Frontline Report February 2004
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Compiling a to-do list of transit projects 01/11/2005
New Jersey transportation officials began putting together this year's $2.6 billion package of highway and mass transit projects yesterday, even though they are not sure where they are going to get all the money.
County gets aid for ferry project 01/11/2005
Union County has received a $9.5 million federal grant to build a terminal and launch a new ferry service that is expected to carry up 1,200 commuters a day between Elizabeth and Lower Manhattan.
Route 47 widening budgeted at $7.5M 01/11/2005
GLASSBORO -- Hoping to relieve congestion along a mile-long stretch of state Route 47, the New Jersey Department of Transportation is investing $7.5 million to widen the road and add left turn lanes at six intersections.
Swedesboro unveils redevelopment plan 01/11/2005
A proposal to redevelop a generous portion of this tiny borough's downtown, along with two crumbling industrial sites, was presented to the public for the first time Monday night.
The presentation before the borough's combined planning and zoning boards was for public comment only and no vote was taken.
State to study repairs for two aging bridges 01/11/2005
NEWARK -- Two aging bridges in Hunterdon and Somerset counties will be on their way to rehab thanks to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
New year, new look at several Wharton sites 01/10/2005
WHARTON -- The council plans to focus this year on a number of major infrastructure upgrades, as well as the much-awaited cleanup of the superfund site on Main Street, said Mayor William Chegwidden.
Bayonne expanding Route 440 redevelopment zone 01/10/2005
Despite the objections of a local chemical plant, the Bayonne Planning Board has endorsed an expanded Route 440 Corridor East redevelopment plan.
2.2 million jobs created last year 01/08/2005
U.S. employers added 157,000 workers overall to their payrolls in December, bringing the year-end total of new jobs to 2.2 million, the best showing in five years. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent.
Morristown transit village a go 01/07/2005
MORRISTOWN -- The planning board voted 8-1 Thursday night to approve the $50 million Highlands transit village project. The vote came after more than a dozen hearings going back to 2001.
Perth Amboy gets green light to build retail-housing project 01/07/2005
A three-judge appeals panel has upheld the Perth Amboy Planning Board's approval of a plan to build a $65 million retail and housing development known as the King's Plaza project.
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