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NJ Transit Fare Hike Only Adds Insult to Injury After Weeks of Continuous Service Problems

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey State Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, and Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn (Monmouth – R’s) are calling for an immediate special hearing by the State Legislature to investigate and find solutions to the ongoing issues plaguing New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit).

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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 Engineers Headed Toward Strike as Mediation Ends Without Resolution

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Ridgewood NJ, after more than four years of negotiations, the National Mediation Board has ended talks between NJ Transit and the union representing its engineers without a resolution. This move sets the stage for a potential strike, though federal laws could delay any labor action for several months.

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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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Tentative Tax Agreement Reached to Fund NJ Transit

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey has reached a tentative agreement with its most profitable companies to temporarily increase taxes in order to fund NJ Transit. Under this plan, the 600 corporations in the state that earn at least $10 million annually will pay a 2.5% tax on all earnings for the next five years.

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OPENING DAY for the Farmer’s Market brought to you by The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

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Ridgewood NJ, the Farmers Market is brought to you by The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce.  It will be located at the NJ Train Station Parking Lot on the West Side of Town.  Sundays Only from Sunday, June 23 through Sunday, October 27, 2024 – 8:30 am to 2 pm.  Enjoy Fresh Farm-to-Table Produce, Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Baked Goods, Local Honey, Delicious Pickles, Homemade Mozzarella, and Much More.  All are Welcome!

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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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The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce brings You the “Farmers’ Market” Every Sunday from June 23rd

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce brings to you their yearly “Farmers’ Market” every Sunday from June 23rd through October 27th….8:30 AM to 2:00 PM located at the Ridgewood Train Station Parking Lot on the West Side. Enjoy Fresh Farm-to-Table Produce and More!

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Assembly Republican Conference Leader Calls for Full NJ Transit Audit Before Hiking the Sales Tax

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Trenton NJ, Assembly Republican Conference Leader Christopher DePhillips is calling on legislative leaders to take tax increases off the table as Democrats discuss hiking the sales tax to fund NJ Transit during the final weeks of state budget negotiations. Instead, DePhillips wants to do a top-to-bottom review of NJ Transit to identify waste and cost-saving measures.

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NJ Transit Summer Discount Packages Include Beach Excursions, Buy One, Get One and More

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Ridgewood NJ, whether you’re headed to the beach, or any of New Jersey’s great summer destinations, you can take advantage of NJ TRANSIT’s exceptional promotional discounts beginning today, May 22, and running throughout the summer. Both new and returning customers can save on summer travel by using various promotional codes in the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, including beach excursion fare discounts for low-cost, round-trip weekday tickets to some of New Jersey’s most popular shore destinations. Details for all promotions can be found at www.njtransit.com/summer. In addition, Memorial Day weekend will have early getaway service and additional Jersey Shore shuttle train service to kick off the summer season!

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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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Effective July 1, 2024 All NJ Transit Tickets Are Subject to a 30 day Expiration Policy

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Ridgewood NJ, beginning Monday, July 1, 2024, all printed and digital NJ TRANSIT one-way tickets will now have a 30-day expiration period. Here are the details of the updated policy:

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Stairway at Ridgewood Train Station Closed After Car Slams into Stairway Portal

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Ridgewood NJ, a staircase providing access from East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood to a pedestrian tunnel underneath NJ Transit’s Bergen/Main Line railroad tracks was indefinitely closed on Tuesday morning, 05/14, after an Infinity SUV jumped a curb in front of a parking space, and slammed head on into the staircase’s above ground entrance portal. No injuries were reported in the mishap. A flatbed tow truck removed the Infinity, which reportedly sustained very little damage, from the scene. Ridgewood Police and personnel from the Village’s Building Department responded to the incident.

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