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The Gateway Project: Transforming Rail Travel Between New York and New Jersey

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Jersey City NJ, the Gateway Project is a monumental initiative designed to enhance rail travel between New York and New Jersey. This ambitious $16 billion plan includes constructing a new two-track rail tunnel under the Hudson River and repairing the existing North River tunnel, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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Coach USA to Terminate NJ Transit Contracts for 20 Bus Routes Amid Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Paramus NJ, Coach USA, a Paramus-based transportation company, has informed NJ Transit that it plans to prematurely terminate contracts for 20 bus routes in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties. This decision comes as Coach USA began Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings last month.

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NJ TRANSIT INITIATES REFUND POLICY FOR UNUSED ONE-WAY TICKETS PURCHASED PRIOR TO JUNE 1, 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT announced that refunds will be made available for unused one-way bus, rail and light rail tickets purchased prior to June 1, 2024.

This refund policy will also apply to rail 10-trip tickets, which are the equivalent of 10 one-way rail tickets purchased in a single transaction. Beginning August 1, 2024 and continuing through December 31, 2024, customers can use the methods below to request a refund on any unused one-way or rail 10-trip tickets purchased prior to June 1, 2024. Tickets purchased on, or after, June 1, 2024 must be used by July 31, 2024 and will not be eligible for refunds.

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NJ TRANSIT JULY 4th HOLIDAY SERVICE INFORMATION

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is recognizing our nation’s Independence Day with “early getaway” rail and bus service beginning on Wednesday, July 3rd, to help customers get a head start to their holiday. NJ TRANSIT can help you enjoy the return of the NYC Fourth of July Fireworks to the Hudson River without having to worry about the cost of driving and parking.

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NJ Transit Rides Face 15% Fare Increase on Monday

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Ridgewood NJ, starting Monday, July 1, NJ Transit will implement its first fare increase in nine years, marking the beginning of annual fare hikes that will continue indefinitely. This initial 15% increase, with even steeper rises for those relying on expiring discount programs, is part of a broader strategy to address the agency’s chronic funding shortages.

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7-Eleven Stores Turn to Classical Music to Deter Homeless Encampments

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New York NY, across the country, including in states like Texas and California, some 7-Eleven convenience stores have adopted a novel strategy to deter homeless individuals from camping out in front of their storefronts: playing loud classical and opera music.

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UPDATE: All Train Service Suspended From Penn Station New York

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Rail service into and out of Penn Station New York is subject to up to 30-minute delays due to AMTRAK overhead wire issues in Penn Station New York. NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes are being crossed-honored by NJ TRANSIT and private carrier buses and PATH at Newark Penn, Hoboken and 33rd Street, New York. 

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New Jersey Transit Riders Face 60 to 90 Minute Delays In and Out of NY Penn Station

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Ridgewood NJ, on Tuesday morning due to overhead wire issues and a disabled train impacting service in and out of New York Penn Station.

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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Halts New York’s Congestion Pricing Plan

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New York NY, with just 25 days remaining before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was set to launch a state-mandated congestion pricing plan for vehicles entering Manhattan, the program has been indefinitely postponed by an unexpected source: New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

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NJ TRANSIT SALUTES MILITARY WITH COMPLIMENTARY RIDES DURING NYC FLEET WEEK

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is honoring the brave men and women who are serving in the United States Armed Forces with complimentary rides throughout the system during Fleet Week 2024. Beginning May 22 through May 28, active-duty and reserve members of the military and National Guard ride for free on NJ TRANSIT while in uniform or by displaying a Military ID. To take advantage of this offer, simply board any New York City-bound NJ TRANSIT bus or train and show your military uniform or ID to the operator or conductor. No ticket or fare is required. For more information, please visit njtransit.com/fleet.

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BREAKING UPDATE: Evening Commute Disrupted by Downed Power Lines: Limited Service Resumes

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New York NY, on Wednesday evening, the commute home was abruptly halted for many travelers due to downed overhead power lines. Both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit (NJT) experienced significant service disruptions, with only limited operations resuming late into the night.

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Mayor Eric Adams Proposes Illegal Immigrants as Solution to NYC Lifeguard Shortage

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New York NY, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has suggested an innovative solution to the city’s ongoing lifeguard shortage: hiring (illegal)immigrants. “They’re excellent swimmers,” he stated during a City Hall briefing on Tuesday.

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Person struck, injured by NJ Transit train near Plauderville Station in Garfield

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Garfield NJ,  this morning, NJ Transit confirmed that a pedestrian was struck by a train. According to NJ Transit, the incident occurred when a train not in service, being relocated along the Bergen County Line, collided with a pedestrian just west of Plauderville Station at 5:33 a.m.

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NJ Commuter Survives Terrifying Stabbing Incident at Port Authority Bus Terminal

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New York NY, it was just another ordinary morning for Daniel Salvatore, a 66-year-old carpenter commuting from New Jersey to New York City, until his routine was shattered by a sudden and unprovoked attack at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning.

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New York Using AI Technology to Hunt Down Wealthy Remote Workers

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New York NY, New York, renowned as the millionaire capital of the world, is witnessing a trend of affluent individuals migrating to low-tax havens like Florida and Texas in pursuit of wealth preservation. In response, the state’s tax department has turned to innovative solutions, employing AI-generated letters to address tax compliance issues among this demographic.

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