NJT police locate missing teen girl

NJT police locate missing teen girl

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department successfully reunited a teenage girl, missing for more than a month, with her family in early November. Brooklynn Hays, 16, of Maryland had been missing since she left home after an argument on Sept. 30. On Nov. 6, New Jersey Transit Police Officer Colleen Hilton recognized […]

NJ Transit engineer recruitment receives overwhelming response

NJ Transit engineer recruitment receives overwhelming response

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit’s call for locomotive engineer candidates has been an overwhelming success, resulting in more than 5,000 applications for training and employment to restore the railroad to a full complement of trained engineers. “We are thrilled by the interest of these applicants in working with NJ Transit as we restore our railroad […]

Small robot paints murals in downtown WO

New art graces 2 walls in W. Orange’s business district, designed by a resident and applied by a bot

Small robot paints murals in downtown WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents heading toward Washington Street on Main Street might notice a little more color on two buildings now that murals are a part of the scenery. One, on the side of Prime Jewelry & Electronics, displays a 40-foot-tall portrait of Thomas Edison with the quote: “What you are will show in […]

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NEWARK, NJ — Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control equipment on NJ Transit’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ Transit to make a final set of rail service adjustments, the organization announced in a Sept. 20 press release. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination […]

NJ Transit police saving lives from opioids

NJ Transit police saving lives from opioids

NEWARK, NJ — On the front lines in the battle against opioids, NJ Transit Police Department has surpassed 100 life-saving rescues this year through the use of naloxone, more commonly known by its brand name Narcan. Naloxone is a nasal spray used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. All NJ […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

Survey shows commuters are ‘very dissatisfied’ with NJT

Survey shows commuters are ‘very dissatisfied’ with NJT

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood are known as transit-based towns but with problems plaguing NJ Transit this summer, travelers in both municipalities have grown frustrated while trying to reach their destinations. In a survey jointly circulated by the towns between Aug. 5 and 8, residents overwhelmingly stated that their lives […]

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY19 local and community transportation programs

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY19 local and community transportation programs

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 8, NJ Transit’s board of directors authorized the expenditure of approximately $45 million in federal and state funds to implement local transportation programs for fiscal year 2019, providing critical local transportation services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically-disadvantaged and rural residents, according to a press release from NJ […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2019 operating, capital budgets

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2019 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 8, the NJ Transit board of directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state-of-good repair, and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “These budgets […]

NJ Transit and Nextdoor partner in community policing initiative

NJ Transit and Nextdoor partner in community policing initiative

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department has partnered with Nextdoor, a global, private social network for neighborhoods, to utilize the social media app to help increase active “eyes and ears” surrounding NJ Transit’s infrastructure. “Safety is the No. 1 priority for NJ Transit, Executive Director Kevin Corbett said in a press release. […]

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