Amtrak Ridership Reaches Record High

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak carried nearly 30.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2011 ending Sept. 30, marking the highest ridership total since the National Railroad Passenger Corporation started operations in 1971 and the eighth ridership record during the last nine years.

NJ To Receive $2.5 Million For Drunk Driving Prevention

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded $2.8 million to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for drunk driving prevention, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today.

NJ Transit Earns Slight Improvement On 2nd Scorecard

NEWARK — NJ Transit customers gave the agency a slightly higher overall satisfaction rating, but rail customers were less pleased with service, according to the second quarter scorecard data released this week. The customer satisfaction survey ratings are part of the agency’s “Scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a clear measurement of how the corporation is performing.

Public Pension Systems Lost More Than $726 Billion In 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nationwide, state and local public employee retirement systems had $2.5 trillion in total cash and investment holdings in 2009, a $726.1 billion or 22.7 percent decrease from $3.2 trillion in 2008, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. This follows a $176.7 billion loss the previous year.

Clark Students Pick Pumpkins And More

CLARK — Students at Valley Road School in Clark enjoyed a pumpkin sale in the courtyard at school last Friday. PTA Chairpersons Sue Applin and Barbara Stark had a huge selection of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks, mums and candy apples available for the students to select from.