NJ Transit police saving lives from opioids

NEWARK, NJ — On the front lines in the battle against opioids, NJ Transit Police Department has surpassed 100 life-saving rescues this year through the use of naloxone, more commonly known by its brand name Narcan. Naloxone is a nasal spray used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. All NJ […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

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 […]