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Local News, News | Dec 31, 2006

NJ Transit wants joint dispatching agreement to reduce delays

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) – Ever sit on an NJ Transit train that is held up to wait for an Amtrak engine to roar pass?
NJ Transit says it’s a big problem and has an idea about how to fix it.
The state-run transportation agency is pushing for a joint control center operated with Amtrak to decide which trains go ahead.
According to an analysis in The Sunday Record of Bergen County, NJ Transit trains were delayed a total of 157 hours in 2005 and 2006 to allow delayed Amtrak trains to move ahead.
But Amtrak, which operates the Northeast Corridor tracks, says even more Amtrak trains were held up so NJ Transit rigs could pass.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Local News, News | Dec 31, 2006

N.J. Lottery selects numbers for special New Year’s drawing

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Four people are millionaires after a special “Million Dollar New Year” drawing from the New Jersey Lottery on Sunday.
The lottery sold only 500-thousand tickets for the raffle. Each cost 20 dollars.
Contestants had a relatively good chance of winning one of the million dollar top prizes. There were four of them.
Other prizes ranged from 500 to 100-thousand dollars.
The tickets went on sale November 20th and sold out on December 27th.
The winning numbers are at the lottery’s Web site, www.njlottery.net.