Topic : Gov. Chris Christie

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Christie-linked NJ Transit staff got promotions, raises, despite funding issues

Management & Operations| December 20, 2017

The salary bumps, from $13,000 to as high as $70,000, were for jobs ranging from the agency's chief of staff to planning and procurement positions, the report said.

Gov. Christie lays out deal with Amtrak for Penn Station track repairs

Rail| May 24, 2017

In announcing the deal, he said the Morris and Essex line will be most affected this summer. To offset the inconvenience, Christie is lowering the fare for a monthly pass, in some cases by as much as $280.

Security and Safety | April 11, 2017

NY, NJ governors call for independent review of Penn Station infrastructure

In a letter Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie said the train derailments and severe service disruptions at the century-old Manhattan rail hub have made clear “the need for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols.”

Management & Operations| October 27, 2016

NJ Transit reinstates MCI Commuter Coach order

In July 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had issued Executive Order No. 210 directing the immediate and orderly shutdown of all ongoing work funded under the TTFA.

Government Issues| September 16, 2016

Bill forces NJ Transit to notify riders of bus, rail service cuts

The bill was introduced last year after the transportation authority eliminated the last New Jersey-bound trains of the night on the North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex Lines.

Bus| July 12, 2016

NJ Transit advises MCI to temporarily suspend Commuter Coach order

Gov. Chris Christie issued Executive Order No. 210 declaring a State of Emergency and directing the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and the Executive Director of the NJT to plan an immediate and orderly shutdown of all ongoing work that is funded by the Transportation Trust Fund Account.

Management & Operations| March 14, 2016

NJ TRANSIT, rail workers reach agreement, avoid strike

In addition, Gov. Chris Christie said the deal won't lead to the need for a fare hike or service cuts, at least through June 2017.

Rail| January 13, 2015

NJ TRANSIT to begin $55M station redesign

The design of the station includes a two-story station building with a street-level ticket office, waiting room and vendor space.

Management & Operations| November 13, 2014

NJ TRANSIT in land battle with mobster's family

NJ TRANSIT acquired land from the family of Carmine Franco in early 2010 by condemnation for about $1.6 million, but the family went to court seeking higher compensation. In 2012, a jury said the family deserved $8 million, and the transit agency is appealing the award.
Government Issues| 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.
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