NJ Transit calls for applications to new customer advisory board

NJ Transit calls for applications to new customer advisory board

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has opened the application process for its new customer advisory board, a diverse group of regular customers of NJ Transit’s statewide transit system. The new CAB was planned and will be supported by Stewart Mader, NJ Transit’s customer advocate and chief customer experience officer. “We have great expectations for this […]

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY20 local and community transportation programs

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY20 local and community transportation programs

NEWARK, NJ — On July 17, the NJ Transit board of directors authorized the expenditure of approximately $45 million in federal and state funds to implement local transportation programs for Fiscal Year 2020, providing critical local transportation services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically-disadvantaged and rural residents. Each of the programs extends or […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2020 operating, capital budgets

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2020 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — On July 17, NJ Transit’s board of directors adopted a fiscal year 2020 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.  “Gov. Murphy’s steadfast commitment to improving NJ Transit is […]

NJ Transit creates employee court advocate position

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit announced the creation of an employee court advocate position to support operational employees such as bus operators and rail conductors who are victims of on-the-job assaults. The position was created in support of the New Jersey State Legislature’s added protections for front-line transportation workers to the state criminal assault statute. […]

Early construction work completed for Portal North Bridge

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit, with support from Amtrak, has completed an early action construction contract that included five major construction elements for the Portal North Bridge Replacement Program, according to a Feb. 22 press release from NJ Transit. This contract broke ground in October 2017 and these construction elements were completed in early February […]

NJ Transit superintendent and 5 others charged with stealing $2.1 million

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and NJ Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo announced Feb. 7 that a NJ Transit Facilities Superintendent and five others have been charged in connection with a scheme to steal $2.1 million from NJ Transit by submitting fraudulent bills for services. NJ Transit Facilities Superintendent […]

NJ Transit board approves purchase of 85 articulated buses

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 16, NJ Transit’s board of directors approved a contract with New Flyer of America for the purchase of 85 articulated buses. The purchase allows the retirement of the current articulated fleet, which has been in revenue service for more than 15 years. Articulated buses are 60 feet long and consist […]

NJ Transit board selects new head of rail operations

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 4, NJ Transit’s board of directors approved Raymond P. Kenny as senior vice president and general manager of rail operations at a special meeting. “Ray is a national expert in the railroad industry and his knowledge of the complexities of the rail system in our region is unmatched,” said New […]

NJ Transit awarded federal grant money for Positive Train Control

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has been awarded a grant of more than $6.5 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to install Positive Train Control equipment on 33 new multilevel cab cars. In December, NJ Transit’s board of directors authorized the purchase of 113 Multilevel III passenger vehicles, allowing the agency to replace the oldest […]

1 2 3 11