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 […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

Man charged with sexual contact of woman while on train

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Transit Police have charged a man with criminal sexual contact after identifying him from a victim’s description given to police a few days earlier, according to a Sept. 13 press release. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 50-year-old Raghavan E. Narayanan of Hillsborough was arrested at Newark Penn […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

NJ Transit supports efforts to promote safe Pokemon Go playing

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has announced its support of a joint letter released by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads urging safe behaviors in or near railroad tracks, stations and railyard facilities in light of the popular Pokemon Go game. Last week, the national railroad organizations sent the letter to […]

Bus driver and one passenger killed in crash

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of a NJ Transit bus driver and one passenger. On Friday, Aug. 19, shortly after 6 a.m., a NJ Transit bus – the 59 line to Westfield – collided with the […]