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PTC Project Update
NJ TRANSIT is in the final stages of installing Positive Train Control (PTC) on its rail equipment and infrastructure, as well as training the employees who will use and maintain the system. When completed, PTC will provide the rail system with an added layer of safety on an already safe system.
NJ TRANSIT continues to work with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and our contractor (Parsons Transportation Group) to meet a federally mandated requirement by December 31, 2018.
Over the past several months, NJ TRANSIT has made significant, but temporary, adjustments to its rail schedules to help accelerate the PTC project to meet the year-end deadline. As a result, we know that these changes have affected many of you. That's why we offered 25 percent discounts on Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) tickets and passes, cross-honoring on several bus routes and PATCO, and some express bus service for customers affected by a complete shutdown of the ACRL. Additionally, all other rail customers are receiving a 10 percent discount on tickets and passes in November, December and January while temporary rail schedule changes remain in effect. We remain committed to returning to our regular rail schedules in January.
NJ TRANSIT would like to thank its rail customers for their patience as work has proceeded.