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Newark Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking by train between Newark Penn Station and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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NEWARK NJ, A Newark man today admitted possessing heroin that was seized from him at Newark Penn Station, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeremy Lorenzo, 30, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 200 grams of heroin. 

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NJ Transit Police Pick Up Murder Suspect at Newark Penn Station

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Newark NJ, NJ Transit Police locate a suspect wanted for attempted murder/armed robbery.

A suspect facing charges for attempted murder and more who was wanted by Harrison Police was located by New Jersey Transit Police Officers. On Monday, October 7th, Officer Hector Martinez spotted the suspect entering Newark Penn Station and together with Officer Alexander Maillard, quickly stopped and detained him pending the arrival of Harrison Police and the FBI. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody and charged by Harrison Police.

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NJ TRANSIT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT presented local municipalities and community-based transportation groups with their first glimpse at autonomous, self-driving shuttles at the NJ Council on Special Transportation (COST) Expo in Edison. NJ TRANSIT hopes to test the self-driving shuttles as part of a highly innovative pilot program that fills the gap on first and last-mile transit options.

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The New York Times recently labeled one train line operated by NJT the “very worst commuter train in America.”

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Ridgewood NJ, Senate President Steve Sweeney announced today the creation of the Senate Select Committee on New Jersey Transit to investigate the reasons for NJ Transit’s continued failures and to develop an action plan to turn around the embattled agency.

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21), Senator Kip Bateman (R-16), and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) will serve on the newly formed Senate Select Committee on New Jersey Transit to investigate the continuing failures of the troubled commuter rail agency and develop an action plan to improve service.

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Sens. Tom Kean, Kip Bateman, and Kristin Corrado will serve on the newly formed Senate Select Committee on New Jersey Transit to investigate the continuing failures of the troubled commuter rail agency and develop an action plan to improve service. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey Transit’s continuing struggles during the Murphy Administration have left commuters with unacceptably poor service,” said Kean. “Senate Republicans are committed to working to develop solutions to give rail-riding New Jerseyans the reliability they need and deserve every single day.”

The New York Times recently labeled one train line operated by NJT the “very worst commuter train in America.”

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Second Pascack Valley Line Train Accident in a Week Leaves One Man Dead

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River Edge NJ, for the second time in less than a week a NJ Transit Pascack Valley line train was involved in an accident at or near the New Bridge Landing stop.

On Sunday 26-year-old New Milford man was struck and killed by a commuter train in River Edge.

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UPDATE: Father and son seriously Injured when a New Jersey Transit train collided with the car near New Bridge Landing

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River Edge NJ, A father and son were seriously injured when a New Jersey Transit train collided with the car they were in near New Bridge Landing Thursday morning, police said.

The 1610 train, which was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken from Spring Valley collided with the car at about 7:30 a.m., said Jim Smith, a spokesperson for NJ Transit. Pascack Valley Line service is suspended in both directions, Smith said.

The father and son suffered significant but non-life-threatening injuries and were trapped in their car, Smith said. The two were seen being put into an ambulance on stretchers and were sent to a local area hospital, said Lt. Mike Wallace. They were both conscious at the time of police response, he said.

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NJ TRANSIT GETS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SAFETY EDUCATION

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Safety Education Program Highlights the Need for Safe Behavior around Trains, Buses and Light Rail

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Ridgewood NJ,  As New Jersey schools get back in session this week, NJ TRANSIT is highlighting its Safety Education Program. Schools are encouraged to request the free SAFETY RULES! presentation to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains, buses and light rail vehicles. More information is available at njtransit.com/safety.

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NJ TRANSIT Express Bus Service to the American Dream Mall

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East Rutherford NJ, NJ TRANSIT can help you reach American Dream, New Jersey’s new entertainment, retail, and dining destination in the Meadowlands, with express bus service every 30 minutes, convenient connections from every train line that serves Secaucus Junction, and easy access from multiple local bus routes.

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NJT LABOR DAY ‘EARLY GETAWAY’ SERVICE

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is kicking off the Labor Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, August 30 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the last long weekend of the summer. To help speed the getaway, customers are encouraged to enjoy the convenience of purchasing tickets through the MyTix feature of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app [download].

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Assembly Candidate Calls for NJ Transit Executive Compensation to be Tied to On-time Performance

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East Brunswick NJ, Following the recent announcement that 8 top NJ Transit officials were offered substantial pay increases, while on-time performance remains poor and commuters are going through their third straight “summer of hell”, Assembly candidate Jeffrey Brown called for NJ Transit executive compensation to be tied to the on time percentage of NJ Transit trains.

Specifically, all non-union NJ Transit salaried employees’ base salaries will remain the same, but they will only receive the percentage of their base salary corresponding to the on-time performance (within 6 minutes of scheduled time) of NJ Transit trains.  Based on numbers from June 2019, this would equate to 90% of their salary.

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