At its monthly board meeting Wednesday, the agency approved paying another $28 million to a Canadian company to repair locomotives damaged when the rail yard where they were housed was flooded in late October.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Executive Director Jim Weinstein says the transit agency plans to keep fares from rising for the fourth straight year.
Federal money has been flowing into the New York Metro area to help transit agencies hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.
Spring certainly has come in like a lion.
The resumption of service marks an end to interim rail schedules that were put into place after Superstorm Sandy.
The funds will help the agencies repair and replace equipment damaged in the storm.
Sixteen people were eventually ordered off the train, and two were issued summons for disorderly conduct. One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Ryan Barron, 19, was allegedly driving a 1998 Ford through a parking lot at the Wald Pavillion in Nanuet when he hit a parked car and caused it to lurch forward and strike a pedestrian and another parked vehicle, according to police.
Nearly two million people are set to line the streets along Fifth Avenue Saturday for the 252nd annual parade.
NJ TRANSIT on Wednesday approved $17 million in contracts for companies that are already involved in post-Superstorm Sandy repair work.
The agency fixed an electric substation that, like much of the Hoboken Terminal, was decimated in Sandy. The substation provides power to trains.
By 6 p.m. Friday, however, the storm had moved mostly out to the Atlantic Ocean, leaving behind some significant snow totals for parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
NJ TRANSIT will begin offering full systemwide cross-honoring starting 2 p.m. Wednesday through the end of the service day on Thursday.
A spokesman says riders can interact with members of NJ TRANSIT’s executive management team – including the head of rail operations for Penn Station in Manhattan.