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New Jersey Transit Announces New Safety Upgrades

September 22,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

 

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT has implemented a variety of rail safety upgrades over the past year and is looking at additional enhancements for the future, as part of its commitment to safety.

Rail Operations is currently in the process of replacing all stub end tracks at Hoboken Terminal with new […]

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

A Thank You From New Jersey Transit

Dear customers,

Let me begin by thanking all of you for your patience over the last two months. The rail service adjustments made in July and August enabled Amtrak to complete a series of major infrastructure projects that will strengthen and improve operations at Penn Station New York (PSNY). Reducing train traffic in and out of […]

By |September 7th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

New Jersey Transit Declares “Summer of Hell” Officially Over

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NJ TRANSIT FULL RESTORATION OF PSNY SERVICE SEPTEMBER 5

September 2,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT plans to restore full service at Penn Station New York (PSNY) on Tuesday, September 5th following confirmation by Amtrak today that Phase One of their track renewal project has concluded.  As a result, all […]

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

Refunds for late NJ Transit trains? NJ lawmaker says yes

By Joe Cutter August 16, 2017 11:20 PM

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Rob Clifton, R-Monmouth, would force NJ Transit to offer a free replacement ticket to a rail rider if their train is more than an hour late.

Clifton points out that a similar idea was offered for awhile by SEPTA in Pennsylvania before it was […]

By |August 17th, 2017|commuters|2 Comments

Will you pay more to travel to parts of Manhattan?

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi , “Under this absolutely inane proposal it would cost a resident of Northern New Jersey $26 in tolls just to drive into midtown Manhattan and return home. When will these politicians understand that we are being taxed out of the region?”

Will you pay more to travel to parts of Manhattan?

Joseph Spector, Albany […]

By |August 15th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

25 NJ Transit workers who made more than $75K in overtime last year

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NJ Transit has quite a few rank-and-file employees who earned more than $75,000 each in overtime in 2016. In some cases, they take home a bigger paycheck than their boss.

One police sergeant took home a total of $229.575, more than NJ Transit’s police chief, who earned $162,273 […]

By |August 14th, 2017|commuters|3 Comments

AMTRAK SAYS PENN STATION REPAIRS LIKELY TO END SOON AFTER LABOR DAY

JOHN REITMEYER | AUGUST 7, 2017

Upgrades right on schedule, agency says, but there might be more work needed after summer is over that could affect NJ Transit commuters

The major repairs at New York’s Penn Station that have pushed thousands of New Jersey Transit commuters off their normal routes into Manhattan this summer are right on-schedule […]

By |August 8th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Rooney Introduces E-ZPass Bills to Protect New Jersey Drivers

TRENTON, NJ. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R) has introduced a package of pro-commuter bills protecting New Jersey’s E-ZPass customers who use New York’s bridges and tunnels from being overcharged.

The legislation is in response to a recent AAA study that found drivers who purchased E-ZPass tags from out of state agencies are being charged the […]

By |August 4th, 2017|commuters|4 Comments

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) Out of Touch on Transit Issues

July 24,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, amazingly with what seems like a daily occurrence of commuter disasters Democrat Senator Bob Gordon shockingly declares NJ Transit ‘working pretty well’ ?

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) is running for reelection this year is also serving as chairman of the N.J. Senate committee responsible for overseeing public transportation […]

By |July 24th, 2017|commuters|4 Comments

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|4 Comments