Larry Higgs,

Larry Higgs

Flemington, NJ, United States

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  • The Asbury Park Press NJ

Recent articles by Larry:

Commuters spared from Lincoln Tunnel traffic misery predicted a year ago. What went right?

On Aug. 17, 2018, two lanes of a busy highway to and from the Lincoln Tunnel closed for a two-year bridge project, but the predicted traffic nightmare didn't happen. Why? → Read More

We’re crushed and overcrowded and it’s Amtrak’s fault, commuters say

Amtrak is replacing tracks in its other Penn Station in Newark, but it's causing over crowding on the tracks that remain open. → Read More

Hong Kong protests have ripple effect on N.J.-area airports

Protests that shut down Hong Kong International Airport have had some impact on flights to the country from local airports. → Read More

Lines at Newark Airport broke two records. One is impressive and the other is annoying.

Wear your comfiest shoes, Newark Airport security lines broke records and have the longest waits in the nation → Read More

It’s NJ Transit’s 3rd summer of hell. Commuters say it’s the worst yet.

Commuters are blaming NJ Transit and not Amtrak's Penn Station New York track work for what they're calling the worst summer for service so far. → Read More

It’s now law: Non-cops can’t have badges to get themselves or family out of trouble.

Gov. Murphy made it the law that public officials who aren't law enforcement officers can't have badges. → Read More

Need to call 911 for emergency help from your Uber? Swipe left

Uber is rolling out a new safety feature. It's already available in parts of N.J. → Read More

There’s a cheaper way to fix roads in N.J. We’re just doing it wrong, study says.

New Jersey needs to adopt methods used in three neighboring states that could save up $2 billion in costs to build roads and bridges, a non-profit group's report said. → Read More

Traffic is snarled on N.J. highway, and this delayed bridge project is to blame

A missing overpass has made Route 3 a divide between two towns causing traffic nightmares for residents and commuters. → Read More

Skip the ShakeShack. We can still have an old-fashioned picnic on the Garden State Parkway.

Travelers used to stop and have a picnic lunch on the Garden State Parkway and the highway authority provided ten places to stop and sup. Only one picnic area is left. What happened to them? → Read More

NJ Transit got Stones fans home smoothly, but at angry commuters’ expense

NJ Transit pulled off a second concert where fans were moved without a problem, but commuters who's evening trains were canceled said it was done at their expense. → Read More

Taking NJ Transit to the Rolling Stones or anywhere else? Here’s what you need to know.

Will NJ Transit turn in a good performance getting fans to tonight's Rolling Stones show. The agency axed four commuter trains tonight just to be sure. → Read More

American Dream had to reveal its transit plan. Problem is, it doesn’t have one yet.

What do we know? Public transit to the American Dream will depend heavily on buses. → Read More

I give my plastic a second life. How you can reduce waste

How to reuse the plastic you can't recycle? It's easy. → Read More

As NJ Transit riders suffer, the execs that run it get big raises

Eight NJ Transit executives got a raise when their titles were changed to align with recommendations from last year's audit ordered by Gov. Murphy. → Read More

We’re outgrowing our airports, bridges, and tunnels. Overcrowding just hit a record.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges and tunnels, airports and PATH rail system all set or broke records for passengers moved during the first half of the year. → Read More

Your commute to NYC is going to get easier. Say good-bye to toll booths.

Port Authority commissioners approved spending $240 million to end cash toll collection at its Hudson River crossings. → Read More

The tolls at more NYC crossings are going cashless

At the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's three biggest bridges and tunnels between New Jersey and New York, collecting is going cashless. → Read More

NJ Transit shouldn’t kick me out of stations and I’ll sue to stay, homeless man says

Richard Kreimer, the homeless man and advocate who sued to get more access to public facilities, is ready to take NJ Transit. → Read More

N.J. and N.Y. want the Gateway Tunnel, but your train ticket surcharge won’t pay for it

A 2017 proposal to charge commuters a per trip fee to help fund the Gateway project if off the table. → Read More