Christie’s Successor Will Face Transportation Tests

file photo fatal Hoboken train crash

New Jersey’s next governor stands to inherit a still-stalled plan to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, a transit system racked recently by maintenance and safety issues. and a driving public unhappy about recent gas tax increases.

| April 29, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.

By MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press


By |April 30th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Angry NJ Transit riders urge ‘NoPayMay’ protest for shoddy service

By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for
on April 28, 2017 at 9:59 AM, updated April 28, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Frustrated NJ Transit commuters have been circulating fliers on trains and waging a nascent social media campaign dubbed “NoPayMay” to encourage rail riders to attempt to use April monthly passes next month as a […]

By |April 29th, 2017|commuters|2 Comments


April 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT’s spring rail schedule change continues the effort to best match equipment and timetables to customers’ travel needs.  Highlights of the plan, to go into effect on May 7th, include adding additional seating capacity to ease overcrowding on heavily traveled trains and adjusting the schedules on […]

By |April 27th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

NJT: Expect 15-30 Minutes Delays for the Foreseeable Future

file photo

April 26,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, ,Due to ongoing Amtrak track maintenance work and track inspections leading to speed restrictions, effective immediately and continuing until further notice, NJT customers traveling to and from New York Penn Station will experience estimated delays of 15 minutes on weekdays and 30 minutes on weekends.

By |April 26th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Reader says Another Horrible Commute to Penn Monday Morning

Another horrible commute to Penn this morning. Train conductor said over the weekend service was even worse. The frequency with which these incidents and slow downs in service are happening tells me there’s something fishy. I wouldn’t bet against conspiracies that NJT and Amtrak and others are trying to justify another fare increase for “capital […]

By |April 25th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Reader says The next big shift will be work itself and working from home The technology already exists

The next big shift will be work itself and working from home The technology already exists, but fairly soon we will see major corporations eliminating expensive office spaces where millions of people commute into every day to punch keyboards in buildings located in some of the most expensive places on earth. The cost benefits will […]

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

Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems


When Amtrak’s new chief executive took responsibility for two recent train derailments at Pennsylvania Station in New York, it was a low point for a railroad already confronting a series of urgent challenges.

Commuters have long complained that the station is overcrowded and dreary, but now Amtrak had acknowledged that its […]

By |April 24th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

Ridgewood Train Station Station: Stairs Serving Pedestrian Tunnel Closed Temporarily for Roof Replacement Work

April 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Train Station Station: Stairs Serving Pedestrian Tunnel Closed Temporarily for Roof Replacement Work – Beginning Monday, April, 24, 2017

Beginning on or about Monday, April 24 and continuing for approximately six weeks, the stair kiosks to/from the pedestrian underpass at Ridgewood Station between East Ridgewood Avenue and […]

By |April 21st, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

N.J. warns of ‘traffic Armageddon’ without tunnel funding

file photo by Boyd Loving

Nicholas Pugliese , State House Bureau, @nickpugzPublished 5:27 p.m. ET April 19, 2017

Several of New Jersey’s high-ranking elected officials gathered in Newark Penn Station Wednesday to present the federal government with a dire warning: either follow through on a commitment to fund a portion of the $24 billion trans-Hudson rail project […]

By |April 21st, 2017|commuters|2 Comments

Christie, Amtrak Fault Each Other in Latest New Jersey Meltdown

file photo by ArtChick

by  Elise Young
April 17, 2017, 4:39 PM EDT

Power loss follows two derailments, taxing regional railroads
Despite governor’s comment, cause of weekend incident unclear

Governor Chris Christie blamed Amtrak for a holiday-weekend travel meltdown on New Jersey’s commuter train line, though the federal passenger railroad said it was the state’s fault this time.

As many as […]

By |April 18th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments