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October 2014

2014 Women In Transportation: Veronique Hakim

Executive Director New Jersey Transit Newark, N.J.

September 2013

2013 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets: Innovate with Tech, Green Vehicles

Alternatively-propelled vehicles total 16,434 and make up 25% of the fleet totals reported for 2013, with natural gas leading the way.

July 2013

Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats

Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.

February 2013

Five Questions-APTA Chair Flora Castillo

Officially became the 2012-2013 chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting last October in Seattle. Castillo, APTA’s first Latina chair, is a member of the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) board of directors, having been appointed by former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1999, and reappointed by three different governors.

May 2012

Bentech pilots driver’s door designs in N.J., N.Y.

Bentech recently acquired a design contract valued at about $150,000 with New York City Transit to install 100 driver’s doors.

December 2011

Transit agencies turn to new, innovative contactless payment systems

Transit agencies, including NJ Transit and Utah Transit Authority, believe that contactless payment systems will help them more accurately plan routes and set fare prices.

September 2011

2011- Women In Transportation: Rosemary Sheridan

Title: VP, communications and marketing Organization: American Public Transportation Association City: Washington, D.C.

June 2011

Rail projects top $83 billion in U.S., Canada

Despite the quick decline of high-speed rail projects and a $4 billion dip compared to 2010, this year's Top Rail Projects survey features four new projects, including Honolulu's $5.3 billion light rail project. The Toronto Transit Commission again tops this year's list, with Canadian projects, overall, putting together a strong showing.

June 2011

Transit agencies heighten security in wake of bin Laden killing

The New Jersey Transit Police Department maintained close communication with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; the FBI; and agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.

August 2010

'Quiet cars' gain ground on commuter rail systems

NJ Transit is publicizing the Quiet Commute cars on its Website and also plans to wrap one of the cars to advertise their availability.

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