NJ Transit awarded $1.4 billion in CARES Act funding

NJ Transit awarded $1.4 billion in CARES Act funding

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has been awarded $1.4 billion in federal aid through the CARES Act. This critical emergency relief funding will enable NJ Transit to continue to provide service to essential workers who are on the front lines of coronavirus response. “I want to again thank President Trump, the federal administration and our […]

NJ Transit deploys modernized ticket vending machines

NJ Transit deploys modernized ticket vending machines

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is beginning the installation of new and improved ticket vending machines at several locations systemwide, according to a May 5 press release. Fourteen new machines will be phased in, replacing older machines at bus, light rail and rail stations. This is the second phase of an expanded pilot program which […]

NJ Transit enhances cleaning efforts at Newark Penn Station

NJ Transit enhances cleaning efforts at Newark Penn Station

NEWARK, NJ — To protect NJ Transit customers and employees, the hours of operation at Newark Penn Station will be modified overnight to allow for a daily deeper cleaning and disinfection. Until further notice, NJ Transit will close Newark Penn Station overnight from 11 p.m. until 4:30 a.m., reopening daily at that time. All NJ […]

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Spearheaded by the Livingston Police Department, more than 20 of Essex County’s municipalities held a Heroes Salute Parade past Saint Barnabas Medical Center to recognize the incredible efforts of medical staff battling the coronavirus. Essex County has the third highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, according to statistics from […]

NJ Transit progresses in Positive Train Control project

NJ Transit progresses in Positive Train Control project

NEWARK, NJ — The Federal Railroad Administration has given NJ Transit approval to begin Revenue Service Demonstration of its Positive Train Control system, moving NJ Transit one-step closer to meeting the federally mandated deadline of PTC certification by Dec. 31, 2020. “Entering the RSD phase of PTC is a major milestone and a testament to […]

NJ Transit bus driver arrested for vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Fayola Howard, 34, of Bloomfield, has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, according to a Feb. 18 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that on Dec. 31, 2019, while operating an NJ Transit bus, Howard struck Kevin Thomas, 55, of Newark. The preliminary investigation indicates that […]

NJ Transit welcomes 16 new police recruits

NJ Transit welcomes 16 new police recruits

NEWARK, NJ — Sixteen recruits who recently graduated from the Mercer County Police Academy in West Windsor have started their next step toward becoming members of the New Jersey Transit Police Department. The recruits have begun a rigorous 16-week training program with the New Jersey Transit Police Department through on-the-job instruction. “NJ Transit has a […]

$17M grant to expand commuter bus service in North Jersey

$17M grant to expand commuter bus service in North Jersey

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, ranking member on the Senate’s transit subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill announced Dec. 13 the awarding of $17,275,000 in federal funding to enhance commuter bus service, expand capacity and reduce wait times for riders on dozens of overcrowded NJ Transit routes in Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.  […]

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