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Posts Tagged ‘Senator Menedez’

Amtrak, NJ Senators Announce Plans for “New” Tunnel

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Source: Amtrak
Well, that didn’t take long. Just three months after Governor Chris Christie announced he was terminating the ARC tunnel project, another idea has emerged to fill the void left by that decision.  U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg joined officials from Amtrak today at Newark Penn Station to announce a proposed joint Amtrak/NJ […]

30 Day Review an Ominous Sign for ARC Tunnel Project

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

This weekend, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced a 30-day hold on the $8.7 billion ARC tunnel project, to allow for a review of the project’s costs. The hold will not affect work already underway, though it will delay any new contracts from being issued. Yesterday, Governor Christie weighed in on the issue, […]

Trenton and Jersey City Receive HOPE VI grants from HUD

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

NJ Senator Robert Menendez at the Miller Homes site in Trenton. Source: Author
Of the six cities that were awarded a total of $113.6 million in the latest round of grants for the HOPE VI program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), two were in New Jersey. Trenton and Jersey City […]

NJ Sens. Menendez and Lautenberg Introduce Emergency Transit Funding Bill

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

In response to recent fare increases and service cuts at NJ Transit, New Jersey’s two U.S. senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez joined six of their Democratic colleagues to introduce a bill Tuesday that would authorize $2 billion in emergency funding for transit agencies.
The bill is designed to help transit agencies nationwide close funding […]

Menendez Co-Sponsors TOD Bill

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Transit Oriented Development in Jersey City
Menendez co-sponsors bill to promote TOD
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) has co-sponsored legislation introduced by Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) to provide financial support for transit oriented development. According to a release from Senator Dodd’s office, the “Livable Communities Act” will:

Create competitive planning grants that towns […]

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