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James Weinstein

James Weinstein

NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Leaves With Criticized Record

The executive director of NJ TRANSIT announced his resignation Tuesday, leaving behind a record that includes a costly decision to leave rail equipment in the path of Superstorm Sandy and the image of thousands of fans stranded for hours after this month’s Super Bowl when trains couldn’t accommodate them.

02/18/2014

Crowds waits for NJ TRANSIT trains during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘This Is A Joke': Commute After Big Game Turns Into Super Headache

Transit and National Football League officials are reviewing what could have been done to avoid the massive train backup in New Jersey after the Super Bowl.

02/03/2014

NY Waterway Ferry (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NY Waterway, NJ TRANSIT To Launch Bus-Ferry Pilot Program

If you ride three bus routes on NJ TRANSIT to get home from Manhattan during the week, you might be able to cut your commuting time.

05/23/2013

An NJ TRANSIT train along the Boonton Line in Towaco (credit: NJT via Flickr)

NJ TRANSIT Chief: No Fare Hike Ahead

Executive Director Jim Weinstein says the transit agency plans to keep fares from rising for the fourth straight year.

04/03/2013

Sandy floods the tracks at NJ TRANSIT's Hoboken Terminal (credit: NJT)

NJ TRANSIT’s Electric Trains Returning To Hoboken In Less Than Two Weeks

The agency fixed an electric substation that, like much of the Hoboken Terminal, was decimated in Sandy. The substation provides power to trains.

03/12/2013

NJ Transit train - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJT, Metro-North Restore More Service Lost During Superstorm Sandy

Executive director James Weinstein said full restoration marks another milestone because most customers commute to and from Manhattan.

01/11/2013

Damage from Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama To Seek More Than $60B In Sandy Aid From Congress

Tri-State Area lawmakers and officials made visits to Washington this week to talk to President Barack Obama and members of Congress about the impact of storm and what’s needed for recovery.

12/07/2012

(credit: NJ TRANSIT)

More Subway, Commuter Rail, Ferry Service Resumes For Monday Morning Commute

NJ TRANSIT officials announced over the weekend that limited service will begin Monday morning on the Bergen and Pascack Valley Lines.

11/11/2012

NJ Transit bus stop (credit: Photo/njtransit.com)

NJ TRANSIT Plans To Discontinue Five Bus Routes

NJ TRANSIT will hold two hearings next month on planned changes to bus routes that the agency says will save more than $3 million a year.

05/15/2012

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

No Plan To Raise Fares For NJ TRANSIT Commuters

Executive Director James Weinstein told members of the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday the fiscal 2013 state budget does not include any fare increases.

04/03/2012

NJ TRANSIT Ticket Machine (credit: CBS 2)

Commuters Can Use Smartphones To Buy Tickets After NJ TRANSIT Partners With Google Wallet

Instead of digging cash out of your wallet to buy train or bus tickets NJ TRANSIT commuters will now be able to use their smartphones to just tap and pay.

10/19/2011

Michael Cabaj was struck by a NJ TRANSIT train on Oct. 4, 2011 after leaving school (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Consider Rail Safety Improvements After Deadly Incidents

Three teens were killed in two incidents along NJ TRANSIT tracks recently, which has officials wondering how to do a better job of keeping people off the tracks.

10/05/2011

NJ TRANSIT Train (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Transit Expands ‘Quiet Commute’ Program

Passengers on the first and last cars of those trains are asked to refrain from using cell phones and to disable the sound on computers and other electronic devices.

11/10/2010

NJ Transportation Officials Halt Early-Stage Work

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey transportation officials on Tuesday said they have indefinitely suspended about 100 state-funded road and rail projects that are in their early stages as the cash-strapped state grapples with how […]

10/05/2010

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Temporarily Halts Work On Tunnel Project

The decision comes amid concern from federal officials that the project may go as much as a billion dollars over budget — money New Jersey doesn’t have.

09/12/2010