Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Census data shows average travel time to work by ZIP code.
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Wednesday, March 6
Madison residents who commute to work take, on average, 30 minutes to get there, give or take 2.2 minutes. That's according to 5-year estimates from the 2011 U.S. Census American Community Survey. The national average is 25.4 minutes. Madisonians' half-hour average journey to work compares to 24.8 minutes in Morristown, 28 minutes in Florham Park and 38.4 minutes in Chatham. WNYC mapped the data. Various ways of commuting have been explored in Madison. A "commuter challenge" designed to highlight sustainable modes of transportation found in its inaugural year that, with three competitors starting at the Madison Train Station using different modes of transportation to get to Hyatt Morristown, the winner was an attorney who hopped on the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
With Superstorm Sandy shutting down NJ Transit lines, borough gives commuters an alternative, $20 round-trip.
Madison is chartering buses to New York as an alternative to NJ Transit after after Superstorm Sandy disrupted train service. The borough notified the Chathams, Harding and Florham Park about the buses so residents of those towns also could be notified of the service, Borough Administrator Ray Codey said. The buses are scheduled to start taking passengers at 6 a.m. and then leave when they are full, or at 7 a.m. The buses are stationed at the Madison Train Station parking lot, on the Kings Road side. "We will be providing this service Monday through Friday (except on holidays) until the NJ Transit System is up and running," Madison announced on its website. The round trip tickets are $20, and are sold on a first come first serve basis. …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Ordinance adding 20 parking spaces introduced by Madison Borough Council.
Commuters with parking permits soon could be vying for parking spaces in a parking lot closer to the Madison Train Station, and additional daily parking spaces in another lot could generate more revenue for the borough. Under an ordinance introduced by the Borough Council on Monday, 20 permit parking spaces in Kings Road Lot No. 3 will become $5 daily parking spaces instead of permit space, while 20 permit parking spaces will be added to the Maple Avenue Parking Lot. The Maple Avenue lot is reserved for borough employees but has parking spaces available that a resident suggested could be used by commuters. Borough Council President Jeannue Tsukamoto said the daily parking spaces are in high demand and the 20 additional spaces could bring …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
If you've got ideas, the Morris County Division of Transportation wants to hear them at an open house to be held at the Madison Train Station.
If you have ideas on how to improve access to the Madison Train Station, the Morris County Division of Transportation wants to hear from you. An open house for residents to share their thoughts on how to improve transit access along the Route 124 corridor for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. next Thursday, March 29, at the Madison Train Station. Residents can meet with the project team, identify difficulties getting to or from the stations and suggest any solutions. Comments also may be submitted through the division's online form. The NJ 124 Corridor Transit Access Improvement Study is being conducted to assess and recommend station access improvements to the Chatham, Madison, and Convent Station NJ Transit…