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NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Rail| December 7, 2016

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

In wake of NJ TRANSIT crash, feds target sleep apnea

Rail| November 22, 2016

The agency disclosed a policy change that will prevent engineers suffering from sleep apnea to operate a train unless they are being treated, while federal regulators prepare a safety bulletin that will urge all railroads to screen for sleep apnea.

Rail| November 16, 2016

Broken rail disrupts morning Amtrak, NJ Transit, LIRR service

The LIRR said some westbound trains on at least seven branches were being canceled or diverted because of the broken rail. Nearly a half-dozen NJ Transit lines were experiencing at least 30-minute delays.

Security and Safety | November 11, 2016

NJ TRANSIT rushing to meet PTC deadline

In a presentation given to State Transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer, the agency gave a March 2017 date for the expected arrival of two PTC simulators for employee training and accelerated installation of PTC equipment in rail vehicles to start.

Bus| November 10, 2016

NJ TRANSIT names new VP/GM, Bus Operations

Michael P. Kilcoyne has more than 30 years of transit industry experience, with an extensive background encompassing all aspects of bus operations, customer service, project management, and emergency response.

Rail| October 31, 2016

NJ TRANSIT makes progress toward PTC implementation

The approval of a lease authorization by the board allows NJ TRANSIT to execute a lease agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the last component of radio spectrum needed for its PTC system.

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.

Rail| October 17, 2016

NJ Transit resumes full service at Hoboken train station

The agency opened six more tracks at 4 a.m. Monday. The agency also noted that the station's ticket office has resumed operations and all regularly scheduled trains are running.

Security and Safety | October 13, 2016

NTSB releases preliminary report on NJ Transit crash investigation

In addition, a man who had his finger partially ripped off during the accident is planning to sue the transit agency.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

Senator calls for NJ Transit, Metro-North to improve communication during emergencies

Sen. Charles Schumer said that, while both railroads are making long-term plans to improve safety on the rails, there are short-term communications issues that can and must be dealt with on the heels of the NJT train crash in Hoboken just last week, which injured more than 100 and killed one person.

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