Topic : NJ TRANSIT

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NY employers exploring alternatives during Penn Station track work

Rail| May 25, 2017

Businesses and real estate specialists say inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that do not require travel through Penn Station, where weeks-long outages in July and August are expected to trigger a travel nightmare for employees living in New Jersey and Long Island suburbs.

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 | May 18, 2017

NJ Transit unveils plan to install 360-degree cameras on buses

The $29.1 million system will be installed in 2,500 new and existing buses to provide operators with a 360-degree field of vision around the bus that will help to eliminate blind spots and enhance pedestrian safety.

Rail| May 15, 2017

NJ Transit commuters could lose 25% of rail service during Amtrak repairs

An Amtrak schedule obtained by NJ Advance Media warned that "significant service impacts" will require "service adjustments for NJ Transit" from July 7 to 25 and from August 4 to 28.

Rail| May 1, 2017

Amtrak CEO tells state lawmakers Penn Station repairs to cause more delays

Officials plan to meet with LIRR and NJ TRANSIT officials next week with the hope of publishing a plan for track closures by the second week in May so that commuters can plan ahead, as part of its 14-month track renewal project plan.

Rail| April 17, 2017

Stun gun incident causes stampede after NJ Transit train gets stuck in tunnel

This latest incident happened three weeks after the derailment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station and a week after a NJ Transit derailment shut down eight of 21 tracks there and disrupted travel in the region for days.

Bus| April 11, 2017

NJ Transit awards MCI 2nd year of 6-year Commuter Coach contract

The company’s three-decade relationship with NJ TRANSIT continued in November 2015 with the company winning a competitive procurement to manufacture and deliver up to 1,222 commuter coaches.

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.”

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

Sen. Schumer calls on Congress to work together on $1T infrastructure bill

Speaking at a news conference in front of Penn Station, Schumer’s push for lawmakers to act in a bipartisan fashion comes after two train derailments in the past two weeks that caused massive delays for commuters.

Rail| April 7, 2017

Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit resume full rail service into Penn Station

On Monday, NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Train 3926 had a slow-speed derailment while pulling into track 9 at Penn Station at about 9 a.m. New Jersey Transit described it as a "minor derailment."

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