Mass Transit : Back to the Future ,old plans are new again

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A train delay for the ages; increasing service in Bergen County among several stalled plans

NOVEMBER 29, 2015    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015, 12:27 AM

In May 1928, a group of forward thinkers in New York City drew a map of North Jersey that envisioned passenger […]

By |November 30th, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

New Jersey Transit offers Extra bus and Rail Service to Thanksgiving Travelers

November 22,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, Whether it’s over the river or through the woods, NJ TRANSIT is offering additional trains and buses this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to make it even easier for customers to unite with family and friends, travel to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, or get started […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|commuters|0 Comments

N.J. Transit’s Homeless Brace for New Arrivals From New York

November 16, 2015
Elise Young

As New York City cracks down on panhandling, towns served by New Jersey Transit’s busiest rail lines are in a homelessness crisis, with a surge of people taking shelter in train stations and other public places.

Total homelessness in New Jersey has dropped 27 percent since 2011, but an increasing number of people […]

By |November 17th, 2015|obamanomics|1 Comment

Reader says sell more non-resident commuters parking passes to subsidize property taxes

The Village used to have 120 non-resident commuter permits, but doubled non-resident permit rates because there was not enough space for these commuters. Currently there are very few non-resident commuters parking in the train station area. The Village plans to reduce the non-resident commuter rate to $875/year to increase that demand stream again.

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

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

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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