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New Jersey Transit Ready for Winter Travel With Snow Blowers Winterized Trains

'NJ Transit will be as ready as we can be,' says top exec

New Jersey Transit says it's prepared to get its passengers to and from work in the winter.

Executive director Steven Santoro on Thursday said the agency has equipment and plenty of salt on hand to help its trains and buses get through a storm.

"We can’t predict what kind of winter season we will have, but I can say with confidence that NJ Transit will be as ready as we can be," said Santoro. "The safety of our customers and employees is always the top priority as we work to keep our transportation system moving during the winter weather season."

NJ Transit says its locomotives, rail cars and buses have undergone winter maintenance. Workers also have inspected more than 750 switches and switch heaters, overhead wires and bridges along the rails.

Two jet-engine-powered snow blowers are available to remove ice and snow from tracks and critical switching areas.

Contracts have been finalized with vendors to plow snow from the larger park and ride lots.

Click here for a full description of NJ Transit's snowy weather plans. [[287977901, C]]

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