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NJ Transit Police Officers Administer CPR to save life of Unresponsive Commuter⁣

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Linden NJ, on February 6, 2024, Officer Nikolas DePasquale and Officer Kevin O’Brien were on uniformed train patrol. They were patrolling an NJ TRANSIT train and disembarked at Linden Station around 4:50 pm. Immediately after their arrival at Linden, a passing commuter reported seeing a woman down at the station. The officers rushed to the area of concern and noticed an unresponsive woman. She was lying face down on the stairs. The officers checked for breathing and a pulse. Neither were detected.⁣

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New Jersey Transit Police Detectives are Investigating a New Cell Phone Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Transit Police Detectives are investigating a recent cell phone scam like the below pattern. Although this scam occurs abroad, we want you aware when traveling the system.

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Dashboard Deals Study: 66,500 Business Deals Take Place Each Morning on the New Jersey Turnpike

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  • Survey of drivers reveals how many admit to working during their commutes on some of the nation’s busiest rush hour routes.
  • 2 other New Jersey routes included – Garden State Parkway through Union and Essex Counties; I-287 through Parsippany and Morristown.

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Ridgewood NJ, as they navigate through the relentless ebb and flow of traffic, many commuters engage in various activities to pass the time: some tap out rhythms on the steering wheel, others immerse themselves in the latest podcasts or radio broadcasts, and there are those who gaze vacantly into the distance, an expression of resignation etched on their faces. Yet, amidst this daily grind, a significant portion of these travelers are transforming their gridlock frustrations into opportunities for productivity. A new study has revealed the sheer number of business deals taking place during rush hours across the nation’s busiest routes.

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Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco : Congestion Pricing is a “money grab by New York in an attempt to address years of mismanagement of the MTA”

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco  met with CBS New York to discuss New York’s congestion pricing scheme and the County’s decision to join the State of New Jersey’s Congestion Pricing Lawsuit.

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Hearings Start of the Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement Project

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New York N Y, the Port Authjority of NY and NJ  wants to hear from you! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as Lead Federal Agency, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), as Joint-lead Agency and Project Sponsor, will be conducting four (4) public hearings. The purpose is to present a summary of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement Project and to collect comments from the public.

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Toll Increases Coming for New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

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Ridgewood NJ, Motorists traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway are set to experience a 3% toll hike as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority unanimously approved the 2024 budget, incorporating the toll increase.

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The County of Bergen files a Brief to Join the Congestion Pricing Lawsuit

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners announce the County has filed an Amicus Brief in support of the State of New Jersey’s legal action against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed congestion pricing scheme.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Recovered Over $25 million From Toll Evaders in 2023

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced it recovered more than $25 million from toll evaders in 2023, up 14 percent from the previous year. In addition to sharing toll evasion information with regional partners, the Port Authority also enhanced toll enforcement efforts with increased targeted patrols, stream lined and improved internal data collection, and leveraged various types of license plate reader systems across a spectrum of roadway infrastructure and police technology to catch evaders. The agency also identified 10 repeat toll evaders including one from Hackensack, Englewood, Teaneck and Lodi against whom the largest default judgments were awarded in 2023. 

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NJ Transit Proposes Cost Savings and Fare Increases to Close Budget Gap

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Fare Increases effective July 1st

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Ridgewood NJ, since 2015, NJ TRANSIT has held the line on fare increases while not only improving service performance, but adding additional service on more than 100 bus routes and implementing substantial emergency service to support customers abandoned by multiple private bus carriers.

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The Average New Jerseyan Prepared to Forgo $11.4k of Their Salary Not to Have to Commute in 2024

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  • Survey asks how much of their salary Americans would forgo not to commute again this year.
  • Californians prepared to forfeit the most; Montanans the least.
  • Interactive map included.

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Ridgewood NJ, as the corporate world inches back to traditional workspaces, the welcome 3-year respite from daily commutes, courtesy of the pandemic, is under threat. The once-undeniable perk of skipping the daily commute – a timesaver and stress reducer for many – is now at stake.

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New Amtrak Acela Fleet to Travel at Speeds of 160 mph

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Newark NJ, Amtrak has entered into a contract with Alstom to manufacture 28 cutting-edge high-speed trains, slated to replace the existing fleet serving Amtrak’s premium Acela service.

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Inc. Remote Work Survey: More people wanted to spend time with their pets than with their children

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Ridgewood NJ, recently, a survey of 3,000 remote workers revealed that 25 percent of them would resist returning to the office even if their employers mandated it, and the reasons behind this reluctance were intriguing.

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Flexibility vs “Productivity paranoia” Front and Center in Remote Work Debate

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Ridgewood NJ, Since the onset of the pandemic, many employees have turned to remote work for job performance. However, employers have persistently applied pressure to increase in-office work, fueled by the belief that physical presence enhances effectiveness. Despite limited objective data supporting this stance, it remains prevalent, leading companies to enforce return-to-office (RTO) mandates. Those affected continue to resist.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Adds 109 New Officers

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Fort Lee Nj,The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today welcomed 109 cadets of its police force’s 122nd class in a graduation ceremony at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, N.J., as the agency continues to reinforce its security priorities.

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New Jersey Transit Police Celebrate 41 Years

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Ridgewood NJ, on January 1, 1983 the New Jersey Transit Police Department was created with 36 police officers who came from the Conrail Police Department. These transferees needed to protect NJ TRANSIT’s infrastructure from vandalism and theft.

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