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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT ENGINEER RECRUITMENT RECEIVES OVERWHELMING RESPONSE

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT’s call for locomotive engineer candidates has been an overwhelming success, resulting in more than 5,000 applications for training and employment to restore the railroad to a full complement of trained engineers.

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Kean: NJ Transit Rail Commuters Need Relief Now!

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Ridgewood NJ, Following yet another day of major service disruptions for commuters who rely on New Jersey Transit trains to get to work, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean called for the agency to take immediate action to prevent future problems.

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Reader says , “What is needed are fewer cars more public transportation”

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What is needed are fewer cars more public transportation. NO parking garage here no tearing down of islands at train station. Being satisfied with the room there is without mutilating the town design and encouraging more cars. Stores get enough business the way it is now. Making space for more cars on these narrow streets is wrong from a safety angle, an aesthetic angle, a health pollution angle, a comfort angle meaning more crowding. When town gets built up it will be another city like Hackensack.

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Reader says , “The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”

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The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”
A full day of parking at the station is now $11.00 , $55 a week, $220 a month. All this to wait for a train that will most likely be late or get cancelled. Add the parking fees, to my taxes and I give up.
There is no way to win in RW. I will not be here to see the new garage, visit the new water building, see the next $110M school budget or any of the other financial initiatives. Hate to go, wish you all well.

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NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE ARREST MAN WANTED FOR MURDER

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Newark NJ,  A New Jersey Transit Police Officer on foot patrol in Newark is credited with arresting a man wanted for the murder of a South Jersey resident.

Lonnie Arrington, 48, of Newark, was arrested by Officer Michael Hooks on Tuesday, October 16 in the bus lanes at Newark Penn Station.

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NJ TRANSIT BEGINS ACCELERATED LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINING

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Ridgewood NJ,  NJ TRANSIT debuted its new accelerated Locomotive Engineer Training class this week, with 14 Assistant Conductors learning how to become rail engineers, fulfilling the agency’s commitment to speed up the training of Locomotive Engineers.

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NJ Transit Bus and Vehicle Collide at the intersection of West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, A Subaru Forester collided with a NJ Transit bus at the intersection of West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street, Ridgewood, early Friday morning, 10/12. It was NJ Transit route 163. Their were no passengers on the bus at the time. Both drivers sustained non life threatening injuries. One (1) driver was transported to The Valley Hospital for treatment, the other refused medical aid. The Subaru sustained heavy front end damage and was removed from the scene by a tow truck. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to the incident. Ridgewood FD personnel attended to a significant crash related fluid spill.

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NJ TRANSIT TO HOST CUSTOMER FORUM AT HOBOKEN TERMINAL

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Hoboken NJ, NJ TRANSIT is inviting customers to interact with senior management and operations personnel at the latest “We Are Listening” forum at Hoboken Terminal Thursday, October 11th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Governor Murphy Unveils NJ TRANSIT Audit Results and Recommendations

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today revealed the findings of a comprehensive strategic, financial and operational assessment of NJ TRANSIT. This report assesses the challenges and possible improvements to NJ TRANSIT pursuant to Executive Order 5 signed by Governor Murphy. The audit, conducted by The North Highland Company, assessed the following major areas: organizational structure, operating and capital funding sources, personnel recruitment, procurement, and customer experience.

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Reader Raises Safety Concerns Over Ridgewood Train Station Parking Lot

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For those of Us Taxpayers who use or are there every work day in that RIDGEWOOD station Parking Lot
dropping or picking up train Passengers especially in Fall /Winter seasons ,it is maxed out especially as trains discharge and the driver scramble to be able to leave quickly including riders running to their cars…Its a zoo free for all…it is maxed out capacity and safety wise ,,drivers backing out of spaces in the Dark racing to exit the station ,,idling
while waiting to exit the station into the bottleneck exit while passenger pedestrians are trying to safely leave the station ..all at the same time.We don’t need more compact
cars up there to add to the danger..it smells like a money grab and chance to spend over 300,000K for added compact cars at the station while we are on the hook for a raised garage to the tune of 12 Million dollars being erected on the northbound side of the station where NYC arriving trains arrive . Think safety and congestion in the dark and snowy seasons .Leave the station alone or modify the idling policy for uber and commercial vehicles .This could save a life especially in the Dark morning and evening
seasons .