NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Transit Board met on Wednesday to decide on approving the contracts with its two remaining rail unions. Unions representing Locomotive Engineers and Conductors voted to ratify contracts within the last week. The other nine rail unions signed contracts after a tentative agreement was reached in March—about a day before the deadline for a strike that could have wreaked havoc for commuters in the New York region. The rail unions had been working without a contract for roughly five years. NJ Transit Officials had previously claimed fares may rise in an effort to cover the costs associated with new contracts, but no increases have yet been announced.