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In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. Federal railroad regulators endorsed an ambitious and costly plan to rebuild the congested Northeast Corridor over the next 30 years by shoring up crumbling infrastructure, running more trains and building new tracks that would allow speeds of up to 220 mph on a stretch of the Washington-Boston route. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, an Amtrak Acela train travels through Old Lyme, Conn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Feds back ambitious plan to speed up Northeast rail service

Federal railroad regulators endorsed an ambitious and costly plan to rebuild the congested Northeast Corridor over the next 30 years by shoring up crumbling infrastructure, running more trains and building new tracks that would allow speeds of up to 220 mph on a stretch of the Washington-Boston route.

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FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Transit passengers board a train at Seacaucus Junction in Seacaucus, N.J. Trains run by New Jersey Transit, which operates the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, have been involved in 157 accidents since the start of 2011, three times as many as the largest, the Long Island Rail Road, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from January 2011 through July 2016. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Transit passengers board a train at Seacaucus Junction in Seacaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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NJ Transit officials to face lawmakers over crash, safety

Lawmakers investigating September's deadly New Jersey Transit train crash could finally get a chance to question the top agency officials who skipped out on an oversight hearing last month.

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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016 file photo, a New Jersey Transit employee rides on a train as it is moved out of the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J., a week after the train crashed into the station, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people. Trains run by New Jersey Transit, which operates the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, have been involved in 157 accidents since the start of 2011, three times as many as the largest, the Long Island Rail Road, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from January 2011 through July 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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New Jersey lawmakers keep heat on transit agency after crash

New Jersey lawmakers investigating last month's fatal train crash in Hoboken are keeping the pressure on state transportation officials, demanding answers to questions on finances and safety they say weren't adequately addressed at a hearing last week.

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This Oct. 1, 2016, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows damage done to the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J., after a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others last week. NTSB vice chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said the NTSB is hopeful the data recorder that is in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional. That recorder hasn't been recovered yet because that part of the Hoboken station is still too dangerous to enter due to debris/compromised structure. (NTSB photo by Chris O'Neil via AP)
(NTSB photo by Chris O'Neil via AP)
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NJ Transit tops list of accidents, safety fines, says AP analysis

The railroad whose rush-hour train slammed into a New Jersey station last month, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, has had more accidents and paid more in fines for safety violations than any other commuter railroad in the country over the past five years, federal safety data show.

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Tracks on the Northeast Corridor
Tracks on the Northeast Corridor (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Family challenges ruling that teen girl committed suicide

The family of a New Jersey teenager struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train last summer is challenging the ruling that her death was a suicide.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Passengers ride the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 14, 2015 in New York City. An Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening has forced train service to be suspended between New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., causing commuters to use NJ Transit, flights and bus services. The crash killed at least eight people and injured over 200 more. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Passengers ride the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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NJ Transit to present budget, address $46 million gap

New Jersey Transit is due to present a proposed $2.1 billion operating budget for the coming fiscal year that doesn't include any fare increases.

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NJ Transit tickets
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NJ Transit: Engineer with DWI past not driving trains

New Jersey Transit says an engineer who made headlines when a TV station revealed he had been driving trains while his motor vehicle license was suspended for repeated drunken driving is no longer driving locomotives.

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NJ Transit train at the Hamilton Station (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
NJ Transit train at the Hamilton Station (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Transit defends use of audio surveillance on some trains

New Jersey Transit's director defended the use of audio surveillance systems on some of its trains Tuesday, as some questioned the monitoring's legal and ethical underpinnings.

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puppy and kitten together
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All aboard! Yes, even pets — Amtrak and NJ Transit now allow cats and dogs

Pet owners often consider their dogs and cats full-fledged family members, and Amtrak is embracing that by expanding a pilot program that allows passengers to bring their small pets onto trains in the tri-state area.

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Ask the Governor - 3/30/16
Patrick Lavery, Townsquare Media NJ
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Christie: ‘Absolutely’ no fare hike at NJ Transit despite $57M deficit

Gov. Chris Christie says a midyear budget deficit at New Jersey Transit is common and again lauded the contract reached with rail unions three weeks ago.

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