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Strains on mass transit will get even worse as population in metro area grows, experts say

BY NOLAN HICKS , DAN RIVOLI

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:23 AM

All aboard for more mass transit misery.

New projections show the New York region’s population should reach 20.5 million people by 2020, further taxing the region’s already overcrowded and cash-strapped subway, bus and train systems.

The projections — calculated by the mapping service ESRI […]

By |June 28th, 2015|North Jersey|3 Comments

NJ Transit labor strife could hike fares further

Riders on NJ Transit are already hopping mad about a proposed 9 percent fare increase. Hundreds of them have bombarded the agency since April with angry emails, letters and in-person testimonials opposing the move, which will fill a $56 million budget gap if approved three weeks from now by NJ Transit’s board members.

But what if […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Jersey Transit Pay Soars as Commuters Tapped for 9% Fare Increase

by Elise Young

With New Jersey Transit commuters facing higher fares amid a $120 million budget deficit, the agency is paying more to workers as it deals with equipment repairs and service disruptions.

Overtime at the nation’s third-biggest rail and bus operator climbed to $135.3 million last year, a 12 percent increase from 2011. During the same […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|commuters|1 Comment

NJ Transit says it’s moving forward with plan to increase fares, cut service

JUNE 12, 2015, 6:47 PM    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015, 9:43 PM
BY CHRISTOPHER MAAG
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

NJ Transit is moving forward with its plan to close a $56 million budget gap by increasing fares and cutting service, the agency said Friday.

The decision runs counter to the sentiments of the overwhelming majority of elected […]

By |June 13th, 2015|commuters|2 Comments

NJ Transit home value map: Where can you afford to buy property?

By Carla Astudillo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on June 08, 2015 at 11:31 AM, updated June 08, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Near what NJ Transit stops can you afford (and not afford) to buy a home?

The map below shows how much a home is worth surrounding every NJ Transit […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Ridgewood Real estate|0 Comments

NJ Transit safety team staffing called, ” inadequate for currently assigned responsibilities,”

JUNE 7, 2015, 10:59 PM    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015, 12:03 AM
BY CHRISTOPHER MAAG
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

NJ Transit has a strong institutional culture of protecting the lives of its customers and workers from the dangers of trains, but a newly released study found that employees say the agency’s top leaders value on-time performance […]

By |June 8th, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

Commuters could soon sit on NJ Transit board, but wouldn’t be able to vote

A bill that would add two members to NJ Transit’s Board of Directors advanced to the state senate for a future vote.

(Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on May 11, 2015 at 12:52 PM, updated May 11, 2015 at 12:54 […]

By |May 12th, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

NJ TRANSIT MOBILE TICKETING NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL BUS CUSTOMERS

NJ TRANSIT MOBILE TICKETING NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL BUS CUSTOMERS

Monthly Pass Purchase Available April 28 via MyTix on all bus routes

April 27, 2015

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing effort to improve the overall customer experience, NJ TRANSIT today announced the expansion of its MyTixmobile ticketing app to all intrastate bus routes in New […]

By |April 29th, 2015|commuters|1 Comment

NJ TRANSIT SET TO BEGIN PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED 9% FARE INCREASE

Public comment encouraged at locations across the system
April 20, 2015

NEWARK, NJ —Throughout the past five years, NJ TRANSIT held the line on fare increases while maintaining high quality services and implementing new customer amenities including MyTix, Departurevision, and MyBus Now.

However, costs such as contract services – Access Link, the organization’s paratransit service, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail […]

By |April 21st, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

NJ Transit fares could be hiked as much as 9 percent, state report says

By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on April 14, 2015 at 12:33 PM, updated April 15, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Commuters could be hit with an NJ Transit fare increase that might reach 9 percent in fiscal year 2016, based on budget documents for the coming year.

NJ Transit’s budget documents said revenue […]

By |April 17th, 2015|commuters|0 Comments