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2006 Events
December 12, 2006
NJDOT is ready for Winter 2006-07
Commissioner Kolluri with Asst. Commissioner Callahan
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NJDOT Commissioner Dilts breaks ground on the new $29 million ARRA funded project that will completely rehabilitate I-287 from west of Stelton Road in Piscataway to Main Street in Franklin Township. On hand at the event to mark the start of construction were Tom DiGangi, Chief of Staff at NJ SDA and Piscatway Mayor Brian Wahler.
December 11, 2006
Officials celebrate inaugural run of first multilevel NJ TRANSIT train
Commissioner Kolluri with local officials at the inaugural run of the multilevel train
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Governor Jon S. Corzine joined NJDOT Commissioner Stephen Dilts at a press conference to mark the completion of the $200 million roadway reconstruction on Route 18 a major transportation artery that not only provides access to downtown New Brunswick and Rutgers, but regional hospitals, major corporations, local businesses and residential communities.
November 30, 2006
Kolluri dedicates new Scenic Byway in Upper Freehold
Commissioner Kolluri joins with Upper Freehold Township officials in the dedication of the Upper Freehold Historic Farmland Byway
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NJDOT Commissioner Stephen Dilts delivers remarks at a press conference held in Lawrence Township to mark the start of a $2.9 million ARRA funded resurfacing project along Route 1 in Lawrence and West Windsor. Joining Commissioner Dilts to help break ground on the project were West Windsor Mayor Shing Fu-Hseuh, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, Lawrence Mayor Pam Mount, Congressman Rush Holt and Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein.
October 26, 2006
NJDOT to resurface eight miles of I-80 in Bergen and Passaic counties
Governor Jon Corzine and NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri break ground for construction of a new Route 52 Causeway connecting Ocean City with Somers Point. The $141 million project, one of NJDOT's largest, will replace the existing, structurally deficient Causeway with an improved structure. The Causeway is the evacuation route for Ocean City. With them are Freeholder Director Daniel Beyel of Cape May County, Mayor Daniel Reilly of Somers Point, Mayor Sal Petillo of Ocean City, Senator Nicholas Asselta (R-1), Assemblyman Jefferson Van Drew (D-1), Assemblyman Nelson Albano (D-1) and members of the George Harms Construction Company, Inc., crew.
October 24, 2006
NJDOT launches $15 million New Jersey Safe Routes to School program
NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri (third left) joined with Congressman Bill Pascrell (sixth left) to announce the new five-year $15 million "New Jersey Safe Routes to Schools” program at the Rand School in Montclair. With them are Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-34), Montclair Mayor Ed Remsen, Senator Nia Gill (D-34), Montclair Township Manager Joseph Hartnett , Montclair Councilwoman Robin Shlager, Councilwoman Joyce Michaelson, Rand School Principal Evelyn Gonzalez-Spivey. Students from the Rand School, a New Jersey Safe Routes to School demonstration program, were also present. New Jersey Safe Routes to School is part of a nationwide effort to create safer walkways and bikeways and street crossings and to improve motorists’ awareness of school children and school children’s awareness of motorists.
October 4, 2006
New Jersey gets $25 million more for transit security
Commissioner Kolluri speaks about transit security
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NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri (fourth left) and Representative Rush Holt, NJ-12, (second left) announce the passage of a $25 million increase in transit security funding for New Jersey at a press conference on October 4, 2006 in the Trenton Train Station. With them are NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George Warrington, NJ TRANSIT Police Chief Joseph Bober, Kolluri, New Jersey Legislative Director for the United Transportation Union Daniel J. O'Connell, Richard L. Cañas, Director of New Jersey's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and Damien Newton, New Jersey Coordinator for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
September 21, 2006
Corzine speaks to New York Building Congress
Corzine speaks to the press at the New York Building Congress
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Governor Jon S. Corzine speaks to the press at the New York Building Congress luncheon in New York where he was the keynote speaker. Joining him are NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George Warrington.
September 18, 2006
NJDOT Commissioner emphasized Governor Corzine's commitment to Pedestrian Safety
NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri emphasizes Governor Corzine’s $74 million commitment to pedestrian safety in New Jersey at a press event held in Newark The new initiative will improve pedestrian safety conditions through engineering, education and enforcement efforts. Seated left to right are Acting Attorney General Anne Milgram, Governor Jon Corzine and MVC Chief Administrator Sharon Harrington. Port Authority officers stand in the back.
September 13, 2006
NJ TRANSIT names headquarters after founder Louis J. Gambaccini
Lou Gambaccini, Governor Corzine and NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri
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Governor Jon Corzine (center) and Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri unveil the plaque that names NJ TRANSIT's hedquarters after its founder, Louis J. Gambaccini (right) at the Newark facility on September 13, 2006. As NJDOT Commissioner in the late 1970s, it was Gambaccini's vision that lead to combine nearly 30 bankrupt bus companies and seven struggling railroads to form NJ TRANSIT, the first statewide mass transit system in the US. Buses began service in 1982 and trains in 1983. Today the agency, the third largest in the nation, provides 857,000 weekdays trips on 240 bus routes, 11 commuter rail and three light rail lines. It operates 162 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops.
July 21, 2006
Streetscape improvements begin on Route 82 (Morris Avenue)
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NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri marked the beginning of construction of safety and streetscape improvements along Route 82 ( Morris Avenue) in Union and Elizabeth at a groundbreaking on Friday, July 21, 2006 outside the Union Township Municipal Building. This project was selected as a prototype of how the NJDOT is encouraging redevelopment of urban areas. With Kolluri were Union Councilman Anthony Terrezza, Union Deputy Mayor Brenda Restivo, Union Township Mayor Peter Capodice, Assemblyman Joseph Cryan and NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Steven Dilts.
July 17, 2006
Governor Corzine cuts ribbon on Newark light rail
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Governor Jon S. Corzine cuts the ribbon on the Newark Light Rail line that connects Penn and Broad Street stations on July17, 2006. Helping him are Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri, Congressman Donald Payne, Senator Frank Lautenberg, newly-elected Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Senator Bob Menendez and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George Warrington.
June 28, 2006
Corzine issues state of emergency in four counties along Delaware River
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Governor Corzine declared a limited state of emergency in four New Jersey counties due flooding along the Delaware River flooding at a June 28, 2006 press conference during which NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri announced the closing of Route 29 in Trenton. They were joined by Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer and emergency workers.
May 22, 2006
Weehawken gets new ferry terminal
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NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri marks the opening of the new Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken on May 22, 2006. The 33,000 square foot facility on the Hudson River serving New York Waterway ferry passengers will accommodate as many as 20,000 commuters each day. On hand at the opening were US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Assemblyman Albio Sires, Assemblyman John Wisniewski, NY Waterway Founder, Arthur Imperatore Sr., US Senator Robert Menendez and State Senator/North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco.
May 15, 2006
Officials announce federal help for Trans-Hudson Tunnel
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NJDOT Commissioner Kolluri speaks at a press event at New York Penn Station on May 15, 2006 during which U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey (left) and Charles Schumer of New York (far right) called for federal assistance in the push for the Trans-Hudson Tunnel rail-link under the Hudson River. The $ 6 billion tunnel would double rail capacity between the two states over the next two decades. With him were Port Authority Chairman Anthony Coscia, Phil Beacham of Alliance for Action and NJ TRANSIT Director George Warrington.
May 10, 2006
Commissioner Kris Kolluri speaks at the 4th Annual Governor's Transportation Conference
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NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri speaks at the 4th Annual Governor's Transportation Conference in the Trenton War Memorial on May 10, 2006. Governor Jon S. Corzine committed $500 million for a new train tunnel between New Jersey and Manhattan at the event which was sponsored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action.
May 5, 2006
Kolluri expands Cross Median Accident Prevention and Safe Corridor programs
Commissioner Kris Kolluri announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation has completed installation of 1,900 feet of cross median barrier and inside shoulders on a dangerous stretch of Route 1 & 9 in Linden. Commissioner Kolluri announced that NJDOT has designated the site part of a new ‘Safe Corridor’ that will cover Route 1 & 9 along Woodbridge, Rahway, Linden and Elizabeth. With him at the event were Assemblywoman Linda Stender, Senator Nicholas Scutari and Linden Mayor John T. Gregorio.
April 27, 2006
Governor Corzine announces new transportation initiatives
NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri joined with Governor Jon Corzine at a press conference in the State House on Thursday April 27 to highlight the many alternative modes of transportation available to New Jersey commuters in response to the rising gas prices in the state. NJDOT plans to expand its ridesharing and carpool benefits to relieve the financial burden on motorists. Attorney General Zalima Farber was also present at the event.
April 6, 2006
Kolluri attacks potholes
Commissioner Kris Kolluri (center) details NJDOT's aggressive statewide pothole repair blitz at a press conference in the Maintenance Yard in Hamilton Township (Mercer County) on April 6. Kolluri was joined by Assistant Commissioner of Operations Jeff Callahan (left) and Hamilton Mayor Glen Gilmore. One of NJDOT's "Pothole Killer" machines is in the background.
March 28, 2006
Kris Kolluri is sworn in as Commissioner
Kris Kolluri, Esq. is sworn in as Commissioner
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Governor Jon S. Corzine swears in Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri on March 28, 2006 at a ceremony at NJDOT Headquarters in Ewing that was attended by employees.
January 31, 2006
Kris Kolluri is sworn in as Acting Commissioner
Kris Kolluri, Esq. is sworn in as Acting Commissioner
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Judge Philip Carchman swears in Kris Kolluri as the Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation on Tuesday, January 31, 2006. Kolluri previously served as Chief of Staff at the Department from 2002 to 2004. With them is outgoing Commissioner Jack Lettiere.

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