A brush fire in Kearny, New Jersey caused major delays on NJ TRANSIT trains from Penn Station during the evening rush Thursday.
Multiple NJ TRANSIT lines were suspended during the evening rush Monday due to a fire that broke out under the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River.
The blaze broke out in Newark and Kearny Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but strong winds were hindering efforts to contain the fire, officials said.
The agency’s plan called for moving its trains to higher ground before superstorm Sandy hit, raising additional questions about why the agency instead moved locomotives and rail cars to low-lying rail yards.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
NJ TRANSIT on Wednesday approved $17 million in contracts for companies that are already involved in post-Superstorm Sandy repair work.
Five firefighters were hurt in a terrifying explosion and extra-alarm blaze in Harrison, N.J., Sunday afternoon.
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.
It took firefighters three hours to bring the blaze under control.
Cruz Martinez, 41, of Hazelton, Penn. was arrested on Saturday by Pennsylvania authorities on unrelated charges but was later charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in the murder of Alisha Colon, 16. He also faces weapons charges.
NJ TRANSIT is learning a lesson from superstorm Sandy, which ravaged its storage facilities in Kearny and Hoboken, causing $100 million in damage.
Alishia Colon was found shot in the head in the bedroom of her second-floor apartment in Kearny Thursday, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said. She was babysitting her younger brother at the time.
The New Jersey state Assembly held a committee hearing Monday on the damage sustained by NJ TRANSIT’s infrastructure during superstorm Sandy.
Logic seems to suggest moving belongings to higher ground if the water is rising, but as Superstorm Sandy approached, NJ TRANSIT stored hundreds of train cards in rail yards near sea level.
Christie said it may be time to call a truce in the war of words between him and New Jersey’s teachers’ union. But the call came after the governor leveled some pointed criticism at the union.