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 […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill on Newark Light Rail

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management, together with federal, state, county and local partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, May 12, near the Newark Light Rail Atlantic Street station beginning at 8 a.m. The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take […]

NJ Transit adjusts weekday schedules

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit continues installation of positive train control equipment on its rail fleet. To accommodate this critical safety upgrade, weekday rail schedules are being adjusted to allow for hardware components to be installed on locomotives and cab cars. Beginning Monday, June 4, some trains will be temporarily discontinued or have changes of […]

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,” […]