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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
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
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

NJ Transit Eliminates Cash Transaction for Bus Boarding at George Washington Bridge Bus Station

 
May 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT will expedite the boarding process at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, following the station’s reopening, to improve the overall customer experience by getting riders home faster.

When the station opens to customers, cash will no longer be accepted on buses departing the George Washington Bridge […]

By |May 15th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

NJ Transit Should Cut Fares This Summer, Senate Candidate Says

By Alyana Alfaro • 05/03/17 5:12pm

Kelly Langschultz, a Republican candidate for the state Senate in Bergen County, is calling on NJ Transit to slash its fares during the coming season of repairs and service outages at New York Penn Station.

“NJ Transit needs to reduce the cost of their ticket prices and start accommodating riders for […]

By |May 5th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

NJT Ridgewood Bus Customers Have More Options to buy Tickets

MORE TICKET OPTIONS AND IMPROVED NAVIGATION FOR NJ TRANSIT MOBILE APP

May 2,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT’s latest mobile app upgrade has a redesigned look that brings additional features and functionality to the home page screen. Bus customers also will be able to use the app to purchase one-way, round-trip and discounted […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

PORT AUTHORITY AUTHORIZES PLANNING FUNDS FOR FIRST PHASE OF PATH EXTENSION TO NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

May 2,2017
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Newark NJ, Extension would provide access to the airport via a one-seat ride from Manhattan and add transit access to the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward

The Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners today authorized $57 million in planning funds for the first phase of the PATH system extension […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

Reader asks why this plan was not considered less than eight years ago when the train station parking lot was last altered

I am curious why this plan was not considered less than eight years ago when the train station parking lot was last altered. Did Chris R not think it was a good idea then, was it never considered? Parking was surely an issue 10 years ago. Why are we considering renovations to a parking lot […]

By |May 1st, 2017|commuters|7 Comments

NJT Apologizes for the Mess

April 25, 2017

Dear Valued Customer,

First, I want to thank you for your continued patience and understanding during the recent and ongoing delays to your train service, especially traveling in and out of Penn Station New York.

These delays have caused considerable frustration, inconvenience and stress for many of you as you travel to work, appointments, events […]

By |May 1st, 2017|commuters|2 Comments