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NJT Weighs Disciplinary action against “No Show” Train Engineers

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July 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations causing further commuter uproar this week amid the “summer of Hell” track work at New York’s Penn Station.

NJ Transit Executive Director Steve […]

By |July 20th, 2017|commuters|2 Comments

NJ TRANSIT ADOPTS FISCAL YEAR 2018 OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS WITH MAJOR FOCUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND RELIABILITY

Operating budget keeps fares stable; Capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

July 13,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state […]

By |July 13th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

New York is ripping off New Jersey E-ZPass holders, AAA says

Updated on July 11, 2017 at 4:39 PMPosted on July 11, 2017 at 10:33 AM

By Larry Higgs

NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Drivers using E-ZPass tags issued by other agencies are being charged the cash rate at New York bridges and tunnels run by the MTA, instead of receiving the E-ZPass discount, a AAA study found.

New Jersey […]

By |July 13th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Private companies wanted for $20B Gateway Project

By Vince Calio, June 5, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Amtrak and NJ Transit would use a new Gateway tunnel under the Hudson River. – (AARON HOUSTON)

Private firms will be sought to help finance and construct the $20 billion rail tunnel connecting northern New Jersey and New York City.

During its June 1 board meeting, the Gateway Program […]

By |June 7th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Train-mageddon Starts July 10 and runs through Friday, September 1, 2017

June 3,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, its coming ,the modified Service Plan Due to Amtrak’s Summer Track Repair Work in Effect Monday, July 10 through Friday, September 1, 2017

NJ TRANSIT rail customers have been forced to deal with delays, derailments and unreliable service because Amtrak, which owns the tracks our service relies upon, […]

By |June 3rd, 2017|commuters|2 Comments

Ridgewood Commuter update from New Jersey Transit

June 1,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi shares a commuter update from New Jersey Transit.

COMMUTER UPDATE from NJ Transit:

NJ TRANSIT has heard from our customers that their lives have been turned upside down by the almost daily delays resulting from Amtrak’s emergency repair work that is going on at Penn Station New […]

By |June 1st, 2017|commuters|4 Comments

Christie, Cuomo plot out transit plans as ‘summer of hell’ looms

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By DANA RUBINSTEIN and RYAN HUTCHINS

05/23/2017 05:41 PM EDT

As New York and New Jersey residents continue to grapple with the region’s ailing mass transit system, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie on Tuesday stood before reporters on opposite sides of the Hudson River and, in dueling press conferences, explained how they planned […]

By |May 24th, 2017|commuters|6 Comments

Commuter says Mr President Please do not bail out NY/NJ at Penn Station

Dear President Trump – please do the right thing here. Ask NY/NJ to drop dead. I say this as someone who has to endure the torturous commute every single day.

These states are involved in pillaging BILLIONS of dollars collected as taxes/tolls/fares, paid by honest citizens, on their union cronies and other political constituents, instead of […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Cuomo asks Trump for help with disastrous Penn Station

By Michael Gartland

May 21, 2017 | 5:00pm

Governor Cuomo turned to President Trump on Sunday to help bail New Yorkers out of a looming mass transit crisis at Penn Station, a situation he likened to a natural disaster.

In a letter to Trump dated May 21, Cuomo requested “the federal government treat this as an emergency situation” […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|commuters|7 Comments

NJ TRANSIT KICKS OFF SUMMER WITH ‘EARLY GETAWAY’ SERVICE AND DISCOUNTED TRAVEL PACKAGES

May 22,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT will kick off the Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 26, for the benefit of customers leaving work early.  To help speed the getaway, customers are reminded that they can enjoy the convenience of purchasing tickets through the […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|commuters|0 Comments