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NJ Transit caught in road funding fight - NorthJersey.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 02:28

NorthJersey.com

NJ Transit caught in road funding fight
NorthJersey.com
Many people who took to New Jersey's roads on Monday witnessed an eerie sight: Hundreds of road construction projects sitting idle, their workers having been sent home by Governor Christie's executive order suspending $775 million in projects over a ...

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Ex-NJ Transit bus driver who ran over woman loses appeal to keep job - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:29

NJ.com

Ex-NJ Transit bus driver who ran over woman loses appeal to keep job
NJ.com
PATERSON — The former NJ Transit bus driver who drove over a woman in a Paterson crosswalk in 2012 and dragged her into the middle of the intersection before stopping lost her appeal on Friday challenging her termination. Monica McRae, the driver, ...

NJ Transit advises MCI to suspend manufacturing of Commuter Coaches until transportation funding situation resolved - Yahoo Finance

"NJ Transit" news links - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:52

MetroNews Canada

NJ Transit advises MCI to suspend manufacturing of Commuter Coaches until transportation funding situation resolved
Yahoo Finance
WINNIPEG , July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - (NFI.TO) (NFI-DBU.TO) Motor Coach Industries ("MCI"), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America , announced that MCI ...
New Jersey political stalemate over gas tax puts Winnipeg bus firm in tricky spotMetroNews Canada

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See the 10 largest local NJ Transit projects to shut down - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 22:05

NJ.com

See the 10 largest local NJ Transit projects to shut down
NJ.com
SUMMIT — It's not a list the city wanted to make: Summit's Morris Avenue Bridge replacement project is on the list of "nonessential state-funded projects" scheduled to be frozen after a legislative stalemate on a how to fund the state's Transportation ...

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NJ Transit's Infrastructure -- Especially Its Hudson Tunnel -- Shows Its Age - NJ Spotlight

"NJ Transit" news links - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 04:50

NJ Spotlight

NJ Transit's Infrastructure -- Especially Its Hudson Tunnel -- Shows Its Age
NJ Spotlight
New Jersey Transit trains racked up 213 major breakdowns in 2014, according to the latest federal statistics.That's two-and-a-half times as many as Long Island Rail Road. In 2015, 30 percent of NJ Transit's morning rush hour trains arrived into Penn ...

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NJ Transit buses delayed as Black Lives Matter protesters block traffic in Newark - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

"NJ Transit" news links - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 21:05

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

NJ Transit buses delayed as Black Lives Matter protesters block traffic in Newark
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Commuters planning to take NJ Transit buses to and from downtown Newark during this evening's rush hour could see delays of about 45 minutes as a “Black Lives Matter” protest blocks traffic near Penn Station. According to NJ Transit, bus routes 1, 25 ...
Protest causes delays in downtown NewarkNJ.com

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SEPTA Could Borrow Trains From NJ Transit - NBC 10 Philadelphia

"NJ Transit" news links - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:21

NBC 10 Philadelphia

SEPTA Could Borrow Trains From NJ Transit
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Borrowing train cars from nearby transit agencies like NJ Transit or Amtrak is among the possibilities, SEPTA spokeswoman Carla Showell-Lee said, adding that senior management officials were meeting Tuesday morning to discuss how to keep the Regional ...
SEPTA looking to borrow trains from other transit agenciesPhilly.com (blog)
What N.J. commuters need to know about SEPTA's railcar shortageNJ.com
Philadelphia-Area Transit Agency Pulls One-Third of Regional Railcars Out of ServiceWall Street Journal

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Controversial audio surveillance of NJ Transit riders comes to quiet end - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 19:31

NJ.com

Controversial audio surveillance of NJ Transit riders comes to quiet end
NJ.com
NJ Transit has stopped eavesdropping on conversations aboard its light rail trains after facing a string of criticism over how it stored and handled the recordings. A spot check of 10 light rail trains on the Hudson-Bergen and Newark Light rail lines ...
NJ Transit ends audio recording on light rail vehiclesNorthJersey.com
NJ Transit discontinuing audio surveillance of rail passengersTimes Herald-Record
After public outcry, NJ Transit stops spying on passenger conversationsNew Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog) -Progressive Rail Roading
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Tentative rail contract won't cost NJ Transit more money - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:02

NJ.com

Tentative rail contract won't cost NJ Transit more money
NJ.com
NJ Transit officials said a tentative contract with rail unions representing locomotive engineers and conductors will not cost the agency more money. A new cooling off period is in effect until union members ratify the contracts, said Nancy Snyder, an ...

NJ Transit, Turnpike employees bank on OT - Asbury Park Press

"NJ Transit" news links - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:04

Asbury Park Press

NJ Transit, Turnpike employees bank on OT
Asbury Park Press
At NJ Transit, overtime is often more lucrative than a standard paycheck. According to public records, more than 9,200 NJ Transit employees earned nearly $139 million in overtime, about $14,980 on average. An overtime-earning employee averaged more ...

NJ Transit Could Resume Talks With Dissenting Unions - Wall Street Journal

"NJ Transit" news links - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:10

Wall Street Journal

NJ Transit Could Resume Talks With Dissenting Unions
Wall Street Journal
NJ Transit could be heading back to the bargaining table with two of the unions representing its railroad employees after members rejected a contract agreement that averted a potentially crippling strike in March. NJ Transit officials are expected to ...

NJ Transit River LINE collides with vehicle in Riverton - 6abc.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:22

6abc.com

NJ Transit River LINE collides with vehicle in Riverton
6abc.com
NJ Transit officials say there were 35 passengers aboard the train. "We were on the train and we heard a big thud. It shook everyone up on the train. We look out the window and there's a Mercedes Benz stuck under the front of the River LINE," train ...
4 hurt in NJ Transit River Line crash with carNew Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
NJ Transit RiverLine Train T-Bones Station Wagon, 4 HurtNBC 10 Philadelphia
NJ Transit: Driver charged in River Line crash in RivertonBurlington County Times
Philly.com -Cherry Hill Courier Post -Patch.com
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NJ Transit Issues Notice to Proceed for 184 MCI Commuter Coaches - MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

"NJ Transit" news links - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:31

NJ Transit Issues Notice to Proceed for 184 MCI Commuter Coaches
MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has announced that NJ Transit issued a notice to proceed (NTP) to manufacture 184 commuter coaches in 2016 for an estimated value of $95 million. This NTP covers the first year of NJ Transit's six year bus acquisition program.

Rockland commuter alert: NJ Transit strike again a possibility - The Journal News | LoHud.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:30

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Rockland commuter alert: NJ Transit strike again a possibility
The Journal News | LoHud.com
NJ Transit — and by extension, Rockland rail commuters — aren't out of the woods yet when it comes to the railroad's two-year-long labor dispute. In March, the railroad and 17 different rail unions came to an agreement, avoiding a strike that ...
Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?NJ.com
Two NJ Transit rail unions reject contract that avoided strikeProgressive Rail Roading

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2nd union rejects tentative agreement with NJ Transit - Press of Atlantic City

"NJ Transit" news links - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:30

2nd union rejects tentative agreement with NJ Transit
Press of Atlantic City
Related: New Jersey Transit union rejects deal that averted strike · Related: Atlantic City Connector to close for railroad crossing repairs · Related: The Latest: New NJ Transit director decides not to take job. Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:15 am ...

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NJ Transit Union Rejects Labor Deal That Averted Rail Strike - Wall Street Journal

"NJ Transit" news links - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:39

Wall Street Journal

NJ Transit Union Rejects Labor Deal That Averted Rail Strike
Wall Street Journal
Members of a union representing some NJ Transit rail workers have become the first group to not ratify a new contract with the agency. The New Jersey Transit Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen announced its decision in a statement posted ...
Two unions reject proposed contract with NJ Transit that averted strikeWABC-TV
2 Unions Reject NJ TRANSIT ContractCBS Local
Union rejects NJ Transit contract that prevented strikeNJ.com
NJ.com -Asbury Park Press -WNYC
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Hudson light rail resumes normal schedule, NJ Transit says - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:16

NJ.com

Hudson light rail resumes normal schedule, NJ Transit says
NJ.com
Service on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system is expected to be back on schedule this morning following three days of extensive delays for commuters, NJ Transit announced early this morning. On Monday afternoon just after 1 p.m., a dump truck ripped ...

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Is this NJ Transit bridge really safe? - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:12

NJ.com

Is this NJ Transit bridge really safe?
NJ.com
"The southern side of the NJ Transit rail bridge over Laurel Ave. in Holmdel has seen better days. Too many trucks have made contact, and one of the main beams is noticeably bent and missing parts of the steel beam," he said. "There appears to be three ...

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These are the biggest gripes passengers have with NJ Transit - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:30

NJ.com

These are the biggest gripes passengers have with NJ Transit
NJ.com
High fares, late buses, trains that break down, and light rail security are four of the biggest complaints that NJ Transit's ridership has with its system. Some of the issues, identified by riders in the agency's quarterly survey have consistently ...

Was this the real reason new NJ Transit boss walked away from job? - NJ.com

"NJ Transit" news links - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:17

NJ.com

Was this the real reason new NJ Transit boss walked away from job?
NJ.com
NJ Transit did not negotiate a compensation package with the man it tapped as its new executive director before hiring him, an unusual move that likely led to his withdrawal from the job when the sides could not come to an agreement, a source with ...
NY / Region|Newly Appointed NJ Transit Chief Won't Take the JobNew York Times
NJ Transit Pick Changes His MindWall Street Journal
New NJ Transit director decides not to take jobAsbury Park Press

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