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Blame Rests With Governor Murphy for Cancelled NJT Trains

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Ridgewood NJ, Temperatures are rising for commuters this summer on NJ Transit trains. Riders are angry about the agency’s failure to keep the trains moving as scheduled.

A protest by engineers upset by what they say is a contract violation by Transit is leading to an increase in cancelled trains. The employees are refusing to work their scheduled days off, leaving riders stranded on station platforms.

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, a sponsors bill creating commission to get Hudson tunnel project rolling

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Trenton NJ, A massive infrastructure project that would relieve rail congestion between Newark and New York City has been sidetracked for almost a decade by funding uncertainties and political posturing. But legislation passed Tuesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee may be crucial to finally advancing the long-awaited Gateway tunnel construction.

The bill (A5570) creates the Gateway Development Commission, a two-state agency with New York to precipitate the completion of the Gateway Program transportation projects. After clearing the committee with a 10-0 vote, the bill will be considered by the Assembly tomorrow.

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Ridgewood Train Station Lot Will Reopen Tuesday June 18th

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Village Manager Heather Mailander the milling of the train station parking lot has been completed; however, it took longer than anticipated.  Therefore, the paving of the lot will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Both the train station parking lot and the adjacent lot (with an entrance by MacMurphy’s) will be closed until about 6:00 p.m.  There will be parking spaces delineated on Saturday, with the final striping of the spaces being done on Monday, June 17, 2019.  Please make other parking arrangements. 

The end result of the construction will be approximately 35 additional parking spaces in the train station lot.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation during the construction. 

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The Ridgewood Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14)

ATTENTION RIDGEWOOD COMMUTERS:
• The Train Station lot will be closed this THURSDAY & FRIDAY (June 13 & 14) for milling and paving
• Both sides of the Train Station parking lot will be closed including the entrance and side closest to MacMurphy’s

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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS ‘EARLY GETAWAY’ SERVICE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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Kids Ride NJ TRANSIT Free All Weekend with Family SuperSaver Fare

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, May 24 to accommodate customers escaping early for the holiday weekend. 

NJ TRANSIT is making it easy and affordable to have fun in the sun, with a variety of discounted summer savings packages. Memorial Day weekend is a great time for customers to take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s discounted travel packages to destinations including the Jersey Shore, Six Flags Great Adventure and Monmouth Park.

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Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

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Ridgewod NJ, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31 million investment to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state from the north end with projects at Newark Penn Station and Portal Bridge to the southern portion of the state with projects in Trenton. This extensive work and significant financial investment serve as the latest example of the cooperative relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak to enhance the customer experience for both commuter and intercity rail customers.

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NJ TRANSIT TO HOST CUSTOMER FORUMS IN HOBOKEN AND NEW YORK

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Ridgewood NJ, In advance of upcoming Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York this summer and resulting service adjustments, NJ TRANSIT is inviting customers to interact with senior management and operations personnel at the latest “We Are Listening” forums at Hoboken Terminal on Wednesday, May 15th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Penn Station New York Thursday, May 16th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.   

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GOVERNOR MURPHY RECOGNIZES LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINEES GRADUATING CLASSROOM TRAINING

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Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett recognized NJ TRANSIT’s latest Locomotive Engineer Training Class for passing and graduating the Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee (NORAC) and physical characteristics exams. The Governor presented each trainee with a certificate of achievement, as the class wraps up its final days of on-the-job training.

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EXPECT DELAYS BUT NO SERVICE CHANGES FOR MAIN/BERGEN LINE DURING AMTRAK PENN STATION SUMMER WORK

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Ridgewood NJ, Beginning June 17, 2019, NJ TRANSIT will be temporarily diverting select Midtown Direct rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line and one North Jersey Coast Line train to Hoboken, in order to accommodate vital Amtrak repair work that will take two tracks at Penn Station New York (PSNY) out of service. Other temporary service adjustments will include Morris & Essex Line Midtown Direct trains no longer stopping at Newark Broad Street station during the morning and evening peak periods, and a limited number of Midtown Direct reverse-peak trains will operate from Hoboken. Please see below for impacts to specific trains and suggested alternates.

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CHAIR OF THE PATH RIDERS COUNCIL NAMED FIRST CUSTOMER ADVOCATE & CHIEF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE OFFICER BY NJT

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is delivering on its commitment to improving the customer experience across its rail, bus and light rail systems with the creation of the first Customer Advocate & Chief Customer Experience Officer in the agency’s 40-year history.

NJ TRANSIT has named transportation advocate and customer experience leader Stewart Mader to fill the role.  The position is dedicated to monitoring and improving the customer experience statewide at every customer touchpoint.

“As NJ TRANSIT continues to rebuild itself as a world-class mass transit agency, restoring safety and reliability to the thousands of commuters who use its service daily, the voices of its riders must be heard,” said Governor Philip Murphy. “I applaud NJ TRANSIT’s leadership for prioritizing those voices, and putting customer service at the forefront of its operations by selecting Stewart Mader as the agency’s first Customer Advocate and Chief Customer Experience Officer, who will use his deep experience advocating for mass-transit in our region to monitor customer experience and feedback, and integrate the unique needs of commuters into the agency’s decision making process.”

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