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NJ Transit Engineers Headed Toward Strike as Mediation Ends Without Resolution

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Ridgewood NJ, after more than four years of negotiations, the National Mediation Board has ended talks between NJ Transit and the union representing its engineers without a resolution. This move sets the stage for a potential strike, though federal laws could delay any labor action for several months.

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BREAKING UPDATE: Evening Commute Disrupted by Downed Power Lines: Limited Service Resumes

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New York NY, on Wednesday evening, the commute home was abruptly halted for many travelers due to downed overhead power lines. Both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit (NJT) experienced significant service disruptions, with only limited operations resuming late into the night.

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No Injuries Reported After Car Drives on Rail Road Tracks in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, at least one (1) summons was issued in connection with an early Saturday evening, 03/02, incident in which the driver of a 2008 Ford Mustang drove the vehicle northbound on NJ Transit railroad tracks near the Ho-Ho-Kus train station.

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New York City is experiencing its first Christmas season without Airbnb

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New York NY, New York City is experiencing its first Christmas season without Airbnb, and the cost of accommodations is on the rise. In September, the city implemented a stringent short-term rental policy that essentially excluded Airbnb, providing benefits to renters but limiting choices for tourists. Expedia Group reports a 25% year-over-year increase in hotel searches this month, with average nightly rates reaching $477, compared to last year’s still-high $416.

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Census Bureau Data: Escape From New York

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New York NY, if you define insanity as repeating the same actions and expecting different outcomes, then New York politicians appear to be candidates for an asylum.

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Recent Flooding Raises Questions Over Integrity of NJ Transit Tunnel in Mahwah

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Mahwah NJ, concerns in the township of Mahwah have escalated following Monday’s flooding on South Railroad Avenue, intensifying worries about a yearlong issue related to a damaged NJ Transit culvert. Township Administrator Ben Kezmarsky conveyed on Tuesday that an apartment complex east of the tracks had been grappling with flooding due to the damaged culvert for the past year.

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by An Out-of-service New Jersey Transit Train in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, on Tuesday evening near the Fair Lawn station, a pedestrian was fatally struck by an out-of-service New Jersey Transit train traveling east on the Bergen County Line. The incident occurred around 7:25 p.m. near the Broadway Fair Lawn station, resulting in the death of an unidentified person, according to a statement from a NJ Transit spokesperson.

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NJ Transit Adds Extra Service For Thanksgiving Weekend

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is adding additional service this Thanksgiving weekend to help take the stress out of travel as the Garden State embarks upon the holiday season. No matter what your Thanksgiving plans are, rest assured NJ TRANSIT can help get you and your family there with kids riding free the entire long weekend!

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NJ Transit Morning Commuter Train Fatally Strikes a Person in Ramsey

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Ramsey NJ, authorities are conducting an investigation following a fatality involving a person struck by an NJ Transit train in Ramsey on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred around 9:40 a.m., involving Main Line Train 1109, which had departed from Hoboken at 8:35 a.m. and was en route to Suffern, New York.

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NJ Board of Public Utilities Awards NJ TRANSIT $1.4 Million to Utilize Towards the Electrification of Non-Revenue Fleet Vehicles

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has awarded a grant of $1.4 million to NJ TRANSIT that will be used to expand the agency’s non-revenue fleet of electric vehicles, and provide funding for the necessary charging infrastructure. NJ TRANSIT successfully secured 25% of the $5.7 million available in the NJBPU’s Clean Fleet EV Incentive Program, which is part of an overall $12.7 million in awarded grant funding for Fiscal Year 2023 from three of the NJBPU’s electric vehicle (EV) and charging infrastructure incentive programs.

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New Jersey Transit Police Outreach Officers Put in Time Baby Sitting for Stranded Family

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Newark NJ, New Jersey Transit Police Outreach Officers met a stranded family with a baby. The family was far from home in a time of need. Their destination was 2,000+ miles away; and they were at Newark Penn Station. Lacking shelter, funds for travel and food, the family was in a rough spot.⁣

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New Jersey Transit Police Disarm Axe-Wielding Man at Hoboken Terminal

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Hoboken NJ, on Wednesday, October 25th, New Jersey Transit Police Officers Brian Rea, Joseph Ragazzo, and Randy Vargas were on patrol at Hoboken Terminal. The officers were on the main concourse when they heard calls for help from the main waiting room. They entered the waiting room and observed a suspect wielding a large camping style axe. The suspect had the axe in hand and was aggressively advancing towards a fleeing man. ⁣⁣
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“The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension into Bergen County is not a luxury; It’s a necessity.”

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Englewood NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco says Bergen County residents deserve efficient, sustainable, and accessible transportation options, and that he is   “absolutely APPALLED that such little progress has been made on this project.”

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