“To determine if New Jersey has achieved transit equity, one must ask a simple question of riders: Do you have the same mobility freedom as someone with access to a car?” said Janna Chernetz, New Jersey policy director for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
Several bus riders told stories about difficulties using the current bus system, in support of a proposed NJ Transit bus riders’ Bill of Rights legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson, and State Senator Joseph Vitale, both D-Middlesex.
Trenton, NJ -- Today, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection finalized the Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Rule and Fleet Reporting Requirement. New Jersey became the first state on the east coast, joining California, Oregon and Washington, to establish a Clean Trucks program.
Press Release: New Jersey Joins 15-State Truck Electrification Pact, Committing to Lead On Air Pollution and Climate Change
For Immediate Release: July 14th, 2020 Contact: Berenice Tompkins, Cell: 914-564-3094 New Jersey Joins 15-State Truck Electrification Pact, Committing to Lead On Air Pollution and Climate Change Truck Electrification Will Be Focus For RGGI Funds, Pact Follows CA’s Lead on Electric Trucks Trenton -- Today New Jersey was one of fifteen states to release an [...]
By: Orlando Riley, Chairman, Amalgamated Transit Union NJ State Council & Norah Langweiler, Jersey Renews Campaign Organizer, New Jersey Work Environment Council New Jersey suffers from dual problems associated with the same root cause: poor air quality and some of the worst traffic congestion and longest commutes in the country. The cause of this issue [...]
Press Release: Labor & Environment Coalition Tackle Transit Equity with a Day of Action for a Fully Funded NJ Transit
For Immediate Release: February 4, 2020 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 609-214-5110 Early this morning, Jersey Renews advocates and Amalgamated Transit Union workers from across the state staged a Day of Action to celebrate Transit Equity Day. Groups convened at transit hubs in North, Central, and South Jersey to bring attention to the [...]
Press Release: Jersey Renews Hosts A Day of Action in Support of Electric Vehicles Lobby Day to Urge the Passing of S2252/A4819
For Immediate Release: November 25, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Trenton, NJ - Today, Jersey Renews hosted a day of action to urge legislators to pass the electric vehicle bill S2252/A4819. Supporters gathered in the State House Annex to promote a just transition to an electrified transit system in New Jersey. With [...]
On September 18, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero-carbon transportation future for New Jersey -- for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week. Edison Councilman Coyle, Councilman Patil, and [...]
Coalition urges statewide plan to electrify transportation sector, making sure that communities hit hard by pollution are prioritized By Tom Johnson If and when the state gets around to electrifying the transportation sector, it must ensure urban and low-income communities that bear the brunt of its pollution share in that transformation, according to an advocacy [...]