AP reports that FBI agents arrested Gerardo Blasi, 54, a former insurance claims officer at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Monday on charges of fraud. He is accused of stealing a total of $120,000 between April 2011 and June this year through a variety of schemes skimming money from insurance settlements and establishing fictitious repair businesses to which Turnpike checks were sent.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) Wednesday is celebrating two years of modernization of its busy I-80 toll bridge at the Delaware River Water Gap. The work completed includes an open road toll lane at the westbound-only toll plaza, removal of gates from cash lanes, and an extensive rehab of the steel i-beam girder bridges including new main bearings and deck joints - items that accommodate thermal expansion and contraction.
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) officials are proposing to replace the present old, inadequate and untolled I-95 bridge at Scudder Falls near Trenton NJ with a larger, new toll bridge to cost an estimated $310m. A Commission spokesman says toll financing of the new Scudder Falls bridge is the only feasible source of funds and it is fair given tolls on bridges on I-78, I-80, and US1 and on the New Jersey Turnpike.