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

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

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

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. […]

NJ Transit approves financing agreement for new Portal Bridge

NEWARK, NJ — On June 13, the NJ Transit board of directors approved a financing agreement with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority that provides up to $600 million toward the construction of a new Portal Bridge. The commitment solidifies New Jersey’s local share of the project cost. The existing Portal Bridge, built in 1910, […]

New interactive touchscreens provide info for NJT customers

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has unveiled new interactive touchscreen kiosks as part of its continuing effort to improve communication with customers. The high-tech digital displays, currently being piloted at select rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations, allow customers to access service information, maps and alerts to stay informed of travel options. The interactive information […]

NJ Transit deploys new fare collection technology on trains

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is going high-tech with fare collection on trains. A pilot program is launching in which select train crews will use handheld mobile devices to scan and validate tickets. “As part of our effort to restore NJ Transit as a national leader, we are utilizing the latest technology to improve our […]

NJT names new CFO, treasurer

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors recently appointed William Viqueira as the agency’s new chief financial officer and treasurer, and Jacqueline Stamford as the deputy treasurer.   “During Bill’s two decades in corporate finance, he has worked as an investment banker, CFO, business owner, and head of mergers and acquisitions,” NJ Transit […]

NJ Transit makes Forbes’ 2018 best employers list

NEWARK, NJ — Forbes has named NJ Transit to its prestigious America’s Best Employers 2018 list, which was released earlier this month. Only 20 New Jersey-based organizations were included in the annual rankings which, according to Forbes, measure leading companies from around the world to identify those best-liked by employees. “This honor is a reflection […]