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NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers who no-showed, creating a manpower shortage that forced dozens of cancellations this week amid summer-long track work at New York's Penn Station, according to U.S. News and World Report.

NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro said at a joint Assembly-Senate oversight committee meeting that there were 40 total cancellations Sunday and Monday and that he will meet later this week with union leaders, adding that if discipline is appropriate it will occur consistent with the agency’s contract with the union.

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made, however, Santoro said vacations and the summer track work also may have been a factor, Santoro said. For the full story, click here.

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