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Past articles by Colleen:

NY under fire from Supreme Court justices as NJ tries to leave Waterfront Commission

The oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court came less than a year after New York sued New Jersey over its attempt to exit the commission. → Read More

Will a new law to improve E-ZPass in NJ actually make the tolling system better?

State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon, who co-sponsored the bill, called it "laughable" and "ridiculous" that the law be written, but said it was essential. → Read More

GW Bridge bike, pedestrian path opens on north side; south side closes for construction

Last year, more than 710,000 people used the south path to cross the Hudson River by foot or bike. → Read More

Gateway tunnel construction prep could begin this year in NJ on Tonnelle Avenue

The $54 million project is also the first being managed by the Gateway Development Commission, the bistate agency overseeing the program. → Read More

NJ Transit bus from Lakewood crashes in Elizabeth, sending 25 to hospitals

A new bus was sent to take customers who did not require medical treatment to the terminal, according to NJ Transit. → Read More

Will new NJ Transit board members shake things up after 'man of integrity' was ousted?

After years of a partial panel, in 2020 the freshly stocked board breathed new life into the meetings and added public scrutiny of the agency. → Read More

NJ Transit vice chair suddenly resigns from board

Several board members have cited transparency as one issue in need of improvement at NJ Transit when it comes to certain project details. → Read More

Joe Biden announces grant for Gateway tunnel project in visit to New York

President Joe Biden's visit signaled progress on the long-delayed plans to build new rail tunnels linking New Jersey and New York. → Read More

Is Gateway construction starting? Who works there? Here's what to expect in 2023

This year will be critical as early construction begins and as the Gateway Development Commission begins its first year as a standalone agency. → Read More

NY-NJ ports surpass California as busiest in U.S. with historic levels in 2022

As port activity is predicted to slow down in 2023, Port Director Bethann Rooney said now is the time to shore up investments and prepare for future. → Read More

Have you been stranded on the side of Route 17 by Greyhound? You're not alone.

“We’re talking about class issues here," William J. McGee, a consumer advocate, said of enforcement disparities between buses and airlines. → Read More

Jersey-bound Holland Tunnel to close overnight until 2025 for Sandy work: Port Authority

About 84% of the $364.2 million project on the Holland Tunnel is expected to be reimbursed through federal funds, according to the Port Authority. → Read More

Power outage, long lines at Terminal A opening add to flyer ire after prior delays

Some 32,000 people were expected to pass through the new terminal Thursday, and a flight from West Palm Beach was greeted with water cannons. → Read More

'Tis the season for toll increases. Here's what to expect this month driving in New Jersey

The agencies use indexing systems to determine toll hikes and when they should take place, a change that also eliminated hearings on those matters. → Read More

Port Authority announces new Terminal A opening date at Newark

The scheduled Dec. 8 opening was postponed to January because the new terminal had not passed fire and security systems tests. → Read More

NJ Transit agrees to improve Access Link after reaching second settlement with US Attorney

This comes weeks after the agency agreed to improve five train stations that had fallen out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. → Read More

NJ Transit reform report card, part 5: The ghost of Christmas past, the customer advocate

The customer advocate is charged with representing the needs of NJ Transit's 133 million annual riders who take trains, buses and light rail. → Read More

Senate confirms 4 to NJ transportation boards. Are any of them actual commuters?

The appointee to the Gateway Development Commission is Amy Rosen of Montclair. It oversees two new tunnel projects under the Hudson River. → Read More

NJ Transit gets $34M to make 5 train stations more accessible to people with disabilities

Two Bergen stations are among those being upgraded, using federal grants, to include such features as tactile strips and better communications. → Read More

New trains on the horizon for Amtrak routes across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

The 83 new trains will debut on 14 routes, including the Northeast Regional, Empire Service, Pennsylvanian and Ethan Allan Express, in 2026. → Read More