N.J. Transit Trains Break Down at Rate Four Times U.S. Average

  • Mechanical failures most since 2010 as riders pay higher fares
  • Christie continues budget shift to cover day-to-day expenses

Commuters wait on a platform to board a New Jersey Transit train at the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction in Secaucus, New Jersey, on Aug. 20, 2015.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

New Jersey Transit commuter trains failed four times more than the U.S. average in 2014, as Governor Chris Christie continued diverting equipment funding to cover day-to-day expenses.

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