New Jersey Transit News

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 …

U.S. Safety Board Says Train Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorder

The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The NTSB released factual findings on Thursday regarding its investigations into …

Former New Jersey Transit Worker Says He Was Fired for Raising Safety Concerns

A recently fired New Jersey Transit compliance officer told lawmakers on Friday that he was terminated for raising safety and other concerns and that the agency is a “runaway train.” Todd Barretta told a joint Assembly and Senate oversight committee …

Long Island Rail Road Riders Turn Complaints Over Delays into Lawsuit

All aboard the lawsuit train. Even before this week’s start of a two-month track renovation project at New York’s Pennsylvania Station that’s expected to disrupt life for hundreds of thousands, some frustrated Long Island Rail Road riders filed a lawsuit …

Family of New Jersey Train Crash Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the agency. Fabiola Bittar de Kroon’s family is seeking unspecified compensatory damages in …