N.J. Gov. Murphy, Lawmakers Call On Feds To Help Pay For Portal Bridge ReplacementThe 110-year-old swing bridge that's notorious for getting stuck open and leaving railroad commuters stranded needs a $1.5 billion overhaul.
Delay In Funding Gateway Tunnel, Portal Bridge Fixes Costs Passengers 2,000 Hours A YearA new report shows NJ Transit and Amtrak riders suffered through 85 days of major infrastructure failures in five years.
Plans Underway For Gateway Project Development CommissionThe $30 billion plan would reconstruct the Portal Bridge, rehabilitate crumbling Hudson River tunnels and construct a new tunnel.
New Restrictions On When Troubled Portal Bridge Can Open And Close Take EffectThe new rules now in effect limit the times when the 108-year-old Portal Bridge can open. The hope is that will reduce the number of disruptions on northeast corridor train traffic.
Amtrak Seeks Compromise With Coast Guard Over Daily Portal Bridge Openings, Blamed For Numerous DelaysAmtrak is asking the Coast Guard to either limit or eliminate openings of the bridge during rail commuter rush hours.
Service Into, Out Of Penn Station New York Temporarily Suspended After Tugboat Strikes Portal BridgeOfficials say the vessel struck the bridge shortly after 1 p.m., prompting Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT hold trains on both sides of the bridge as crews inspected the incident.
Local Lawmakers Demand Feds Step In To Help Troubled Hackensack River Portal BridgeA double-dose of malfunctions on Tuesday left the bridge open for extend periods of time, twice stranding riders. It's caused commuters and lawmakers to demand accountability, and answers.
Who's Responsible For The Chronically-Stuck Hackensack River Portal Bridge?A bridge that's more than a century old got stuck twice on Tuesday, causing major delays for NJ TRANSIT riders caught in the mix.
Murphy: Malfunction Of Portal Bridge That Snarled NJ TRANSIT Service 'Unacceptable'NJ TRANSIT says trains were suspended during the morning rush after Amtrak's Portal Bridge was stuck in the open position.
NJ TRANSIT Trains Running Again Following Suspension On Multiple LinesNortheast Corridor, North Jersey Coast line, Raritan Valley line and MidTown direct train service has resumed between New York City and Newark Penn Station with delays.
Federal Government Gives New Jersey $16 Million Toward Portal Bridge ReplacementThe State of New Jersey has received a grant to move forward with a project to replace the century-old Portal Bridge, which is a frequent chokepoint for commuters along the Northeast Corridor.
Fire Under Portal Bridge Shuts Down Multiple NJ TRANSIT LinesMultiple NJ TRANSIT lines were suspended during the evening rush Monday due to a fire that broke out under the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River.
NJ TRANSIT Trains Running With Delays After Service SuspensionNJ TRANSIT trains are running again with delays after service was suspended between New York City and Newark because Amtrak's Portal Bridge was stuck in the open position.
Power Problems Slowing Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT Rail RidersAmtrak service was temporarily suspended between Newark and New York City because of mechanical problems with the Portal Bridge.
Disabled NJT Train Causes Delays In/Out Of Penn StationA Midtown Direct train was headed into New York when it broke down around 8:30 a.m., officials said.