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NJ TRANSIT GETS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SAFETY EDUCATION

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Safety Education Program Highlights the Need for Safe Behavior around Trains, Buses and Light Rail

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Ridgewood NJ,  As New Jersey schools get back in session this week, NJ TRANSIT is highlighting its Safety Education Program. Schools are encouraged to request the free SAFETY RULES! presentation to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains, buses and light rail vehicles. More information is available at njtransit.com/safety.

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NJT LABOR DAY ‘EARLY GETAWAY’ SERVICE

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is kicking off the Labor Day weekend with “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, August 30 for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the last long weekend of the summer. To help speed the getaway, customers are encouraged to enjoy the convenience of purchasing tickets through the MyTix feature of the NJ TRANSIT mobile app [download].

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Assembly Candidate Calls for NJ Transit Executive Compensation to be Tied to On-time Performance

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East Brunswick NJ, Following the recent announcement that 8 top NJ Transit officials were offered substantial pay increases, while on-time performance remains poor and commuters are going through their third straight “summer of hell”, Assembly candidate Jeffrey Brown called for NJ Transit executive compensation to be tied to the on time percentage of NJ Transit trains.

Specifically, all non-union NJ Transit salaried employees’ base salaries will remain the same, but they will only receive the percentage of their base salary corresponding to the on-time performance (within 6 minutes of scheduled time) of NJ Transit trains.  Based on numbers from June 2019, this would equate to 90% of their salary.

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New Rule Means NJ Transit Will Post Monthly Performance Reports

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 80, requiring NJ TRANSIT rail performance metrics to be shared with the public monthly through the agency’s website. This step forward in providing transparency and accountability for commuters follows from a number of the findings in the independent audit of the agency’s operations ordered by the Governor and released in October 2018.

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NJT : Back to School Student Savings

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Ridgewood NJ, Full-time college students can save 25 percent on NJ TRANSIT Monthly Passes when their school participates in our University Partnership Program. Getting the discount is simple. Enroll through the participating college’s website in our Quik-Tik online pass program for a monthly rail, bus, or light rail pass.

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Reader suggests ,”feel free to drive on over there during the night and take these people to your home for food and shelter. Of course you won’t. It’s something “we” should do”

“Please feel free to drive on over there during the night and take these people to your home for food and shelter. Of course you won’t. It’s something “we” should do. For someone who is retired, I find it remarkable you’ve made it so far and haven’t figured out life’s issues. Yes, there will always be people who fall through the cracks and if we lived in a perfect world, where everyone did their best, was honest, and tried their hardest, we probably could solve all these problems. If Ridgewood started a program to help these people, do you have any idea just how many more would flock here knowing that there’s free stuff to be had? Sorry buddy, but life is a little competitive and it’s that way for a good reason. White privilege guilt is already becoming way too much of a thing with Liberals.”

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Reader says , “What starts as promoting a trend of care and compassion turns into a major problem where it becomes a health crisis”

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“This unfortunate segment of society will always gravitate to the points of least resistance. It’s why we have huge homeless populations in places like LA, San Francisco, NYC, etc. What starts as promoting a trend of care and compassion turns into a major problem where it becomes a health crisis.

Yes, I realize that this is not San Francisco and little Ridgewood will not become overrun with homeless juinkies, but I’m just saying that if you allow your liberal sensibilities to overlook or even coddle these people, it will quickly become a serious issue.”

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Reader Calls Homeless At Ridgewood Train Station “Fake News”

“Fake news. Professional actor placed by the anti-garage zealots trying their best to force the narrative. Nice try. We’re building and moving forward.
And there’s nothing you can do about it.”

others disagree……………………………

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NJ Transit Bosses Get Big Raises

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Ridgewood NJ, As the third largest transit system in the country, New jersey Transit has pledged to improve the customer experience. According to their website that means they must continually invest in people, infrastructure and communications.

Commuters note a mixed bag of results .While train service continues to have Penn Station ,and 100 year old tunnel issues ,bus service has also had it own problems with construction on 495 and problems on the Hudson crossings.

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