The State of New Jersey was awarded $1.7 billion by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to shore up its mass transit system from the economic upheaval caused of the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced on Friday.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 3rd, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: CARES Act, Congressman Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey, NJ Transit | 1 Comment »
Hopefully the rain will let up this weekend and residents and tourists alike can enjoy our beautiful Monmouth County beaches. The only downside of a trip to the beach is traffic and parking. Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty has a solution to that problem. Land a helicopter on borough property at Silver Lake!
On July 7 a friend of the mayor’s who just happened to donate $2500 to Dirty Doherty’s campaign coffers chartered a helicopter to fly him and his very recently betrothed fiancée away for a romantic getaway . Our friends at Common Sense for Belmar have been all over the story.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, NJ DOT | Tags: Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Belmar parking, Belmar traffic, Dirty Doherty, How to beat the traffic in Belmar, Jersey Shore Traffic, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | 2 Comments »
Freehold Director Tom Arnone told MoreMonmouthMusings that the NJ Department of Transportation has agreed to restart the Shark River dredging project despite the fact that the Transportation Trust Fund has yet to be renewed and funded. The news came to Arnone from a DOT official via phone after business hours on Wednesday.
NJ DOT spokesman Kevin Israel confirmed that the project will restart in an email to MMM.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, NJ DOT, Shark River, Tom Arnone | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Kevin Israel, Monmouth County News, Neptune City Mayor Bob Brown, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ DOT, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, Shark River Dredging, Tom Arnone, Transportation Trust Fund | 7 Comments »
The sigh of relief that came from commuters in March at the news that a potential NJ Transit strike has been averted evaporated to a groan this weekend after two rail unions rejected a tentative agreement. What happened and what’s next? Here’s what we know so far. Q: Which rail unions rejected the contract? A: Members… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey, news, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?
Acting transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer said the days of expanding interstate highways are over as the state focuses on fixing and rehabilitating existing roads and transit infrastructure, and finding funds to do the work. Hammer, who addressed the Alliance for Action’s annual transportation summit Tuesday for the first time after being nominated by Gov. Chris Christie… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 10th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ DOT | Tags: Department of Transportation, Infrastructure, New Jersey, NJ DOT, Richard Hammer | Comments Off on Days of expanding highways are over until we fix N.J. roads, commish says
NEW YORK — Desperate to draw visitors to Atlantic City, New Jersey officials gave United Airlines more than $100,000 in incentives to fly to the seaside resort for at least a year. Then, when United abruptly canceled the money-losing routes eight months later, the officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie decided not to enforce a contract… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Atlantic City, NJ DOT, Port Authority | Tags: Atlantic City, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Jamie Fox, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, United Airlines | 2 Comments »
More than 600 trains derailed in N.J. over past 20 years, rate of human error twice national averagePosted: May 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT | Tags: Federal Railroad Administration, Human Error, New Jersey Transit, Path, Train Derailments | Comments Off on More than 600 trains derailed in N.J. over past 20 years, rate of human error twice national average
Bids expected in late summer. Award anticipated in Fall of 2015
The long delayed dredging of the Shark River Channels is finally moving forward, according to a statement released today by State Senator Jennifer Beck, Freeholder Tom Arnone and Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources has provided a working timeline for dredging the channels. Requests for proposals (RFP) will be released by DOT in August or September, according to Arnone, and a contract for the project is expected to be awarded in late October.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ DOT, Shark River | Tags: Freeholder Tom Arnone, Neptune Committeeman Randy Bishop, NJ DEP, NJ DOT, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shark River, Shark River Dredging | 8 Comments »