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Panicked mob flees a packed Penn Station after Amtrak cops jolt man with stun gun amid long NJ Transit delays

Pandemonium erupted at Penn Station Friday after Amtrak police used a stun gun on an unruly man — sending scared riders scrambling for safety.

The transit hub was unusually crowded at rush hour thanks to an NJ Transit train that stalled in a tunnel earlier, causing massive delays to kick off the holiday weekend.

Cops confronted a […]

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

New ferry route between N.J. and midtown to begin this fall

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on April 12, 2017 at 6:12 AM, updated April 12, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Last week, in the midst of the commuter chaos caused by the train derailment at Penn Station, NY Waterway set up an extra ferry route from Hoboken to mid-town Manhattan.

That service will now become […]

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

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Request Comprehensive Review of Penn Station

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today issued a joint letter to the CEO of Amtrak and Executive Director of the Federal Railroad Administration calling for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols at Penn Station.

The text of the letter is below:

“Following recent train derailments and severe service […]

By |April 11th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

These 26 Port Authority employees each earned more than $125K in overtime

editors note : we run theses stories every year 

Updated April 11, 2017
Posted April 11, 2017

By Kelly Heyboer and Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Most veteran police officers at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey earn about $90,000 a year in base pay. But, some officers pocket double — or even […]

By |April 11th, 2017|commuters|3 Comments

Hudson Tunnel Project Continues to Move Forward

April 8,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  the resent derailment at Penn Station New York has suggested new urgency to the Hudson Tunnel Project.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and NJ TRANSIT are jointly preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the Hudson Tunnel Project. The Project is intended to preserve the current functionality […]

By |April 8th, 2017|commuters|1 Comment

NJ TRANSIT TO RESTORE FULL SERVICE TO/FROM NEW YORK PENDING GO-AHEAD FROM AMTRAK

Full Weekday Service Set To Resume Friday A.M.; Cross-Honoring Continues For Customer Convenience

April 7,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  be prepared for a few snafu’s but NJ TRANSIT will resume full weekday service into and out of Penn Station New York (PSNY) for Friday morning, pending completion of track repairs by Amtrak.  Amtrak has […]

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

NJT: MidTOWN Direct trains continue to operate in and out of Hoboken Terminal

Cross-Honoring Continues, Enhanced Ferry Service to Midtown

April 6,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is adding additional train service to the holiday schedule for the Wednesday morning and afternoon peak periods on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Lines (NJCL) operating into Penn Station New York (PSNY).  Additionally, enhanced cross-honoring ferry […]

By |April 6th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

NJ TRANSIT CONTINUES TO ADD NEW YORK RAIL SERVICE

Cross-Honoring Continues, Enhanced Ferry Service to Midtown

April 5,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is adding additional train service to the holiday schedule for the Wednesday morning and afternoon peak periods on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Lines (NJCL) operating into Penn Station New York (PSNY).  Additionally, enhanced cross-honoring ferry […]

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

Due to Northeast Corridor Train Derailment NJT will continue to operate an adjusted schedule

Cross-Honoring Continues, Delays and Crowding Expected

April 4, 2017

Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT will continue to operate an adjusted schedule to and from Penn Station New York (PSNY) for Tuesday, April 4th.  The reduced train service is due to track constraints at PSNY following the slow-speed derailment of a NJ TRANSIT train Monday morning.

At approximately 9 a.m. […]

By |April 4th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

NJ TRANSIT PARTNERS WITH U.S. ARMY ON JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS

file photo by ArtChick
April 2,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is partnering with the U.S. Army on a program to help provide soldiers with career opportunities following their military service.  In a signing ceremony held today at the Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction, NJ TRANSIT became the newest member of […]

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