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NJ Transit Bus Driver Saves Injured Pedestrian’s Life in Hasbrouck Heights

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Hasbrouck Hts NJ, NJ TRANSIT bus operator Ruben Valle was stopped at a red light in Hasbrouck Heights when he saw a female pedestrian struck by a car making a left turn in front of him. Ruben, a former EMT, quickly put the bus in park, asked his passengers to call 9-11, and ran out to provide assistance. Ruben told the conscious but injured pedestrian to stay still, and after another passerby came to stay with her went back to the bus for traffic cones.

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Construction Starts at Ridgewood Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, The construction of additional parking spaces has begun at the Ridgewood train station.

Update on train station parking lot construction, work to begin 4/8/19

The train station parking lot construction will begin on April 8, 2019, for the next 3-4 months for renovation and addition of 35 parking spaces.

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Reader says, “Some of us have to get to work by train and have no option other to drive and park at the station”

What are we supposed to do? The lot is typically full before 6:45 am. Residents are just getting kicked around. Some of us have to get to work by train and have no option other to drive and park at the station.

Why didn’t the village preplan this and not issue non resident stickers to reduce the number of cars? There are ways to plan things. Really poor leadership, planning, and just a slap to commuters already stressed by a tough train ride

Unacceptable leadership we need a solution

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Village Updates Ridgewood Train Station Construction Date to April 8th

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Ridgewood NJ, after a bit of confusion the Village Manager
Heather A. Mailander has updated yesterday’s E-Notice on the train station parking lot construction, please be aware of the following:

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NJ Transit Announces 100% PASS RATE FOR FIRST PHASE OF PILOT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINING PROGRAM

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Ridgewood NJ, All 14 Assistant Conductors that enrolled in NJ TRANSIT’S pilot conductor-to-engineer training program have successfully completed classroom instruction and testing. The first class of its kind at NJ TRANSIT, 100% of the Assistant Conductors will be moving onto phase two to begin on-the-job training in the field.

“This class of Assistant Conductors did an incredible job of learning an immense amount of material,’’ said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “The hard work and dedication this class has shown is evident by their impressive success rate. I wish them well on the second phase of their training and look forward to having them operating their own trains in revenue service before the end of this year.”

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Shade Trees Come Down Along the Ridgewood Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood has removed several shade trees c along the Ridgewood Train station .

The Ridgewood Train station is a major New Jersey Transit rail station hub. It is located in downtown Ridgewood in the Central Business . It is served by the NJT Main Line as well as the Bergen County Line. Ridgewood is one of two transfer options presented at the time of ticket purchase (Secaucus Junction is the other) and is widely used for that purpose.

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“Doomsday Plan” For Hudson Tunnel Failure

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Gottheimer, King Announce Bill Demanding “Doomsday Plan” For Tunnel Failure

What Do We Do When the Train Tunnels Fail and We Can’t Get In or Out of New York City?

Ridgewood NJ, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Peter King (NY-02) announced their new bill to demand an economic estimate and contingency plan for the “Doomsday” scenario where one of the two North River Tunnels must be shut down beneath the Hudson River.

The North River Tunnels carry 200,000 travelers daily and are crumbling after damage from over 100 years of use and flooding during Superstorm Sandy. On Tuesday, the Regional Plan Association released “A Preventable Crisis,” a report outlining the catastrophic economic consequences of a tunnel being shut down.

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PORTAL NORTH BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MAKES HEADWAY

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT, with support from Amtrak, has completed an early action construction contract that included five major construction elements for the Portal North Bridge Replacement Program.  This contract broke ground in October 2017 and these construction elements were completed earlier this month – on time and on budget.

This NJ TRANSIT-sponsored and managed project was accomplished with the cooperation and support of the Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) and our Federal partners.  This milestone also demonstrates the ongoing commitment by the regional partner agencies to deliver a cost-effective program in a timely manner.

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Reader says , “Hudson-Bergen Light Rail would keep hard working tax payers from fleeing the state.”

” Finally, how great! The state of NJ has been doing everything possible to chase tax payers out of the state and make our lives difficult. Now, finally, something is being done to make our lives better. Our home values will rise, it will be easier to get to Jersey City, Hudson yards, and the ferries where so many jobs are being created, to Manhattan for work or pleasure, and Hoboken for work or pleasure.
With our high taxes and traffic we suffer with, our elected officials must do every thing possible to keep the hard working tax payers from fleeing the state. Thank you so much for the new light rail. “

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NJDOT advising motorists to plan ahead for Wednesday’s storm

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TRENTON  NJ, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol for Wednesday, February 20, based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain beginning tomorrow morning and continuing throughout the day, which may result in difficult driving conditions, particularly during the Wednesday evening commute.

The Department is advising motorists to plan ahead and to consider curtailing travel tomorrow if possible. Snow is expected to begin tomorrow morning in South Jersey and move north. It is expected to intensify in the afternoon and at some point it is expected to turn to freezing rain, which may cause difficult driving conditions.

NJDOT will be deploying the necessary resources in advance of the storm and is coordinating its response with NJ Transit and the toll road authorities to ensure the best response for New Jerseyans.

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