NJ Transit recognized for cybersecurity safeguards of customer data

NJ Transit recognized for cybersecurity safeguards of customer data

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has received a prestigious internationally recognized certification for its continued efforts to protect the integrity and privacy of corporate and customer information. NJ Transit is the first public transit agency in the nation to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. NJ Transit’s achievement of the certification highlights its commitment to protecting customer […]

NJ Transit begins pilot installation of PPE vending machines

NJ Transit begins pilot installation of PPE vending machines

NEWARK, NJ — As an additional measure to protect customers and employees from the spread of COVID-19, NJ Transit is introducing on a pilot basis vending machines that will sell personal protective equipment, such as face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitized wipes and disposable gloves, at Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal. The machines will also […]

NJ Transit’s Safety Education Program goes virtual

NJ Transit’s Safety Education Program goes virtual

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is keeping up with the times by taking its Safety Education Program virtual. Schools are encouraged to request the free “Safety Rules!” presentation, now conducted via Zoom, to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains and light rail vehicles. This summer, the Safety Education Program […]

NJ Transit supervisor sentenced to 5 years for theft of millions

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Aug. 21 that Richard E. Schade, a supervisor at NJ Transit who masterminded a scheme to steal millions from the transit agency, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Arthur Batista. Schade, 63, of Lumberton, was a […]

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Another one bites the dust, as the 150-year-old Montclair-based company DeCamp Bus Lines becomes another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout — at least for the time being. On Aug. 7, the company issued a statement that it was “suspending all service” due to the “sustained effects of the COVID-19 […]

Cash fares and front-door boarding resume on NJ Transit buses

Cash fares and front-door boarding resume on NJ Transit buses

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has resumed the collection of cash fares and front-door boarding on buses that have protective barriers installed around the bus operator, effective Aug. 3. As part of NJ Transit’s “Your Ride to Recovery,” the protective devices are being installed throughout the bus fleet to provide a barrier between the operator […]

NJ Transit receives federal donation of 245K masks

NJ Transit receives federal donation of 245K masks

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit received more than 245,000 cloth masks that will be made available to customers thanks to a donation from the federal government, according to a July 23 press release. The masks were donated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. NJ Transit customer service ambassadors began distributing […]

NJ Transit announces PTC milestone achievements

NJ Transit announces PTC milestone achievements

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has advanced its Positive Train Control program into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration phase, according to a June 30 press release. The achievement follows successful completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s requirement to perform 384 error-free test runs in the demonstration area between Denville and Summit. NJ Transit will now […]

Police investigate fatal crash in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a crash that resulted in one fatality, according to a June 23 press release from the ECPO. At approximately 2:42 p.m. on Monday, June 22, Marie A. Edwards, 71, of Hillside, was involved in a three-vehicle […]

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