One person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured Wednesday following a crash involving an NJ TRANSIT bus and a van in Newark, N.J.
According to the criminal complaint, George L. Simpson, Jr., 41, is accused of taking his hands of the wheel and masturbating while operating a NJ TRANSIT bus in Weehawken on June 24.
NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said the city is stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations through deployment of the NYPD’s critical response vehicles.
NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso said it has been a long process to repair or replace flooded out cars that were stored at its rail yard in Kearny.
The victim, whose name has not yet been released, suffered a broken leg in the incident.
NJ TRANSIT is learning a lesson from superstorm Sandy, which ravaged its storage facilities in Kearny and Hoboken, causing $100 million in damage.
In the month since superstorm Sandy, NJ TRANSIT has restored at least some service to all of its train lines, except the Gladstone Branch. But that could change soon.
Commuters packed Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. Many were so crowded, riders couldn’t even get out the door. Others had to push their way onto trains from the platform.
As of 10:50 p.m., all North Jersey Coast Line and Northeast Corridor trains leaving New York-Penn Station were subject to 60-90 minute delays because of Amtrak signal issues, NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso told WCBS 880.
A review by the Wall Street Journal found that for the first half of this year 12% of NJ TRANSIT buses at the terminal are departing late. Spokesman John Durso said the agency is looking for solutions.
A gust of wind also caused a man in his 60s to be injured in Bryant Park after he got hit in the head by a falling tree limb, CBS 2′ s Derricke Dennis reported.
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.