Thursday, February 14, 2013
The drill takes place Saturday morning.
Thursday, February 14
Local agencies will test their response in case of incidents involving a train when Atlantic City Rail Terminal plays host to an emergency response drill on Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning at 8 a.m., New Jersey Transit announced on Wednesday. The exercise will last about four hours, according to NJ Transit, but train service is not expected to be impacted. Those using the Atlantic City rail system may notice an increased emergency personnel and police presence, and residents may notice activity in the staging area along Bacharach Boulevard near the rear of the terminal. The New Jersey Transit Police Department will conduct the exercise, along with state and local partners, including: the Atlantic City Police Department; Atlantic City Fire …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A detour will be in effect while New Jersey Transit works on the railroad tracks south of the White Horse Pike.
A detour is planned for Pomona Road as New Jersey Transit performs work on railroad tracks in the area, Atlantic County announced on Thursday morning, Oct. 4. The detour will be in effect from Friday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 10, the county said. Each day, the detour will be in effect from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. as New Jersey Transit performs work on the railroad tracks just south of the White Horse Pike, the county said. Drivers will be directed down Genoa Avenue, the county said. Minor delays should be expected and drivers should plan accordingly, county officials advised.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
NJ Transit has had to take a new to approach to commuter safety since 9/11.
It was time for a change. After terrorists hijacked four passenger planes and slammed two into the World Trade Center buildings, one into the Pentagon and another into a field in Pennsylvania, the way professionals approach security for mass transportation needed an overhaul. For NJ Transit, which operates 2,027 buses, 771 trains and 45 light rail vehicles over a service area of 5,325 square miles that meant a change in mindset. “In the past we only focused on crime and great service to customers, but now, here at NJ Transit, what we try to drive home to all our officers is that their main response is counter-terrorism,” said Christopher Trucillo, chief of the NJ Transit Police Department. “I think the dynamic now is that pre-9/11, if an …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
NJ Transit will cross-honor passes during the storm through Monday.
New Jersey Transit says it is taking steps to minimize delays as the winter's first storm hits northern New Jersey. To give customers additional travel options during the storm, NJ Transit will offer full systemwide cross-honoring starting at noon Sunday and continuing all day on Monday, enabling NJ Transit customers to use their tickets or passes on alternate travel modes–rail, bus or light rail. A customer who normally takes the bus from a New Jersey location into the Port Authority Bus Terminal could instead take the train New York Penn Station, the agency said by way of example. The opposite is true as well–you can use a train ticket for the bus. But NJ Transit does advise planning for the possibility of delays, if the impact of the …