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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

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

TRENTON, […]

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

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

By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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

NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES SPRING RAIL SCHEDULE TIME CHANGES

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

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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