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New Jersey Assembly advances legislation to require new residents to register firearms

The New Jersey Assembly advanced legislation to mandate newly relocated New Jersey residents to register firearms that they legally acquired in another state. Under A-3686, new residents would have 60 days to secure a “firearm purchaser identification card” and register their gun with municipal or state law enforcement. The registration would include the firearm’s make, model […]

Tolls to increase 3% on New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway

Motorists on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway will have to start shelling out more next year. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) will raise tolls by 3% starting Jan. 1, according to reports. The increase is the second toll increase in as many years. “The purpose of the 3% indexing is to […]

Bill aims to make NJ Transit more rider-focused

The New Jersey Senate has signed off on a bill to make NJ Transit more rider-focused. S-2600 would create an Office of Customer Advocate to provide independent analysis on the impact that board and NJ Transit actions have on customers. It would also provide “genuine customer input and feedback” to NJ Transit’s board. “In the most […]

New Jersey’s highway system ranks last in the nation

New Jersey’s highways are ranked worst in the nation because of both their condition and cost-effectiveness, Reason Foundation said in its new Annual Highway Report. The report found the state ranked at or near the bottom in eight of the 13 metrics the report analyzed. The state also ranked last nationwide in Reason’s previous analysis. […]

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut reach agreement on federal transit relief money

The governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut reached an accord on splitting federal money for transit agencies doled out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement announced Tuesday, $10.85 billion will go to New York, New Jersey will receive $2.66 billion, and Connecticut will take in $474 million. The money will go to […]

NJ Transit sees its number of locomotive engineers grow

The graduation of a new training class has brought the number of NJ Transit engineers to more than 400. This new class of 14 trainees marks the fourth graduating class of locomotive engineers in 2021. NJ Transit, which saw an estimated $4 billion in federal relief money during the COVID-19 pandemic, previously held graduations in […]