New Jersey Transit met safety deadline. But it had to do some weird things

By Curtis Tate, North Jersey Record; January 3, 2019

Yes, NJ Transit finished the required work on a safety system before the Dec. 31 deadline. But riders may see a few unusual arrangements, temporarily, because of it.

First, NJ Transit has leased seven electric locomotives from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. SEPTA retired the locomotives last year, but they are equipped for positive train control, the system the nation’s commuter railroads were required to install.

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