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September 23, 2014

U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds

Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, where transit systems sustained the worst of the storm damage, with the remainder going towards projects in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.


September 12, 2014

NJ Transit plans move to larger buses, railcars

Move to multilevel railcars would increase available seats by 6% while decreasing the number of railcars in the fleet, while switching to 45-foot buses would increase overall seating capacity by 7%, according to the agency.


September 11, 2014

NJ Transit expands mobile ticketing app to bus system

Previously available only to rail customers, MyTix will now enable bus customers in southern New Jersey to purchase and display monthly passes using their smart phones.


September 10, 2014

NJ Transit to add first deputy executive director in 12 years

Executive Director Veronique Hakim will continue to oversee rail and bus transportation instead of passing it to a subordinate, according to the report. Neil S. Yellin would oversee "non-operating" departments, such as customer service, communications and corporate affairs.


August 12, 2014

Limited rail capacity hindered NJ Transit service for Super Bowl, report finds

Commissioned by the NJ Transit board of directors, the report did note shortcomings, but said the agency performed 'admirably' in transporting fans to MetLife Stadium for the event.


June 17, 2014

NJ Transit adding 63 more MCIs

The buses would replace the current fleet of 14-year-old buses fueled by CNG, which are now in service on Route 9.


June 12, 2014

NJ Transit develops emergency management plan

There are seven plans in all, including separate documents for each mode of transportation — bus, light rail and commuter rail — as well as plans for the NJ Transit Police Department and disability services and a corporate plan.


April 10, 2014

NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.


March 11, 2014

NJ Transit, NFL no show at hearings on Super Bowl transit problems

The chairman of the committee that held the hearings says initial findings suggest the transit problems were caused by “an overreliance on expensive bus options that fans were unlikely to use” as well as the lack of a backup plan.


February 28, 2014

Rutgers U., NJ Transit educate disabled to ride system

The program, which offers travel instruction, individually or in small-group settings is available to people on the autism spectrum, with Down syndrome, and with mobility impairments and other disabilities with a referral.


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