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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.
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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
March 31, 2016
NJ Transit police officers were targeted by hackers associated with the ISIS terror group who encouraged supporters to carry out "lone wolf" attacks on the officers, the agency confirmed. Caliphate Cyber Army, formerly known as the Islamic Cyber Army, recently posted personal details about 55 transit officers, SITE Intel Group, which monitors Jihadist cyber activity, reported earlier this month. Philly.com inquired about the SITE Intel report then, but NJ Transit did not reply until Newsweek published a story about the incident on Tuesday.
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March 13, 2016 | By Melanie Burney and John N. McGuire, STAFF WRITERS
A threatened strike by NJ Transit rail workers that could have thrown Monday's commutes into chaos for tens of thousands of people was averted Friday evening as Gov. Christie and union leaders announced a contract deal. Christie said that with the deal, "we avert a strike and the damage it would do to our economy. " He said no fare increases or service cuts were planned at least through June 2017. The tentative settlement, he told reporters in Newark, was the result of "hard negotiations and compromises on both sides.
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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.
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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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July 17, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
SEPTA said Friday that it has leased 10 more rail cars to ease the crowding and delays that have plagued Regional Rail service during July. Schedules will be adjusted as of Monday to reflect the additional cars and make the best use of 18 leased cars already in service, the transit agency said. The crowding and delays are the result of cracks found in 115 of SEPTA's Silverliner V cars, which led the agency to pull all 120 cars from service two weeks ago. Officials say they hope to announce the results of their investigation into the cracks next week.
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July 12, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
With leased railcars finally on hand, SEPTA announced a new schedule Sunday night to improve service that has been rocky since a third of its rail fleet was pulled from service more than a week ago. The new schedule - effective for Monday's commute - adds trains and stations, with tweaked stops and arrival times throughout SEPTA's 13 Regional Rail lines - promising some relief for commuters dealing with crowded cars and bypassed stops. The full schedule, including a list of specific changes, can be seen on PDFs at www.septa.org/service/contingency.html . The changes likely to benefit riders most, said Matthew Mitchell, vice president of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers, are three additional trains from both Glenside and Bryn Mawr and two added trains on the Manayunk/Norristown Line.
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July 11, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
SEPTA's railcar debacle has resulted in packed platforms, long waits, late trains and - for many riders - the miserable experience of waiting for a train only to see it race past without stopping. Can SEPTA do better? Some experts say yes. One of them, engineer and devoted straphanger Vukan Vuchic, says SEPTA should be using shorter trains, and running them more often - the exact opposite of what the agency is doing now. "More attention to the riders," recommended Vuchic, a University of Pennsylvania emeritus professor of transportation engineering.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The crack in SEPTA's rail cars has led Uber and the Philadelphia Parking Authority to heal their own breach. The city regulatory authority and the ride-hailing app giant have reached a temporary agreement to allow Uber to operate legally in Philadelphia. This comes just a week after state legislators said a bill that would have regulated the hail-by-app industry was too unwieldy to vote on before the summer recess. "It's taking away the stigma. We will make it legal here pending the legislation," said Vince Fenerty, the PPA's executive director.
NEWS
July 8, 2016
What car owner would take it in stride if cracks showed up in his vehicle's axle or frame only a few years into its expected road life? Similar circumstances face SEPTA, which has had to sideline a third of its commuter rail's cars because of a dangerous manufacturing defect that will be costly to correct. Day 2 of service disruptions for SEPTA Regional Rail found trains and platforms much more crowded than Monday, which was a holiday. Trains with no room for additional passengers were forced to bypass stations and operate as expresses Tuesday.
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July 5, 2016
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June 27, 2016 | By Associated Press
NEWARK - The two remaining rail unions negotiating with New Jersey Transit have reached tentative agreements with the agency, all sides confirmed Saturday. But it's not yet known when each group will vote on its respective proposal. United Transportation Union Local 60, which represents conductors, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and NJ Transit also did not disclose specific details on the agreements. The unions were part of an 11-member coalition that reached deals with the agency in March.
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June 3, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A person was struck and killed on the track of the NJ Transit Atlantic City rail line Wednesday morning. The accident happened at 8:04 a.m. in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, Lisa Torbic, a transit agency spokeswoman, said. Train No. 4613 had left Philadelphia at 6:31 a.m. and was heading toward Atlantic City when it fatally struck a person on the track. Torbic said 100 passengers were aboard the train at the time. No one was injured. Another spokesperson, Jim Smith, said Wednesday afternoon that the transit agency did not have any information to release about the victim, including whether the person was male or female.
NEWS
May 7, 2016
NJ Transit's River Line service has resumed after a morning collision between a train and an SUV in Riverton left four people injured, the transit agency said. The light-rail train had struck an SUV on the tracks at about 10:10 a.m. Thursday near Main and Broad Streets. Service had been suspended for about two hours between Palmyra and Cinnaminson before resuming at 12:20 p.m. Riders were advised to expect delays while service returned to normal. Four people were injured in the accident - the driver and passenger in the SUV as well as two people on the train, authorities said.
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