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NJT’s Frank Bookstaver: From steam to state-of-the-art
In his 65-year railroading career, New Jersey Transit’s Frank Bookstaver has seen and worked through more changes in the industry than most railroaders would care to admit—and he’s proud of…
STB urged to halt Princeton Dinky truncation
Two advocacy groups on Monday, June 24, 2013 filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board to block New Jersey Transit Corp. and Princeton University from hacking away at NJT's…
Secaucus Loop idea revived, tied to Gateway Tunnel
Eight New York State legislators are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to pursue an elusive "one-seat ride" to New York-Penn Station for Rockland and Orange county residents, tying it to…
NJT adds (flood-resistant) storage capacity
Criticized for its response last fall to Superstorm Sandy, and the resultant damage to much of its rolling stock, New Jersey Transit has responded by securing storage space at two…
Philadelphia transit tour: 14 rail lines in 10 hours
As I write this, it's been just a week since I returned from the recent annual Rail Transit Conference sponsored the first week of June by the American Public Transportation…
Amtrak sprints toward a higher speed future
The Northeast Corridor’s “New Jersey Raceway” is receiving some of the most significant improvements since the original NECIP and NHRIP projects.
Schumer, Lautenberg, LaHood announce major Gateway Program funding step
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced May 30 that that the USDOT “has begun the process of fulfilling Amtrak’s request…
Passenger Capital Investment: New Jersey
For New Jersey Transit, keeping current with rail capital needs, following a hurricane, got a whole lot harder. But the corporation has a game plan to both press ahead and…
NJT says Bergen County will get LRT
Three decades after state planners and rail activists envisioned it, New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on May 8 officially recommended that the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit system finally be…
N.Y. mayoral candidates back Staten Island LRT
The words "light rail" were uttered, or at least alluded to, by candidates for New York City mayor at a meeting in Staten Island Wednesday, hosted by the Staten Island…
Study: NYCT No. 7 Line to New Jersey feasible
Countering a blanket dismissal one year ago from the then-chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a 61-page study prepared for the City of New York asserts a No. 7 subway…
NJ Transit gets disaster relief funds
New Jersey's two U.S. Senators late Thursday announced $144.4 million in federal disaster relief for New Jersey Transit, which will be used by the corporation mostly to repair rail facilities…
NJT: Power restored for Hoboken services
New Jersey Transit Tuesday said its electric-powered rail service to and from Hoboken Terminal would resume Sunday, March 24, complemented by changes in schedules to reflect the resumption. Restoration of…
NJ Transit equipment recovery work continues
New Jersey Transit Corp. has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $16 million contract for repair to its BiLevel fleet damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy last October.
NJT begins new TVM rollout
New Jersey Transit has announced the post-pilot-program rollout of its new ticket vending machine (TVM) technology at Newark Penn Station, “kicking off a system-wide rollout that will provide smoother ticket…
Hoboken Terminal recovering; services, Track 8
New Jersey Transit's Hoboken Terminal main waiting room on Monday looked more like a warehouse half-filled with wooden crates than a way station for people, but the waiting room was…
NJT: Pre-Sandy service levels to resume Jan. 14
New Jersey Transit Friday announced that as of Jan. 14, it "will restore service levels into New York to 100%, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair."
RDC ponders interest in NJT’s Princeton Dinky
Railroad Development Corp. Chairman Henry Posner for months has objected to a plan stripping 460 feet from New Jersey Transit's "Princeton Dinky" branch line. Posner has written to NJ Transit,…
When the trains stopped
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
NJT: 261 passenger cars need post-Sandy fix
Questioned Tuesday by New Jersey's Assembly Transportation Committee—but not as harshly as some expected—New Jersey Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein said the company had sustained $100 million in damage to…
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