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New Jersey Lawmakers Seek Immediate Fix to Commuter-Train Fiasco

State lawmakers told New Jersey Transit leaders to stop saying it will take years to turn around the nation’s second-biggest commuter-rail operator …

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NJ Transit, Murphy seek rule change to end engineer shortage

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy began to take steps Thursday to address an engineer shortage at the state's transportation agency that has been developing for years but has only recently attracted sustained attention due to dozens of train cancellations.<p>Murphy directed lawmakers …

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NJ Transit may get some much-needed help. Murphy to bring in workers from out of state.

Tapping an out-of-state labor pool could help solve an engineer shortage at NJ Transit, blamed for a rash of canceled trains, but a residency …

Trains

NJ Transit: Atlantic City line must shut down for safety upgrade

TRENTON — Suspending the Atlantic City Rail Line is necessary to make safety upgrades, NJ Transit officials told lawmakers Thursday, but they …

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N.J. Commuters Face Nightmare Traffic, As Bridge Repair Begins

Commuters are bracing for 2½ years of crippling traffic jams, as New Jersey repairs a critical link to the Lincoln Tunnel.<p>New Jersey’s Transportation Department will close one lane of Route 495 in each direction starting Friday to repair and strengthen a bridge.<p>The $90 million project is expected …

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Suicidal Person Saved From 35 Feet Above NJT Tracks: Madison PD

Officers from Madison and Chatham Borough acted quickly to save a life early Monday morning.<p>MADISON, NJ — Madison and Chatham Borough police officers …

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Lawmakers to question rail officials over cancellations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Transit officials are on the hot seat over dozens of recent train cancellations.<p>Lawmakers are scheduled to question New Jersey …

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NJ Transit Makes Deposit on Its Future While Digging Itself Out of Hole

<i>Our weekly “New Starts” roundup of new and newsworthy transportation projects worldwide.</i><p><b>New Jersey Transit Allocates Money for Future While Cleaning</b> …

Trains

Train Service Troubles Anger Rockland Commuters, Officials

Commuters are upset about unreliability, conditions, overcrowding and high cost, and officials have had it with the public transit agencies.<p>ROCKLAND …

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Assembly Republicans, avoiding the past, rip NJ Transit’s communications

TRENTON — New Jersey Assembly Republicans didn’t want to talk Wednesday about NJ Transit’s yearslong descent into its current state of frequent delays and cancellations.<p>Instead, they wanted to talk about the agency’s communications — or lack thereof — over the past couple of months.<p>“Commuters today …

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New Jersey’s commuter nightmare: A symbol of America’s decaying infrastructure

<b>(Getty/Dominick Reuter)</b><p>More attention goes to the dire state of the New York subway, but Garden State commuters have it even worse<p>Bob Hennelly<p>August 15, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Insider NJ. Used by permission.<p>After decades of depending on New Jersey Transit to …

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Major delays for NJ Transit trains due to wire problems near NY Penn Station

Five trains have already been canceled this morningNew Jersey Transit train riders are starting their Wednesday commute with more unwelcome news as …

Trains

Union Leader Talks On What's Behind All The NJ TRANSIT Woes

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> – Over the past couple of weeks there has been an epidemic of annulled NJ TRANSIT trains due to maintenance issues and a …

Trains

LA to become first in US to install subway body scanners

The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials …

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For our transit system, a 'national disgrace,' N.J. proudly hires only New Jerseyans | Editorial

Even when NJ Transit is desperately understaffed, it can't poach trained engineers from other lines in New York or Pennsylvania, thanks to this …

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NJ Politics Digest: Who Is New Jersey’s Real Leader?

New Jersey’s Constitution makes its governor one of the most powerful in the nation. But, this year, the talk in Trenton is about the power of …

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NJ Transit Penn Station Entrance Closed By Flood Damage

Crews are working to repair weekend flooding damage at the NJ Transit entrance on Seventh Avenue.<p>MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Weekend flooding caused …

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Taking your chances with NJ Transit | Sheneman cartoon

Let 'er ride.

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The most immediate fix for NJ Transit: manpower | Editorial

They have 335 engineers. They need 385. You can't run a railroad this way. Watch videoYour rail commute is a fiasco because NJ Transit doesn't have …

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NJT saves its worst for South Jersey riders | Editorial

Why did NJTransit choose to shut down its increasingly important Atlantic City rail line for months to install improvements, when no other line was …

Trains

Flash Flooding Damages Penn Station, Limits Access

Flash flooding that hit the tri-state area on Saturday left part of Penn Station with water damage, forcing the station to close off the area.The …

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Road closures begin for long Lincoln Tunnel approach project

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Motorists will get their first taste of traffic congestion caused by a long-term project to rebuild and rehabilitate the viaduct and roadway approaching the Lincoln Tunnel in northern New Jersey.<p>The state Department of Transportation will close an on-ramp from busy Kennedy …

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Kean: Lifting residency requirements would help NJ Transit staffing issues

State Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. believes lawmakers can help address problems at NJ Transit by lifting residency requirements for state officials, although state Senate President Steve Sweeney remains skeptical.<p>The bus and rail agency, which has been forced to cancel dozens of trains in …

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Day after Murphy remarks, more commuter trains cancelled

Another morning commute has meant more commuter trains cancelled.<p>New Jersey Transit cancelled at least six trains Friday morning due to equipment …

Trains

Train station to remain a sweat lodge for thousands until next week

The air conditioning is out in the Secaucus station, and officials said it won't be fixed until next week.Commuters will continue to swelter in the …

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25-year-old ID'd as person struck, killed by NJ Transit train

The Plainfield resident was hit near the Metuchen stationAuthorities have identified the person struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train on …

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Murphy should oppose misleading, dangerous rail 'transparency' bill | Opinion

For our security against terrorist threats, the state shouldn't force private freight railroad carriers to make railroad routes and precise content …

New Jersey

A day at the Jersey Shore: Asbury Park (PHOTOS)

An overcast day didn't diminish the fun for many during a recent trip to the beach in Asbury Park. The town's beach is a mile long and has been …

Asbury Park

Murphy concedes he ‘underestimated the mess’ at NJ Transit

NEWARK — Gov. Phil Murphy, returning from an 11-day vacation in Italy, landed in the middle of a raging transportation crisis on Thursday and conceded he had “underestimated the mess” former Gov. Chris Christie had left him at NJ Transit.<p>Murphy, a Democrat who took office seven months ago promising …

Trains

Northeast Corridor rail service resumes after fatal accident

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed rail service between Trenton and New York's Penn Station following an accident that killed a person along …

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