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June 12, 2014

NJ Transit develops emergency management plan

There are seven plans in all, including separate documents for each mode of transportation — bus, light rail and commuter rail — as well as plans for the NJ Transit Police Department and disability services and a corporate plan.


March 21, 2014

RIPTA receives $1.6M in Sandy funds

Will use the funds to improve passenger protection and reduce flooding at the Newport Gateway Center, one of the agency’s major transit hubs. The facility’s tent-like sails, which were designed to protect riders from sun and rain, were severely damaged by the superstorm in October 2012.


February 19, 2014

NJ Transit head resigns, replacement named

The current executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, was named as James Weinstein's replacement. The move is expected to be completed by March 1.


January 10, 2014

NJ Transit awards $7.6M train storage facility contract

Jacobs Engineering Group will complete design and engineering work to transform a local rail yard into a permanent location to store railcars during a storm. The move comes after superstorm Sandy damaged nearly 400 of the agency’s railcars and locomotives when they were left in flood-prone rail yards last year.


January 2, 2014

Report: NJ Transit needs more flood protection

Recommended portable or permanent flood barriers at facilities, which suffered severe flooding during the storm, resulting in more than $100 million in damage.


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