New Jersey Transit News

Woman Hurt in New Jersey Transit Crash Settles for $1.5M

A woman injured in the fatal crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016 has settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million. LaTonya Story was aboard the train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal, killing one and injuring more than 100 …

Court Orders New Jury to Review $1.8M Award in New Jersey Transit Bus Attack

New Jersey Transit may not be solely responsible for a $1.8 million jury award to a woman injured when a fellow bus passenger hit her with a bottle, a court has ruled. A state appeals court ruled this week that …

NJ Transit Receives Approval for Safety Upgrade Extension

Federal regulators have given official approval to New Jersey Transit for a two-year extension to complete the implementation of a required emergency braking system. The Federal Railroad Administration sent a letter this week that said NJ Transit met six key …

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 …