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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…
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…
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, …
NJ Transit Passengers Fume Over Widespread Delays: 'Unacceptable' NJ Transit Passengers Fume Over Widespread Delays: 'Unacceptable'
NJ Transit Passengers Fume Over Widespread Delays: 'Unacceptable' It's been a commute to forget for New Jersey transit riders on Tuesday, June 18. And passengers were not happy about it. NJ Transit trains in and out of Penn Station New York are delayed up to 90 minutes, due to Amtrak overhead wires and a disabled train at the station.  New Jersey Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by New Jersey Transit and private carrier buses, PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and 33rd Street Station in New York.  Customers fumed on Twitter. "Hundreds of thousands of people rely on this service daily and these issues are hap…
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…
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…
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…
Get Loud! Two Cities In NJ Named Noisiest Cities In America Get Loud! Two Cities In NJ Named Noisiest Cities In America
Get Loud! Two Cities In NJ Named Noisiest Cities In America You might need to speak up when you're in these New Jersey cities. Jersey City and Newark made the top 5 on a new list of the noisiest cities in America, compiled by Steel Guard Safety Products. Jersey City ranked 3rd, while Newark was 4th. New York City and Chicago topped the list. "There’s no way around it – Jersey City is often one big traffic jam," Steel Guard said. With 3,139 cars commuting per square per day, Jersey City was one of the higher scoring cities for traffic noise, Steel Guard said. And while Jersey City's public transportation earns plaudits for being environmental friend…
Megabus Passenger Files Suit After Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash Megabus Passenger Files Suit After Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash
Megabus Passenger Files Suit After Double Fatal NJ Turnpike Crash Yet another lawsuit has been filed in the double-fatal Megabus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge in 2022, according to court records. A passenger on the Megabus that crashed killing two passengers and injuring 17 others, has filed a lawsuit against the bus company and its driver, Eric Naughton of Westville. Kimberly Clay, of Manhattan, claims she suffered incapacitating injuries after Naughton was allegedly speeding.  According to her lawsuit, filed on Jan. 24 in Superior Court of Middlesex County, Clay says Naughton "operated the subject bus in a reckless, willful a…
Service Suspended After Train Disabled In Maplewood Service Suspended After Train Disabled In Maplewood
Service Suspended After Train Disabled In Maplewood Service has been suspended on parts of the Morris and Essex line after a train disabled in Maplewood on Friday, July 7, NJ Transit officials said. The train disabled due to overhead wire issues, transit officials said. The 36 passengers were taken off the train and put on a bus, transit officials said. Morris and Essex Line rail service is suspended in both directions between Broad Street and Dover and customers should seek alternate transportation, transit officials said.  NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by NJ Transit bus and private carriers, transit offic…
Pedestrian Killed By Hoboken-Bound Commuter Train From Port J, NJ Transit Confirms Pedestrian Killed By Hoboken-Bound Commuter Train From Port J, NJ Transit Confirms
Pedestrian Killed By Hoboken-Bound Commuter Train From Port J, NJ Transit Confirms A Hoboken-bound NJ Transit train from Port Jervis struck and killed a pedestrian near the Paterson train station late Tuesday morning, the agency confirmed. Train #58 left Port J at 9:21 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 11:38 a.m., an agency spokesperson said around noontime June 13. It struck the pedestrian at 11:13 a.m., he said. No injuries were reported to the crew or 90 customers on board, the agency said. Service was temporarily suspended between Clifton and Paterson while NJT police investigated. Further details were forthcoming. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
'Loved By Many': Family Of Bergen County Man, 20, Killed In Tragic Manhattan Subway Accident 'Loved By Many': Family Of Bergen County Man, 20, Killed In Tragic Manhattan Subway Accident
'Loved By Many': Family Of Bergen County Man, 20, Killed In Tragic Manhattan Subway Accident Shock and sorrow spread with the news that a young Westwood man was accidentally dragged and killed by a subway train at the Columbus Circle station in Manhattan. Joseph Ancona, 20, apparently tried to board a southbound No. 1 train when his clothing got caught in a subway door at the station off 59th Street around 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, city police said. “The victim was then dragged and struck by [another] train,” the NYPD reported. Ancona was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. It wasn't clear whether the conductor was aware of what was happening or why the doors didn't automati…
Mall Reimagined: Westfield's Garden State Plaza Announces Developer In Upcoming Transformation Mall Reimagined: Westfield's Garden State Plaza Announces Developer In Upcoming Transformation
Mall Reimagined: Westfield's Garden State Plaza Announces Developer In Upcoming Transformation The Westfield Garden State Plaza has announced its development partner in its upcoming transformation that will bring luxury apartments and a town green to the Route 17 mall in Paramus. Mill Creek Residential has partnered with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) ahead of the first phase of a 30-acre, mixed-use vision for the property featuring residences, green spaces, and a restored Sprout Brook, the mall announced Monday, Aug. 22. Rendering of Westfield's Garden State Plaza transformation.Unibail-Rodamco Westfield Anticipated to break ground in 2024 and slated to open to residents in 202…
NJ Transit Driver Could Be Deported For Death Of Passenger Returning Pocketbook: Authorities NJ Transit Driver Could Be Deported For Death Of Passenger Returning Pocketbook: Authorities
NJ Transit Driver Could Be Deported For Death Of Passenger Returning Pocketbook: Authorities An NJ Transit bus driver from Bloomfield was sentenced to New Jersey State Prison for dragging a passenger returning a woman's pocketbook in Newark, authorities announced. Superior Court Judge Ronald D. Wigler sentenced 36-year-old Fayola Howard to five years in State Prison for the death of 55-year-old Kevin Thomas, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. Howard was arrested while trying to board a plane at Newark Airport on Feb. 18, 2020. A native of Trinidad, she is expected to face deportation proceedings following completion of her sentence. Under the No Early Release Act,…
NJ Transit Rider Who Spit On, Beat Driver With Umbrella Sought By Police NJ Transit Rider Who Spit On, Beat Driver With Umbrella Sought By Police
NJ Transit Rider Who Spit On, Beat Driver With Umbrella Sought By Police Police are on the hunt for a woman who they say assaulted a New Jersey Transit bus driver in Newark. Surveillance video shows the suspect spitting on and hitting the driver with an umbrella around 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Clinton Avenue, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. The driver told officers that as she stopped the bus so that a woman could board when she saw her running toward the bus, they said. After she got on the bus, the woman apparently started screaming and yelling. The bus driver claims she tried to calm the …
COVID-19: CDC Issues New Advisory Recommending People Wear Masks In These Settings COVID-19: CDC Issues New Advisory Recommending People Wear Masks In These Settings
Covid-19: CDC Issues New Advisory Recommending People Wear Masks In These Settings The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling on the Department of Justice to proceed with an appeal after a federal judge struck down President Joe Biden’s mask mandate for public transportation settings. Following the announcement of the judgment, the CDC issued a statement advising that the agency is continuing to advise that all Americans continue to mask up while using public transportation, despite the ruling. Original story - COVID-19: Federal Judge Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate For Travel According to the CDC, officials “continue to recommend that people west mask…
TSA Drops Mask Mandate For Planes, Public Transit... For Now TSA Drops Mask Mandate For Planes, Public Transit... For Now
TSA Drops Mask Mandate For Planes, Public Transit... For Now Face masks will no longer be enforced on airplanes and other modes of public transport after a federal judge ruled the order unconstitutional Monday, April 18. The decision comes after U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said in a 59-page decision that the CDC overstepped its authority by enforcing the 14-month directive. The Biden administration was in the process of reviewing and deciding whether or not to appeal it as of Monday evening, multiple news outlets report. The Amtrak rail system and TSA both rescinded the mandate, but the CDC – which extended the mask mandate through …
Man Struck By Train In Glen Rock Man Struck By Train In Glen Rock
Man Struck By Train In Glen Rock Service was suspended to New Jersey Transit's Main Line after a man was struck by a train Thursday morning. The incident occurred in Glen Rock at 176 Rock Road, suspending service between Ridgewood and Paterson around 8 a.m., local police and NJ Transit officials said. The victim was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. There were no reported injuries to the 15 commuters or crew on board of the train, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackerman said. This is a developing story. Check back for more. At the sceneBoyd A. Loving
Transit Police Charge Passenger With Assaulting Conductor In Bergen Transit Police Charge Passenger With Assaulting Conductor In Bergen
Transit Police Charge Passenger With Assaulting Conductor In Bergen Authorities captured a Waldwick man wanted for assaulting a conductor at a local train station. New Jersey Transit police tracked down DeVaugn K. Dudley, 23, and took him into custody assisted by Waldwick police, said Emma Wright, NJT's senior public information officer. They charged him with aggravated assault and interfering with transportation in connection with a Nov. 23 incident at the Waldwick station, Wright said. DeVaugn K. DudleyBERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF No sooner was Dudley booked into the Bergen County Jail than a Superior Court judge in Hackensack released him Tuesday, pending…
Police Seek Man In Assault Of NJ Transit Bus Driver Over Used Ticket Police Seek Man In Assault Of NJ Transit Bus Driver Over Used Ticket
Police Seek Man In Assault Of NJ Transit Bus Driver Over Used Ticket A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who authorities say assaulted an NJ Transit bus driver who wouldn't accept a used ticket. Sulaiman Boyer, 34, and another man got on the bus that stopped at Lenox Street and Sanford Avenue July 21 around 7:15 p.m., Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. The driver told arriving officers that one of the two men gave him a ticket that had already been used. Boyer and the other man spit on the driver when he would not accept the ticket or drive the bus. Boyer then threw a bottle at the driver, striking him in the head an…
Prosecutor: 1,400 Wax Folds Of Heroin, ~$16,700, Firearm Seized In Jersey Shore Drug Bust Prosecutor: 1,400 Wax Folds Of Heroin, ~$16,700, Firearm Seized In Jersey Shore Drug Bust
Prosecutor: 1,400 Wax Folds Of Heroin, ~$16,700, Firearm Seized In Jersey Shore Drug Bust Four New Jersey residents were arrested for distributing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine following an investigation involving nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies, authorities said Thursday. Kevin Collins, 37, and Daysha Kelly, 35, operated out of a Pine Beach home, while Elex Hyman, 49, and Jamie Steen, 38, used a Lakewood home, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. All four acted together to carry out the distribution scheme, Billhimer said. Detectives on Aug. 10 set up surveillance on the Pine Beach home, and saw Collins and Kelly get on public transportation to go to …
Commuter From Weehawken Accused Of Assaulting NJ Transit Conductor In Ridgewood Identified Commuter From Weehawken Accused Of Assaulting NJ Transit Conductor In Ridgewood Identified
Commuter From Weehawken Accused Of Assaulting NJ Transit Conductor In Ridgewood Identified UPDATE: A commuter from Weehawken remained jailed after authorities said he assaulted and then spit on an NJ Transit conductor at the Ridgewood train station. Thomas Vitulano, 30, got into it with the conductor on the Hoboken-bound train and then pursued him onto the platform, where he spit at him, witnesses said following Monday afternoon’s incident. What the dispute purportedly was about wasn't immediately disclosed. A good Samaritan came to the conductor's aid before responding Ridgewood police officers seized Vitulano and held him for NJ Transit police. The conductor, meanwhile, was t…
Man Struck, Killed By Train In Elizabeth Man Struck, Killed By Train In Elizabeth
Man Struck, Killed By Train In Elizabeth A man was struck and killed by a train Thursday night in Elizabeth, responders said. Northeast Corridor train 3891 struck the man near W. Grand Street station around 10:45 p.m., NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said. The train had left New York Penn Station at 10:11 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Trenton at 11:42 p.m.  There were no injuries to the approximately 300 customers or crew on board the train.  Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Linden and Newark Penn Station but has since resumed. …
NY Waterway Rolls Out Free Shuttle Bus Services From Edgewater, Fort Lee To Port Imperial NY Waterway Rolls Out Free Shuttle Bus Services From Edgewater, Fort Lee To Port Imperial
NY Waterway Rolls Out Free Shuttle Bus Services From Edgewater, Fort Lee To Port Imperial NY Waterway has rolled out a free weekday shuttle bus service. The bus will run between Edgewater and the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal in Weehawken, where ferry customers can connect with direct ferries to Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, the NY Waterway announced. The bus service is a temporary measure prior to relaunching ferry service from Edgewater. Buses run once an hour between Edgewater Ferry Landing and Port Imperial Ferry Terminal between 6:20 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.  Buses leave Port Imperial for Edgewater every 20 minutes between 4:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. Click here for the service …
Firefighters Free Driver From Second Vehicle Hit By Train In Hackensack This Month Firefighters Free Driver From Second Vehicle Hit By Train In Hackensack This Month
Firefighters Free Driver From Second Vehicle Hit By Train In Hackensack This Month UPDATE: Hackensack firefighters cut a driver from a vehicle after it was struck by a commuter train Wednesday morning, the second time in nine days that's happened in the city. The 70-year-old driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening after her Subaru Forester was struck as it crossed the tracks on Clinton Avenue at Linden Street around 7:50 a.m., police Capt. Darren DeWitt said. She complained of back pain, DeWitt said. The driver "reported there was sun glare, a possible contributing factor," the captain said. The Pas…
$18.5M Contract Approved For Replacement Of 107-Year Old Lyndhurst Train Station $18.5M Contract Approved For Replacement Of 107-Year Old Lyndhurst Train Station
$18.5M Contract Approved For Replacement Of 107-Year Old Lyndhurst Train Station A contract for $18.5 million was approved for the construction of a new Lyndhurst NJ Transit train station replacing the current 107-year-old facility. Located at the corner of Delafield and Court avenues, the station will be closer to the commuter parking lot and will be designed to replicate the historic style of the Lyndhurst neighborhood.  It will include ADA accessible platforms, new stairs, four elevators, new lighting, canopies, communications and a closed-circuit TV, NJ Transit officials said. The contract is going to Anselmi & Decicco, Inc. of Maplewood, after six fi…
UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed By Train In Morris County Was Teen Girl UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed By Train In Morris County Was Teen Girl
Update: Pedestrian Killed By Train In Morris County Was Teen Girl The pedestrian struck and killed by a train Monday afternoon in Morris County was a teenage girl, NJ Transit officials said. A 17-year-old female from New Providence was struck by the westbound Morris & Essex line train #423 in Long Hill Township around 3:50 p.m., NJ Transit spokesman Paul Milo said. The victim's identity had not been released as of 9:30 Tuesday morning, Milo said. The train had left Hoboken at 2:40 p.m. and was scheduled to arrival at the Gladstone Station at 4:13 p.m.  Gladstone Branch rail service was suspended in both directions between Stirling and Murr…
Face Coverings Outside Will Be Mandatory In NJ When Social Distancing Is Not Possible Face Coverings Outside Will Be Mandatory In NJ When Social Distancing Is Not Possible
Face Coverings Outside Will Be Mandatory In NJ When Social Distancing Is Not Possible Can't social distance outside? Wear your face mask, said Gov. Phil Murphy, who will be signing an executive order Wednesday mandating the practice. The governor made the announcement on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "There’s no question that face coverings are game-changers," Murphy said. "I think we were the first state in America to require them indoors.  "They’ve been strongly recommended out-of-doors. We’re gonna turn that up a notch today and say, We’re gonna ask you: If you can’t socially distance, it’s gonna be required." The move comes days after the transmission rate climbed over 1…
Keen-Eyed NJ Transit Officer Nabs Man Wanted For Spitting On Newark Bus Driver Keen-Eyed NJ Transit Officer Nabs Man Wanted For Spitting On Newark Bus Driver
Keen-Eyed NJ Transit Officer Nabs Man Wanted For Spitting On Newark Bus Driver A keen-eyed police officer recognized a man captured on surveillance tapes spitting on an NJ Transit bus driver the day before and subsequently took him into custody, officials said. A bus driver was off of the bus while stopped to pick up passengers at the Branch Brook Park Light Rail Station when a man spit on him, then fled shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, an NJ Transit spokesperson said. NJ Transit Police Officer Peña-Perez scoured the surveillance tapes later that day, and returned spotted the him while patrolling a section of the North Ward on Tuesday afternoon, authorities sai…
Man Struck By Rockland-To-Hoboken Train Man Struck By Rockland-To-Hoboken Train
Man Struck By Rockland-To-Hoboken Train A man was hospitalized after he was struck by a commuter train Sunday night in Paterson. The Main Line #1732 train had left Suffern at 9:07 p.m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 10:19 p.m. when it struck the man just west of the Paterson train station shortly before 10 p.m., NJ Transit’s Lisa Torbic said. Responders said they got the victim out from under the train and took him to nearby St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. None of the 16 people were injured and service wasn’t affected, Torbic said. NJ Transit police were investigating, she said.
UPDATE: New Milford Driver, 53, Killed When Commuter Train Hits SUV In River Edge UPDATE: New Milford Driver, 53, Killed When Commuter Train Hits SUV In River Edge
Update: New Milford Driver, 53, Killed When Commuter Train Hits SUV In River Edge UPDATE: A driver was killed Tuesday afternoon when a commuter train struck his SUV in River Edge near the Hackensack border. Sheng Chen, 53, initially was unresponsive, with a weak pulse, after a Pascack Valley Line train struck the Toyota Sequoia on Main Street, east of New Bridge Landing, around 4:40 p.m., authorities said. He was pronounced dead less than 20 minutes later. The Pascack Valley Line Train 9618 left Spring Valley at 4:02 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 5:04 p.m., NJ Transit's Nancy Snyder said. There were no injuries to the 10 or so customers and crew aboar…