Topic : NJ Transit

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Feds nix 50/50 plan for Hudson River Tunnel project

Rail| January 3, 2018

A letter from FTA to New York and New Jersey officials said the first phase of the project, estimated at $11 billion, seeks a 50% federal investment that is "considerably higher than much existing precedent for past 'mega projects'" and would deplete the existing grant program.

Bombardier to supply 17 additional locomotives to New Jersey

Rail| January 3, 2018

This second call off is valued at approximately $160 million and is based on a contract for 26 locomotives signed in 2008.

Rail| December 15, 2017

NJ Transit considers surcharge to pay for Hudson River rail tunnel project

The fee would generate $1.9 billion for NJ Transit's share of the project.

Management & Operations| November 30, 2017

Report finds NJ Transit lost a quarter of rail managers prior to Hoboken crash

As 49 of NJ Transit's most senior rail supervisors retired between January 2014 and July 2016, a group of younger potential replacements, including some who were considered rising stars, left the agency for other jobs.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

The railroad is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

Security and Safety | November 13, 2017

Letter to feds spelled out NJ Transit manpower issues prior to crash

In the letter, the agency's VP/GM, rail operations, detailed the losses: 93 non-union employees had retired from NJ Transit, or sought work elsewhere, between January 2014 and July 2016. Combined, their experience totaled 2,339 years.

Rail| September 25, 2017

NJ Transit continues to implement rail safety upgrades

Rail Operations is currently in the process of replacing all stub end tracks at Hoboken Terminal with new sliding friction bumper blocks, as well as advancing a speed control system for trains entering Hoboken Terminal.

Security and Safety | September 21, 2017

NTSB targets sleep apnea in both NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

Similarities were immediately drawn between the crashes, but after months of investigating, the NTSB now believes sleep apnea was involved in both.

Rail| September 6, 2017

'Summer of Hell' over after full service to Penn Station is restored

Amtrak wrapped up the extensive summertime track repair project on Thursday, with commuters finding the so-called “summer of hell” to not be so bad after all.

Rail| August 30, 2017

NJ Transit equips all 263 police officers with body cameras

While the state provided grants to equip state police and some local departments, the Transportation Trust Fund is covering the $399 per-camera cost for NJ Transit.

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