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(NEWARK, N.J.) — New Jersey Transit and its rail workers reached a tentative contract on Friday night, avoding a long-threatened strike that could affect more than 100,000 commuters in New Jersey and New York.

“New Jersey Transit has come to a tentative agreement with the coalition comprised of all 11 unions, representing over 4,200 NJ Transit employees,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday in Newark, New Jersey. “The agreement of course must still be ratified by the rank and file members of the union.”

The strike was scheduled to begin at midnight on Sunday if NJ Transit and the unions failed to reach a settlement.

“I’m very happy that we resolved this agreement before our transit system and our economy were disrupted by the threatened strike,” Gov. Christie said.

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