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Route 4 in Teaneck Closed Sunday Morning Due to Downed Utility Pole and Power Lines

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Teaneck NJ, on Sunday morning, traffic on Route 4 in Teaneck came to a standstill due to a downed utility pole. The incident, which occurred around 10 a.m. west of River Road, resulted in fallen power lines blocking both directions of the highway.

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NJ TRANSIT LAUNCHES PILOT PROGRAM OF NEW TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE DIGITAL TRAVEL INFORMATION TO BUS CUSTOMERS

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is continuing its efforts to make public transit more accessible and responsive with the launch of a pilot program of NaviLens technology in New Brunswick.  The NaviLens technology uses special QR-style codes to enable customers to use their smart devices at NJ TRANSIT bus stops to get a host of service information and assistance in the palm of their hands. NaviLens integrates NJ TRANSIT data in real-time so customers can determine when the next bus will arrive at their location.  The technology also provides visually impaired customers with directional wayfinding and audio information.  The color coded QR-style codes can be read by devices 12 times farther away than traditional QR codes so visually impaired customers don’t need to know the exact placement of the signage at the bus stop.

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DEER MATING SEASON IS UNDERWAY

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection remind motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer as days get shorter and deer become more active with the mating season getting underway. “Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor vehicles in New Jersey each year, with the highest number occurring during the fall mating season,” said NJDEP Fish & Wildlife Assistant Commissioner Dave Golden. “It is very important that motorists in all parts of the state be alert to the possibility of deer suddenly darting onto roadways, and to follow some basic guidelines to stay safe. ”Deer are entering the fall mating season, known as the fall rut, and may suddenly sprint onto roadways as bucks actively pursue does.

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NJ State Agencies Launch ‘See Something, Say Something’ Highway Messaging Campaign

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Hamilton NJ, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, announced today the launch of its “See Something, Say Something” public safety campaign in addition to Variable Message Signs around the state to remind drivers along the state’s major interstates to remain vigilant and report potential threats and suspicious activity related to terrorism or other criminal activity.

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Amid Growing Budget Shortfall NJ Transit Focuses on “Kindness and Respect”

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Ridgewood NJ, in December of 2022 a NJ Transit bus driver was arrested after allegedly shooting and critically injuring a teenager after an altercation in Jersey City . Now as NJ Transit debates how to avert its budget shortfall,  and a majority of New Jerseyans oppose cutting transit services or raising fares to stabilize funding and close the fiscal gap, NJ TRANSIT continues to focus on its top priority of safety and security with the unveiling of an informational campaign called “RIDE KIND” designed to remind and encourage customers to treat all their fellow customers and NJ TRANSIT employees with kindness and respect.

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Route 17 Bottleneck Project

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Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco talking to PBS New Jersey’s Brenda Flanagan today about the County’s role in working to advance the Route 17 bottleneck resolution

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Hackensack NJ, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the County of Bergen have long concluded that Route 17 from Essex Street in Hackensack to the cloverleaf at Garden State Plaza in Paramus need to be widened in order to alleviate traffic congestion in the area . For most commuters and shoppers living in Bergen County this fact has been obvious for a very long time.

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New Proposed Regulations Would Allow NJ TRANSIT to Suspend Ridership Privileges for Individuals who Assault Transit Employees

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Ridgewood NJ, in accordance with a new state law signed earlier this year, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved the start of the process to enact new regulations designed to strengthen protections for transit workers.  The proposed regulations would establish a procedure by which NJ TRANSIT would be able to administratively suspend ridership privileges for individuals who assault transit employees while also creating due process for offenders to appeal proposed suspensions.

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Midland Park Police : The deer mating season known as the “Fall Rut” is upon us

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Midland Park NJ, as deer mating season is approaching the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are reminding motorists to drive with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer.

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NJ Transit Breaks Ground on New $31.5 Million Lyndhurst Train Station

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Lyndhurst NJ, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett, and state and local officials today celebrated the groundbreaking for construction of a new, ADA-accessible train station in Lyndhurst.  The new facility, thanks to $30.9 Million provided by the state’s partners at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), replaces a station more than a century old and will be located at the intersection of Delafield Avenue and Court avenues, a more convenient location closer to the commuter parking lot.

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NJDOT issues commercial vehicle restrictions on multiple Interstate highways

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idgewood NJ, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New
Jersey starting at 4 a.m., Thursday, February 18 based on the forecast for heavy snow. Snow is expected to begin overnight before the morning commute, with periods of heavy snow forecast
during the day. Precipitation is expected to continue through the afternoon commute and into Friday. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial
restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads on Thursday. The safest place to be is at home.

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NJ TRANSIT LAUNCHES STRATEGIC AND CAPITAL PLANS THAT WILL GUIDE THE AGENCY THROUGH 2030

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Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT CEO & President Kevin Corbett today unveiled NJ TRANSIT’s ten-year strategic plan entitled “NJT2030: A 10-Year Strategic Plan” and a complementary 5-Year Capital Plan. Together, these plans provide the vision for the agency to build the future of transportation in New Jersey and with it, drive a 21st century economy in an accountable, transparent and environmentally-sustainable way.

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Turnpike Contractor Charge with Fraud by Falsely Claiming Credit for Using Disadvantaged Business Entities

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Trenton NJ, just days after the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway , the Justice Department  sued a Gloucesster County construction company for allegedly defrauding the United States by falsely claiming credit for using disadvantaged business entities, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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Air Brook’s Newark Airport Shuttle Service and Avis Car Rental Cease Operation in Ridgewood

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The Air Brook Limousine Company’s Newark Airport Shuttle Service, which had operated from the Park & Ride facility on Route 17 in Ridgewood for decades, closed its doors abruptly within the past few months.   An Avis Rental Car franchise, which had shared office space with Air Brook, also terminated operations.  Neither Air Brook nor Avis has publicly disclosed why their operations were both closed in Ridgewood.

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Road Work : Harristown Road in Glen Rock is closed both directions, by the railroad tracks (in the area of the high school).

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Glen Rock NJ, due to New jersey Transit and New Jersey Department of Transportation upgrades to Harristown Road railroad crossing , Harristown Road will be closed from Glen Avenue to Stonefiled Road from Thursday September 27th to Friday October 5th .

There will be a police officer to help pedestrians safely walk in the work zone. The crossing guard who was previously posted at Harristown Road and Stonfield Road will be at Harristown to Glen Avenue.

Parents who want to drive their children to and from the high school, middle school, and Hamilton School will be able to access the area by following detours that will be put in place.

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Route 495 lane closures to begin Friday Expect severe congestion and delays for next two-and-a-half years

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Union City NJ, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today strongly urged motorists who take Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel to adjust their travel plans to avoid severe traffic congestion expected for the next two-and-a-half years, as necessary lane closures begin to rehabilitate the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen.

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