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NJ Transit Is Missing $2.4 Million in Fares From Worker Shortage

  • Ticket-takers report uncollected fares along commuter routes
  • Shortages a safety risk for passengers, crews, official says

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New Jersey Transit failed to collect $2.4 million in commuter-rail revenue over nine months because of short-staffing and passenger crowding, according to a union representing train conductors.

United Transportation Union Local 60 based the calculation on forms submitted by employees. The missed revenue could be higher, the union said, because there was a shortage of forms this year, and in many cases, submitted information was incomplete or illegible.