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NJ TRANSIT TO HOST PUBLIC HEARINGS ON FUNDING FOR LOCAL SENIOR/DISABLED TRANSPORTATION

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT will hold a series of public hearings to gather information and feedback on the Senior Citizen and Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program (SCDRTAP). SCDRTAP funds capital, operating, and/or administrative expenses for locally coordinated paratransit services for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The public is invited to the December hearings below at which time they will have a full opportunity to express their views regarding NJ TRANSIT’S 2019 SCDRTAP funding.

Three hearings will take place in different geographic regions of the state. The locations are Freehold, Westampton and Newark.  Each hearing will have an afternoon and evening session. In order to ensure that all members of the public are given an opportunity to be heard, comments will be limited to five minutes.

SENIOR CITIZEN & DISABLED RESIDENTS TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HEARINGS

Central                       PLACE:          Monmouth Agricultural Building

Region                                                Conference Room, #1

                                                            4000 Kozloski Road

                                                            Freehold, NJ 07728

DATE:            Wednesday, December 12, 2018

                                    TIME:              2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.                  

Southern                    PLACE:          Burlington County Human Services Facility

Region                                                Lecture Hall A

                                                            795 Woodlane Road

                                                            Westampton, NJ 08060

DATE:            Monday, December 17, 2018

                                    TIME:              2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Northern                    PLACE:          NJ TRANSIT Headquarters

Region                                                Conference Room 10 A

                                                            Two Penn Plaza East

                                                            Newark, NJ 07105-2246

                                    DATE:             Wednesday, December 19, 2018

                                    TIME:              2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

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Reader says ,” it reminds me of Yugoslavia under Tito”

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Hey Village council – – you are really doing a nice job maintaining the charm of the Village.
Between the wild construction, parking garages built to satisfy the whims of developers, restaurant owners and other oligarchs, the concrete slabs, VIP’s who are more equal than others, and now, the guard towers, it reminds me of Yugoslavia under Tito. Where are we putting the barbed wire?
Bravo!

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NJ TRANSIT LAUNCHES CUSTOMER FOCUSED COMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT today launched a new comprehensive communications initiative aimed at improving the customer experience. The effort, entitled “Engage. Inform. Improve.” focuses on addressing customer needs, providing more timely information, and improving all customer touchpoints including announcements, station and facility conditions, and the onboard experience.

“From day one, I’ve been committed to restoring NJ TRANSIT for the commuters of New Jersey,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The improvements underway in this initiative will have a real and tangible impact on the lives of nearly one million daily riders who rely on trains and buses every day.”

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Transit Police Security Tower at Ridgewood Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ Transit police have erected a scissor tower at the Ridgewood Train Station parking lot . Some commuters  have suggested a set up for political press conference or perhaps a routine holiday security check ?

 

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BEVERAGES NOT PERMITTED ON ANY NJ TRANSIT TRAIN, BUS OR LIGHT RAIL DURING SANTACON

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is prohibiting all beverages on its trains, light rail vehicles and buses on Saturday, December 8th and the early morning of Sunday, December 9th to coincide with the annual SantaCon event in New York City and Asbury Park.

No beverages of any kind, in any type of container, open or closed, will be permitted on board trains, buses or light rail vehicles during this time. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Reminder: All beverages, including alcohol, are not permitted on NJ TRANSIT buses at any time regardless of event.

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NJT Main Line Trains Delayed Yesterday Afternoon Due to freight train derailment in Hawthorne

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Hawthorne NJ, Track crews from NJ Transit worked late into Thursday night, 11/29, at the scene of a freight train derailment on the Main Line near Loretto Avenue in Hawthorne. According to posted reports, three (3) hopper cars of a seven (7) car freight train derailed shortly after 12 noon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, but plastic material from the cars was said to have spilled onto the tracks. Passenger trains on the Main Line were delayed on the average of 10-15 minutes throughout the day.

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EXTRA RAIL AND BUS SERVICE SET FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT is once again offering additional trains and buses this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to make it even easier for customers to unite with family and friends, travel to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, or get started on holiday shopping at various malls throughout the state. Plus, feel free to bring your holiday helpers, as kids ride free* the entire long weekend!

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Murphy Administration Totally Drops the Ball on Snow Emergency

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Ridgewood NJ, the intensity of yesterdays storm seemed to catch officials by surprise .  Both New Jersey and New York officials seemed totally unprepared .

As New Jersey found itself  barraged with snow on the roads, causing massive delays, angry commuters have been making their feelings towards the state’s storm response known on Facebook and Twitter, responding to Governor Murphy’s updates on his public pages.

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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, As snow and icing conditions alleviate and conditions improve following yesterday’s storm, NJ TRANSIT will operate regular weekday service for Friday, November 16th. Customers should expect delays and potential cancellations due to residual effects of the storm.
Gladstone Branch rail services will be suspended. NJ TRANSIT bus, rail and light rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored system-wide along with private carrier buses.
Customers are strongly advised to build in extra travel time and visit njtransit.com, access NJ TRANSIT’s Twitter feed at @NJTRANSIT or listen to broadcast traffic reports. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system (www.njtransit.com/mytransit), which delivers travel advisories to your smartphone. Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATE MISSING TEEN GIRL

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Newark NJ, The New Jersey Transit Police Department successfully reunited a teenage girl, missing for more than a month, with her family earlier this week.

16-year-old Brooklynn Hays of Maryland had been missing since she left home after an argument on Sunday, September 30.

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