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May 7, 2014

Hudson River rail tunnels have up to 20 years left, Amtrak says

A $12.4 billion project to replace the Hudson tunnels, which would have more than doubled the number of peak-time runs, to 48 trains per hour, was canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.


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.


February 14, 2013

NJ Transit expanding fare payment technology

In January 2012, NJ Transit became the first transit agency in North America to introduce Bank Note Recycler technology, which allows the machines to dispense change in the form of paper bills — ones, fives, tens and twenties — instead of dollar coins.


November 1, 2012

NJ Transit resumes most bus service

Includes Access Link paratransit. Due to significant damage to the state’s public transportation network, NJ Transit rail service will remain suspended until further notice.


October 9, 2012

NJ Transit may cut free employee passes

As part of Gov. Chris Christie’s emphasis on accountability to New Jersey taxpayers, the agency proposed changing its 30-year blanket privilege allowing non-agreement employees unlimited, free travel on rail, light rail and bus services.


August 10, 2012

N.J. Gov. approves transit tax credit expansion

Upped by $250 million, further supporting a state commitment to fund growth around public transportation routes. Expands the program's cap of available tax credits to a total of $1.75 billion.


April 12, 2012

NJ Transit chief defends Gov.’s decision to end ARC

Executive director Jim Weinstein said that the project was terminated based on a recommendation from a committee — headed by him — because New Jersey couldn’t afford it.


April 10, 2012

Report: N.J. Gov. inflated ARC tunnel project cost estimates

When he canceled it in October 2010, Gov. Christie said the price could reach $14 billion, with N.J. responsible for 70% of cost. Investigators found that the cost of the Hudson River rail tunnel project was estimated at $12.4 billion, with the state tabbed to pay 14.4%.


March 21, 2012

Report: NJ Transit paid out $4.112M in unused sick, vacation time

Officials in Gov. Chris Christie's administration said they're looking to end such payouts for public employees, preferring a "use it or lose it" policy for vacation time and using sick time for illness only


January 9, 2012

Audit: ARC tunnel costs N.J. $300M

Although the agency's legal tab to fight feds cost $1.2 million, the $297 million lost stems from the engineering and design work, payments to contractors and various other items that were paid for but are now unnecessary with the cancellation of the project.


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