely await repair of the bus, or the arrival of alternate transportation. Paramus Police, Paramus EMS, and the New Jersey State Police responded to the incident

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Tolls are going up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway , Monday!

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photos courtesy of the Bergen County Historical Society

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Ridgewood NJ, tolls are going up on Monday and reminded me of this toll sign from 1802 that’s in our collections. The inventory card notes it’s from the “Bergen Turnpike – Gate 5” and that it was discontinued in 1915. Received from the Board of Freeholders, 31-1/2” H, 25-1/2” W. “Excursions Rate” appears to be painted over and those carrying a heavy load w/2 horses pay more like trucks do today.

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Congressman Van Drew Outraged Over Massive Toll Increases on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway

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Ridgewood NJ,  Congressman Van Drew expressed his outrage with the decision by Governor Murphy to approve the increase in tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway for the third year in a row.

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Another Massive Increase Coming for New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway Tolls

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Ridgewood NJ, its going to cost you more to flee the Garden State .After back-to-back toll rate increases on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway since September 2020 ,another toll hike starting in 2023 is right around the corner.

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NJ State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Fatal Hit-and-run Crash Investigation on Garden State Parkway

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Teaneck NJ, the New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on September 19.

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Two Main Rest Stops on the Garden State Parkway in North Jersey have been Closed For Nine Months

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Ridgewood NJ, if you heading to the Jersey Shore this weekend, two main rest stops on the Garden State Parkway are closed until further notice.

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Stolen Car Crashes Into Paramus Homeowners Backyard

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Paramus NJ, seems you not even safe in your own home, according to Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg a Jersey City man is accused of crashing a vehicle stolen from New York into the backyard of a Paramus home on Monday, then took off on foot .

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