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NJ Transit Will Meet Year-End Emergency-Braking Deadline, Murphy’s Office Says

  • FRA will determine whether the agency qualifies for extension
  • Positive train control can stop trains at risk of derailing
Hoboken Terminal Partially Reopens After Last Month\'s NJ Transit Crash

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

All New Jersey Transit locomotives will be outfitted by Dec. 31 with lifesaving braking technology, according to Governor Phil Murphy’s office.

The milestone means that NJ Transit, operator of the nation’s second-busiest commuter railroad, can ask federal regulators for two more years to activate the $320 million system. The installation part of the project is 95 percent complete and will finish by year’s end, Murphy spokesman Dan Bryan said by telephone.