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 […]

JESPY discusses ‘horrible’ Access Link service at NJ Transit board meeting

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Dec. 12, JESPY House Executive Director Audrey Winker, along with several JESPY clients, parents, staff and a board member, attended an NJ Transit board meeting at One Penn Plaza East in Newark. The issues of concern they presented to the board related to Access Link’s “dismal service, poor reliability, rude […]

NJ Transit employees collect toys and coats for the holidays

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is celebrating the season by donating and distributing toys and coats for those in need throughout the state. “NJ Transit employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where we and our customers live, work and ride our rails and buses,” NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett said. […]

SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined state Sen. Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in a meeting with NJ Transit officials to discuss service improvements, timetables, communications, capacity and infrastructure, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the two towns. This […]

NJ Transit completes PTC milestone

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 17, NJ Transit marked 100-percent completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s 2018 year-end milestone for Positive Train Control. Criteria for this requirement included installation of equipment on locomotives and cab control cars; installation of 326 miles of wayside equipment including radios, transponders and poles; and initiating PTC testing and employee […]

NJ Transit board approves purchase of new rail cars

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 12, the NJ Transit board of directors approved a contract with Bombardier for 113 new rail cars, which includes the first self-propelled multilevel rail cars in the United States. “This historic purchase is the perfect example of how NJ Transit is reclaiming its position as a national leader in transportation,” […]

NJ Transit launches customer-focused communications initiative

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 5, NJ Transit launched a comprehensive communications initiative aimed at improving the customer experience. The effort — “Engage. Inform. Improve.” — focuses on addressing customer needs, providing more timely information, and improving all customer touchpoints including announcements, station and facility conditions, and the onboard experience. “From day one, I’ve been […]

NJ Transit Police Department to accept applications for new officers

NEWARK NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department will be accepting applications from those interested in becoming new officers. Candidates may register at policeapp.com. Applicants may only apply for the test through this portal. The first 1,000 applicants will be considered and information regarding the physical qualifying test, to be held the weekend of […]

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 […]