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August 14, 2008 | By Paul Nussbaum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NJ Transit and SEPTA will sell tickets to all of each other's stations, as part of a joint ticketing operation announced yesterday. Tickets to SEPTA and NJ Transit destinations are now available at NJ Transit vending machines, at rail ticket windows at the Trenton station, and at SEPTA ticket windows at Suburban and Market East stations. (SEPTA padlocked the last of its ticket-vending machines in January 2007, citing their inability to accept newly designed U.S. currency.) Fares will not be affected.
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October 28, 1997 | By Shannon Owens, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Inquirer staff writer Alan Sipress contributed to this article
An agreement was reached yesterday to keep NJ Transit commuter trains rolling in the event of a threatened Amtrak strike tomorrow. The deal, reached yesterday between NJ Transit, Amtrak and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, will allow NJ Transit to continue to operate commuter trains on the Northeast Corridor Line, the Raritan Valley Line and the North Jersey Coast Line. Without the agreement, 65,000 riders would have had to find alternate transportation. "This is a short-term plan," said Jeff Macklin, spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
NEWS
July 17, 2012 | By Samantha Henry, Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - NJ Transit on Monday revealed a newly designed ticket, part of an effort to combat the counterfeiting that officials say is costing the agency as much as $3 million a year. More than 200 people, a small percentage of them employees but mostly riders, were arrested for ticket fraud in the last 18 months, NJ Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo said. "These are not victimless crimes," Trucillo said. "These criminal acts financially penalize the hundreds of thousands of NJ Transit customers who lawfully utilize our system every weekday.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
NJ Transit's first rider survey since Hurricane Sandy shows improved customer satisfaction with the agency. The overall customer satisfaction rating in the survey released Tuesday was 6.4 out of 10. The figures were 6.0 just before the storm and 5.2 in 2011, when the commuter scorecard was first implemented. - AP  
NEWS
February 28, 2012
A train headed from Philadelphia to Atlantic City struck an unoccupied vehicle Tuesday evening in Berlin, N.J., an NJ Transit spokeswoman said. The accident occurred at the Washington Avenue crossing around 6:30 p.m., said Courtney Carroll. No one was injured on the train, which was carrying 130 passengers. A preliminary report said the car got stuck on the track and at least one occupant was able to get out before the train hit, Carroll said. The No. 4635 train left Philadelphia at 5:48 p.m. The passengers were to be transferred to buses.
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October 5, 1990 | Inquirer photos by Gerald S. Williams
The emphasis was on safety yesterday as third and fourth graders at Camden's Cooper's Poynt Elementary School learned the do's and dont's of riding buses and trains from New Jersey Transit representatives. Students toured a bus, received coloring books and saw slides about public transportation.
NEWS
September 17, 2008 | By Matt Katz INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An out-of-control NJ Transit truck plowed through two street lights, two trees and two garbage cans in a heavily trafficked area near Camden City Hall yesterday, but did not hit any pedestrians or other vehicles. Paramedics and city firefighters worked to extract a middle-aged NJ Transit driver from his vehicle, which came to a stop at the fence of a parking lot at Broadway and Market Street about 10 a.m. The man was alone in the vehicle and appeared to be conscious when he was put on a stretcher and taken to Cooper University Hospital.
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June 1, 1990 | By Karen Weintraub, Special to The Inquirer United Press International contributed to this article
The Burlington County Human Services building in Westampton Township will not be cut off to public transportation as county officials had feared, the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors decided this week. Bus Route 458, which includes the Human Services building on Woodlane Road and Route 541, scheduled to be completed late next year, had been slated for elimination. Two other South Jersey bus routes were also saved by the transit board on Wednesday when it voted to approve fare increases on some bus and train routes in North Jersey.
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February 27, 2012 | By Karen Rouse, THE RECORD
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Bicycle riders from across the state have called on NJ Transit to change its policy covering bikes on trains, which the cyclists say leaves most of them stranded at stations. The policy - which allows bikers to take their wheels onto trains only at stations with high-level platforms - is particularly distressing to bikers in Bergen and Passaic Counties because most stations have low-level platforms, said Andrew Besold, one of 150 biking enthusiasts who participated in the New Jersey Bike and Walk Summit held Saturday at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.
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October 16, 1997 | By Shannon Owens, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
New Jersey Transit officials are busy planning how to help commuters if a threatened strike by an Amtrak union occurs Wednesday. The strike by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees would affect approximately 65,000 NJ Transit riders. NJ Transit spokeswoman Sally Morris said the agency was working diligently to provide alternative transportation for people if the strike should happen. "We are still working on contingency plans," Morris said. "We will not release information until everything is settled.
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NEWS
December 24, 2015
A man was fatally struck by a NJ Transit train Tuesday night in Atlantic County, the agency reported. About 8:35 p.m., the man was hit by an Atlantic City Rail Line train about one mile west of the Egg Harbor City station. None of the 50 passengers and crew on the 8:10 train out of Atlantic City destined for Philadelphia was injured. Service was suspended on the line in both directions in the vicinity of the incident, and bus service was established between Egg Harbor City and Hammonton.
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December 22, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A key train safety system is now active on Amtrak rails from Washington to New York. And SEPTA's Regional Rail system is not far behind in activating its own version of the technology, officials have said. Amtrak activated Positive Train Control, which can automatically slow or stop a speeding train, between Philadelphia and New York this past weekend. The system went online from Philadelphia to Washington a week ago, spokeswoman Christina Leeds said Sunday night. The system was already operational on Amtrak rails from New Haven, Conn., to Boston, she said.
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December 3, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - More money could become available to compensate victims of the May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia and fund rail safety upgrades under a bipartisan transportation bill, introduced Tuesday and expected to race to passage in Congress this week. Both provisions are small parts of a 1,300-page, five-year, roughly $300 billion package that touches on highway safety, railroad law, and road programs nationwide. The measure, agreed to by House and Senate negotiators to reconcile competing transportation bills, would raise the accident liability cap for railroads to $295 million, up from a $200 million cap first set in 1997.
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November 14, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time this year, a board appointed by the White House will seek to settle a dispute between NJ Transit and 12 railroad unions. The three-member emergency board appointed by President Obama starts work Friday and will receive within 30 days the final settlement offers from NJ Transit and the 12 unions involved in the contract dispute. Thirty days after that the board will issue a recommended settlement to the president. The unions, representing more than 4,000 NJ Transit workers, began negotiations for a new contract in July 2011.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin and Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writers
WASHINGTON - Congress gave the nation's railroads three more years - and possibly up to five - to install a mandated safety system that would automatically slow trains running at unsafe speeds, and which safety experts say could have prevented May's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Called positive train control, the system was supposed to be installed on major passenger and freight lines by the end of this year, but no freight lines and only a handful of commuter railroads expected to meet that target.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Key House lawmakers proposed giving rail lines at least three more years to install a critical rail safety system that could have prevented May's Amtrak derailment, bowing Wednesday to the reality that almost no railroads will meet the requirement to have the system in place by year's end. The bill, sponsored by the top Republicans and Democrats on the House transportation committee, would give major freight and commuter rail lines until...
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September 28, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid timeless traditions such as Communion wafers, incense, and rosary beads, Philadelphia's papal pilgrims, trying to get around Center City, will get up-to-the-minute transit information via fiber optics and cellphone signals. The area's transit agencies and a bicycle coalition say they are turning to technology in an unprecedented way to direct crowds to their destinations during Pope Francis' visit this weekend. People will be able to get real-time information about conditions on rail lines, biking trails, and roads in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The number of SEPTA papal transit passes sold for Regional Rail passengers is likely to be far fewer than the 328,000 available, but that doesn't mean suburban train stations won't be jammed Saturday and Sunday. On average, the 18 Regional Rail stations that will operate this weekend will have about four times the typical number of weekday passengers on Saturday and Sunday, as the expected throng rides downtown in hopes of seeing Pope Francis. "On Saturday and Sunday, on those two days, it's not going to be the usual station," SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said.
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