New Jersey Transit News

N.J. Congressman Introduces Bill Requiring Rail Safety Probe Notification

A New Jersey congressman has introduced legislation to force federal regulators to notify Congress when a railroad or transit agency is being investigated for safety violations. The bill proposed by Democratic Rep. Albio Sires would require the Federal Railroad Administration …

Lagging on Safety System, New Jersey Transit Nixed for Federal Grant

New Jersey Transit has been rejected for additional federal money as it scrambles to install a required safety system by year’s end. The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced more than $200 million in grants for 28 railroads to implement …

New York, New Jersey PATH Stations to Close on Weekends to Meet Safety Goal

Several PATH rail stations will close on weekends during the next four months to accommodate work on installing a federally required emergency braking system. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said its World Trade Center and Exchange …

Safety Deadline Looming, New Jersey Transit Aiming for Extension

New Jersey transit officials said Tuesday they hope to earn a two-year extension of a federally mandated deadline for installing an emergency braking system on their rail lines. With an initial deadline six months away, New Jersey Transit basically made …

Report Shows Far to Go for NJ Transit to Hit Safety Deadline

New Jersey Transit had installed a federally mandated emergency braking system on less than 10 percent of its fleet of locomotives nine months before the deadline, according to a progress report covering the first quarter of this year. The report …

Man Struck, Dragged by Bus Settles Lawsuit with New Jersey Transit for $2.3M

A New Jersey man who was struck by a bus and dragged for nearly two miles has settled his lawsuit with New Jersey Transit for $2.3 million. A lawyer for the firm that handled 63-year-old Seres Arpad’s case confirmed the …

NJ Transit to Reduce Trains to Try and Meet Safety Deadline

New Jersey Transit said Thursday it will reduce its train service over the next several months as it tries to install a federally mandated safety system by a Dec. 31 deadline. Last week, the Federal Railroad Administration sent a letter …

Amtrak: NJ Transit Trains Could Be Banned from New York

Amtrak could prevent New Jersey Transit trains from entering New York if NJ Transit doesn’t finish installing positive train control. Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that Amtrak is worried passengers are being put at risk …

U.S. Safety Board Blames Two NYC-Area Commuter Crashes on Sleep Disorders

A U.S. investigative agency said on Tuesday that two New York City area commuter train crashes were the result of engineers with undiagnosed sleep disorders. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) criticized the lack of safety systems in both crashes …

Phil Murphy Signs Order Calling for New Jersey Transit Audit

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is ordering an audit of the state’s beleaguered transit agency. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the executive order calling for an audit of New Jersey Transit alongside Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Monday at a rail …