2020 Election Day Recap

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While many races and ballot questions were decided on Election Night, several notable contests remain too close to call. TrueNorth is pleased to present this comprehensive Election Day recap. 

NJ Budget Approved; Facebook Election Integrity; Major Transit Investments; NJ’s First In-person Conference

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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. 

Public & Community Outreach Contributes to Successful Project Delivery

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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. 

Murphy’s announcement of Stage 2 reopening headlines this edition of TrueNorth

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Governor Phil Murphy announces Stage 2 of New Jersey’s reopening. Two authorities and the Federal government announce billions in transportation infrastructure investment. Congress acts on legislation to revise the federal Paycheck Protection Program. And the Governor’s Restart & Recovery Advisory Council kicks off its work. 

Murphy delivers FY21 Budget Address; NJ Turnpike considers new Capital Program

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Governor Phil Murphy delivered his third annual budget address yesterday in Trenton. He proposed a number of significant investments to be funded by a variety of revenue raisers. Meanwhile, in Woodbridge the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Board initiated a public hearing process for a new long-term capital program. TrueNorth has the skinny so keep reading to learn more! 

Murphy & Cuomo address States of their States

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Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo each delivered State of the State addresses. Both touted accomplishments of the past year and detailed proposals and plans for 2020. In New Jersey, the Senate and Assembly held their reorganizations, and swore in new members and leaders before listening to the Governor’s annual address. Keep reading for the key highlights as well as opportunities and challenges in both States. 

TrueNorth Election Recap

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Voters went to the polls in New Jersey, New York, and around the country yesterday and we have a full rundown for you. We can’t be sure, but we are pretty confident that you won’t read about the New Jersey Assembly races AND the Mississippi gubernatorial anywhere else. 

Transportation Investments Across the Region; Hudson News wins major contract; NorthStar CEO addresses conference; Election Day preview

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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. 

Speeding up infrastructure projects; Facebook leads on privacy protection; PATH Improvement Plan

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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! 

Offshore Wind; Port Authority on the move; New Jersey Budget; 9/11 Victims Fund

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In this edition of TrueNorth we recap some major policy developments from the past two months, including offshore wind, New Jersey’s budget, and the Port Authority’s efforts to rebuild our region’s transportation infrastructure.

We’re dedicating this issue of TrueNorth to one of our favorite New Jersey elected officials who – in the middle of a recent meeting with one of our clients – reminded us that we were overdue for a new issue of TrueNorth. Senator, this one’s for you!