Monday, April 15, 2013
Additional officers, both in uniform and dressed in plain clothes, will patrol the transit system, according to spokesperson.
NJ Transit is in a "heightened state of alert" in response to several explosions reported at the Boston Marathon this afternoon, according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. “While there has been no specific threat made to our transit system at this time, NJ Transit police have deployed both uniformed and plain clothed officers to further patrol our system and keep our customers safe," Durso said in a press release. At least two people were killed and numerous people were injured in Boston this afternoon when there were two explosions within a mile of the Boston Marathon's finish line, according to Back Bay Patch. Another explosion was reported at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, however reports now indicate that that may have …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nearly 4 out of 5 post-Sandy survey respondents now say they would recommend transportation agency to friend, relative.
A new customer satisfaction survey of New Jersey Transit customer’s post-Superstorm Sandy has overwhelmingly endorsed the job the agency has been doing, according to an announcement by the Christie administration and the agency Tuesday. In the online survey conducted Feb. 4 through February 25, or during the third quarter of the agency’s fiscal year, nearly four in five customers, or nearly 14,000 participants on the agency's website (njtransit.com) said they would recommend NJ Transit to a friend or relative. The results mark a new high for the statewide public transit agency. The survey asked bus, rail, light rail and Access Link customers to rate the agency on a scale of 0 to 10 and asked riders to also consider 41 attributes of the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
NJ Transit announces trip-time reductions for four Midtown direct trains to South Orange
From the Village of South Orange: On Tuesday NJT officials announced, as part of their March 24th system-wide schedule changes, including full restoration of their Hoboken train lines, significant changes to help mitigate concerns related to service changes from October 2012 that negatively impacted the commuter experience for South Orange riders. Village officials, along with members of neighboring municipalities of West Orange and Livingston and state officials met with New Jersey Transit officials in January to discuss changes that officials and community members felt were needed to improve the commuter experience in the wake of last year's changes. NJ Transit officials announced that they had focused on reducing travel time on the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Schedule problems persist for South Orange station riders
Tuesday, January 22
An open letter to NJ Transit provided to Patch: Mr. James Weinstein NJ TRANSIT Corporation One Penn Plaza East Newark, NJ 07105 Re: South Orange Train Station Village Schedule Dear Mr. Weinstein: As NJ Transit customers and community stakeholders, we are contacting you to collectively reiterate and emphasize the importance of restoring acceptable levels of service to the South Orange train station — specifically those that existed before the latest schedule change that took effect on October 14, 2012. Your latest accomplishment of being able to restore all commuter train service to New York to pre-Hurricane Sandy levels is to be commended. Despite the extensive damage caused by this storm to your rail cars and trains, you were able to …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cross-honoring in effect through Thursday.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As the area braces for a potential three-to-five inches of tardy snow (not quite a White Christmas, but close, right?), NJ Transit announced that it would be cross-honoring of tickets starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cross-honoring will remain in effect until the end of the service day Thursday, Dec. 27, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead. Customers are reminded that many NJ Transit rail lines …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Village takes official action, asking NJ Transit to alter the current South Orange train schedule
The Village of South Orange formally asked NJ Transit for the restoration of schedule and service to the pre-October 14, 2012 level. Trustees voted Monday on resolution 2012-283 (attached as a pdf) noting the "negative impact to quality of life, property values and business productivity" of recent transit changes. The resolution notes that South Orange sees 3,800 riders daily. The South Orange station is also fully-accessible, and is a designated "Transit Village." The station serves commuters from South Orange, Maplewood, Livingston and West Orange. South Orange previously addressed the issue of the new schedule; in mid-October, as commuters reacted to a changed New Jersey Transit schedule, the Village of South Orange released the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Winter weather event expected to bring rain, snow to region on Tuesday.
You know December is just around the corner when stories like this start coming out. As the region prepares for winter while continuing to recover from Sandy, another storm is predicted to hit the area late Monday evening into Tuesday, providing rain and snow and ensuring messy commutes. NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets all day on Tuesday, "enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode-rail, bus or light rail," according to a press release. "For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The holiday getaway begins Wednesday
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
NJ Transit plans to offer "nearly normal Thanksgiving service levels on most of its lines to ensure customers’ travel plans go smoothly over the holiday weekend," according to a release. However, storm damage could change some schedules and routes. Specifically, Gladstone Branch rail service remains suspended until further notice, and Newark Light Rail will continue to operate on a modified schedule between Newark Penn and Broad Street stations (service every half hour). The release says, "This year, NJ TRANSIT will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, November 21, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to provide additional capacity for customers traveling to Newark Liberty International …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As trains begin to go back in service, local officials are expecting to hear from NJ Transit soon.
As NJ Transit begins to restore train service for commuters following the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, local officials say that they are trying to get updates from the transportation company. Following the storm, the nation's largest statewide public transportation system said that it faced a massive repair and restoration effort. Most lines were down for the week following Hurricane Sandy and are now just getting back up and running. However, since some lines returned to service, commuters have been hit with long delays and are looking to their local officials to give them answers. "NJ Transit did not coordinate their transportation plans with Maplewood," said Maplewood Mayor Vic Deluca. "Late last week, the police lieutenant on …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
NJ Transit releases schedule Sunday night; service has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
NJ Transit will resume limited service on the Midtown Direct line beginning Monday, November 12. Service has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy. Here is the information posted on NJ Transit's website late Sunday night: Morris & Essex Line: Effective Monday, November 12, service resumes on a modified schedule on the Morristown Line with Midtown Direct Service operating between Dover/Summit and New York. There is no Morristown Line service to/from Hoboken. Gladstone Branch Service remains suspended until further notice. For the schedule, click here. It is also attached as a PDF to this article.