Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso called upon Governor Phil Murphy to do what ever it takes to resolve NJ Transit numerous ongoing issues quickly.
Murphy said at a press conference last week that NJ commuters will likely suffer with substandard service throughout most of 2019, according to northjersey.com.
“Governor Murphy must take expeditious action to address the major issues plaguing NJ Transit,” Senator O’Scanlon said. “I’m calling on the Governor to take whatever action is necessary, whether it’s declaring a State of Emergency, bringing in out-of-state engineers, or any other solution. We must treat this exigent situation with the seriousness that it demands.”
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Posted: January 23rd, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Transit, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | 1 Comment »
Residents of the north side of Middletown and Bayshore residents who commute mid-day on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line via the Middletown train station should leave home earlier than usual this week as Church Street (County Road 50) will be closed near Kings Highway for road construction and improvements, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone.
Weather permitting, the plan is for Church St to be closed from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., Monday March 19 through Friday, March 23. Riders of 9 trains that leave Middletown starting with the 9:31 a.m. departure through the 4:06 p.m departure could be delayed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 18th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Church Street and Kings Highway, County Road 50, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Middletown, Middletown train station, Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering, Monmouth County News, NJ Transit | Comments Off on Road improvements in Middletown could delay mid-day NJ Transit commuters this week
The sigh of relief that came from commuters in March at the news that a potential NJ Transit strike has been averted evaporated to a groan this weekend after two rail unions rejected a tentative agreement. What happened and what’s next? Here’s what we know so far. Q: Which rail unions rejected the contract? A: Members… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey, news, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?
NJ Transit union rail workers would see a 21 percent wage increase over nearly nine years, under a tentative contract reached Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The proposed pact, which averted the state’s first transit strike in 30 years, would give rail workers in 11 unions a total of a 21 percent wage hike over… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 14th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, NJ Transit | Tags: Contract settlement, New Jersey, NJ Transit | 1 Comment »
NEWARK — NJ Transit officials and members of its rail unions have reached a tentative agreement on their long-simmering contract dispute, averting a strike that threatened to paralyze the region. No immediate details on the settlement were announced, or when union members might vote on the proposed accord, but for now commuters can breathe a sigh… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: News, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey News, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on No rail strike: NJ Transit and unions reach settlement
NJ Transit and union officials have both said they would prefer to reach a settlement on Thursday and avoid a Sunday morning rail strike. “Our concern is to get it done at the table,” Stephen Burkert, union coalition spokesman said at Wednesday’s NJ Transit board meeting. “We’d like to get this done tomorrow (Thursday) if we… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey, NJ Transit, Transit stirke | Comments Off on NJ Transit, unions say they would like to reach a settlement on Thursday
NEWARK, N.J. — Officials representing New Jersey Transit and rail workers unions have concluded meetings in Washington to try and avert a system-wide rail strike. The two sides met Friday in front of the National Mediation Board to try and settle differences. A union official says the sides are scheduled to meet again on Monday in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 6th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: National Mediation Board, New Jersey, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on No deal yet between NJ Transit, unions to avoid strike; talks to continue Monday
When NJ Transit and rail union officials sit down Friday with federal mediators in Washington D.C., the two sides will talk about a new offer on the table from the agency that could avert a March 13 strike or lockout. A counter proposal is on the table from NJ Transit, said Dennis Martin, the agency’s interim… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 4th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Transit | Tags: New Jersey, NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | Comments Off on NJ Transit says new offer on table to avert rail strike
NJ Transit insiders say there is a 75 to 85 percent likelihood that a coalition of 17 rail unions, which have been working without a contract for five years, will call a “soft strike” over the weekend of March 12. The strike could likely last through the Monday morning commute on March 14, when workers say… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News | Tags: NJ Transit, NJ Transit strike | 2 Comments »
ABERDEEN — Fire crews were battling a large blaze at a industrial building on Lloyd Road in the township late Saturday. North Jersey Coast Line rail service was suspended between Matawan and Hazlet due to “fire department activity” in the area, NJ Transit said in an advisory around 9:15 p.m. Authorities also blocked Exit 117a, off… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 18th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: Aberdeen, Aberdeen Fire, Garden State Parkway, Monmouth County News, NJ Transit, U.S. Mahogany Corp warehouse | Comments Off on Train service suspended as crews battle blaze in Monmouth County