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Reader says , “The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”

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The increase in rates for a resident to park daily at the train station is the ‘straw that broke me”
A full day of parking at the station is now $11.00 , $55 a week, $220 a month. All this to wait for a train that will most likely be late or get cancelled. Add the parking fees, to my taxes and I give up.
There is no way to win in RW. I will not be here to see the new garage, visit the new water building, see the next $110M school budget or any of the other financial initiatives. Hate to go, wish you all well.

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Carve that Pumpkin for Halloween

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Carve that Pumpkin for Halloween

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Ridgewood Fire Assists Signal Division in Pole Repair at Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday 10/24/18 Ridgewood fire fighters “B” Shift with Tower 36 reached new heights in cooperation with the Ridgewood signal division  in repairing the flag pole at the Ridgewood train station .

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NJ TRANSIT TO HOST CUSTOMER FORUM AT HOBOKEN TERMINAL

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Hoboken NJ, NJ TRANSIT is inviting customers to interact with senior management and operations personnel at the latest “We Are Listening” forum at Hoboken Terminal Thursday, October 11th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Governor Murphy Unveils NJ TRANSIT Audit Results and Recommendations

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today revealed the findings of a comprehensive strategic, financial and operational assessment of NJ TRANSIT. This report assesses the challenges and possible improvements to NJ TRANSIT pursuant to Executive Order 5 signed by Governor Murphy. The audit, conducted by The North Highland Company, assessed the following major areas: organizational structure, operating and capital funding sources, personnel recruitment, procurement, and customer experience.

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Reader Raises Safety Concerns Over Ridgewood Train Station Parking Lot

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For those of Us Taxpayers who use or are there every work day in that RIDGEWOOD station Parking Lot
dropping or picking up train Passengers especially in Fall /Winter seasons ,it is maxed out especially as trains discharge and the driver scramble to be able to leave quickly including riders running to their cars…Its a zoo free for all…it is maxed out capacity and safety wise ,,drivers backing out of spaces in the Dark racing to exit the station ,,idling
while waiting to exit the station into the bottleneck exit while passenger pedestrians are trying to safely leave the station ..all at the same time.We don’t need more compact
cars up there to add to the danger..it smells like a money grab and chance to spend over 300,000K for added compact cars at the station while we are on the hook for a raised garage to the tune of 12 Million dollars being erected on the northbound side of the station where NYC arriving trains arrive . Think safety and congestion in the dark and snowy seasons .Leave the station alone or modify the idling policy for uber and commercial vehicles .This could save a life especially in the Dark morning and evening
seasons .

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Jay Webber Demands Murphy Explain Where Tax Hike Dollars Went ,After Epic NJ Transit Failure

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Whippany NJ,  Again, New Jersey Transit has let down their riders by cancelling over 20 trains last night. Alerts stated that all of the cancellations were because of a lack of engineer availability. The problems of NJ Transit today are ones Jay Webber worked to stop years ago. In 2011, the Legislature and Governor Christie passed legislation that required all new public employees to live in New Jersey. Jay was one of only a handful of lawmakers to vote against the bill. Just a few years later, many people, including Governor Phil Murphy, believe this legislation has resulted in an engineer and staffing shortage that has led to many of NJ Transit’s train cancellations and delays.

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Ridgewood Police at Train Station Tuesday Evening in Roadway Asking for Leads in Hit Run death

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are currently asking for the public help in tracking down the alleged hit and run driver .Authorities need the  public’s help finding a dark-colored SUV that they allege ran over and killed a Hawthorne man near the Ridgewood train station Monday night and kept going.

Social media has been very successful in spreading the word in helping police identify suspects and it does trouble us that as of 7:43 pm on Tuesday evening the Ridgewood Police department had still not posted anything on their Facebook page to help with the search . Paramus Police however posted at the article from the Daily Voice just before 7pm that same evening.

This is not the first time the Ridgewood Police have been slow to use social media and a similar pattern was followed  after an Ridgewood officer was almost hit by a driver earlier this year .

Anyone who saw or knows anything about the incident is urged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5595, or the Ridgewood Police Department at (201)652-3900.

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NJ Transit : Beginning Sunday, October 14th, select trains will be temporarily discontinued or have changes of origin/destination.

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Ridgewood NJ,  Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on NJ TRANSIT’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ TRANSIT to make a final set of rail service adjustments. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination points are necessary to accommodate installation of PTC hardware on additional locomotives and cab control cars.

“Our customers will always be our first priority, and their experience must be safe and consistent. We thoughtfully reviewed all trains that are part of this adjustment and found the most reasonable alternatives,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett.

To proactively address the potential service adjustment impacts, NJ TRANSIT will offer a 10-percent discount on all NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes for travel in November, December and January while the mandated hardware installation is completed.

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Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot

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Ridgewood NJ, Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot will be:

Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (14-hour meter duration)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8-hour meter duration)

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