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Port Authority bus depot: the great gate reshuffle

AUGUST 10, 2015, 6:19 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015, 7:39 AM
BY MARY DIDUCH
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

After Labor Day, about a third of commuters rushing to the Port Authority Bus Terminal after work will have to get used to racing toward different bus gates.

The Port Authority is reassigning 40 bus routes, affecting six […]

By |August 11th, 2015|commuters|2 Comments

NJ Transit Votes “Yes” to first Fare increase in 5 years effective October 1st

The board also adopted a fare and service plan which includes an average 9% increase in fares

NJ TRANSIT ADOPTS FISCAL YEAR 2016 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today adopted a Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment […]

By |July 16th, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

How many NJ Transit commuters have six-figure incomes and receive 9 percent salary increases?

NJ Transit learns from best to waste money

To the Editor:

Not that long ago, top NJ Transit officials were forced to resign when the decisions they made to leave trains and locomotives exposedduring Hurricane Sandy resulted in $100 million in equipment damages.

Ronnie Hakim, the former New Jersey Turnpike Authority director, was brought on board as executive […]

By |July 13th, 2015|commuters|4 Comments

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