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N.J. DOT workers charged for phony overtime

Brian Ethridge - Nov 13, 2014

N.J. DOT workers charged for phony overtime

Two New Jersey Department of Transportation employees have been charged with stealing a combined $35,000 through false overtime claims, authorities said. Harish Bhanderi and Alkesh Desai have both been suspended without pay following charges of third degree theft by deception. Bhanderi, 53, ...

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N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

N.J. transportation commissioner calls for tax hike

New Jersey transportation commissioner Jamie Fox is calling for a tax hike to help fix the state's roads and bridges. The state's transportation trust fund is projected to run out of money for new projects next year. The trust fund is ...

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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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NJDOT worker faces 10 years in prison for stealing

Brian Ethridge - Aug 13, 2014

NJDOT worker faces 10 years in prison for stealing

An employee of the New Jersey Department of Transportation has been indicted on charges he used a state-issued fuel card to steal around $2,000 worth of gas for personal use. William Lomonaco, a 29-year veteran of the department, faces one count ...

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Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Tom Jackson - Aug 08, 2014

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for almost all our highway infrastructure. But Congress hasn’t  increased the gas tax or adjusted it for inflation since 1992. Anti-tax advocates ...

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Deadly roadway in N.J. receiving immediate attention

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

Deadly roadway in N.J. receiving immediate attention

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will immediately look into a deadly section of roadway in North Bergen. Three people died in a crash where Route 2 eastbound curves and merges with the Route 495 approach to the Lincoln Tunnel. ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a sneak peek at the first construction theme park in the nation

Wayne Grayson - May 26, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a sneak peek at the first construction theme park in the nation

As the owners of Sambe Construction, the Girlya family has seen many different types of  projects over the 30-year history of the company. Since emigrating to the U.S. from the Soviet Union in the late 1970s, father Samuel Girlya along ...

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New Jersey DOT announces $3.7 billion plan for transportation improvements in 2015

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

New Jersey DOT announces $3.7 billion plan for transportation improvements in 2015

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) this week announced a proposed capital program for fiscal year 2015 that includes $3.7 billion in transportation improvements. The budget supports $2.5 billion in investments in NJDOT and $1.2 billion in improvements for NJ ...

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Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 24, 2014

Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses in 113 of 565 New Jersey municipalities experienced a combined total of $382 million in commercial property loss, according to Federal Emergency Management ...

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Marijuana tax could fund transportation improvements in New Jersey

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 27, 2014

Marijuana tax could fund transportation improvements in New Jersey

While Congress searches for a new way to fund transportation projects, one New Jersey senator is offering an interesting solution. Related: New Jersey rejects Tesla’s direct sales model Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-N.J.) has proposed legalizing recreational marijuana and using taxes collected from ...

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New Jersey rejects Tesla’s direct sales model

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 18, 2014

New Jersey rejects Tesla’s direct sales model

New Jersey residents who want to own a Tesla vehicle may soon have to travel to New York to make their purchases. Related: Tesla Model S catches fire, owner exits unharmed The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJVMC) has decided to ban ...

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Congestion jams up New Jersey Transit station after Super Bowl

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 03, 2014

Congestion jams up New Jersey Transit station after Super Bowl

Fans attempting to leave the MetLife Stadium after the Super Bowl on Sunday night faced delays as they waited to board overcrowded trains. “Long lines and confusion” had train-traveling fans spending hours trying to leave the game Sunday night and early ...

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