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.
One person was stabbed and another suffered facial lacerations in a large brawl that broke out Monday night on a NJ TRANSIT light rail train, railroad officials said.
Heavy snow, wind and rain wreaked havoc on area roads and mass transit Thursday.
Thursday’s nor’easter blanketed New Jersey, leaving many communities buried underneath more than a foot of snow.
Forecasters say snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday night and slow the commute into work Thursday.
The 3:16 p.m. train from Dover, N.J. was headed to Penn Station on the Morris/Essex line when the derailment occurred.
Bus stops on Route 3 and Route 4 were unplowed as of Friday, potentially putting riders in danger. But by Monday, crews were out removing snow and ice.
On Route 4 in Hackensack, N.J., commuters could be seen struggling, almost falling on frozen mounds of snow as they step out onto the street.
Initially, next month’s Senate Oversight Committee hearing was to focus on superstorm Sandy and the decision to store trains in flood-prone areas. But the focus will be expanded to examine other recent problems.
A winter medley of snow, ice and freezing rain has knocked out power to thousands of customers, caused massive delays on mass transit and made driving dangerous for commuters in New Jersey.
Hundreds of commuters were left stranded Wednesday after a mix of snow and freezing rain caused icy conditions, signal problems and other issues during the morning commute.
Here’s a look at transit- and traffic-related changes related to the snow & Ice storm:
Should New York and New Jersey be given another chance? In my opinion, the answer is “absolutely.” And that’s is a far cry from how I felt when we were awarded Super Bowl XLVIII.
The head of New Jersey’s transit agency is defending the response to delays for thousands of fans leaving the Super Bowl by train, as officials sought to understand how ridership estimates could have been so far off base.
As another snowstorm struck New York City Monday, residents of Staten Island complained about dangerous and unplowed streets – following similar complaints on the Upper East Side after a Jan. 21 snowstorm.