Thursday, March 21, 2013
The program would help military vets obtain jobs in the construction industry. The bill now goes before Gov. Christie.
Thursday, March 21
It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie to determine the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s responsibility in helping military veterans obtain jobs in the construction industry. On Thursday, March 21, the General Assembly approved the bill sponsored by Sens. Jim Whelan and Bob Gordon that would direct the Turnpike Authority to establish a pilot program to help military veterans in finding construction jobs. The bill was already unanimously approved by the Senate on Monday, March 18, and will now go before Gov. Chris Christie to be signed into law. Bill S-1415 proposes bringing the “Helmets to Hardhats” national program to New Jersey. The national program has existed since 2003. The 18-month pilot program calls for the Turnpike Authority to award a…
Monday, February 4, 2013
All three lights are in Cape May County.
The Garden State Parkway is on its way to becoming completely free of traffic signals. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner and New Jersey Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson and Congressman Frank LoBiondo joined other elected officials at a groundbreaking ceremony announcing the removal of all three traffic signals on the Garden State Parkway Monday morning, Feb. 4. The signals will be removed via a $110 million project to be performed by the Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, out of Pilesgrove. Pierson Construction was the lowest of four bidders, according to NJDOT. Federal funding secured by LoBiondo in the amount of $32 million, along with $78 million from the Turnpike …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The bill was approved by the Transportation Committee and now goes before the full Senate.
A bill proposing greater access to New Jersey Turnpike Authority meetings for southern New Jersey residents unanimously passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee and is now scheduled to go for a vote before the full Senate, according to a New Jersey Senate release issued Monday, Oct. 15. Bill S-1686, co-sponsored by Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Sen. Jeff Van Drew, calls for at least two meetings each year in Atlantic, Cape May or Ocean counties. Currently, the monthly meetings are held in Woodbridge, in Middlesex County. Connors and Van Drew are also co-sponsoring bill S-1654, calling for at least one representative on the Authority's Board of Commissioners to hail from southern New Jersey. There is currently a vacancy on the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The District 9 Delegation met with Mayor Purdy and Deputy Mayor Coppola and the Turnpike Authority.
Galloway Township Mayor Don Purdy and Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola met with the District 9 Legislative Delegation and authorities from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and among the topics discussed was the possibility of using funds from the Casino Redevelopment Development Authority for the construction of a full interchange at Exit 40, connecting the Parkway to the White Horse Pike, according to the District 9 legislators. Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino was also in attendance, and they also discussed the Parkway widening project, according to the legislators. Representatives from Gov. Chris Christie’s Office and the New Jersey Department of Transportation were also in attendance, according to the legislators…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The District 9 Delegation requested the meeting after learning two meetings were scheduled to discuss the proposed interchanges.
Galloway Township's Legislative representatives from the Ninth District called for a single meeting with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in a letter issued Friday, Sept. 28, the delegation announced on Friday. Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove requested a single meeting after learning that two separate meetings had been scheduled to discuss proposed interchanges 41 and 44 on the Garden State Parkway, the delegation said in a release. The letter requested a single meeting in Galloway Township in which state, county and local officials could participate, the delegation said. The request was made after the delegation requested a meeting, and then learned that Sen. Jim Whelan had made a …
Friday, September 7, 2012
There are also bills to bring meetings to the southern portion of the state twice a year.
A Senate bill that would mandate one representative of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Board of Commissioners come from the southern portion of the state has passed second reading but has yet to reach the Senate floor. Meanwhile an Assembly bill proposing the same change remains before the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, according to Sen. Chris Connors. Connors relayed the information to Galloway Township resident Richard Price in a letter dated Aug. 31, 2012, and Price provided a copy of the letter to various township officials and Galloway Patch on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Connors’ letter came in response to Price’s statements at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Public Information Center at …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
It's scheduled for Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
A traffic pattern change will be in effect on Jimmie Leeds Road at the entrance/exit to the Garden State Parkway on Thursday, Aug. 9, Atlantic County announced on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The changes will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will be caused by unspecified work to be done by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, according to the county. Police will be on hand to assist drivers. Delays should be expected and drivers are advised to allow for additional travel time or find an alternate route, the county said.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The township is preparing a request to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Galloway Township Council will take a little more time before it sends its request to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Citing the need for “more polite wording,” council tabled a resolution to request the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to reconsider the proposed Garden State Parkway Interchange 41. The Turnpike Authority’s proposal is to install two new full interchanges, at 41 and 44, and construct a brand new State Police Barracks alongside Interchange 41. But there has been some confusion about some of the details concerning the project. Access to the Atlantic City Service Area from Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway will be closed following the completion of the project. However, many residents believe access to the Parkway will be closed …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Ninth District Legislators questioned the Turnpike Authority following last week's Town Hall meeting with Gov. Christie.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has announced there will be no tolls at Garden State Parkway Interchanges 41 and 44, representatives of the Ninth Legislative District said on Wednesday, June 20. The Authority also said $30 million will be invested to build a full Interchange 41 at Jimmie Leeds Road and to complete the partial Interchange 44 at Pomona Road, and The Authority plans to hold a public hearing in Galloway Township this summer on the Interchanges 41 and 44 projects. No specific timeline for this meeting was given. “Certainly, we were elated to receive confirmation from the Authority that there would be no toll plazas at either Interchange 41 or 44,” the District 9 legislators stated in a release. “That said, we never believed …