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
The National Weather Service issued an alert on its website to anticipate a wintry mix of snow and rain during the afternoon.
In anticipation of snow and rain on Monday, DeCamp Bus Lines and NJ Transit will be cross-honoring tickets. DeCamp Bus Lines will be cross-honoring NJ Transit bus and rail tickets through throughout Monday. The bus line posted on its website to anticipate delays. NJ Transit will allow customers to use tickets or passes for an alternate travel mode — rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses — throughout Monday. All customers should check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. For real-time updates from NJ Transit about the Montclair-Boonton Line, click here. Weather Statement The National Weather Service issued an alert on its website Monday to anticipate a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
In change of plans, North End section of Cedar Grove keeps power throughout repairs.
The Montclair-Boonton NJ Transit line is up and running after crews worked through Wednesday night's storms to clean up a truck that was hit by a train early Wednesday morning. Service was restored to the branch at 5 a.m. Thursday morning when the contractor completed the cleanup of the Main Street crossing, said Chief NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. The first NJ Transit train to travel through Little Falls was expected to be the 6 a.m. train today, according to a report on 7online.com. PSE&G originally estimated 1,300 customers would be without power as crews repaired the damage to a utility pole. However, since the cleanup took a long time, crews were able to complete the repairs without disrupting power, said PSE&G spokesperson …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Officials need to wait until damaged tractor-trailer is uprighted and towed before power is cut and repairs can be made to damaged pole.
[UPDATED 4:15 p.m.] Updates to include revised information on power outage from PSE&G spokeswoman. A NJ Transit passenger train slammed into a tractor-trailer in Little Falls, Wednesday morning, injuring several people, backing up traffic on Pompton Avenue and cancelling trains along the Montclair-Boonton line. PSE&G crews were originally supposed to disable power in Little Falls around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to work on damaged power lines, but were unable to do so until the damaged tractor-trailer was removed, PSE&G spokesperson Kristine Snodgrass told Patch at 4 p.m. Wednesday. As of that time, the truck had yet to be removed and power had not been disrupted to Cedar Grove or Little Falls because the truck needed to be righted and towed …
Cedar Grove is expecting power outages in the North End section of the township after a train slammed into a tractor-trailer in Little Falls.
The North End of Cedar Grove will be experiencing power outages Wednesday morning while PSE&G begins repairing power lines damaged in an early morning train crash in Little Falls, police said. A tractor-trailer carrying paint was struck by a NJ Transit train on the Montclair-Boonton at 8:15 a.m. causing several injuries, a New Jersey Transit spokeswoman told NJ.com. It has not yet been determined how many of the 66 passengers sustained injuries, she said. NJ Transit is reporting the Montclair-Boonton line is shut down and a substitute bus service will be available.
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 …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Port Authority says it will speed up repairs to the Hoboken PATH station.
The Port Authority will suspended PATH service to midtown Manhattan for the next two weekends, according to a news release from the city of Hoboken. PATH service between Newark and 33rd street will stop running after 10 p.m. on Friday and will resume at 5 a.m. on Monday. The Newark to World Trade Center line will continue to run between New Jersey and New York from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, and next Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16. PATH's Acting Director Stephen Kingsberry said it's a temporary inconvenience that will speed up restoration of full, 24-hour PATH service across the system. The Porth Authority has been shutting down PATH service to 33rd Street between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day. …
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 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Service begins Friday; commuters can connect to free ferry service from there to lower Manhattan.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
NJ Transit announced on Thursday an expanded plan to get commuters on suspended train lines into New York City. Beginning on Friday, Nov. 9, there will be a free shuttle bus service between Montclair's Bay Street, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield Avenue stations and Weehawken Ferry Terminal. Passengers may then take advantage of rree ferry service between Weehawken and Pier 79 at West 39th Street in Manhattan (Midtown Manhattan). Here is the complete release from the NJ Transit website: Christie Administration Announces Additional Free Trans-Hudson Bus/Ferry Service Expanded Plan Serves Morris & Essex, Monclair Boonton, Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Lines Trenton, NJ – As NJ TRANSIT continues recovery operations from Hurricane Sandy …