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NJ Transit unveils ‘Scorecard’ system, requests feedback

Bus| March 9, 2011
A system of metrics is currently in development to provide a baseline for measuring NJ Transit’s performance in the areas of customer service, safety and security, financial health and service accountability. Executive director James Weinstein asked for help from riders, by participating in the first customer survey in April.

NJ Transit to introduce performance initiative

Bus| February 24, 2011
Will use metrics to set corporate-wide standards of accountability and create transparency for the public, helping the agency to make strategic decisions to maximize its resources as well as illustrating how the agency is managing its bottom line.
Bus| February 9, 2011

Clever Devices to equip N.J. buses with real-time info

The agency authorized a $22 million contract with the supplier for hardware, software and services for the installation of smart bus equipment on approximately 1,040 transit, cruiser and articulated buses.
Rail| February 8, 2011

ARINC to equip NJ Transit with rail control system

Will design and install an integrated light rail central control system, based on the company’s Advanced Information Management (AIM) Rail Control software platform.
Rail| February 3, 2011

PATCO selects Cubic for open payment pilot

Technology will be integrated across PATCO’s 14-mile line, and will allow riders to pay fares with a debit or credit card. For the first half of the year-long pilot, Cubic’s banking partner will issue a branded reloadable prepaid card with a contactless interface. During the second half, riders can pay with any bank card containing a contactless chip.
Rail| January 27, 2011

Ansaldo to equip Kawasaki, Bombardier cars with cab signaling

Bombardier Transportation will provide 100 multilevel vehicles to New Jersey Transit. Kawasaki Railcar Inc. is supplying Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority with 364 vehicles.
Rail| January 20, 2011

NJ Transit gets final extension on ARC repayment

FTA grants third extension for agency to pay $271 million debt for the canceled rail project.
Rail| January 10, 2011

Quiet cars cause conflict in New Jersey

Passengers debate whether any talking at all should be allowed in the cars. One rider requested that the conductor disable the automated announcements and his work radio, saying it created “unnecessary noise.”
Bus| January 10, 2011

UT Profile: Princeton's Tiger Transit key to sustainability efforts

The transportation system operates on a fixed-route schedule. The university contracted with First Transit to provide safe, convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community.
Accessibility| December 29, 2010

NJ Transit restores normal service levels

As of Wednesday, bus and rail service began operating on a regular weekday schedule. A small percentage of routes are subject to truncations or detours as a result of local road conditions.

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