New Jersey Transit, Rail Unions Reach Tentative Deal to Avoid Strike

The two remaining rail unions negotiating with New Jersey Transit have reached tentative agreements with the agency.

But it's not yet known when either group will vote on their respective proposals.

United Transportation Union Local 60, which represents conductors; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and NJ Transit all confirmed the deals on Saturday. But specific details on the agreements were not disclosed.

The unions were part of an 11-member coalition that reached deals with the agency in March. That came about 24 hours before a strike deadline.

The other unions have ratified their deals.

Approximately 105,000 people commute into New York each weekday via NJ Transit, the nation's third-largest commuter railroad. The nation's third-largest railroad serves 105,000 riders.

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