Monday, November 19, 2012
NJT will continue to operate shuttle service out of Summit, Chatham, Madison and Convent Stations.
Regular weekday MidTown direct service will resume between Dover and New York Penn Station and Summit and New York Penn Station starting Monday, according to the New Jersey Transit website. Shuttle service will continue to operate once an hour between Summit and Hoboken, and between Chatham, Madison and Convent stations and Liberty State Park, with ferry service from there to Battery State Park. The Morris & Essex line also resumed regular weekend service on Saturday, including connecting Montclair-Boonton Line service to and from Hoboken. This is the first time the line has offered regular service since Tropical Storm Sandy hit the region on Oct. 29. Limited service resumed on Monday, Nov. 12. Complete eastbound and wesbound weekday …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Seven shuttle bus, ferry services discontinued under adjusted plan.
Friday, November 16, 2012
NJ TRANSIT continues to adjust and refine its emergency trans-Hudson transportation plan to most efficiently match the available bus, rail and ferry resources with the needs of state citizens. NJ TRANSIT will expand the free emergency shuttle bus/ferry service and shuttle bus to rail service to improve the Trans-Hudson commute for the agency’s Gladstone Branch customers along the Morris & Essex Lines. Starting Monday, November 19, new bus shuttle-to-ferry service and bus shuttle-to-train service will operate from selected stations along the Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines to provide an alternate travel option for customers impacted by the ongoing suspension of Gladstone Branch train service. Also effective November 19, bus …
Friday, November 2, 2012
New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority get back on track, slowly but surely.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Update: Nov. 2, 5a.m. Local public transportation options are crawling back with NJ Transit bus service leading the way. The 70 bus that passes through Summit is back up, however the the Morris & Essex line that serves Downtown Summit is still suspended. The Holland Tunnel is reopening on Friday, but with limited bus-only service. Local airports are nearly fully operational. Read the advisorie's from NJT and Port Authority, below. NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following: Rail Service: Bus Service: Light Rail Service: Access Link: Monthly Pass Extension: NJ TRANSIT has extending the validity period for October monthly passes until Wednesday, November 7 for customer convenience. Service Updates: For the latest …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The board of directors will consider whether or not to approve the matter at its Oct. 15 meeting.
NJ Transit today 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 thirty 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, September 24, 2012
A commuter contacted Patch to share his concern about people sleeping on benches at the Summit station.
A local commuter who uses the Summit train station emailed Patch to share a complaint about people sleeping on the waiting area benches in the morning. I have taken this [complaint] to New Jersey Transit and the NJ Transit Police. Sometimes the notice is ignored, sometimes they call the Summit police, and they sometimes walk through the station, but never ask anyone to leave or get up. Once, they did ask to see everyones' train ticket, but did not ask those without one to leave. The situation gets much worse when the weather gets colder. More and more people camp out in the station overnight. Today, there were 7 people sleeping on the benches in the station and there were no available seats for me, at 4:50am this morning. And I pay $284 …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Update: A Plainfield woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and interference with transportation.
A Plainfield woman allegedly punched a conductor and pulled the emergency brake of the 5:10p.m. train arriving into Summit, according to NJ Transit Police. Nadine Canty, 48, is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and interference with transportation, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The conductor, who wasn't identified, got into an argument with Canty before she punched him, Snyder said. The train had come to its normal stop when Canty allegedly pulled the brake. "The train was terminating in Summit," said Snyder. A transit investigation of the altercation led to short 10 minute to 15 minute delays on trains out of Summit and Short Hills during the early evening rush hour. "Unruly passengers," said Snyder …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The truck driver was issued a summons for careless driving.
A truck driver struck the NJ Transit overpass along Watchung Avenue Tuesday morning. At 8:47 a.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Michael Mahoney of the Chatham Borough Police Department investigated the accident. He found that Cedric Davis, 41, of North Bergen was driving a box truck west on Watchung Avenue when he struck the railroad overpass, police said. Davis was not injured, according to police. Police gave Davis a summons for careless driving. This is the third time since Aug. 1 that truck drivers have struck this bridge. The bridge was also struck twice before in the last six weeks, on June 26 and July 11.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Looking to get away early for the holiday weekend? NJ Transit has your schedule.
Friday, May 25, 2012
NJ Transit is kicking off the unofficial start of summer with “early getaway” rail and bus service on today, May 25, for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. On Friday, May 25, extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m. Extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than two dozen bus routes starting around noon. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. Bus schedules vary by route. Every weekend, families riding NJ Transit can save with the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Get a head start and buy your May rail pass today.
New Jersey transit's Twitter feed had the following message: Tomorrow is May 1st - get your new monthly today and avoid the lines in the morning A monthly pass for the MidTown Direct from Summit will set you back $273.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Safety initiative comes after death of three teenagers in October
A variety of safety measures will sweep New Jersey Transit lines within the next year or so, transportation officials announced Wednesday, in an effort to reduce the number of accidental train deaths across the state. The safety improvements, which include improved signage, warning systems and educational programs, are the result of a three-month study by the Safety Along Railroads Leadership Oversight Committee, formed in wake of the deaths of three teenagers by New Jersey Transit trains last October. "We are really energized about this with a sense of purpose to move forward from the sorrow and grief of each railroad fatality," said James Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey Department of Transportation, at a press conference Wednesday at…