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After NYC mess, senators call for Amtrak funding
Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.
Amtrak knew of track issues before NY Penn Station derailment
Amtrak knew of track problems before a New Jersey Transit commuter train derailed at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, April 3, turning the hub into a four-day quagmire of…
NY Penn: Two derailments in two weeks
Two trains have derailed at low speed on the complex interlocking plant at Penn Station New York in the space of two weeks. On April 3, at approximately 9:00 a.m.,…
Engineering NEC HSR safety
During late 2015, Amtrak conducted Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) testing over a number of selected test sites in New England and New Jersey. This testing constituted a portion of the…
NJ Transit launches "Commuter Tool Kit"
NJ Transit unveiled a new cohesive customer campaign designed "to bring attention to a variety of “tools” available to customers on how to obtain transit information for a better travel…
On the air with Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos, anchor of the 6:00 news on WNYW-TV Fox 5 New York, is one of the best broadcast journalists I’ve come across in numerous television appearances during my nearly…
NTSB releases preliminary report into Hoboken train accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the preliminary report on the investigation of the New Jersey Transit accident at Hoboken Terminal that left one person dead and 110 injured.
NJT wreck: NTSB now has “usable data”
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday, Oct. 6 that it obtained “usable data” from the event recorder and forward-facing video camera in the control (cab) car of New…
My gas tax is going up—finally!
Only one day after the tragic wreck of a New Jersey Transit commuter train at Hoboken Terminal came some positive news about transportation in the state, specifically, how it’s funded.…
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund reauthorized
New Jersey officials reauthorized the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.
Event recorder, camera recovered from NJT Hoboken wreck
The NTSB has recovered the event recorder and Railhead Corp. video recorder from the control cab of the lead car of New Jersey Transit Pascack Valley Line train no. 1614,…
NTSB: Event recorder not functioning
An Oct. 3 National Transportation Safety Board update on the Sept. 29 crash of NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line train #1614 into the platform of the Hoboken Terminal has revealed…
Preventing, not chasing, the ambulance
The Sept. 29th NJ Transit accident in Hoboken will, of courser, trigger another round of the now-usual “how could its,” “should nevers,” “told yous,” “failure to properly regulates,” “lack of…
NJT train crashes at Hoboken Terminal
(Updated Sept. 30, 9:35 AM EDT) One person died and 108 were injured, some of them critically, when an NJ Transit train crashed through an end-of-platform bumping block and into…
New New Jersey Transit transit village under way
Aberdeen-Matawan is the busiest station on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line regional/commuter rail line, which links Newark and New York with the Jersey Shore. Now, some underutilized land…
No change at Long Branch
If you’ve been commuting into New York City on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and your destination has been Penn Station, changing trains at Long Branch, N.J., has…
BLET, SMART-UTU reject NJT contract
The members New Jersey Transit’s two largest unions, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and SMART Transportation Division-United Transportation Union (UTU), have voted against the tentative agreement reached…
Crosbie tapped to lead NJ Transit
New Jersey Transit has appointed William “Bill” Crosbie as Executive Director, effective April 25, 2016. Crosbie replaces Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, who left NJT in December 2015 to become President of…
NJT to customers: The Way You Can't Go
“Commuters are advised to expect unusual congestion and delays on all travel modes”: An ominous yet highly understated warning from New Jersey Transit as it braces for a complete stoppage…
Holy Christie: Tunnels, gridlock; now NJT
Former late-night talk show host David Letterman often said, “I wouldn’t give those troubles to a monkey on a rock.” Tag, you’re it, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
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