Vincent Prieto

A NJ TRANSIT train along the Boonton Line in Towaco (credit: NJT via Flickr)

NJ TRANSIT Proposes 9 Percent Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

Among the increases is a 75-cent hike for a one-way ride from Metropark to New York. The proposed monthly rate for that route would rise by $26, to $310.

04/20/2015

Helicopter (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Jersey Officials Call For Ban On Tourism Helicopters

The ban would not effect private or corporate choppers, but supporters say it would greatly reduce helicopter traffic over the Hudson River.

02/18/2015

Smoke continues to rise from an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, following a massive fire. (Credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS880)

Bill Targets Lightweight Wood Construction In New Jersey

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to freeze new multi-family developments from using the same lightweight wood construction that was used in an Edgewater apartment complex.

02/06/2015

A man waits for a PATH train to depart at the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers: Proposal To Eliminate Overnight PATH Service Put On Hold

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan agreed to put the proposal on hold.

01/14/2015

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NJ Democrats Set To Merge GWB Traffic Jam Probe

The Assembly and Senate plan to vote Monday to establish the joint bipartisan committee with power to subpoena people and correspondence related to the lane closings and abuse of power allegations.

01/27/2014

Gov. Chris Christie delivers his 'State of the State' address in Trenton on Jan. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal In State Of The State Speech, Says It Doesn’t Define State

The governor said he will not let the situation overshadow the bipartisan accomplishments of his first term or stand in the way of achieving new ones.

01/14/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Special Committee To Investigate George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

Prominent Republicans leapt to Gov. Chris Christie’s defense while Democrats say it’s difficult to believe he knew nothing about a plan by a top aide to close lanes at a the George Washington Bridge.

01/13/2014

FILE -- Memorial for 8-month-old Angelie Paredes, killed in West New York, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Officials Lobby For ‘Angie’s Law’ To Oversee Jitney Buses

Transit workers and local politicians lobbied Friday on Boulevard East in West New York near where the 8-month-old Angelie Paredes was killed.

11/15/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

Legislators: N.J. Budget On Track For Early Approval

Democrats and Republicans on the budget committee say negotiations between the Legislature and Gov. Christie’s office are going well.

06/17/2013