APRIL 20TH DINNER MEETING

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PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARDS BANQUET

The April 20th meeting will be a joint meeting with SNJ ASHE at the Cranbury Inn. Project of the Year awards will be presented.

The awards are presented annually in recognition of consulting engineering firms, contractors and transportation officials for their efforts to provide quality roadway facilities in New Jersey. This year’s entries have been evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges representing the transportation industry, government and the construction sector throughout state of New Jersey. The evaluation has resulted in the selection of top award recipients in 2 categories – projects over $5 million and projects under $5 million in construction value. There will be a presentation by each of the winning projects designer of the issues/ complexities encountered and their resolution.

DATE: Thurday, April 20th
LOCATION: The Cranbury Inn (21 S. Main Street, Cranbury, NJ 08512)
TIME: 5:30 PM Cocktails; 6:30 PM Dinner followed by the Presentation

Click here for the meeting flyer: ASHE-NCNJ-Southern-NJ-April-20-Joint-Meeting-Flyer.pdf

 

Transportation Committee Approves Highway Tolls

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Hartford Courant, March 17, 2017

After years of discussions, the legislature’s transportation committee voted Friday to approve installing electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. But lawmakers said the bill still has a long way to go before Connecticut residents would be paying tolls on the highways. If approved by the state House of Representatives, the Senate and the governor, the tolls would not be implemented for another three to four years – with various approvals and construction of the overhead cameras and equipment, legislators said.

Read the full article here: http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-tolls-committee-vote-20170317-story.html

MARCH 9TH DINNER MEETING

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BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

ASHE NC-NJ Section hosted a dinner presentation by Bill Kingsland (Assistant Commissioner, Transportation Systems Management, NJDOT) entitled “Building a 21st Century Transportation Network” on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Snuffy’s Restaurant in Scotch Plains, NJ. 

 

“$400M Set for Road and Bridge Work”

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The Record, March 8, 2017

Senate President Stephen Sweeney has unveiled a measure to appropriate $400 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund for “immediate bridge and road repairs,” addressing some of the infrastructure investments Gov. Chris Christie called for in his budget address last month but notably omitting additional funding for NJ Transit.

Read the full article here: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2017/03/08/400m-set-road-and-bridge-work-none-nj-transit/98875644/

“Roads, Airports Fare Worst in Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card”

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Fox Business, March 9, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers issued poor grades for America’s roads, airports and public transportation in its latest infrastructure report card released Thursday, at the same time President Donald Trump is accelerating his push for $1 trillion in investments. The group gave U.S. infrastructure an overall grade of D+, the same grade given in the ASCE’s last report in 2013. Roads, aviation and dams were among the categories that received D grades.

Read the full article here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/03/09/roads-airports-fare-worst-in-civil-engineers-infrastructure-report-card.html

 

Governor Cuomo Announces Open Road Tolling to be Completed on All MTA Bridges and Tunnels in 2017

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Cashless tolling is coming to all MTA Bridges & Tunnels. Removing toll booths means less traffic congestion, fuel consumption and pollution. Under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership, the MTA is also enhancing security to combat emerging threats, upgrading structures to withstand natural disasters and conserving energy with new LED lighting.

Read the full article here:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-open-road-tolling-be-completed-all-mta-bridges-and-tunnels-2017

Delaware River Bridge Repairs Progress, but Mystery Remains

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The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/3/17: Delaware River Bridge Repairs Progress, but Mystery Remains

Engineers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey faced a mystery as they investigated the cause of a fractured beam on the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge last month. Poring through more than 50 boxes of records on the bridge’s history, in addition to giving the bridge a close inspection, officials have gathered clues but aren’t ready to announce a cause.

Read the full article here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/delaware-river-bridge-repairs-mystery-unsolved.html

 

 

No Plans to Extend Cashless Toll System Upstate

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The Buffalo News, 2/15/17: No Plans to Extend Cashless Toll System Upstate

There are no specific plans to bring a cashless toll system to the upstate portions of the New York Thruway even though it now operates at the Tappan Zee Bridge between Rockland and Westchester counties, a Cuomo administration official told lawmakers Wednesday.

Read the full article here: http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/15/no-plans-cashless-tolling-thruway-upstate/