New Jersey Transit News

Report: NJ Transit Has Far to Go to Meet Safety Deadline

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. The report …

Inspectors Scrutinize NJ Transit’s Bad Brakes, Bare Wires, Rotten Parts

Federal inspectors found scores of New Jersey Transit train cars riddled with fire risks, faulty brakes and electrical hazards as they scrutinized the troubled railroad that brings 95,000 workers to Manhattan daily. One engine was so defective it was declared …

New Jersey Transit Faces Scrutiny After Work Hour Violations Discovered

New Jersey Transit faces a widening examination of its safety practices after federal regulators discovered hundreds of potential work-hour violations, including altered duty logs and shifts longer than permitted. Federal Railroad Administration inspectors recommended penalties in September after they found …

Insurers Sued by New Jersey Transit Over Sandy Damage Payment

New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies capped payments after Sandy …

New Jersey Transit to Conduct Comprehensive Safety Review

New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City. The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant …

New Jersey Transit Board Considers $2.5M Crash Settlement

New Jersey Transit’s board is set to vote on whether to agree to a $2.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit stemming from an accident in the Lincoln Tunnel. The accident occurred in 2011. Motorcyclist Keith Nystrom was rear-ended by …

Post-Sandy Costs Continue to Rise for New Jersey Transit

The costs continue to mount for New Jersey Transit in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. At its monthly board meeting Wednesday, the agency approved paying another $28 million to a Canadian company to repair locomotives damaged when the rail yard …

New Jersey Railway Put Trains in Sandy Flood Zone Despite Warnings

New Jersey Transit’s struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy is being compounded by a pre-storm decision to park much of its equipment in two rail yards that forecasters predicted would flood, a move that resulted in damage to one-third of …

New Jersey Woman Struck by Bus Gets $7.8M Settlement

Lawyers for a woman who had her left leg and right foot amputated after being run over by a New Jersey Transit bus have reached a $7.85 million settlement with the agency. Mercedes Perez also suffered brain damage when she …