NJ Transit electronic ticketing sets new sales records

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit’s customers are downloading their way to electronic ticketing in record-setting numbers. During the month of October, the digital system known as MyTix shattered its record for most tickets and passes sold in one month and, in doing so, crossed the one million mark for the first time. In addition, Nov. […]

NJ Transit board selects new head of bus operations

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit’s board of directors recently approved Michael P. Kilcoyne as vice president and general manager of bus operations. Kilcoyne has served in this position in an interim capacity since December 2015. “Michael is a consummate professional and throughout his career at NJ Transit he has made substantial contributions toward improving the […]

Police apprehend Newark bank robbery suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A man who robbed the TD Bank located at 105 Mulberry St. was arrested at Penn Station some 14 minutes after the robbery was reported. On Friday, Nov. 11, at approximately 12:36 p.m., police responded to 105 Mulberry St. after receiving a hold-up alarm from the bank. Responding officers ascertained the suspect’s description […]

NJ Transit adopts Fiscal Year 2017 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit board of directors recently adopted a Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a recent press release from NJ Transit. “The operating […]

NJT takes step toward PTC completion for 2018 deadline

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit continues to advance its implementation of Positive Train Control in order to meet the 2018 deadline with the lease authorization of radio spectrum, according to a recent release. Positive Train Control is a federally mandated train control technology designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, over-speed derailments, incursions into work zone limits […]

Assembly approves giving Judiciary Committee subpoena power to investigate NJ Transit

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Assembly on Oct. 20 voted 71-0 to launch an investigation into the safety and financial practices of NJ Transit, giving the Assembly Judiciary Committee subpoena power to conduct an inquiry, according to a press release. The Judiciary panel is working on the inquiry with the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee; this […]

NJ Transit bus and passenger vehicle collide

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Department of Public Safety reported that an NJ Transit bus and a passenger vehicle collided at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Market Street on Oct. 24. At approximately 4:33 a.m., the bus was traveling eastbound on Market Street and the passenger vehicle, a silver 1996 Honda […]

South Orange Train Station celebrates its centennial

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Train Station celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate this historic occasion, South Orange Village and NJ Transit are hosting a centennial celebration this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sloan Street in front of the station. Built in 1916 by architect Frank J. […]

NJTPD charge man with aggravated assault on train conductor

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a train conductor Sunday, Sept. 11, after being asked for a train ticket, according to a Sept. 12 release from NJ Transit. Peer Fikhman, 22, of Israel was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a conductor and theft of services […]