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NJ TRANSIT bans hoverboards systemwide

Posted on February 17, 2016

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NJ TRANSIT banned hoverboards on all trains, buses, light rail and Access Link vehicles; at stations and outlying property, effective immediately.

Customers and employees will no longer be permitted to ride, charge, store or transport the devices on the NJ TRANSIT system and at stations or facilities.

“NJ TRANSIT prides itself on putting the safety of customers and employees first,” said NJ TRANSIT interim Executive Director Dennis J. Martin. “Through news accounts nationwide, we have seen too many cases of people falling and seriously injuring themselves or, in some instances, the devices sparking flames.”

The restrictions come as mass transit systems across the country begin to implement regulations on hoverboards. Recently, Amtrak; the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and commuter rail agencies in Chicago (Metra) and Southern California (Metrolink) have banned the devices.

Most major U.S. airlines prohibit hoverboards on board aircraft and various college campuses have restricted students from having the devices in on-campus housing complexes.

NJ TRANSIT currently prohibits customers from riding in-line skates and skateboards on board trains, buses and light rail vehicles and has regulations pertaining to the transportation of bicycles, including a requirement that bicycles must be walked on platforms and inside station buildings.

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