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NJ TRANSIT GETS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SAFETY EDUCATION

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Safety Education Program Highlights the Need for Safe Behavior around Trains, Buses and Light Rail

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Ridgewood NJ,  As New Jersey schools get back in session this week, NJ TRANSIT is highlighting its Safety Education Program. Schools are encouraged to request the free SAFETY RULES! presentation to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains, buses and light rail vehicles. More information is available at njtransit.com/safety.

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Eminent Domain Abuse Forum Held in Hoboken

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Hoboken NJ, this could be the next trick in the forced over development /high density housing battle in Bergen County.

The Pulse with Peter B., northern New Jersey’s premier cable access show, hosted a forum on eminent domain abuse in Hudson County on Wednesday night, August 28th, in Our Lady of Grace School. The forum highlighted the Center St neighborhood of Jersey City and the NY Waterway ferry company marina property in Hoboken as examples of local government abuse of eminent domain powers to harm communities and help special interests. Forum panelists included Hudson County community advocates Natalia Ioffe, Mary Ondrejka, and Joshua Sotomayor Einstein. The forum was moderated by show host Peter Biancamano.

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Monday, August 26, the MTV Video Music Awards is being hosted at the Prudential Center in Newark

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Newark NJ, On Monday, August 26, the MTV Video Music Awards is being hosted at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ—its first time ever in New Jersey. Due to the traffic congestion resulting from this event, we encourage those traveling in the area to allow for extra time and, if you are not attending the event, plan alternate routes. (Road closure info below)

If your commute involves bus: NJ TRANSIT bus service throughout Newark will be subject to delays and detours due to the event. There is the potential for gridlock traffic conditions Monday.

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NJ Transit Police Reunite Homeless Man with his Daughters after 20 years

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Secaucus NJ, according to NJ transit Police they hadn’t seen each other in over 20 years until an amazing, heartwarming reunion at a NJ Transit police station.

Jose Lopez received more assistance than he could’ve ever imagined when he accepted help from the New Jersey Transit Police Crisis Outreach Program. Mr. Lopez, a former Long Branch resident made his way to New Jersey from Miami and was recently discovered in Secaucus Junction Station. Homeless and in need of assistance, he was introduced to New Jersey Transit Police Crisis Outreach Officer Sean Pfeifer.

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New Rule Means NJ Transit Will Post Monthly Performance Reports

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 80, requiring NJ TRANSIT rail performance metrics to be shared with the public monthly through the agency’s website. This step forward in providing transparency and accountability for commuters follows from a number of the findings in the independent audit of the agency’s operations ordered by the Governor and released in October 2018.

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NJT : Back to School Student Savings

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Ridgewood NJ, Full-time college students can save 25 percent on NJ TRANSIT Monthly Passes when their school participates in our University Partnership Program. Getting the discount is simple. Enroll through the participating college’s website in our Quik-Tik online pass program for a monthly rail, bus, or light rail pass.

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NJ Transit Police Locate Missing Autistic Child

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Newark NJ, A missing autistic child located and a family reunited thanks to diligent police work initiated by an observant commuter.

On Tuesday night, NJ Transit Police Officer Brian Zavistovski responded to a commuter’s tip describing a little girl who was possibly in need of help at Hoboken Terminal. Upon locating the juvenile, Officer Zavistovski immediately recognized communication barriers. The 10-year-old juvenile was non-verbal and she did not respond to his attempts to communicate.

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Reader Calls Homeless At Ridgewood Train Station “Fake News”

“Fake news. Professional actor placed by the anti-garage zealots trying their best to force the narrative. Nice try. We’re building and moving forward.
And there’s nothing you can do about it.”

others disagree……………………………

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NJ Transit Bosses Get Big Raises

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Ridgewood NJ, As the third largest transit system in the country, New jersey Transit has pledged to improve the customer experience. According to their website that means they must continually invest in people, infrastructure and communications.

Commuters note a mixed bag of results .While train service continues to have Penn Station ,and 100 year old tunnel issues ,bus service has also had it own problems with construction on 495 and problems on the Hudson crossings.

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