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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hike

Monday, April 20, 2015

The agency says it needs to raise fares by about nine percent — and cut some service — in order to close a $60 million budget gap.
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The Christie Tracker Podcast

The Governor's Secret Weapon?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

According to a CBS poll released this week, only 27 percent of Republicans would consider voting for Chris Christie. But supporters say he's still the one who can beat Hillary.

Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Rail Commuters Face Challenges Above and Below Ground

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Commuters are starting to worry about a future of tunnel closures. But a precarious, 104-year-old rail bridge could also cause problems.
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Transportation Nation

Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Four of the six tunnels that carry Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan need serious repair work, which would cause major commuting disruption.
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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Problems at 2014 Super Bowl Were Underrated, Report Reveals

Friday, August 08, 2014

As news of the growing crowds spread, Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel and NJ Transit's executive director disagreed over whether to use buses when people were waiting nearly three hours for trains.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Should Take Over the PATH Train: Report

Friday, April 25, 2014

To stem the train's huge deficit, it should also raise fares and be funded in part through tax subsidies, say new recommendations issued by a watchdog group.

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WQXR Blog

Violinist Gil Shaham Takes On a New Role: Crime Fighter

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Reports of train stations and shopping malls blaring classical music to chase off vagrants, vandals and ne'er-do-wells have been making headlines for over a decade. Gil Shaham decided to act.

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Transportation Nation

New NJ Transit Leadership to Revisit Super Bowl and Sandy Snafus

Monday, February 24, 2014

Now that New Jersey Transit has a new executive director, the agency wants to look to its future. But two incidents from its recent past keep cropping up—and the state's top transportation official is promising answers.

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Transportation Nation

So Much For That NJ Transit Hearing

Friday, February 21, 2014

A planned New Jersey Assembly hearing on "NJ Transit’s recent woes" was canceled because no one wanted to show up, said the chair of the transportation committee.

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Transportation Nation

Embattled NJ Transit Head Leaving

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In recent months, Jim Weinstein's leadership has come under increasing fire over performance during Sandy and the Super Bowl.

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Transportation Nation

Anyone Know Why Super Bowl Transit Was So Bad?

Friday, February 07, 2014

During the Super Bowl, the train to and from MetLife Stadium was overwhelmed with thousands more passengers than predicted. Now New Jersey legislators want a reckoning.

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Transportation Nation

Why Super Bowl Transit Math Didn't Add Up

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Despite billing the game early on as the "first mass transit Super Bowl," officials seemed caught off guard by the volume of people who took the train to the game.

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Transportation Nation

Explainer: How Confidential Reporting Systems Work

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

In the wake of Sunday's fatal Metro-North derailment, the federal government sent New York's MTA a strongly-worded letter requiring the transit agency to set up a confidential close call reporting system.

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Transportation Nation

A Year After Sandy, No New Hurricane Plan From NJ Transit

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WNYC

The 2013 hurricane season is now over and New Jersey Transit still does not have a updated hurricane plan – more than a year after losing hundreds of its rail cars during Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues in 30 Days: NJ Roads and Rails

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Mike Frassinelli, Star-Ledger transportation writer, talks about transportation issues affecting New Jersey, from toll roads to gas taxes to rail transit -- and what the next governor can do about it.

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Transportation Nation

Buono to Christie on NJ Transit: "Man Up"

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

NJ Governor Christie's Democratic opponent says he needs to "man up" and take responsibility for a host of issues -- including getting to the bottom of what happened to New Jersey Transit's trains during Sandy

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Transportation Nation

NJ Assemblyman on NJ Transit: "We're Going to Expect Answers"

Monday, October 07, 2013

The chair of the New Jersey Assembly's transportation committee says he has yet to get the answers he wants from New Jersey Transit about its performance during Sandy -- and he plans to probe officials at an upcoming hearing.

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Transportation Nation

Report: Internal Emails Contradict Christie Account on NJ Transit

Sunday, October 06, 2013

WNYC

A report by The Record is contradicting Governor Chris Christie's recent account of why NJ Transit moved hundreds of pieces of rail equipment into a flood zone prior to Sandy.  [To listen to an interview with The Record reporter Karen Rouse, click on the audio player above.]

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Still Not Answering Why They Stored Trains in Meadowlands During Sandy

Thursday, September 12, 2013

At its first public board meeting since word broke last month NJ Transit disregarded its own hurricane plan during Sandy, executives were sticking to their story.

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