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Nobody injured after NJ Transit light railcar catches fire

Security and Safety | January 11, 2017

The train was removed from the tracks within two hours of the fire, but the mishap caused residual delays of 30 minutes for northbound trains and an hour southbound.

Police stop NJ Transit bus after catching fire

Bus| January 5, 2017

The driver, who told police he was recently diagnosed with diabetes and hadn’t eaten all day, was conscious but unresponsive when the bus was stopped. 

Rail| January 4, 2017

Jacobs wins NJ Transit rail microgrid project contract

The microgrid will be capable of supplying highly resilient power during critical times when the regional electric grid may be compromised due to storms or other events.

Security and Safety | December 19, 2016

New NJ Transit fatigue assessment program temporarily removes 11 workers

The effort by the transit agency comes on the heels of September’s accident, which killed one person standing on a platform and injured more than 100 others. It was later revealed the engineer in that crash suffered from sleep apnea, a fatigue-inducing disorder.

Rail| December 15, 2016

NJ Transit to install inward-facing cameras on trains, adds 100 employees

The actions are in response to the fatal Sept. 29 train crash in Hoboken, with the hires in response to revelations that NJ Transit has lost maintenance and safety employees.

Security and Safety | December 8, 2016

NJ Transit using explosive screening device at random stations

Known as a passive threat analysis system, the equipment monitors riders by measuring body density as they pass by, but doesn't require them to stop and empty their pockets to be checked.

Rail| December 7, 2016

NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

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.

Rail| November 22, 2016

In wake of NJ TRANSIT crash, feds target sleep apnea

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.

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