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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.


February 25, 2014

New NJ Transit chief to take helm

Veronique (“Ronnie”) Hakim’s appointment as executive director is effective starting March 1. She previously led the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for nearly four years, and served in leadership roles throughout a 23-year career with the New York MTA.


February 19, 2014

NJ Transit head resigns, replacement named

The current executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, was named as James Weinstein's replacement. The move is expected to be completed by March 1.


February 11, 2014

Superbowl transit problems to be investigated

Will look into why NJ Transit didn’t anticipate how many people would be taking the train home and plan to accommodate them.


February 4, 2014

'Mass transportation Super Bowl' not without its glitches

While 30,000 reportedly used mass transportation to get to the game, several fans reportedly collapsed while waiting in long lines for trains. Charter buses were dispatched to help stem the flow.


January 21, 2014

Urging the well-heeled to take public transit to Super Bowl

For the first time in the game’s history, there will be no drop-off zone for taxis or limousines, according to the report. With parking at a premium and strict limitations placed on passenger drop-offs, it is estimated that approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation.


January 17, 2014

Advocacy group responds to Princeton rail station ruling

Save the Dinky Inc. said the ruling was important for the group because it affirms that the cutback of rail service to Princeton to benefit Princeton University was in fact a decision by New Jersey Transit.


January 10, 2014

NJ Transit awards $7.6M train storage facility contract

Jacobs Engineering Group will complete design and engineering work to transform a local rail yard into a permanent location to store railcars during a storm. The move comes after superstorm Sandy damaged nearly 400 of the agency’s railcars and locomotives when they were left in flood-prone rail yards last year.


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