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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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NEW COMMUTER PARKING REGULATIONS AT RIDGEWOOD TRAIN STATION LOT AND PERMIT PARKING SPACES

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Ridgewood NJ, There are new parking regulations in the Village.  At the train station parking lot, twelve parking spaces, which are found immediately on the right as you drive into the parking lot, are reserved for those with Hudson Lot Parking Permits only.  There is signage in place, indicating that these are reserved parking spaces.  Please be aware that only those with Hudson Lot Parking Permits may park in these twelve spaces and those who park there without the Hudson Lot Parking Permit will receive a summons.

On South Broad Street, Prospect Street, and Dayton Street, there are parking spaces which indicate that Interim Parking Permits are required.  These Interim Parking Permit spaces require a permit 24 hours per day/7 days per week and were issued to those displaced from the parking lot behind the Hudson Street parking lot.  Please do not park in these spaces at any time unless you have an Interim Parking Permit or you may receive a summons.

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Heavily Chained Bicycle Stolen in Board Daylight From Ridgewood Train Station Bike Rack

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Ridgewood NJ, a resident was parked at the Ridgewood Train Station awaiting a family member to arrive from the city in the lot facing the Social Services office last night Thursday  September 5th 2019 .

A young man came off the train soon discovered his commuter Bicycle had been stolen despite a heavy chain and Lock .He continued to look in the bike racks and was completely frustrated to have his property lifted in broad daylight . Fairly Bold theft in the middle of the day during daylight hours.

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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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Governor Murphy defends raises for politically-connected NJ Transit executives

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SUMMIT NJ,  After Gov. Phil Murphy defended raises for politically-connected NJ Transit executives today, Asw. Nancy Munoz responded by criticizing Murphy’s zest for patronage.

“I am afraid that the governor didn’t finish his statements today claiming he is committed to fixing NJ Transit,” exclaimed Munoz (R-Union). “He left out the part that his priority is to help his political friends before helping commuters. That is evidently the case since his tenure has resulted in more cancellations, more worker turmoil, and worse service for commuters.”

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