Bus driver dies following crash in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Feb. 20 that authorities are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving an NJ Transit bus and a garbage truck in Maplewood. The incident occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m. in the area of 1450 Springfield Ave. The bus driver was the sole occupant of the […]

NJ Transit board selects Kevin Corbett as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next executive director of NJ Transit; his appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 19. “I would like to thank Gov. Murphy and the NJ Transit Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve the state of New Jersey,” […]

NJ Transit proposes discontinuation of Bus Route 95

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is proposing the discontinuation of Bus Route No. 95 in the Somerset-Union-Essex County corridor due to low ridership and the availability of ample alternative public transportation to facilitate these trips. On average, bus Route No. 95, which operates from Watchung to Newark Penn Station via the Route 22 corridor, services […]

NJT board member honored with diversity leadership award

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit board member Flora Castillo has been presented the 2018 Women’s Transportation Seminar Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award. The honor was awarded Jan. 25 during a ceremony at Club 101 in New York City. The award is presented each year to a nominee who takes initiative to facilitate professional opportunities for […]

DeLuca delivers State of the Township Address

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the Jan. 1 Maplewood Township Committee meeting, Mayor Vic DeLuca, who was selected to be mayor for the 13th year, delivered the State of the Township Address. In it he thanked continuing committee members Frank McGehee, Greg Lembrich and Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, departing member India Larrier and newly sworn-in member […]

NJ Transit’s mobile app provides more ticket options

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has upgraded its mobile app to offer additional features and functionality and an enhanced user experience. “Our goal is to make the NJ Transit mobile app the single source for all of the travel information our customers need, from purchasing tickets to viewing schedules and receiving alerts,” NJ Transit Executive […]

NJ Transit prepared for winter weather season

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is giving customers a new tool this season in the annual battle with Old Man Winter. When inclement weather limits train service, customers will be able to use new “severe weather schedules” to clearly identify their travel options and keep moving through the snow and ice. “In the midst of […]

Amtrak track work at PSNY to impact NJ Transit in 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Upcoming Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York will impact select NJ Transit peak period train service along the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line with scheduled service adjustments to run from Jan. 8 through May 28. The work will mainly affect a total of five trains per day, including […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Upper Montclair Train Station in Montclair between 8 a.m. and noon. The public can expect to see an increased police and first responder presence along the tracks near Lorraine Avenue. The drill, which […]

NJ Transit deploys AquaTrack units for leaf cleaning

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is once again waging its annual battle against Mother Nature and fallen leaves on the rails. NJ Transit is deploying its two AquaTrack machines throughout the fall season. The AquaTrack equipment is a high-pressure power-washing system that removes leaves and oily residue from the tracks in an effort to prevent […]