Arthur Imperatore – Founder of NY Waterway

Since colonial times ferries were a primary means of travel between New Jersey and New York. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, many of those ferries were run by railroads. The ferry services disappeared in the 1960s but in 1986 a new company, NY Waterway, brought passenger boat transportation back to the Hudson River. The man behind the company is Arthur Imperatore, Sr. Not only is he the founder, but at 90 years of age he’s still actively involved as president and CEO.

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Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr.


HNTB Survey Looks Into Why Americans Use Transit

It’s not always available as a choice, but when it is millions of Americans choose to use public transportation rather than drive. HNTB just released “Why Americans Use Public Transportation” and it examined why they are making that choice. Michael Townes, HNTB’s transit sector market leader and a senior vice president, spoke with Transportation Radio about the survey beginning with an overview.

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Michael Townes

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Union County, New Jersey’s Transportation Master Plan

An open house was held Monday evening in the Cranford Community Center, to get public input on the Union County Transportation Master Plan. Maps outlining transportation corridors throughout the county were displayed and citizens were invited to offer suggestions on how transportation could be improved. William Reyes, the Deputy County Manager and the Director of Economic Development for the county talked to Cranford Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about the event.

Union County Transportation Survey

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William Reyes, Jr. Deputy County Manager/ Director of Economic Development

Rahway Valley Railroad Still Loved Decades After Its Last Run

At the end of the 19th century, a railroad was built in then rural Union County, New Jersey. For nearly a hundred years the Rahway Valley Railroad served a handful of towns on its 11 miles of track. Richard King has written two books about the RVRR, Just a Short Line – The Story of the Rahway Valley Railroad, and he talked with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about the railroad and its unique personalities.

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Richard J. King


Interview with ‘Gridlock Sam’ Schwartz

Sam Schwartz, a former New York City Traffic Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the NYC Department of Transportation, recently authored Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars. The book looks at how America’s cities are changing as people, especially younger ones, are driving less. Sam talked with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about how changing demographics are changing transportation.

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Sam Schwartz