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NJ Transit to get $71M in next round of Sandy relief funding

New Jersey Transit is getting $71 million from the federal government to pay for rebuilding and replacing equipment damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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Meeting about a new Hudson River train tunnel in Sen. Cory Booker's office
Meeting about a new Hudson River train tunnel in Sen. Cory Booker's office (@CoryBooker via Twitter)
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Officials promise to work together on Hudson River tunnels

Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey's two U.S. senators and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said after a meeting on Tuesday that they will work together to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, including working to obtain federal grant money and other financing options for the estimated $14 billion project.

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Pope Francis
Pope Francis (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Pope fans should expect long walk from New Jersey

Be prepared, be patient -- or maybe better yet, stay home.

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Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JUNE 13: Pope Francis waves to the boy scouts gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 13, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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Road closures, extra trains in New Jersey for pope’s visit

New Jersey transit officials say Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September will make for a "challenging week" for everyone, and they urge patience and preparation.

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Rain tunnel talks rekindle, many hurdles linger

With word this week that NJ Transit delays will likely get worse, officials are trying to jump-start a new Hudson River Rail Tunnel.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Schumer proposes plan for Hudson River rail tunnels

In a bid to create momentum for a massive overhaul of the crumbling passenger rail corridor between New Jersey and New York City, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday proposed the creation of a new nonprofit development corporation to plan and finance the project. He said none of the existing transportation entities operating in the region have the wherewithal to pull it off alone.

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NJ Transit trains
NJ Transit trains (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Transit delays to be probed by Senate committee

The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a rare summer hearing Monday morning to discuss transportation issues that continue to snarl the state.

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)
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Railroad safety – Few likely to meet deadline for technology

Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, according to a government report released Friday.

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(Photo credit: Kira Buxton)
(Photo credit: Kira Buxton)
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Jim explains why privatization doesn’t always fix the problem – Listen

Privatizing government services may sound good in light of endless public transit delays, special interest groups, and other disappointments, but it's no panacea.

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NJ Transit passengers board in Hamilton
NJ Transit passengers board in Hamilton (Federal Railroad Administration)
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Should we privatize NJ Transit? – Vote

If only the "three strikes, and you're out" rule applied to NJ Transit

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