New Jersey Transit

23 hours ago
Disaster struck New Jersey Transit commuters at 8:38 AM on Sept. 29 when train #1614 failed to stop at the end ot the track and slammed into the wall, then the ceiling of the historic station, killing at least one person and injuring up to 100.
CNBC
3 days ago
There's a major transportation showdown underway in New Jersey, but that doesn't excuse the New Jersey Transit Board from holding public meetings.
The Record
April 4, 2016, 5am PDT
An Amtrak train that originated in Boston and headed to Savannah, Ga. struck a backhoe working on tracks about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Two Amtrak construction workers in or near the backhoe were killed; 31 train passengers were injured.
Planetizen
March 13, 2016, 7am PDT
Thirty hours before rail workers would have begun a strike that would have paralyzed commuting between New York and New Jersey, transit agency and rail unions reached a deal, though it must still be ratified by workers.
The New York Times
March 11, 2016, 5am PST
The nation's second largest commuter railroad may go on strike this Sunday. New Jersey Transit's bus and light rail operations are not affected. Eleven rail unions have been operating without a contract since 2011.
The New York Times
February 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Last month N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed that Empire Station replace Penn Station, but many challenging parts, e.g., the Hudson River Tunnels, moving Madison Square Garden, could derail it. A related piece delves into the prior ARC tunnel project.
Fox Business
October 4, 2015, 5am PDT
Initial planning steps toward replacement of the 105-year-old tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York's Penn Station are underway, with New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, and the Port Authority of N.Y & N.J. all playing key roles.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
August 1, 2015, 5am PDT
While Amtrak's century-old Hudson River rail tunnels may capture the public's attention, particularly when they are closed, infrastructure problems on the Northeast Corridor also plague the line from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
July 24, 2015, 8am PDT
Once again, chronic delays on New Jersey Transit's rail lines in and out of Manhattan serve as a reminder of Gov. Christie's ill fated decision to cancel replacement of the two aging Hudson River tunnels to Penn Station.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
May 17, 2014, 7am PDT
Atlantic Cities has a rich history in train transportation. Recently, visitors to the Jersey Shore have benefitted in a revival of car-free options for getting to—and around—the area.
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 3, 2014, 9am PST
With parking limited around the stadium for yesterday’s Super Bowl, attendees relied on the New York region’s transit system to get to and from the game. After months of worry about the weather, mass transit was the Least Valuable Player on game day.
New York Times
May 13, 2013, 12pm PDT
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, NYC's rail system was up and running again fairly quickly, with only 19 of its rail cars damaged by the storm. By comparison, hundreds of New Jersey Transit's rail cars were damaged and months of delays ensued.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
October 17, 2011, 5am PDT
Because the Port Authority Bus Terminal lacks a garage, empty buses shuttle off to New Jersey for storage between the AM and PM commutes. The garage would have been funded by a higher toll, which NJ and NY governors rejected.
NorthJersey.com
January 18, 2011, 1pm PST
With political pressure from both sides of the aisle palpable, Gov. Christie discusses how he analyzed and justified the ARC tunnel's cancellation.
The Wall Street Journal
October 29, 2010, 7am PDT
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
the transport politic
June 2, 2010, 6am PDT
It's the nation's shortest commuter route, less than 3 miles with no intermediary stops. The train composed of two electrified cars, with presidential history in its 145 years. If Princeton University has its way, it will soon be replaced by a bus.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 1, 2010, 7am PDT
It's the nation's shortest commuter route, less than 3 miles with no intermediary stops. The train is composed of two electrified cars, with presidential history in its 145 years. If Princeton University has its way, it will soon be replaced by a bus
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
May 26, 2010, 9am PDT
As a stunt to attract more riders, the New Jersey Transit Authority is giving away tickets to see Bon Jovi live at the New Meadowlands Stadium, which is accessible by transit, of course.
RTT News
February 10, 2009, 10am PST
New Jersey launched a new express train service, ACES, to carry visitors to the bustling Atlantic City casinos from NY Penn Station. The trip will take 2 hrs, 45 minutes. Though there won’t be gambling aboard, each train has two bars.
The New York Times
December 4, 2008, 5am PST
The New Jersey Transit's Secaucus commuter rail station is the topic of scorn by a New York Times editorial because it doesn't provide commuter parking - even though it was designed as a 'transfer station'.
The New York Times