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NJ Transit buys 85 buses for $65.8 million

New Jersey Transit trustees approved the purchase at a Wednesday meeting of 85 articulated buses for $65.8 million from New Flyer America. These buses feature low flooring, wheelchair ramps, USB ports, video security systems, improved intercom systems, and LED lighting. They will be delivered to NJ Transit in late 2019 and 2020. New Jersey Transit ...

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No timeline on AC line restoration, Murphy says

Although New Jersey Transit fully installed the positive train control emergency braking system on all its trains, it’s still not certain when service will resume on the Atlantic City Line, Gov. Phil Murphy said at an unrelated press event Wednesday afternoon. “The testing associated with [PTC] has had a longer tail than I was anticipating,” ...

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Lyft, KRE group announce partnership in Jersey City

Kushner Real Estate Group and rides-haring company Lyft have announced terms to become official ride-sharing partners at 485 Marin Blvd., in Jersey City, KRE’s newest luxury rental development. Lyft will provide tenants with special perks, including designated pick-up zones and discounted rides, making 485 Marin the first residential building in Jersey City to offer these services. ...

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NJ Transit leverages retail locations at train stations

This week New Jersey Transit announced a new retail lease agreement in Newark Penn Station. The 10-year agreement is anticipated to generate more than $2.1 million in non-farebox rent revenue over the span of the lease term. The tenant, Top Shelf Wine and Liquor, is located in the main concourse of Newark Penn Station between ...

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Port Authority to test electric cargo-moving vehicles

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will begin testing an all-electric truck used to transport cargo with hopes to phase out the entire gas-powered fleet, the bi-state agency announced Friday. The one-year pilot program is part of a broader effort by the Port Authority, which handles billions of dollars of cargo a ...

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Kowalczewski named COO at Student Transportation of America

Wall-based Student Transportation of America has promoted Gene Kowalczewski to chief operating officer of School Transportation Group overseeing North American school bus operations. “Gene has developed a reputation for his smart and creative approach to industry challenges as well as being recognized as a highly effective communicator and inspirational leader throughout his almost 30-year career,” ...

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