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 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Systemwide adjustment in effect due to inclement weather.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, March 25
NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets Monday in anticipation of weather-related service delays. Customers who travel the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Locomotives will be positioned throughout the rail system to respond in the event of a disabled train, and the agency will monitor crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJ Transit advises commuters of the following:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Systemwide adjustment in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, March 6
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the end of the day Thursday due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers who travel along the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, and NJ Transit will position locomotives at strategic locations in an effort to respond as quickly as possible should a train become disabled, officials said. NJ Transit will continue to operate on a weekday schedule, depending on the impact of the …
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 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Man identified as 21-year-old Morristown resident.
A man who was fatally struck late Monday morning near the Morris Plains Train Station made no attempt to move out of the way of a westbound passenger train, an NJ Transit spokeswoman said. The man was identified as Stanislav Kling-Loy, 21, of Morristown. The accident occurred between Cory Road and the train station at 11:12 a.m., according to NJ Transit Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The Dover-bound train was carrying 60 passengers and crew, Snyder said. There were no injuries reported on board the train, she said. According to Snyder, the train's engineer immediately activated the emergency stop and a "loud horn" when he noticed the man standing on the tracks. "The tresspasser made no attempt to move," Snyder said.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Work is part of a $1.5 million NJ Transit project that Madison's engineer said has been 'long, long awaited.'
Elm Street will be closed at the NJ Transit bridge there for the next four to six months as part of a $1.5 million NJ Transit project to repair the concrete bridge and a retaining wall that runs along Kings Road. The project also has temporarily closed a Kings Road sidewalk, and means a convenience store on Elm Street will miss out on vehicle traffic that normally passes under the Elm Street Bridge. Madison Engineer Bob Vogel said it was known repairs were needed for about a decade. The closure will allow NJ Transit to make "long, long awaited improvements to the Elm Street Bridge," he said during Monday's Borough Council meeting. Elm Street still can be accessed up to the bridge from Park and Madison avenues. Madison Mayor Bob Conley …
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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday was the last day of Madison's charter bus service to New York.
Madison's approximately weeklong stint organizing charter bus service to New York has come to an end. With limited NJ Transit train service restored, the borough announced Tuesday it was discontinuing the popular charter buses. "Limited service is now being offered from the Madison Train Station to Mid-Town Manhattan," the borough announced on its website. "As such, the Borough is dis-continuing the charter bus service that was provided during the service outage. Thank you." For $20 round-trip, commuters filled three buses at the Madison Train Station from around 6 a.m. until 7 a.m., with the buses departing as they filled. Madison Police also announced in a Nixle alert Tuesday that parking enforcement, temporarily suspended after …
Friday, November 9, 2012
NJ Transit is offering free alternatives starting Friday.
New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. has no estimate for when rail service along the Morris and Essex line will resume. "The damage wrought on the M&E was amongst the worst suffered by any NJ Transit rail line in the state," Durso said in an email to Chatham Patch. "There are no estimates ... [for when] the M&E can safely resume service." To help residents commute to Manhattan, New Jersey Transit has established three methods of transportation free of charge starting Friday. Inbound service runs from 6 to 10 a.m., and outbound service runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Service includes: There are also buses available from the Madison and Chatham train stations for $20 round-trip. Durso said crews are working to restore service along the Morris …