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New Jersey Transit commuters will have one less headache to deal with in the years ahead. Ground was broken Tuesday in South Amboy on the four-year project to replace the Raritan Bay Bridge, just 112 years old.

Governor Phil Murphy was there. He said the project will put thousands to work. “It is projected that this project will create and support more than 5700 good, overwhelmingly union, jobs,” he said, “and pay the workers on site here more than $350 million in wages.”

Trains will use the old bridge while the new one is built slightly west of it.

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New Jersey Transit, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris unveiled a public art project at Newark Penn Station to bring awareness to the impacts mental illness has on families.  

Five black and white portraits makeup the new public art space on track one at Newark Penn Station. 

NJ Transit Taking Steps To Deal With Train Delays

Aug 16, 2018

New Jersey Transit officials told lawmakers at a legislative hearing in Trenton that they’re taking steps to deal with train cancellations and delays that have angered commuters.

Executive director Kevin Corbett says NJ Transit has moved some of its personnel into a war-room atmosphere to improve communications with riders about train service disruptions.

New Jersey Transit might be seeking additional time to implement the Positive Train Control system that can automatically stop trains and prevent collisions.

NJ Transit executive director Kevin Corbett says a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration expressing concerns about the agency’s progress in implementing PTC by the December 31st deadline also mentioned a potential alternative schedule.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says planned improvements will bring some relief for hundreds of thousands of New Jersey Transit bus riders.

Kevin Corbett is New Jersey Transit’s executive director. He says the agency is recruiting 40 additional bus drivers and taking other steps to minimize bus delays.

“These enhancements will involve the adjustment of running times along with some additional buses with the additional bus drivers needed to provide bus stop arrivals more in sync with the actual time points on the schedule.”

Murphy Details Proposed Funding For NJ Transit

Mar 20, 2018

Governor Phil Murphy is breaking down the $242 million increase he's proposed in his budget plan for upgrading New Jersey Transit.

New Jersey Transit executive director Kevin Corbett says the governor's proposal allocates $19 million to expand the workforce with 114 new employees.

Murphy Picks New Boss For NJ Transit

Jan 30, 2018

Governor Phil Murphy blames New Jersey Transit's management for the agency's problems. He's nominating a new executive director to help make it a system that commuters can rely on.

Murphy says undoing years of bad management and delayed capital investments will take some time.

"There are years of overlooked issues to account for. But with the right leadership, and we think we've got just that, we can yank this system back from the brink."