NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — On a day when a snowstorm slowed the morning commute, more than two dozen New Jersey Transit trains were late or cancelled, mostly due to crew shortages.
Atlantic City rail service to return by Memorial Day weekend
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says rail service between Philadelphia and Atlantic City will return by Memorial Day weekend.
The Press of Atlantic City reports officials said...
NJ Transit gets official OK for safety upgrade extension
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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.
New Jersey Transit engineer rescues small dog on tracks
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says a train engineer has come to the rescue of a small dog that was on the tracks in northern New Jersey.
Man charged in attack on pregnant NJ Transit bus driver
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly attacked and robbed a pregnant New Jersey Transit bus driver while she was on duty last month is now facing charges.
Union County prosecutors say Andre Dawson III is charged with robbery, assault and assault on a bus operator.
The attack occurred Jan. 28 in Elizabeth. Police officers responding to a reported assault found the driver had been robbed of her cell phone and suffered with bumps, cuts and bruises. She was treated at a hospital for her injuries.
Transit riders outraged over woman’s refusal to move handbag
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman refusing to take her handbag off a seat on a crowded train has sparked outrage among fellow New Jersey Transit riders.
NJ.com reports the unidentified woman was captured on video refusing to move her bag on a Trenton-bound line Wednesday after a conductor and other passengers asked her to.
NJ Transit settles back-payments with Amtrak for $182M
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Transit paid $182 million to Amtrak to make good on missed payments for use of the Northeast Corridor line, state officials said Wednesday.
NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced the settlement Wednesday at New York's Penn Station alongside Amtrak CEO Tony Coscia.
Authorities identify man killed by New Jersey Transit train
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train in the state's capital city.
But it's still not clear why Roberto Ramirez was on the tracks in Trenton when he was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday. The 60-year-old city man was pronounced dead a short time later.
Man struck, killed by train in New Jersey’s capital city
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says a man was struck and killed by a train in the state's capital city.
But it's not yet known why the victim was on the tracks in Trenton when he was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday.
An NJ Transit spokeswoman say 20 passengers were aboard the light-rail River Line train that had departed from Camden. No injuries were reported, but the accident forced officials to briefly suspend River Line service.
Driver flees scene after car, bus collide; 3 injured
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for the driver of a car that collided with a New Jersey Transit bus, injuring three people.
The crash in Newark occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. The impact sent the bus into a light pole, while the badly damaged car was left crumbled in the intersection.
Authorities say the driver of the car fled the scene on foot and remains at large.
Atlantic City rail line shutdown to continue into spring
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of rail service between Philadelphia and Atlantic City is going to last a few more months.
New Jersey Transit announced Friday it plans to resume service on the line sometime in the second quarter, which begins April 1.
Atlantic City customers will continue to get 25 percent discounts on tickets for alternate bus and rail lines.
Man fatally struck by NJ Transit train
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey Transit train struck and killed a man.
NJ Transit spokesman Nathan Rudy says the man was hit around 8:30 a.m. Monday at a crossing in Paterson.
NJ Transit approves former LIRR head to run rail operations
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former acting president of the Long Island Rail Road has been appointed to lead New Jersey Transit's rail operations.
NJ Transit's board approved Friday the appointment of Raymond Kenny.
Kenny has nearly 50 years' experience in the rail business, beginning as a ticket taker for the LIRR in 1970. He has consulted on rail projects around the country.
‘Aggressive panhandler’ gets one-way ticket out of town
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A panhandler known for his occasionally aggressive interactions with motorists in New Jersey's capital city has been relocated with the help of New Jersey Transit.
The man known as Jose had been a familiar sight in recent years as he solicited money, food, clothing and alcohol several blocks from NJ Transit's Trenton Transit Center.
In one notorious incident, he defecated on the ground near a police car after an officer stopped to speak to him.
Murphy signs bipartisan bill overhauling New Jersey Transit
SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed bipartisan legislation Thursday that aims to make New Jersey Transit more responsive to commuters and overhauls how the embattled agency is run.
The Democrat signed the measure alongside lawmakers and other officials at the crowded station in Summit, as commuters squeezed by the governor's lectern to catch their trains.
"This reform puts into law the simple concept that NJ Transit works for commuters and not the other way around," Murphy said.
Discounts extended for Atlantic City trains; return unclear
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Customers on New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Rail Line still don't know when service will resume after a four-month suspension for safety upgrades.
They will be able to continue saving money on tickets.
NJ Transit announced Wednesday it's extending a 25 percent discount through January for tickets that can be used on regional bus and rail lines.
Murphy says NJ Transits meets safety equipment deadline
KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — 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 Monday.
At a news conference at NJ Transit's maintenance yard, the Democratic governor said the transit agency has made enough progress on outfitting locomotives, cab cars and tracks with positive train control to qualify for a two-year extension.
Person struck, killed by train in northern New Jersey
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says a person was struck and killed by a train in northern New Jersey.
But it's not yet known why the victim was on the tracks in Montclair.
The accident occurred around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday. The agency says service was briefly suspended on the Montclair-Boonton line but later resumed with some delays.
Conductor uses tie to rescue dog on train tracks
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Transit train conductor took off his tie and used it as a leash to rescue a wayward dog named Shelby on the tracks.
NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the train crew on Saturday was alerted that a dog was on the tracks near South Orange station. The crew spotted the dog and called to have the rail traffic stopped.
Audit paints bleak picture of NJ Transit, suggests fixes
METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's troubled transit system suffers from a lack of funding, low morale, a top-heavy management structure and little or no strategic planning, according to a lengthy audit released Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy.
NJ Transit: Bus, car crash slightly injures 2 bus passengers
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A collision involving a New Jersey Transit bus and a car has left two bus passengers with minor injuries.
NJ Transit says the accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Thursday in Newark. But it wasn't immediately clear what caused the collision.
Officials say the accident involved a number 34 line bus, which travels between Newark and Bloomfield. Roughly 57 people were aboard the bus at the time.
Woman who lost legs in bus crash gets $10 million settlement
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit will pay $10 million to a woman who was run over by a bus two years ago and had both her legs amputated.
Claire Dertouzos was struck in May 2016 as she was attempting to cross a street in Newark.
NJ Transit to cut rail fares amid service disruptions
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Relief is in sight for New Jersey Transit's beleaguered rail riders, if only in the wallet.
Facing criticism over service disruptions as it seeks to meet a Dec. 31 federal safety deadline, NJ Transit said Thursday it will cut fares 10 percent for daily and monthly tickets for three months starting in November.
Man who shot train shaving video says he meant no harm
NEW YORK (AP) — The commuter who filmed another man shaving on a commuter train heading out of New York City and posted the video on social media says he never intended any harm.
"I never intended any harm by taking or posting this video," Pete Bentivegna said in a tweet Tuesday. "There has been a lot of licensing interest and all proceeds will be going to support Anthony Torres and his family."
Man caught shaving on train in viral video says don’t judge
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter.
Anthony Torres, 56, told The Associated Press that the people judging him on social media don't know the struggle he's been through in his life.
"My life is all screwed up. That's the reason I was shaving on the train," he said.
Careless whiskers: Train commuter caught on video shaving
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules.
A fellow rider on the Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit took the video Thursday night and tweeted it . Some commenters said they were impressed by the unidentified man's shaving skills, while others felt "grossed out."
Rail travelers back on track after wire problems
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rail commuters heading into and out of New York City are back on track after Amtrak finished repairs to overhead wire failures in the Hudson River tunnel.
New Jersey Transit says it's operating on a regular weekday schedule Monday.
NY-NJ train service halted overnight due to disabled trains
NEW YORK (AP) — Train service into and out of New York's Penn Station is operating with delays after two trains became disabled overnight and stranded hundreds of passengers.
A spokeswoman for New Jersey Transit says two trains became disabled in the Hudson River tunnels at around midnight Friday when overhead Amtrak wires dislodged.
She says about 1,000 passengers in the two trains were stranded for more than an hour until they were able to board rescue trains.
New Jersey Transit closes line for safety upgrade
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has closed a train line for a safety upgrade.
WPVI-TV reports officials closed the Atlantic City Rail Line Wednesday. The line will be suspended for four months while officials install positive train control, a mechanism that can prevent derailments and collisions.
Officials identify man struck, killed by train in New Jersey
RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has released the name of a man who was struck and killed by a train in northern New Jersey.
The agency says 66-year-old Louis Gigante was struck by a Main Line train around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday just west of the train station in Ramsey. But it's still not clear why the Mahwah man was on the tracks.
None of the 10 passengers aboard the train were injured. It had departed from Hoboken earlier Tuesday and was bound for Suffern, New York.
Man on tracks struck, killed by train in northern New Jersey
RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says a man was struck and killed by a train in northern New Jersey.
The agency says a Main Line train hit the man around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday just west of the train station in Ramsey. But his name has not been released, and it wasn't immediately clear why he was on the tracks.
It didn't appear that any of the 10 passengers aboard the train were injured.
Police: Woman struck, killed by train
DUNELLEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a woman has been struck and killed by a transit train.
NJ Transit spokeswoman tells NJ.com the woman was truck Sunday afternoon by a Raritan Valley Line train near the Dunellen Station. Authorities say there were 50 passengers and crew on the train at the time of the collision. No injuries were reported.
Deadline looming, NJ Transit rejected for rail funding grant
Already lagging behind in installing a mandatory emergency braking system by the end of the year, New Jersey Transit has been bypassed for a share of more than $200 million in federal grants aimed at helping railroads seeking to meet the same deadline.
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.
Murphy directed lawmakers to send him stand-alone legislation to waive residency requirements to allow New Jersey Transit to hire engineers from other states, and they are expected to take it up in their next voting session.
Officials: Man struck, injured by train
BEVERLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a man was struck by a transit train.
The victim was struck at the Beverly/Edgewater Park River Line light rail station Tuesday morning.
New Jersey Transit officials say the man was taken to an area hospital with leg injuries that aren't life-threatening. No passengers were injured.
Day after Murphy remarks, more commuter trains cancelled
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another morning commute has meant more commuter trains cancelled.
New Jersey Transit cancelled at least six trains Friday morning due to equipment issues. Another train became disabled in Metuchen, delaying trains up and down the Northeast Corridor line.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the recent spate of delays and cancellations is unacceptable but that improvements will take time.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Note to New Jersey's beleaguered rail commuters: Gov. Phil Murphy feels your pain and grants you your ire. There just isn't a whole lot he can do about it immediately.
Murphy returned from vacation and met Thursday with New Jersey Transit officials as the state's rail system continues to suffer rush-hour cancellations, primarily due to crew shortages. The resulting overcrowding combined with routine annoyances like non-functioning air conditioning has riders incensed.
METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — 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 the tracks.
But officials say commuters should expect delays of up to 60 minutes in both directions and some cancelations throughout Thursday's morning rush.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Inside an air-conditioned conference room Wednesday, New Jersey Transit board members got an earful from commuters and rail advocates frustrated by dozens of last-minute train cancellations, while out in the sweltering heat more rail riders suffered another day of misery.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A spate of recent train cancellations plaguing New Jersey Transit commuters is expected to ease before long, but a top official warned Tuesday that disruptions may continue through the end of the year as crews work to install a federally mandated emergency braking system.
Dozens of last-minute train cancellations in recent days have caused havoc on a system that already experiences overcrowding and regular delays because of aging infrastructure.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the recent spate of service cancellations involving New Jersey Transit trains (all times local):
A spate of recent train cancellations plaguing New Jersey Transit commuters is expected to ease before long, but a top official says to prepare for a "rough fall."
Executive Director Kevin Corbett says the cancellations are due to a shortage of engineers compounded by unscheduled absences.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — At least four New Jersey Transit trains were cancelled Wednesday morning, snarling the commute for rail riders.
By 7:30 a.m., one train each had been cancelled on the Raritan Valley, Montclair Boonton and Pascack Valley lines. Two had been cancelled on the Morris and Essex line.
NJ Transit said Wednesday that several factors are contributing to recent train cancellations.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a church van being chased by police has crashed into a New Jersey Transit commuter bus, and 10 people have suffered minor injuries.
Officials say the two suspects who were being pursued following a crime spree early Friday in Newark, New Jersey, are in custody.
The NJ Transit bus was headed to Newark Penn Station when it was struck just after 2 a.m. Friday. Police say the driver and nine passengers were not seriously injured.
GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Transit authorities say a train collided with a bus in New Jersey, and one person was being treated for an injury not believed to be life-threatening.
New Jersey Transit officials said in a statement that a train on the Bergen County line that was on its way from Middletown, New York to Hoboken collided with a bus in Garfield shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.
RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — 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 a public admission of what many had assumed for months: It will be unable to fully install the system, known as positive train control, by Dec. 31.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey Transit bus collided with another inside the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 32 people including seven with more serious injuries.
New Jersey Transit officials say a bus from Wayne, New Jersey, rear-ended bus one from Oradell, New Jersey, at about 9:50 a.m. There were 25 riders aboard the first bus, and 37 on the other. The driver of the first bus suffered minor injuries.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Transit's progress toward meeting a Dec. 31 deadline for installing a federally mandated safety system (all times local):
New Jersey Transit's latest report to federal regulators shows it's still far from reaching a Dec. 31 deadline to install federally mandated safety equipment.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — 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 settlement with NJ Advance Media.
Arpad was walking his dog in a Wayne intersection in December 2014 when he was struck by a bus making a left turn. The dog was killed, and Arpad was trapped under the bus' rear axle as it continued to drop off passengers.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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 expressing concern that NJ Transit, the nation's third-largest transit system, would miss the deadline to install the emergency braking system, called positive train control.