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

Reader suggests Emailing the DOT on Glenwood Road

file photo by Boyd Loving

I suggest sending an email as I did. A few key points:

The traffic counts taken in November (reported date November 2017 even though it’s only June ! ) were observed while west Glen ave was closed due to pseg construction installing new gas mains.

The huge delays in this construction were the […]

By |June 13th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Ridgewood Mayor “Currently the Village is hopeful to have the road remain open to one-way traffic with continued restrictions to vehicle size/weight”

June 12,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, from the Village of Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen , Important link to information regarding modifications to Glenwood Rd (“S” Road – Glenwood Hill – HoHoKus Train crossing) traffic and pedestrian flow:…/1440-glenwood-road-rr-crossing…

Currently the Village is hopeful to have the road remain open to one-way traffic with continued […]

By |June 12th, 2017|village of ridgewood|18 Comments

Main/Bergen and Port Jervis Lines Serving Ridgewood Spared Much of the Summer Track Work Mayhem

June 10,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  In advance of the upcoming Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York (PSNY) during July and August, NJ TRANSIT has published new weekday rail schedules to assist customers in navigating the service changes and making their travel plans.

“More than 80 percent of NJ TRANSIT customers travel […]

By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Jersey DOT Examines Glenwood Road Rail Road Crossing

file photos by Boyd Loving

June 9,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood  NJ,  the New Jersey Department of Transportation will again weigh options on the Glenwood Road Rail Road Crossing at the Ho Ho Kus Train Station .


Click Here for Memorandum of Record DOT Docket No. 06-2017CM;  Ho-Ho-Kus Train Station Pedestrian Crossing DOT Docket No […]

By |June 9th, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments