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25 NJ Transit workers who made more than $75K in overtime last year

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NJ Transit has quite a few rank-and-file employees who earned more than $75,000 each in overtime in 2016. In some cases, they take home a bigger paycheck than their boss.

One police sergeant took home a total of $229.575, more than NJ Transit’s police chief, who earned $162,273 […]

By |August 14th, 2017|commuters|3 Comments

AMTRAK SAYS PENN STATION REPAIRS LIKELY TO END SOON AFTER LABOR DAY

JOHN REITMEYER | AUGUST 7, 2017

Upgrades right on schedule, agency says, but there might be more work needed after summer is over that could affect NJ Transit commuters

The major repairs at New York’s Penn Station that have pushed thousands of New Jersey Transit commuters off their normal routes into Manhattan this summer are right on-schedule […]

By |August 8th, 2017|commuters|0 Comments

Tractor Trailer Blocks Glen Rock Rail Road Crossing

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 28,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A tractor trailer hauling an over sized load through Glen Rock on Thursday afternoon, 07/27,was unable to successfully clear a grade level NJ Transit railroad crossing on Rock Road before warning gates lowered and hit the tractor. Two (2) Glen Rock […]

By |July 28th, 2017|Bergen County|1 Comment

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

NJ TRANSIT ADOPTS FISCAL YEAR 2018 OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS WITH MAJOR FOCUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND RELIABILITY

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

By DANA RUBINSTEIN

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

NJ TRANSIT SERVICES NOT BE IMPACTED BY STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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