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Bus terminal’s planned move to Wilsey Square vetoed by Village Council

by Boyd Loving

Ridgewood NJ, Village Council members Wednesday night resoundingly rejected a plan to relocate the Village’s bus terminal from Van Neste Square to Wilsey Square, citing the proposed elimination of 17 municipal parking spaces (at Wilsey Square) in conjunction with such a plan as their major concern.

Police Department and Engineering Department personnel were on hand during the Zoom meeting to pitch their plan for: 1) eliminating bus traffic on East Ridgewood Avenue (by moving it to Franklin Avenue) and 2) co-locating the bus terminal with the train station, but Council members steadfastly refused to buy in.
The final word from the Council is that the bus terminal location will remain where it is for now, at Van Neste Square.

20 thoughts on “Bus terminal’s planned move to Wilsey Square vetoed by Village Council

  1. Good move.
    Putting the bus station in Wilsey Square would be a disaster

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  2. Doesn’t make sense to me to reject this on the basis of potentially loosing 17 parking spaces.

    We have the empty garage run by the empty heads at the VC that could make up for this.

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  3. We should fire the village engineer. He’s a waste of money.
    This is from 2017 when he tried this the first time:

    https://theridgewoodblog.net/ridgewood-bus-station-move-is-lunacy/

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  4. Stupid idea!! You can lose any more spots in the west side. That engineer is an idiot

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  5. The engineer just likes to shit on the west side Think double yellow line down hillcrest rd. Double yellow line on Norman that was removed. And his love for a business in a park. He is out to get the west side

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  6. Who Mr. pickle ball. He’s playing too much pocket pool. He’s burnt. Mr. arrogant.

  7. Why can’t the bus route be changed without a bus station?
    What is the purpose of the terminal? Tickets can be purchased on your phone or from the driver. Protection from rain is not offered on 99% of the NJT bus routes. If getting buses off Ridgewood Ave is the goal, just do it, don’t let the bus terminal stop the process.

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  8. The west side is congested enough. This would be a nightmare.
    When will Rutishauser retire or be fired?

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  9. he needs to go. just a dumb bully with Bigios who is even dumber by his side

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  10. How many of you dummies have the insight to understand what the Village Engineer’s responsibilities are, or the smarts to be one?

    Easy to point fingers when you’re clueless!

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  11. To Clueless:
    I have the degree and the smarts, so I feel that I’m entitled to point fingers. I would never want that job, there’s no winning. But he IS doing a poor job, bad decisions, based on facts that I study.

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  12. The job he is doing basically anyone has the smarts. Just sayin’

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  13. I want to know how does that guy still have his job. Just amazing. He must have some illegal dirt on the town. Right,

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  14. New Jersey transit should pay for it. That place smells like one big piss pot. Disgusting, pears, throw up, people sleeping around, looks like Penn Station will over again. Place is a shit hole.

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  15. I can’t believe is a bad idea .like when they star to cut trees at the park and by the.train station the tawn need more trees the world need to preserve don’t destrose then preserve please

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  16. Hey listen if the mayor and council keeps his sorry ass, and the other network from the Parks Dept I really feel bad for the Village of Ridgewood. Why because the mayor and council are condoning their actions. So when a lawsuit comes just enjoy the big payout. That’s what’s going to happen when you sit on your hands.

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  17. It definitely needs to be moved to somewhere else because we do not need New Jersey transit buses running through the CBD. It’s too dangerous to drive too fast they’re constantly hitting peoples mirrors on their cars. Is way too much traffic throughout the CBD. Let New Jersey transit pay for it, How about behind Graydon pool. It’s out-of-the-way

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  18. @seabiscuit so true and I feel one brewing. village hall employees are a shit show

  19. Yes, one of them are a big fat lazy do Zip all day . And he knows zip to.
    But he likes to eat pizza .

  20. “It definitely needs to be moved to somewhere else because we do not need New Jersey transit buses running through the CBD. “

    OK, dodo… how do you think the busses will get to Wilsey Square?
    Will the fly over the CBD?

    Do you propose NOT having buses pickup and drop-off passengers in the CBD?

    Unbelievable.
    Are you a Ridgewood graduate or did you get your degree from a school ranked even lower that #36?

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