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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Meets With Portuguese Ambassador To US

The meeting came as two separate cases involving fugitives with ties to both New Jersey and Portugal are being fought over in U.S. and Portuguese courts.

01/20/2012

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Christie Leaves Door Open For Same Sex Marriage In NJ

Speaking with WCBS 880 anchors Wayne Cabot and Steve Scott, Christie said “we’ll see what happens” when directly asked if he would veto a gay marriage bill.

01/18/2012

Garden State Parkway (file)

NJ Drivers Avoiding Turnpike, Garden State Parkway After 50 Percent Toll Increase

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says traffic on the state’s two major highways decreased in the first week of 2012 compared to a year ago.

01/17/2012

Routes 1 & 9 and the New Jersey Turnpike - Jersey City, NJ - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

1 & 9 Or The NJ Turnpike? It’s Time Vs. Tolls

What’s better, to take Routes 1 & 9 (toll free, but full of stop lights) or to use the New Jersey Turnpike (a toll road with no stop lights)?

01/04/2012

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Fares Go Up On The New Haven Line

Tolls went up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Commuters in Connecticut are dealing with a more expensive ride as well.

01/03/2012

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

NJ Turnpike Crash Kills West Virginia Man

State police say 22-year-old Akeem Coon was driving on a southbound stretch of the highway in Edison Township when he attempted to pass another vehicle and apparently lost control of the car.

01/01/2012

Vehicles approach the George Washington Bridge toll plaza - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 5 – Tolls

Commuting by car got a bit less attractive in 2011.

12/29/2011

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 10 – Tour Bus Crashes

A night of fun and gambling at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut ended with fifteen dead on I-95 on the Bronx – Westchester County Line, but the death didn’t end there.

12/27/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

NJ State Troopers Earning Big Overtime Bucks To Oversee Construction

Ongoing construction along the New Jersey Turnpike has been a boon for a small group of state police troopers who oversee the work.

12/25/2011

Toll hike sign on Garden State Parkway - Hillsdale, NJ - Dec 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Drivers Brace For Higher Tolls On NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

Signs are already in place reminding motorists that beginning Jan. 1, tolls will increase 50 percent on the Parkway and 53 percent on the Turnpike.

12/19/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Toll Revenue Down On NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says toll revenue for the first 10 months of the year is more than $47 million below projections.

11/29/2011

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Man, Wife Injured In Fiery NJ Turnpike Tanker Crash Speak From Hospital

The driver of a minivan involved in a horrific crash with a tanker truck on the New Jersey Turnpike in Carlstadt said he doesn’t remember anything about the fiery crash that nearly killed him and his family.

11/08/2011

Fiery Crash between a tractor-trailer and a tanker truck on the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Fiery Crash Between Tanker, Tractor-Trailer Closes Part Of NJ Turnpike For Hours

The wreck happened in East Brunswick. Police say that a tractor-trailer and a tanker truck collided and caught fire in the outer north bound lanes.

10/07/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Jersey Officials Doubling Fines For Toll Cheats

Revenue is down on New Jersey’s two major toll roads so officials are getting aggressive in a bid to collect unpaid tolls.

09/28/2011

A bus and a tractor trailer after colliding on the New Jersey Turnpike - Aug 24, 2011 (credit: CBS2)

Bus Driver Critically Injured In Crash On NJ Turnpike; Two Others Hospitalized

The driver of of a tour bus is in extremely critical condition following a crash between the bus and a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike, 1010 WINS Al Jones reported.

08/24/2011

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