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 …
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. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Buses will bring commuters to Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City and Manhattan.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The following is a press release from the office of Gov. Christie: Trenton, NJ – Coming on the heels of NJ TRANSIT’s restoration of rail and bus service to New York and utilizing federal and regional transportation resources to ease traffic congestion, improve trans-Hudson access and further help New Jersey residents navigate around the state, the Christie Administration today announced an emergency bus plan designed to transport New Jersey residents back to their jobs starting Monday morning. The emergency bus service will provide transportation options for NJ TRANSIT customers, with access to ferries, light rail and employment in Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City and Manhattan. This temporary emergency service is anticipated to provide …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Main/Port Jervis line will resume limited service Sunday morning, originating and terminating in Secaucus.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
NJ Transit will resume service on four more rail lines Sunday morning, including the Main/Port Jervis and North Jersey Coast lines, the governor's office announced Saturday night. Also starting service will be the Raritan Valley and Atlantic City lines. With the Hoboken terminal having sustained significant flood damage in Monday's storm, the Main/Port Jervis line trains will start and end in Secaucus. The Main Line will run from Suffern to Secaucus making all local stops, while the Port Jervis line will run from Port Jervis to Secaucus making all local stops via Main Line. Service between Secaucus and Hoboken remains suspended. Secaucus Junction, while open, has limited elevator and escalator service due to persisting power problems and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Mass transit across the New York Metro Area will be grinding to a halt as Hurricane Sandy approaches towards the tri-state area. Keep checking back for updates.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
More than 80 bus lines will resume service on Thursday in New Jersey.
NJ TRANSIT has announced that the majority of its bus lines will begin running on Thursday.. The bus lines are part of a slow but steady restart of NJ TRANSIT's service following Hurricane Sandy, announced the same day as the 3 p.m. restoration of service on the River Line light rail between the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center. “This is tremendous progress,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson in a press release. “We are not out of the woods by any stretch, but we will continue working around the clock to further restore service where we can safely do so. On behalf of the entire NJ TRANSIT family, we appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's a list of shutdown times, including last train departures and arrivals on each line.
NJ Transit will begin a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 and continuing through 2 a.m. on Monday morning. Service suspensions will take effect as follows: Rail Service All other rail lines will be suspended starting this afternoon and continuing into the late evening. Final train times are as follows: Northeast Corridor North Jersey Coast Line Raritan Valley Line Morris & Essex Lines Montclair-Boonton Line Main Line Bergen County Line Port Jervis Line Pascack Valley Line Bus Service: Light Rail Service: Access Link Service: System-wide Cross-Honoring System-wide cross-honoring of all rail, bus and light rail tickets will be in effect starting at …
Monday, October 15, 2012
New policy goes into effect January 2013.
New Jersey Transit's non-union employees will no longer be granted free travel on the agency's rail, light rail and bus lines as of January 2013. According to NJT Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder, the board of directors voted Monday to approve the elimination of the 30-year-old policy, as had been anticipated. The policy allowed non-union employees and non-union retirees to use the transit system free-of-charge for personal purposes. Under the new policy, free travel for non-union employees will only be granted for work purposes. Snyder said the change is part of an ongoing effort to implement cost cutting measures that make the agency more accountable, transparent and efficient. "1.6 million [dollars] is estimated not to be collected with the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The board of trustees will consider whether or not to remove policy for non-union members.
NJ Transit on Monday proposed eliminating a policy that allows unlimited free travel on rail, light rail, and bus lines for the agency's non-union employees, according to NJT Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The policy, which has been in effect for 30 years, will be considered by the NJT Board of Directors at their meeting Monday, Oct. 15. If approved by the board, it will be subject to Gov. Chris Christie's veto period, Snyder said. The change would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, resulting in non-union employees and non-union retirees no longer being able to use the transit system free-of-charge for personal purposes, according to a press release from NJT. “Moving forward, NJ Transit must continue to sufficiently consider the interests of our …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Officials will be on hand at Newark Penn Station to hear customers' concerns and questions.
Chatham commuters who ride NJ Transit now have a chance to let their opinion be known. The transportation agency will hold a customer forum Tuesday night at Newark Penn Station to give customers a direct opportunity to speak with senior executives and managers, explained spokesperson John Durso, Jr. "This customer forum is coming toward the end of our current customer survey, which will conclude on Friday evening. We have been encouraging our customers to log on to our website and take our survey and give NJ Transit their honest assessments. What are we doing right? What can we do better?" Durso, Jr. said. The forums and surveys are conducted quarterly as part of the agency's participation in Scorecard. July marked the first complete year …