February 27, 2012 |
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.
October 16, 1997 |
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.
November 28, 1996 |
Let the meetings begin. New Jersey Transit has scheduled public information sessions for next month in five Burlington County towns to discuss the controversial South Jersey Light Rail project, with the goals of correcting misinformation and addressing residents' objections. The NJ Transit board of directors endorsed the 53-mile, $1.1 billion line from Trenton to Glassboro at its meeting Tuesday. The board also instructed its staff to spend the next two years working on engineering, environmental, and design studies and holding community forums on the 33-mile Camden-to-Trenton leg of the four-county rail line.
October 29, 1991 |
NJ Transit announced yesterday that it would revise some of its South Jersey bus routes, beginning Nov. 2. New timetables are available on buses and in major terminals. The No. 403, between Philadelphia, Lindenwold and Erial, and the No. 459, between Camden County College and Echelon Mall, will be combined into a single route on Saturdays only. The Saturday line will be numbered 403 and will operate every 40 minutes between Philadelphia, Lindenwold and Echelon Mall with a leg to Camden County College every 80 minutes.
September 17, 1986 |
A shopping center planned for Washington Township will not be built if NJ Transit goes ahead with its proposal to build a commuter parking lot. At a planning board meeting Sept. 9, officials from the state transit agency announced their proposal to build a Park-and-Ride lot on the 7.8-acre site on Greentree Road - the same site of the proposed shopping center. The lot would be near a bus route from Gloucester County to Philadelphia. The state may exercise its right to acquire property without approval from municipalities if an agreement cannot be reached.
July 24, 2012 |
NJ Transit will get $2.6 million to move ahead with plans for a "bus rapid-transit" route to link South Jersey and Philadelphia, and SEPTA will receive $5 million to upgrade its 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Obama administration transportation officials said Monday. In addition, NJ Transit is getting $76 million to upgrade its statewide bus fleet and buy new buses that run on compressed natural gas. The South Jersey rapid-bus system along Routes 55, 42, and Interstate 676 would allow rush-hour buses to travel on highway shoulder lanes and medians for part of the trip to Philadelphia and would provide 1,800 new parking spaces for commuters in Winslow and Deptford Townships.
November 16, 1989 |
The engineer of a NJ Transit train traveling from Atlantic City to Lindenwold was hospitalized last night after he was struck by a rock that was thrown at the train as it pulled into the Atco station in Waterford Township, officials said. James McEnroe, 31, of Bradley Beach, N.J., suffered a head wound and was taken to West Jersey Hospital-Berlin, according to a hospital nursing supervisor. He later was admitted to the hospital's Voorhees division, where he underwent testing and was listed in stable condition, the supervisor said.
April 5, 2013 |
TRENTON - Top New Jersey transportation officials on Wednesday recounted a challenging fiscal year to Senate lawmakers, tallying more than $2 billion in Hurricane Sandy-related expenses, seeing the state's snow-removal budget busted by frequent winter storms, and continuing to rely on borrowing to fund road and bridge repairs. But rail and bus riders will be spared fare increases for the fourth straight year, they said. Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson and executives at NJ Transit and the Motor Vehicle Commission appeared before the Senate Budget Committee, as the panel began its review of Gov. Christie's proposed $32.9 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Lawmakers must act on the proposal before the current fiscal year ends.
April 4, 2015 |
New Jersey's transit agency is considering a fare hike to fill a revenue shortfall, its director told lawmakers Thursday. NJ Transit officials said they expected to propose a fare increase by the end of April, in light of a $60 million gap in next year's operating budget. Testifying before the Senate Budget Committee, executive director Veronique Hakim did not specify how much the agency might raise fares. But given the size of its last fare increase in 2010 - which averaged 22 percent - "any proposal we put on the table would have to be substantially less than that to be palatable," Hakim said.
February 2, 2013
NJ Transit says its trains achieved record on-time performance last year. Trains were on schedule 96.4 percent of the time, according to the agency, breaking the record of 96.2 percent set in 1995, when the transit agency ran 23 percent fewer trains. NJ Transit is the second-largest transit system in the country. It attributed its on-time performance to the Scorecard initiative, in which passengers rate the railroad. - AP