Archive for Tag: Transportation

Glassboro-Camden rail line won’t solve commuter woes, but other projects will, says South Jersey lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick wants the money earmarked for the 18-mile Glassboro-Camden light-rail line to be reallocated to other pressing infrastructure projects that would help relieve traffic congestion and ease commutes for those living and working in Gloucester and Camden counties. “South Jersey doesn’t...

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Assembly green lights Thomson and Kean bills addressing school bus driver shortages

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Thursday passed two bills, sponsored by Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Sean Kean, giving school districts more tools to tackle bus driver shortages by streamlining the licensure process and allowing non-CDL drivers to transport students on certain buses. Under the first bill (A3564), school...

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Thomson and Kean bill would allow school districts to take the wheel in training bus drivers

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would streamline the school bus driver training and licensure process was released from the Assembly transportation committee Thursday. The bill (A3564), sponsored by LD 30 Assemblymen Ned Thomson and Sean Kean, would allow school districts to administer the commercial driver license exam and most...

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DePhillips, Corrado named to Legislature’s transportation committees

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, who is starting his third term serving New Jersey’s 40th Legislative District, has been appointed to sit on the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee. Sen. Kristin Corrado, who also serves the same district, was named to the Senate Transportation Committee. “All...

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Bill allowing drivers to show electronic proof of registration signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill that permits drivers to use electronic proof of vehicle registration was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. Previously, drivers in New Jersey had to show paper proof of vehicle registration. “For years New Jersey drivers have been allowed to show...

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Dunn buckles down, demands state fix school bus driver crisis

TRENTON, N.J. – The bus driver shortage in New Jersey has reached critical mass, with school officials sharing stories of canceled bus routes and children getting home at dinnertime during the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Public Schools Tuesday. Superintendents from across the state told committee members that...

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Oroho and Wirths drive home need to open car dealerships

TRENTON, N.J. – Two legislative budget officers, Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, are asking the governor to open New Jersey car dealerships as the state faces declining sales tax revenue and residents must navigate limited public transportation options. Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent executive order closed all non-essential...

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