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Spending on Gateway Part of Current Budget Bill

15 Sep 2017 

Funding for the Gateway Tunnel project was included in the $1.2 trillion spending bill that the House passed on Thursday. The legislation contains $900 million in federal funding for the project, which includes construction of new rail tubes under the Hudson River so the existing tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy can be closed for repairs. “Now more […]

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Gateway Funding Still in Doubt After White House Meeting

11 Sep 2017 

The top elected officials from New Jersey and New York traveled to the White House on Thursday and made clear to President Trump the need for federal funding for the Gateway project, but there was little movement securing the money for the nearly $30 billion infrastructure program. Sen. Cory Booker, one of the Democrats at the […]

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Gateway Project Focus of Meeting Between Pres. Trump and State Officials

08 Sep 2017 

President Trump huddled with top officials from New York and New Jersey at the White House on Thursday.  Senators Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand joined Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo and Chris Christie to discuss the future of the proposed multibillion-dollar Gateway tunnel between the two states. This project, which contains plans for a […]

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Successful Bid to Retain $900 M for Gateway Project

07 Sep 2017 

New Jersey and New York lawmakers were successful Wednesday in protecting protect $900 million intended to jump start Amtrak’s Gateway project, which includes replacing a rail bridge in the Meadowlands and building a new tunnel under the Hudson River. The funding came under attack from conservatives who contend it violates a 2010 ban on “earmarks,” or congressionally mandated spending […]

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Amtrak Work Finished 1 Day Early

01 Sep 2017 

Amtrak’s Penn Station summer track project, which led to a 44-day service reduction for NJ Transit riders finished a day ahead of schedule on Thursday. Officials announced the completion at a Penn Station Press conference one day before the Sept. 1 deadline the agency had given itself to wrap-up the project. The project rebuilt a network of complex […]

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Summer of Delays Hopefully Coming to An End

28 Aug 2017 

As the weekend ends and the work week begins, frustrations started early Monday morning for NJ Transit commuters. By 5:30 a.m., NJ Transit announced that seven trains would be combined, causing some commuters to wait close to an hour for their train to arrive. These familiar delays come on the heels of Amtrak and NJ Transit’s […]

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Welcome News – Less Hassle for Commuters

25 Aug 2017 

The summer-long nightmare for some NJ Transit commuters, who had to endure a longer commute the past few weeks because of track work at Penn Station, will end after Labor Day. Service on the Morris & Essex lines will return to pre-July 10 patterns on Sept. 5 under a new schedule, said NJ Transit executive director Steven Santoro at […]

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Work Begins on NYC Farley Post Office Extension to Penn Station

21 Aug 2017 

NEW YORK CITY, NY – As major repair work continues at Penn Station, the next stage of turning the neighboring Farley Post Office into an extension of the train hub started Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced groundbreaking on a project to turn the building at Eighth Avenue and West 33rd Street into the Moynihan Train […]

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Senator Booker’s Letter to Transportation Department and NJ TRANSIT in Support of Tunnel

17 Aug 2017 

Senator Booker has sent a letter in support of the Hudson Tunnel to the Federal Transportation Department and to NJ TRANSIT.  To read the full copy of the letter, please click the link below. CAB Hudson Tunnel Public Comment 8.10.2017

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Amtrak Works on Infrastructure at Penn Station NYC

12 Aug 2017 

Commuters may have to endure more service cutbacks in the future as Amtrak is forced to work on other infrastructure at Penn Station New York after it completes repairs currently being made that have reduced rail service by 25 percent. The track work being done this summer at Penn Station by Amtrak is about half done […]

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Simple Solutions Proposed for Penn Station in NYC

06 Aug 2017 

The original Penn Station was an architectural masterpiece. The most ironic part about removing it in a “monumental act of vandalism,” though, is that as a transit facility the original Penn Station had serious flaws. In fact, the platforms and tracks haven’t been significantly altered in more than a century. Unfortunately, those flaws are growing […]

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Where the Decisions are Made!

27 Jul 2017 

Inside a secret lair, located in an ordinary looking Manhattan building, decisions are made that control your life as a commuter. The place where this daily ballet of trains happens is Amtrak and the Long Island Railroad’s joint control center. Security is so tight that officials even asked visiting reporters to keep the specific location a secret and […]

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New Work Could Reduce Capacity of Trains Through Tunnel

26 Jul 2017 

A rail safety system intended to stop crashes like last year’s fatal accident at the Hoboken Terminal could also have another consequence: fewer trains will be able to go through the Hudson River tunnels into New York Penn Station. Unlike the temporary service reductions commuters are experiencing this summer due to a track replacement project in […]

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Still Unclear About Commuting Options?

20 Jul 2017 

If you are still not clear about what your options are this summer for commuting (considering that NJ Transit is completing many projects that necessitate changes to timetables)  NJCAN has posted some helpful information here to help! http://njcommuters.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NJ-Transit-Alternate-Commute-Options-1.pdf  

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Check on NJ Transit Updates

18 Jul 2017 

NJ Transit has published a secial website that contains updates on all the various projects that are making traveling challening this summer. Commuters can go here: Home To find out what is going on, how to get tickets cross-honored, and find out about specifi projects.

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