Severe and bitter cold took a toll on transit systems around the Tri-State Area Friday, with track trouble leading to extended delays for thousands of commuters at Penn Station.
The Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.
Plans for updating Amtrak, Metro North, New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Rail Road and other lines were on display in Newark Thursday.
Some NJ TRANSIT lines were subjected to major delays during the Friday evening rush.
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.
Service has been restored with residual delays after an overhead wire problem suspended service on NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak lines Tuesday morning.
Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.
NJ TRANSIT Northeast Corridor trains were delayed up to an hour during the Monday afternoon rush, as authorities conducted a death investigation on the tracks.
A three-block-long concrete casing is under construction, in an effort to preserve a possible right-of-way for two flood-resistant rail tunnels into Penn Station.
A reported fire on an Amtrak train at Newark Penn Station caused major delays on two NJ TRANSIT lines Saturday afternoon.
Starting Thursday, with Hudson River fireworks viewing in mind, NJ TRANSIT will be adding cars that are 37 feet longer to some trains.
Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.
The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.