Topic : New Jersey transit

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East Coast earthquake slows down public transit

Rail| August 24, 2011
Most services, including Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, Maryland's MARC and D.C. Metro resumed regular operating schedules throughout the day and into the evening after track, elevator/escalator, and other structural inspections were performed.

NJ Transit to buy 158 buses

Bus| June 9, 2011
The agency's board of directors approved the $68 million purchase of new high-floor vehicles, which will replace the last of of the aging city buses in the fleet.
Bus| May 11, 2011

NABI to equip NJ Transit with 39 low-floor buses

The agency authorized a $17.2M contract for the purchase of the 30-foot transit buses to replace some of the agency’s older buses. They will be the first low-floor buses to run in the state.
Accessibility| March 29, 2011

Gov. Christie aims to halt N.J. Transit payouts

The agency paid out almost $3.6 million in unused vacation pay to 722 current and retired employees, plus paid sick time cash-outs for 1,743 last year.
Rail| March 28, 2011

Princeton arts complex proposal may save historic 'Dinky' train

The university is currently awaiting approval on plans for a new arts complex that could not only save the historic train from being removed, but also increase ridership as well.
Accessibility| January 21, 2011

Ex-NJ Transit chief to helm D.C. Metro

Richard Sarles, the former executive director of New Jersey Transit, who was brought in to lead the Metro last March on an interim basis, will become the transit system's permanent general manager and take on the title of CEO.
Rail| January 11, 2011

FTA extends NJ Transit repayment deadline

Gov. Christie cancelled the ARC commuter tunnel after projections showed the project could go at least $1 billion over its $8.7 billion budget. The new deadline is Jan. 18, 2011.
Rail| January 6, 2011

METRO Blog: Quiet, the audience is listening!

I love going to the movies! Despite the high cost for tickets, and the ridiculous amount they charge you for concession stand items (I always bring a stash of Red Vines in my purse), I still love the whole experience of it — sitting in the dark watching the story unfold on the screen. From time to time, other things fill the theater like unwanted noise.
Accessibility| December 9, 2010

N.J. Transit prepared for extreme weather conditions

Preparations include having two jet-engine-powered snow blowers available to remove ice and snow from tracks and critical switching areas of its rail operations.
Bus| November 17, 2010

NJ Transit launches state’s first ‘My Bus’ sign

My Bus, which launched in October, gives travelers the ability to find out when the next bus is arriving at more than 19,000 bus stops all over the state. Thousands of special bus stop signs will be installed throughout New Jersey, giving riders access to bus schedule information while on the go.

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