NJDOT Commissioner and NJ Transit Chair Rich Hammer attended a legislative hearing to answer questions about the agency after the Hoboken crash. He said NJ Transit leaders were at an important meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration.
In recent months, published reports say NJ Transit has been under tough federal scrutiny for its finances and safety record. Now a joint legislative committee has asked for hearings on what some are calling the NJ Transit crisis.
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the Hoboken train crash, confirming speed was a factor and stating for the first time the train’s brakes were fully functional.
Credit ratings agency Moody's says the plan to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund will bring challenges to the state going forward. Assemblyman John Wisniewski opposes the tax cuts included in the plan.
On the night the NJ Transit train was removed from Hoboken Terminal a week after it crashed, residents remembered Fabiola Bittar de Kroon who was killed by flying debris while standing on the platform.
Procedural rules prevent the Senate from voting on any bills the same day they’re amended unless three-fourths of the senators agree to do it as an emergency. The next vote on the measures that would raise the gas tax and lower other taxes is scheduled for Friday.
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