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All aboard! Yes, even pets — Amtrak and NJ Transit now allow cats and dogs

Pet owners often consider their dogs and cats full-fledged family members, and Amtrak is embracing that by expanding a pilot program that allows passengers to bring their small pets onto trains in the tri-state area.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: John Nagle, a NJ Transit conductor, waits for passengers to board the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 13, 2015 in New York City. An Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia last night has forced train service to be suspended between New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., causing commuters to use NJ Transit, flights and bus services. The crash killed at least six people and injured dozens more. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
John Nagle, a NJ Transit conductor, waits for passengers to board the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Top 5 Things To Do If NJ Transit Strikes

With the possibility of a strike looming over NJ Transit train commuters, there are some things that we can do to make the inconvenience a little less painful...

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Looming Threat Of New Jersey Transit Strike Could Cripple Commute Into Manhattan For Tens Of Thousands
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New Jersey Transit Strike Looms!

 

The possibility of a New Jersey Transit strike is looming and could come as early as this weekend, if talks stall. According to transportation officials nearly 11 % of New Jersey residents use New Jersey Transit .... ...

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containerman2 via YouTube
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Watch This Train Blast Through The Snow [Video]

Ok, this is cool! Let's continue today's theme of unusual ways to get through the snow. First, we had the cat who claws his way through a 4 foot high blockade, and now we have this - a Canadian train that couldn't care less about snow that's built up on the tracks. The locomotive literally plows through the snow, blasting a massive cloud of frozen precipitation in its path. It's a pretty amazing sight and, thankfully, someone was there to catch the whole thing on video. Check it out:

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See an Awesome Way to Get Around Your Property [Video]

Most of us, when we want to get from one part of our property to another have to walk. Some, who have particularly large properties may take a bike or even a golf cart, if you're well off. But you have got to check out this guy's personal NJ Transit system to get from one place to another at his sprawling home in Oregon:

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Flickr user PhillipC
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9/11 Anniversary Prompts More Transit Security [AUDIO]

Mass transit officials are on high alert this week as we mark the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

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Suicides by Train on the Rise [AUDIO]

Regardless of all the work done to prevent accidental deaths on railroad tracks, 2013 is shaping up to be one of the deadliest years for suicides by train.

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Steve Sweeney Wants Answers After Train Derailment [AUDIO/VIDEO]

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the collapse of a rail bridge in Paulsboro at the end of last week that led to a 7 car train derailment and the release of a hazardous chemical vapor.

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Flickr user - lindseywb
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Train Times – Have You Gotten Burned? [Poll]

One of the things I love most about living in New Jersey is the fact that it's so easy to get into New York City. Just jump on a New Jersey Transit train and you're on your way.

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flickr, Terry Hassan
flickr, Terry Hassan
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Are You Traveling This Labor Day Weekend ?

So as millions hit the roads this Holiday Weekend, what are you doing with the Family ?

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