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Assembly Candidate Calls for NJ Transit Executive Compensation to be Tied to On-time Performance

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East Brunswick NJ, Following the recent announcement that 8 top NJ Transit officials were offered substantial pay increases, while on-time performance remains poor and commuters are going through their third straight “summer of hell”, Assembly candidate Jeffrey Brown called for NJ Transit executive compensation to be tied to the on time percentage of NJ Transit trains.

Specifically, all non-union NJ Transit salaried employees’ base salaries will remain the same, but they will only receive the percentage of their base salary corresponding to the on-time performance (within 6 minutes of scheduled time) of NJ Transit trains.  Based on numbers from June 2019, this would equate to 90% of their salary.

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New Rule Means NJ Transit Will Post Monthly Performance Reports

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 80, requiring NJ TRANSIT rail performance metrics to be shared with the public monthly through the agency’s website. This step forward in providing transparency and accountability for commuters follows from a number of the findings in the independent audit of the agency’s operations ordered by the Governor and released in October 2018.

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NJT : Back to School Student Savings

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Ridgewood NJ, Full-time college students can save 25 percent on NJ TRANSIT Monthly Passes when their school participates in our University Partnership Program. Getting the discount is simple. Enroll through the participating college’s website in our Quik-Tik online pass program for a monthly rail, bus, or light rail pass.

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Governor Murphy defends raises for politically-connected NJ Transit executives

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SUMMIT NJ,  After Gov. Phil Murphy defended raises for politically-connected NJ Transit executives today, Asw. Nancy Munoz responded by criticizing Murphy’s zest for patronage.

“I am afraid that the governor didn’t finish his statements today claiming he is committed to fixing NJ Transit,” exclaimed Munoz (R-Union). “He left out the part that his priority is to help his political friends before helping commuters. That is evidently the case since his tenure has resulted in more cancellations, more worker turmoil, and worse service for commuters.”

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Reader says , “What starts as promoting a trend of care and compassion turns into a major problem where it becomes a health crisis”

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“This unfortunate segment of society will always gravitate to the points of least resistance. It’s why we have huge homeless populations in places like LA, San Francisco, NYC, etc. What starts as promoting a trend of care and compassion turns into a major problem where it becomes a health crisis.

Yes, I realize that this is not San Francisco and little Ridgewood will not become overrun with homeless juinkies, but I’m just saying that if you allow your liberal sensibilities to overlook or even coddle these people, it will quickly become a serious issue.”

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Reader Calls Homeless At Ridgewood Train Station “Fake News”

“Fake news. Professional actor placed by the anti-garage zealots trying their best to force the narrative. Nice try. We’re building and moving forward.
And there’s nothing you can do about it.”

others disagree……………………………

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NJ Transit Bosses Get Big Raises

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Ridgewood NJ, As the third largest transit system in the country, New jersey Transit has pledged to improve the customer experience. According to their website that means they must continually invest in people, infrastructure and communications.

Commuters note a mixed bag of results .While train service continues to have Penn Station ,and 100 year old tunnel issues ,bus service has also had it own problems with construction on 495 and problems on the Hudson crossings.

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NJ TRANSIT Offers Rail Service from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium for the Rolling Stones Concert – Thursday, August 1 & Monday, August 5, 2019

Some customers may experience extended post-concert wait times for return Rail service to Secaucus

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East Rutherford NJ, On Thursday, August 1 and Monday, August 5, NJ TRANSIT will offer Rail and Bus shuttle service to/from MetLife Stadium for the Rolling Stones concert.

Note that all MetLife Stadium rail trips are served via shuttle train to/from Secaucus Junction/Hoboken and Meadowlands Rail Station. There is no direct Rail service to Meadowlands Station from any other rail line or station.

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