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120-year-old NJ Transit bus garage to get a makeover and addition

NJ Transit bus riders and worker will get a bigger, renovated garage by late 2023 under a $27 million project that is now underway. Renovations and an expansion of the nearly 120-year-old brick Market Street garage in Paterson — which once housed trolley cars and now serves as a major service hub for the agency’s Northern […]

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Second Ave. Subway Extension Back on Track Thanks to Federal Bailout

After a year in limbo, an extension to the Second Avenue subway line into East Harlem is gaining speed. What You Need To Know The MTA expects $6.5 billion from the latest federal aid package to make up for its lost ridership during the pandemicThe money will let the MTA use funds intended for large […]

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MTA New York City Transit made significant subway speed improvements during pandemic

A series of encouraging updates about the success of ongoing efforts to safely speed up trains throughout the system was unveiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT). This includes the installation of 919 new digital timers on grade time signals, 270 civil speed increases across the system over the past […]

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NJ TRANSIT Renews Transdev’s Bus Services Contract

NJ TRANSIT has extended Transdev’s contract to operate its Monmouth County Area Local Bus Service for another three years. As part of the nearly 30-year partnership, Transdev manages the operations, maintenance, and operator recruitment and training of Monmouth County’s seven fixed routes, which includes 20 vehicles and 55 employees. “We look forward to continuing this strong relationship […]

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N.Y. MTA Launches Anti-Asian Hate Crime Marketing Push

Responding to a troubling recent increase in attacks targeted against Asians in New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) updated its anti-hate public messaging campaign with ads designed to help combat anti-Asian hate crimes. “The increase in anti-Asian hate crimes is absolutely reprehensible,” said New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg. “We are committed to working […]

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NJ Transit hopes riders return while it fills budget gaps with one-shots

There’s good news in New Jersey Transit’s budget plan- no fare hikes. For the next two years. But there’s a catch. The agency is using federal COVID-19 relief aid to help plug budget gaps. That money won’t last forever. And ridership isn’t expected to return to pre-pandemic levels for years. It’s all casting doubt on […]

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N.Y.’s NICE Expands Mobile Ticketing With Transit App

Long Island, New York’s Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) has expanded its mobile ticketing with the launch of the Transit app’s fare payment option.  Riders can now purchase tickets using the Transit app, which combines fare payment with trip planning, real-time tracking, crowding information, and multimodal connections. Over 40,000 NICE Bus riders already use Transit monthly to plan […]

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NFTA Metro will purchase 10 electric buses for $10.1 million

In 2022, Western New Yorkers will be able to ride to work in NFTA buses with less of a carbon footprint. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority says it will buy 10 electric buses from New Flyer of America for $10.1 million. With this agreement, it will also be able to buy up to 140 additional […]

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Proposed Light Rail Project Advances in South New Jersey

The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) light-rail project in South New Jersey has achieved a significant project milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The EIS, conducted by nationally recognized transportation experts, was a critical phase that carefully reviewed the project’s environmental impacts in the region with feedback from members of the community. The proposed GCL is sponsored by the […]

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NJ Transit advances procurement of new electric buses for limited deployment

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of eight battery-electric buses, which will be utilized as part of a limited deployment in the city of Camden. The acquisition of the buses is part of an overall effort by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s Administration to combat the impacts […]

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