Port Authority officials expected to back proposal to move bus terminal one block west

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015, 7:06 AM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015, 7:14 AM

Leading Port Authority officials today are expected to recommend building a new Manhattan bus terminal one block west of the current station, following months of deliberation over several options with price tags as high as $10 billion, […]

By |September 24th, 2015|commuters|1 Comment

5 ways commuting ruins your life

file photo by Boyd Loving
By Quentin Fottrell

Published: Sept 9, 2015 5:45 a.m. ET

Hours spent driving can wreck finances, health, and marriage

There’s one more reason to love Paris in the Fall. On Sept. 27, Paris will go car-free for one day. In an effort to address the city’s concerns about worsening pollution, the inaugural “Paris Sans […]

By |September 15th, 2015|commuters|1 Comment

NJT Spells out Service Changes for the Papal Visit to both New York and Philadelphia

September 15,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, On Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, NJ TRANSIT will have service in place to accommodate customers heading to New York, particularly during the evening hours and continuing through the end of the Papal event at Madison Square Garden. We are adding additional bus service on […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Port Authority Bus Terminal New Gate Assignments Starts September 8th

August 31,2015

the staff of the Riidgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) is undergoing gate changes in an effort to further improve access and service to all bus customers – those of NJ TRANSIT as well as the independent carriers. This reorganization builds upon the ongoing cooperative efforts of the Port Authority of […]

By |August 31st, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

Port Authority bus depot: the great gate reshuffle

AUGUST 10, 2015, 6:19 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015, 7:39 AM

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


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



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