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Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option' Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option'
Coach USA Terminates 20 NJ Transit Lines In Filing For Bankruptcy, NJT 'Exploring Every Option' The pressure is on for NJ Transit. The company was left high and dry when Coach USA announced it would be terminating its agreement with the major transportation company, halting service to 20 of its bus routes in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties come Aug. 16. The decision to do so was made amid Coach USA filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A spokesperson from NJ Transit said the company received written notice of Coach's intentions to abandon three of its five contracts in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties "with a cessation of operation at the close of business" on Aug. 16. NJ Trans…
'She Was A Survivor:' Loved Ones Mourn Loss Of Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Bergen County 'She Was A Survivor:' Loved Ones Mourn Loss Of Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Bergen County
'She Was A Survivor:' Loved Ones Mourn Loss Of Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Bergen County Tara Yannette was a survivor. She was a two-time liver transplant recipient. She was nine months sober. The 32-year-old Wallington resident had a new boyfriend, Richard Black, and the two were in love. Courtesy of Richard Black But on Wednesday, July 3, Tara died by suicide, throwing herself in front of a train near the Plauderville Station in Garfield, behind her boyfriend's home, loved ones and NJ Transit officials tell Daily Voice. "She was a beautiful girl and for whatever reason, something snapped in her mind," said Tara's mother, Cheryl Fedor. "I wish she would have reached ou…
Wallington Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Garfield (UPDATE) Wallington Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Garfield (UPDATE)
Wallington Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Garfield (Update) Officials have released the identity of the pedestrian struck and killed by a train in Bergen County this week. Tara Yannette, 32, of Wallington, was near Plauderville Station in Garfield when she was struck just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, NJ Transit spokesman John Chartier said. ALSO SEE: 'She Was A Survivor:' Loved Ones Mourn Loss Of Woman, 32, Killed By Train In Bergen County The train, Port Jervis Line train 64, departed Port Jervis at 1:35 p.m., and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 3:54 p.m.  There were no injuries reported to the approximately 125 cus…
Nearly $6M In Federal Money Awarded To NJ Waterfront Development, Ferry Terminal Nearly $6M In Federal Money Awarded To NJ Waterfront Development, Ferry Terminal
Nearly $6M In Federal Money Awarded To NJ Waterfront Development, Ferry Terminal Nearly $6 million in federal infrastructure money will go toward the redevelopment of the waterfront including a new Ferry Terminal in Carteret, federal and local officials announced on Wednesday, June 26. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg unveiled  $1.8 billion for 148 projects nationwide under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. They bring the total Biden-Harris Administration RAISE grants to about $7 billion for more than 550 projects across the country. New Jersey will receive $5,613,489 for the Intermodal Transpor…
NJ Transit Service Suspended For Third Time This Week, Passengers Hurl Angry Tweets NJ Transit Service Suspended For Third Time This Week, Passengers Hurl Angry Tweets
NJ Transit Service Suspended For Third Time This Week, Passengers Hurl Angry Tweets For the third time this week, NJ Transit service has been suspended both in and out of NY Penn Station Friday, June 21. NJ Transit cited the cause as Amtrak overhead wire issues. It was unclear if these were the same wires causing issues Thursday, June 20. 2 of 2: NJ TRANSIT rail tickets & passes are being crossed-honored by NJ TRANSIT and private carrier buses and PATH at Newark Penn, Hoboken and 33rd Street, NY. Customers should visit https://t.co/spCbF3CIxN for alternate service information. — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) June 21, 2024 Service was suspended Tuesday morning, June 18, …
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash Police are investigating a crash at a busy Westwood intersection that knocked an SUV onto its roof. No serious injuries were immediately reported when a Dodge RAM pickup truck t-boned a GMC Yukon at the corner of Broadway and Irvington Street, next to the NJ Transit tracks, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Westwood police and firefighters immediately responded and got everyone involved out OK, including a visibly upset boy who was in the SUV, witnesses said. All refused medical aid, officers at the scene said. Nancy Triggiani-Musco for DAILY VOICE EMS tended to three occupants…
$83 Million Will Modernize Historic NJ Transit Station $83 Million Will Modernize Historic NJ Transit Station
$83 Million Will Modernize Historic NJ Transit Station A train station in North Jersey is getting a major facelift. The Federal Transit Administration announced Tuesday, May 28, it is awarding an $83.3 grant to NJ Transit to modernize Brick Church Station in East Orange, turning it into a fully accessible station that will maintain its historic features.  “This large investment in the Brick Church station will pay dividends for the people of East Orange and our entire region for decades to come,” said Senator Cory Booker. “By upgrading this century-old station, we will improve the daily lives of thousands of commuters while spurring econom…
Downed Lines Disrupt Amtrak, NJ Transit Service Between NJ, Penn Station Downed Lines Disrupt Amtrak, NJ Transit Service Between NJ, Penn Station
Downed Lines Disrupt Amtrak, NJ Transit Service Between NJ, Penn Station It's certainly not convenient. Amtrak and NJ Transit customers were livid over service disruptions between Penn Station and Newark due to downed power lines blocking the tracks on Wednesday evening, May 22. In a statement posted to X, Amtrak said service was stopped at 5:36 p.m. with no estimation of restoration. As of 10 p.m., widespread delays were being reported by Amtrak. Service along NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor was also suspended between Penn Station and Metropark in Edison, and along the North Jersey Coast Line between Penn Station, and Long Branch. The Raritan Valley Line was s…
SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help SEE ANYTHING? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help
SEE Anything? Glen Rock Basketball Court Shooting: Authorities Turn To Public For Help 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any solid suspects yet in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening. Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
'Miracle of Morristown:' How Woman Who Lost Leg After Being Struck By Train Saved Her Own Life 'Miracle of Morristown:' How Woman Who Lost Leg After Being Struck By Train Saved Her Own Life
'Miracle of Morristown:' How Woman Who Lost Leg After Being Struck By Train Saved Her Own Life Lisa Fitzgerald was two weeks shy of her birthday and commuting to New York when she lost her leg after being struck by train in Morristown on Saturday, May 4.  Fitzgerald was on the Morristown platform with the injury when responders arrived at the scene, just before 7:25 p.m., a spokesperson for NJ Transit said.  She saved her own life by pulling herself off the train tracks, onto the platform and screaming for help, according to a fundraiser set up to support Fitzgerald. Her supporters are calling it "The Miracle of Morristown." Fitzgerald was then rushed to the hospital …
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers
Shooting At Glen Rock Basketball Court: One Wounded, Law Enforcement Responds In Numbers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Unable to produce any suspects in the shooting of a 23-year-old Paterson man at an outdoor basketball court in Glen Rock, authorities turned to the public for help. What locals described as a larger-than-usual crowd at Wilde Memorial Park courts off Maple Avenue had gathered for what borough officials said was an unauthorized basketball tournament Tuesday evening, May 21. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., shots were fired. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that responders said wasn't life-threatening.  Nearly 24 hours later, Berg…
NJ Transit Changing Refund Policy After Criticism NJ Transit Changing Refund Policy After Criticism
NJ Transit Changing Refund Policy After Criticism NJ Transit is continuing to tweak its ticket policy. NJ Transit announced that refunds will be made available for unused one-way tickets purchased prior to Saturday, June 1. The refund policy will also apply to rail 10-trip tickets.  Tickets purchased on or after June 1 must be used by the end of July and will not be eligible for refunds. Last month, NJ Transit announced all tickets purchased prior to July 1 will expire on July 31, regardless of their original date of purchase. The policy prompted criticism from straphangers, who worried they would lose out on tickets they purchased b…
NJ Broadway Stage Manager Killed By Train NJ Broadway Stage Manager Killed By Train
NJ Broadway Stage Manager Killed By Train Thomas Gates, the stage manager of a Tony-nominated Broadway show and New Jersey resident, was struck and killed by a train this week. Gates, 51, was struck by Morris and Essex Line train 6324 on Wednesday, May 8 at 9:12 a.m. at the South Orange station, NJ Transit officials confirm. The South Orange resident had been working as the stage manager for "Illinoise," a Broadway show that had four Tony Award nominations this year. The show mourned his loss on its Instagram account, noting he was the "center of Illinoise on Broadway, beloved friend and collaborator. "We are devasted for hi…
One-Way NJ Transit Tickets Will Soon Expire After 30 Days One-Way NJ Transit Tickets Will Soon Expire After 30 Days
One-Way NJ Transit Tickets Will Soon Expire After 30 Days NJ Transit is rolling out a new policy for its one-way tickets. Beginning Monday, July 1, all one-way tickets will expire after 30 days, NJ Transit announced. All tickets purchased prior to July 1, will expire on July 31, regardless of their original date of purchase. There will be no changes to the existing refund policy, NJ Transit said. The 20-trip FLEXPASS pilot fare will be discontinued on July 1, NJ Transit said. The last date to purchase a FLEXPASS is Sunday, June 30, NJ Transit said. "We understand this change may require adjustments, and we are here to assist you," NJ Transit sai…
Woman Struck By NJ Transit Train Suffers Severe Leg Injury: Officials Woman Struck By NJ Transit Train Suffers Severe Leg Injury: Officials
Woman Struck By NJ Transit Train Suffers Severe Leg Injury: Officials A woman was hospitalized with a severe leg injury after being struck by a train in Morristown on Saturday, May 4, NJ Transit officials said. The woman was on the Morristown platform with the injury when responders arrived at the scene, just before 7:25 p.m., a spokesperson for NJ Transit said. The woman was taken to the hospital by EMS. The woman had been struck by Morris & Essex Line train 6936, which departed Dover at 7:05 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive At Penn Station New York at 8:40 p.m., the spokesperson said. No injuries were reported to customers or the crew on board.&nb…
Pedestrian Struck By Train, Service Delayed On Bergen County Line: NJ Transit Pedestrian Struck By Train, Service Delayed On Bergen County Line: NJ Transit
Pedestrian Struck By Train, Service Delayed On Bergen County Line: NJ Transit A pedestrian was struck by a train Wednesday morning, May 1, briefly suspending service to the Main-Bergen County Rail Line, NJ Transit said. The pedestrian was struck and injured just west of the Plauderville Station in Garfield just after 5:30 a.m., a spokesperson for NJ Transit said. The extent of the pedestrian's injuries were unknown as of press time. Bergen County Line rail service is suspended in both directions due to a pedestrian strike near Plauderville. Customers should visit https://t.co/h5WCTGjUhP for available alternate service information. — Main-Bergen County Line (@NJTRA…
Initial Mystery Surrounds Woman's Body Found On Tracks In Fair Lawn Initial Mystery Surrounds Woman's Body Found On Tracks In Fair Lawn
Initial Mystery Surrounds Woman's Body Found On Tracks In Fair Lawn NJ TRANSIT was trying to determine which and when one of its trains struck a woman at the Radburn station in Fair Lawn before dawn Monday. Firefighters were called to wash down the tracks, suggesting some type of train involvement. Responders at the scene said it was suspected -- but not yet confirmed -- that an empty train being "deadheaded" up the line to Suffern struck the person sometime between 5:45 and 6:15 a.m. April 15. NJ TRANSIT told Daily Voice in a 9:51 a.m. email: "At approximately 6:25 a.m., New Jersey Transit police were notified that a body was on the tracks in the vicinit…
$200 Million Healthcare Center Breaks Ground At NJ Transit Station $200 Million Healthcare Center Breaks Ground At NJ Transit Station
$200 Million Healthcare Center Breaks Ground At NJ Transit Station A new $200 million health and wellness center is hours away from breaking ground at none other than a NJ Transit station. The Hackensack Meridian Health facility will break ground Friday, March 8 at the New Jersey Transit Metropark Station in Iselin. The first of its kind, the center is expected to be completed by 2025. Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to join hospital, transportation and other elected officials as well as developers at an 11 a.m. ceremony, according to a hospital press statement. It's billed as the first accessible health and wellness center at a major transit hub nation…
'Look For My Soul In Your Next Life': New Milford Bus Crash Victim, 64, Succumbs To Injuries 'Look For My Soul In Your Next Life': New Milford Bus Crash Victim, 64, Succumbs To Injuries
'Look For My Soul In Your Next Life': New Milford Bus Crash Victim, 64, Succumbs To Injuries 𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗕𝗨𝗧𝗘: A 64-year-old New Milford man who died less than two weeks after he was struck by a commuter bus while walking to work donated his kidneys, loved ones said. Daybreak was still a good 20 minutes away when the NJ Transit bus hit Frank Bauer at the intersection of Madison Avenue and River Road shortly before 6:30 a.m. Feb. 21. Bauer suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed and other major injuries, loved ones said. Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center put him into an induced coma in a determined effort to save him. The PSE&G veteran and grandfather died on Sunday, March…
CLOSE CALL: Parents' Frightening Moments End When Police Find Troubled Teen Near Train Tracks CLOSE CALL: Parents' Frightening Moments End When Police Find Troubled Teen Near Train Tracks
Close CALL: Parents' Frightening Moments End When Police Find Troubled Teen Near Train Tracks HEROES: NJ Transit trains were stopped moments before swift-moving police rescued a troubled teen in Ridgewood, authorities said. The boy's frightened mother called Paramus police Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, after he reportedly threatened to take his own life, they said. Paramus Police Officer Diego Cruz alerted headquarters to get the trains stopped. Meanwhile, Paramus police flooded the area with all available officers and detectives. They pinged the teen's cell phone, got a local result and relayed it to their Ridgewood colleagues. Village police quickly found the teen between Oak Stre…
Officials ID Woman, 36, Killed By Hoboken-Bound NJ Transit Train In Bergen County Officials ID Woman, 36, Killed By Hoboken-Bound NJ Transit Train In Bergen County
Officials ID Woman, 36, Killed By Hoboken-Bound NJ Transit Train In Bergen County NJ Transit officials have identified the 36-year-old woman struck and killed by a train in River Edge over the weekend. Kim N. Almonte, of River Edge, was struck near the New Bridge Landing station by Pascack Valley Line train 2118 around 4:45 p.m., NJ Transit spokesman Kyalo Mulumba tells Daily Voice. The train had left Spring Valley, NY at 4:05 p.m.and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 5:20 p.m., Mulumba said. No injuries were reported to the 120 customers or the crew on board. Pascack Valley Line rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between …
Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric
Man Struck, Killed By Bus Near GWB Was Brother Of Actor Jason Patric A man who was struck and killed by a commuter bus near the George Washington Bridge earlier this week was the brother of actor Jason Patric. Jordan Miller, 56, lived in Fort Lee and was one of the customer service "red caps" who assist people moving through the Port Authority bus terminal just across the Hudson in midtown Manhattan. "Jordan literally died on his way to work," said Kevin O'Toole, the former New Jersey state senator who's now the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The left-turning driver of the NJ Transit bus never saw him as Miller crossed Bruce Reyn…
Multiple NJ Transit Lines Suspended Due To Signal Issues At NY Penn Station Multiple NJ Transit Lines Suspended Due To Signal Issues At NY Penn Station
Multiple NJ Transit Lines Suspended Due To Signal Issues At NY Penn Station An Amtrak signal issue at New York Penn Station has suspended NJ Transit service on Friday, Jan. 12, officials said. All rail service  on the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley Line and North Jersey Coast Line is suspended due to Amtrak signal issues, Kyalo Mulumba, a senior public information officer for NJ Transit said.  Bay Head shuttles will continue to operate and Midtown Direct service is being diverted to Hoboken, Mulumba said.  NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd St-NY and NJ TRANSIT bus…
Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (UPDATED) Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (UPDATED)
Pedestrian From Fort Lee, 56, Struck, Killed By Commuter Bus Near GWB (Updated) A Fort Lee resident was struck and killed by a commuter bus while crossing a busy intersection near the George Washington Bridge before dawn Wednesday. The NJ Transit bus was headed north on Lemoine Avenue when the driver made a left turn onto Bruce Reynolds Boulevard (formerly Bridge Plaza South) and struck the 56-year-old pedestrian at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 10, Fort Lee Deputy Police Chief Edward Young said. Port Authority and Fort Lee police officers quickly responded and conducted CPR, the deputy chief said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead a short time later at Englewood Hospital and …
FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed FIREBALL (UPDATE): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed
Fireball (Update): Gas Tanker Flips From One Side Of Route 17 To Other, Dealership Destroyed In nothing short of a miracle, no serious injuries were reported after a gas tanker truck exploded into a huge fireball on Route 17 Monday morning. A used car dealership and many of its two dozen or so vehicles were destroyed in the five-alarm blaze after the truck and a passenger vehicle collided near the U-turn at the White Castle on the highway's southbound side in Hasbrouck Heights at 5:43 a.m. Jan. 8. The force flipped the tanker over the divider into the northbound lanes, Fire Chief Mike Greco said at the scene. (Justin Derevyanik took the photo at the top of this story. See his vide…
NJ Transit Bus Driver Attacked, Couple With Toddler Seized By Bayonne PD NJ Transit Bus Driver Attacked, Couple With Toddler Seized By Bayonne PD
NJ Transit Bus Driver Attacked, Couple With Toddler Seized By Bayonne PD A couple with a toddler in tow attacked an NJ Transit driver when he stopped them from boarding his bus with an invalid pass, Bayonne police said. The driver had his cellphone snatched by the couple, who were captured by city police moments later, Capt. Eric R. Amato said. Isaac Jaquez, 28, of Jersey City, and 24-year-old Bayonne resident Elvira L. Salas had boarded the bus with the child in a stroller near the corner of 48th Street and JFK Boulevard, the captain said. “They showed the driver a photo of a bus pass and were denied access since the photo was not acceptable as proof of a tick…
Officials ID Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train In North Jersey Officials ID Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train In North Jersey
Officials ID Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train In North Jersey NJ Transit officials have identified the pedestrian fatally struck by a train this week. Naji Jacob, a 74-year-old New Providence resident, was struck and killed by a train near Murray Hill Station in New Providence early Wednesday morning, Dec. 27. At 5:05 a.m., a Gladstone Branch train en route to Hoboken, fatally struck Jacob, NJ Transit officials said. There were no injuries to the people on board the train, NJ Transit said.
HERO: NJSP Detective Sergeant Who Tracked Down Fugitive Florida Murderer Named Trooper Of Year HERO: NJSP Detective Sergeant Who Tracked Down Fugitive Florida Murderer Named Trooper Of Year
Hero: Njsp Detective Sergeant Who Tracked Down Fugitive Florida Murderer Named Trooper Of Year A multi-state manhunt for an armed fugitive wanted for brutally murdering his 67-year-old female neighbor in Florida ended in New Jersey thanks in large part to NJ State Police Detective Sgt. Michael Savnik. Savnik tracked down Esteban De Jesus Jr., who was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals in Jersey City this past summer, NJSP Col. Patrick J. Callahan said in presenting the sergeant with the agency’s prestigious 2023 "Trooper of the Year" Award. The highest honor bestowed by the NJSP to its members, the "Trooper of the Year" award is a gold-framed red ribbon that recipients wear on their Cl…
Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit
Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit A 21-year-old man was identified as the person fatally struck by a train in South Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, NJ Transit officials said. Joseph DeBari, a junior accounting major at Seton Hall University, was struck by a train not in passenger service, west of the South Orange station around 7:35 p.m., NJ Transit officials said. The train was being moved eastbound on the Morris and Essex Line and no customers were on board and no crew were injured, NJ Transit said. A lifelong Bridgewater resident, DeBari was an avid sports fan, who rooted for the Mets and Seton Hall basketball, editing th…
Convicted Serial Package Thief Nabbed By East Rutherford Detectives Trying To Hop Bus Convicted Serial Package Thief Nabbed By East Rutherford Detectives Trying To Hop Bus
Convicted Serial Package Thief Nabbed By East Rutherford Detectives Trying To Hop Bus A serial package thief from East Rutherford was at it yet again, making it no fewer than four times this year alone that he’s been busted, authorities said. Anthony Mendoza, 42, has a drug-related history of porch pirating, usually from fellow borough residents, stretching back nearly five years, records show. This time, a victim directed police to a bus stop near the corner of Paterson and Johnson avenues, East Rutherford Detective Capt. Jeff Yannacone said. It was no surprise to any of them that Mendoza was their suspect. Detective Kevin Felten nabbed him with packages addressed to two …
Man Struck, Killed By Train Was First Of Two NJ Transit Fatalities Wednesday Night Man Struck, Killed By Train Was First Of Two NJ Transit Fatalities Wednesday Night
Man Struck, Killed By Train Was First Of Two NJ Transit Fatalities Wednesday Night A man was fatally struck by a train in South Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in one of two fatal transit strikes that evening, NJ Transit said. At 7:37 p.m., a train not in passenger service, fatally injured the pedestrian west of the South Orange station, NJ Transit said. The train was being moved eastbound on the Morris and Essex Line and no customers were on board and no crew were injured, NJ Transit said. Morris and Essex Line and Gladstone Branch rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Newark Broad Street and Millburn but later resumed, NJ Transit said. New Jers…