NJ Transit News

Fire Torches Several Buildings in New Jersey

A large fire that started in an apartment building under construction spread to several other buildings late Sunday in a downtown district, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Bound Brook, N.J., broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at …

Murphy Says NJ Transit Meets Safety Equipment Deadline

New Jersey Transit has made enough progress on installing a federally mandated emergency braking system to meet a year-end deadline, Gov. Phil Murphy said. At a news conference at NJ Transit’s maintenance yard, the Democratic governor said the transit agency …

Federal Officials Recommend Fining New Jersey Transit System

A federal inspector has recommended imposing a fine on New Jersey’s public transportation system as it falls behind on installing a mandatory safety system. A Federal Railroad Administration inspection report on June 12, reviewed by The Record, recommended federal officials …

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 …

Replacement of New Jersey’s Sandy-Damaged Rail Bridge Moving Ahead

The lasting effects of Superstorm Sandy continue to wash across New Jersey, evident on a century-old railroad bridge that nearly became a casualty of the ferocious October 2012 onslaught. The storm surge from the Atlantic Ocean up into the Raritan …

After New Jersey Train Crash, Transit Regulators Targeting Sleep Apnea

Federal regulators want railroads across the country to test train operators for a sleep disorder. The safety advisory being issued this week by the Federal Railroad Administration comes after the engineer in September’s deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was …

New Jersey Transit Sues Insurers Over Sandy Losses, Seeks $300M

New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third-largest bus, rail and light rail transportation provider, is suing several excess insurers to recoup additional $300 million for Superstorm Sandy losses. NJ Transit says its Sandy-related losses fall under the “Named Windstorm” peril in …

Readying for Sandy, New Jersey Transit Erred in Modeling Storm

New Jersey Transit incorrectly used federal government software that otherwise could have warned officials against a disastrous decision to leave hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment in a low-lying rail yard before Superstorm Sandy struck, a Reuters examination …