Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?

assetContentThe 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: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?

NJ Transit union workers to see 21% raise under new deal, report says

assetContentNJ 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: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, NJ Transit | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

No rail strike: NJ Transit and unions reach settlement

assetContent (75)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: | Filed under: News, NJ Transit | Tags: , , | Comments Off on No rail strike: NJ Transit and unions reach settlement

NJ Transit, unions say they would like to reach a settlement on Thursday

assetContentNJ 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: | Filed under: NJ Transit | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

No deal yet between NJ Transit, unions to avoid strike; talks to continue Monday

assetContentNEWARK, 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: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ Transit says new offer on table to avert rail strike

assetContentWhen 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: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Transit | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Strike date set for NJ Transit rail unions, sources say

assetContent (56)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: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Train service suspended as crews battle blaze in Monmouth County

assetContentABERDEEN — 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: | Filed under: Aberdeen, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Train service suspended as crews battle blaze in Monmouth County

NJ Transit trying to avoid Super Bowl-like mess with Haskell trains

assetContentOCEANPORT – Officials are projecting that Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah’s appearance in Sunday’s $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park could draw second largest crowd ever to see a sporting event in New Jersey behind only the Super Bowl. This has NJ Transit adding additional trains, building temporary platforms and taking other steps to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting

assetContent (12)A young homeowner told NJ Transit officials that a proposed 9 percent fare increase would drive his family out of the state. Ken Ramsey of Matawan said he and his wife commute to New York, where they work for non-profits. They lived in an apartment, and saved their money to buy a modest house in which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting