Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) Out of Touch on Transit Issues

July 24,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, amazingly with what seems like a daily occurrence of commuter disasters Democrat Senator Bob Gordon shockingly declares NJ Transit ‘working pretty well’ ?

Senator Bob Gordon (D-38) is running for reelection this year is also serving as chairman of the N.J. Senate committee responsible for overseeing public transportation […]

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

NJT Weighs Disciplinary action against “No Show” Train Engineers

photo by ArtChick

July 20,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  New Jersey Transit is weighing whether it can pursue disciplinary action against train engineers after a manpower shortage forced dozens of ride cancellations causing further commuter uproar this week amid the “summer of Hell” track work at New York’s Penn Station.

NJ Transit Executive Director Steve […]

By |July 20th, 2017|commuters|4 Comments

NJ Transit bus slammed into vehicle’s open driver’s side door on East Ridgewood Avenue

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a black colored Chevrolet Traverse escaped injury when a NJ Transit bus slammed into her vehicle’s open driver’s side door in front of 144 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood on Tuesday afternoon, 07/18. Damage done prevented the […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|7 Comments


Operating budget keeps fares stable; Capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

July 13,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ,  The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state […]

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

As feds equivocate, Hudson tunnel cost grows to $13 billion


07/06/2017 02:06 PM EDT

A plan to build a new passenger rail tunnel — and repair the existing one that’s now falling apart — will cost nearly $13 billion and could, perhaps, be completed in late 2026, according to a draft environmental impact statement released Thursday.

That $13 billion represents an increase over the original estimate of the […]

By |July 8th, 2017|Commuters|5 Comments

NJT : “Summer of Hell” Starts Monday

Bergen Line and Main Line and Port Jervis customers can expect delays ,but schedule remains unaffected .

July 8,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood  blog

Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is reminding customers that the summer rail service changes due to Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York (PSNY) will go into effect on Monday, July 10th.  This […]

By |July 8th, 2017|Commuters|0 Comments


June 30, 2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, In the event of a state government shutdown, NJ TRANSIT’s rail, bus and light rail services will not be impacted and will operate on their regular schedules. In addition, Access Link, NJTRANSIT’s paratransit service will maintain normal operations.

All NJ TRANSIT’s offices, terminals and stations will be […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Commuters|0 Comments

NO liquid containers of any kind, open or closed, will be permitted on any NJ TRANSIT train or buses on July 4th

June 29,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT will offer “early getaway’’ rail and bus service on Friday, June 30, for the benefit of customers leaving work early and taking a four-day weekend, in anticipation of the Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4th. In addition, there are changes to service throughout the […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Commuters|3 Comments

Will N.J. lose $600M in federal transit funds by missing a deadline?

Updated on June 20, 2017 at 8:55 AMPosted on June 20, 2017 at 8:45 AM


NJ Advance Media for

WASHINGTON — New Jersey could lose $600 million in federal transit funds if it doesn’t meet a federal deadline for setting up a rail safety oversight program.

The state is in the first stage of […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Commuters|1 Comment

Most NJT Midtown Direct trains will be diverted to Hoboken Staring July 10th

June 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Because of Amtrak’s work this summer, the overall rail service plan for customers who will be traveling into Penn Station New York and Hoboken Terminal from July 10th – September 1st is as follows and will be in place continuously:

◊    Nearly all weekday Midtown Direct trains […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Commuters|0 Comments