We recap a busy September in this edition of TrueNorth. Governor Phil Murphy signs the budget for the nine-month FY2021. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces significant steps the social media giant is taking to protect our democracy during the election season. The Murphy Administration and NJ TRANSIT break ground on projects that will help tens of thousands of daily riders. And a prominent industry trade association holds New Jersey’s first in-person conference since COVID-19 restrictions began to lift.
The Star Ledger reported last week on the progress of the reconstruction of a series of viaducts on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel, one of the most complex projects undertaken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in years. Warnings of “carmageddon” preceded the project groundbreaking. The traffic nightmare never happened due in part to a flawless campaign to engage and inform the public. Keep reading to learn more about this major success story.
The amounts being invested by some regional transportation agencies warrant detailed coverage in this edition of TrueNorth. We also recap remarks made by NorthStar’s CEO at a statewide transportation policy conference. Finally, next Tuesday is Election Day across the region and we remind everyone to vote and then check out TrueNorth’s election coverage.
Expediting the delivery of infrastructure projects is an oft-discussed policy issue across our region. We discuss one Senator’s effort to enact design-build legislation to speed up transportation projects. Facebook is leading the tech industry’s efforts to protect the data and privacy of its users – we take a deep dive on the company’s latest initiative to put privacy control into users hands. Once again the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is making news, this time with a comprehensive plan to reshape the PATH transit system. Check out these important stories in our end-of-Summer edition of TrueNorth!
Happy New Year and best wishes for a prosperous 2019. Before we jump back into the frying pan, we wanted to recap a few news items you may have missed in the midst of your holiday revelry. NJ TRANSIT was in the news, as was offshore wind. The New Jersey State Senate announced several leadership changes, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Chief of Staff announced his departure. Stay tuned for TrueNorth’s coverage of Murphy’s State of the State address next week…in the meantime, enjoy this EOY closeout edition of TrueNorth!
Happy belated Memorial Day to all of our readers! In this issue of TrueNorth, we cover New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s recent actions to reshape New Jersey’s energy market. We also provide an overview of the 6th annual Design Summit, hosted by our client, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey. We spotlight Murphy’s new gun czar and give you a preview of the month ahead.
We’re pleased to share the latest edition of TrueNorth with you, which as always, includes our own insights and analysis on important happenings in New Jersey and the region.
In this edition, we take an in-depth look at New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s first 100 days. We also preview the Regional Plan Association’s 2018 Assembly which will feature keynote remarks by Murphy and Hillary Rodham Clinton; Finally, we’ll bring you up to speed on significant changes to Bergen County’s District 38 legislative delegation.
In this issue of TrueNorth we spotlight major changes announced by Facebook to its News Feed. We also train our focus on Jersey politics, recapping Governor Murphy’s cabinet picks and the slow Senate confirmation process. Updating you on New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation, we learn about one Member’s retirement and another who gets a huge boost going into re-election season.
Governor-elect Murphy made a flurry of cabinet announcements this week, filling four agency top spots and reaffirming his commitment to cabinet diversity. On the policy front, two of New Jersey’s progressive thought leaders shared their recommendations on clean energy and sustainability.