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 […]

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 […]