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It's not clear how much more has been spent, as NJ Transit redacted dollar figures from contracts released last week to Bloomberg under a public records request.
"This acquisition marks the culmination of 10 years of work between Somerset Development, the borough of Somerville and NJ TRANSIT to realize our shared vision of transforming this former landfill site into a vibrant, mixed-use transit village," said Ralph Zucker, president and CEO of Somerset Development.
MCI Vice president of Public Sector Tom Wagner said: We are extremely proud of our long-standing history with NJ Transit. Our goal is to continue to excel at providing high-quality, reliable, low cost of operation coaches that offer unsurpassed passenger comfort and safety for riders on NJ TRANSITs over-the-road express route service today and in the future.
"We are proud to continue our strong and cooperative relationship with NJ Transit," Amtrak Chairman Tony Coscia said.
NJ Transit did not respond to a request for comment.
None of NJ Transit's trains are fully equipped with positive train control (PTC), a safety system designed to prevent accidents by automatically slowing or stopping trains that are going too fast.
PATH trains said on Twitter that due to a NJ Transit train derailment at Hoboken station, all of its services were also suspended.
According to the New York Post, NJ Transit, the New Jersey transportation provider, said that Derek Fenton's "public actions" violated its code of ethics and that he "violated his trust as a state employee."
If built, Amtrak's tunnels would join NJ Transit's planned Access to the Region's Core tunnels, on which minor construction has begun on the New Jersey side, and the current tunnels built by the Pennsylvania Railroad 100 years ago and used by commuter and Amtrak trains.
The TTA will receive 14 cars, and NJ Transit will receive seven.
According to NJ Transit, the MCI hybrid bus, which is equipped with two electric motors, a battery pack and a diesel engine, is expected to "reduce engine emissions and improve fuel efficiency." NJ Transit noted that it expects to receive the second MCI hybrid bus by the end of the year, with "more to follow in 2004."
The Board of the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has given the go-ahead for a contract with French engineering group Alstom worth USD232.9 million (Euro 232 million) for up to 230 push-pull commuter cars.
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