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Assembly Candidate Calls for NJ Transit Executive Compensation to be Tied to On-time Performance

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East Brunswick NJ, Following the recent announcement that 8 top NJ Transit officials were offered substantial pay increases, while on-time performance remains poor and commuters are going through their third straight “summer of hell”, Assembly candidate Jeffrey Brown called for NJ Transit executive compensation to be tied to the on time percentage of NJ Transit trains.

Specifically, all non-union NJ Transit salaried employees’ base salaries will remain the same, but they will only receive the percentage of their base salary corresponding to the on-time performance (within 6 minutes of scheduled time) of NJ Transit trains.  Based on numbers from June 2019, this would equate to 90% of their salary.

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Governor Murphy defends raises for politically-connected NJ Transit executives

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SUMMIT NJ,  After Gov. Phil Murphy defended raises for politically-connected NJ Transit executives today, Asw. Nancy Munoz responded by criticizing Murphy’s zest for patronage.

“I am afraid that the governor didn’t finish his statements today claiming he is committed to fixing NJ Transit,” exclaimed Munoz (R-Union). “He left out the part that his priority is to help his political friends before helping commuters. That is evidently the case since his tenure has resulted in more cancellations, more worker turmoil, and worse service for commuters.”

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Blame Rests With Governor Murphy for Cancelled NJT Trains

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Ridgewood NJ, Temperatures are rising for commuters this summer on NJ Transit trains. Riders are angry about the agency’s failure to keep the trains moving as scheduled.

A protest by engineers upset by what they say is a contract violation by Transit is leading to an increase in cancelled trains. The employees are refusing to work their scheduled days off, leaving riders stranded on station platforms.

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Ridgewood Train Station Lot 35 new spaces ,35 empty spaces

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Ridgewood NJ, a reader counted 36 empty parking spaces at the train station parking lot this morning as of 10 AM ,begging the question ,”Why do we need a parking garage?”

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, a sponsors bill creating commission to get Hudson tunnel project rolling

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Trenton NJ, A massive infrastructure project that would relieve rail congestion between Newark and New York City has been sidetracked for almost a decade by funding uncertainties and political posturing. But legislation passed Tuesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee may be crucial to finally advancing the long-awaited Gateway tunnel construction.

The bill (A5570) creates the Gateway Development Commission, a two-state agency with New York to precipitate the completion of the Gateway Program transportation projects. After clearing the committee with a 10-0 vote, the bill will be considered by the Assembly tomorrow.

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COMMUTER ALERT: Starting Monday, some NJ TRANSIT lines will no longer run into New York City and will be diverted in Hoboken

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Ridgewood NJ, Beginning June 17, 2019, NJ TRANSIT will be temporarily diverting select Midtown Direct rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line and one North Jersey Coast Line train to Hoboken, in order to accommodate vital Amtrak repair work that will take two tracks at Penn Station New York (PSNY) out of service. Other temporary service adjustments will include Morris & Essex Line Midtown Direct trains no longer stopping at Newark Broad Street station during the morning and evening peak periods, and a limited number of Midtown Direct reverse-peak trains will operate from Hoboken.

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Ridgewood Train Station Lot Will Reopen Tuesday June 18th

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Village Manager Heather Mailander the milling of the train station parking lot has been completed; however, it took longer than anticipated.  Therefore, the paving of the lot will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Both the train station parking lot and the adjacent lot (with an entrance by MacMurphy’s) will be closed until about 6:00 p.m.  There will be parking spaces delineated on Saturday, with the final striping of the spaces being done on Monday, June 17, 2019.  Please make other parking arrangements. 

The end result of the construction will be approximately 35 additional parking spaces in the train station lot.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation during the construction. 

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The Ridgewood Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14)

ATTENTION RIDGEWOOD COMMUTERS:
• The Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14) for milling and paving
• Both sides of the Train Station parking lot will be closed including the entrance and side closest to MacMurphy’s

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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS ‘EARLY GETAWAY’ SERVICE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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Kids Ride NJ TRANSIT Free All Weekend with Family SuperSaver Fare

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 24 to accommodate customers escaping early for the holiday weekend. 

NJ TRANSIT is making it easy and affordable to have fun in the sun, with a variety of discounted summer savings packages. Memorial Day weekend is a great time for customers to take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s discounted travel packages to destinations including the Jersey Shore, Six Flags Great Adventure and Monmouth Park.

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MAJOR BRIDGE, TUNNEL AND RAIL ADVISORY THIS WEEKEND

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Lane closings planned at the Bayonne Bridge,
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Lanes will be closed this weekend and/or next week at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel and Bayonne Bridge for ongoing construction and repair projects.

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