Thursday, May 23, 2013
In addition to extra trains and buses, two children can ride free with each fare-paying adult.
NJ Transit will be offering extra trains and buses to patrons leaving work early Friday for Memorial Day weekend, according to a press release Monday. Extra outbound trains will operate on the North Jersey Coast line, which extends into Point Pleasant Beach and ends at Bay Head; the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley, Morris and Essex and Port Jervis lines, starting around 1 p.m. Additional buses will also be operating from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on over three dozen bus routes starting around noon, according to NJ Transit. On Memorial Day, trains will operated on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines, according to NJ Transit. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule, Newark Light Rail will operate …
Friday, March 15, 2013
It will cover emergency transportation, according to Executive Director James Weinstein.
Friday, March 15
Two weeks to the day after New Jersey Transit submitted an application for federal funds to help recovery in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it received over $144 million in aid for the first steps of recovery, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein said on Thursday night, March 14. “Rebuilding in the aftermath of Sandy has truly been a team approach,” Weinstein said in a statement issued Thursday night. “I am grateful for the efforts of Senators Lautenberg and Menendez, our Congressional delegation, Administrator Rogoff and the FTA, as well as the leaders and staff at FEMA and the U.S. Department of Transportation for their assistance and support during this trying time. They have been true partners in the recovery effort. “In …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cross-honoring lasts from Wednesday, 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday.
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. until the end of the day Thursday, March 7 due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers will be able 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, and customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead, NJ Transit officials said. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
This includes bus and rail services.
Saturday, February 9
UPDATE: Following inspections, NJ Transit announced all rail services will be restored as of noon Saturday. ORIGINAL: Bus service in northern and central New Jersey has been restored as of 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 9, New Jersey Transit announced Saturday morning. All bus service in Mercer County and along the Route 9 corridor was restored as of 7 a.m., and remaining bus services were restored by 8 a.m. NJ Transit advises there will still be service delays and detours due to road conditions. Customers should leave plenty of time for travel. Rail and light rail service remain suspended while a full assessment is conducted, according to NJ Transit. Once the rails are deemed safe, the 12-hour restoration process can begin. Steps have …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Suspensions take effect at 8 p.m.
New Jersey Transit is suspending some rail service and access links due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, the transportation organization announced Friday afternoon, Feb. 8. Bus service in northern and central New Jersey, including all I-195 routes will be suspended as of 8 p.m. until further notice. This includes all routes that serve Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, all routes that operate via U.S. Route 9, and all northern local bus routes, according to NJ Transit. However, bus service will continue in Atlantic, Cape MayCamden, Salem, Gloucester, Burlington, Mercer and Cumberland counties unless weather conditions change. As far as train service is concerned, the Morris and Essex Lines (…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Customers will be able to exchange bus passes and tickets for train use on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, February 7
Residents across the state who use New Jersey Transit will have widespread options for travel during the pending winter storm, NJ Transit announced Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is taking steps to ensure the roads are safe for travel. A projected winter storm is set to attack much of the area this weekend, with an advisory in effect through Saturday morning. The storm is not expected to be as severe in Atlantic and Cape May counties. In preparation for the storm, NJ Transit announced it will offer full system-wide cross honoring on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, meaning travelers can use their bus tickets for train service. For example, those who use the bus service from Rutherford to…
Cross-honoring in effect for Feb. 8 and 9, which enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail.
With a blast of winter weather expected to hit New Jersey Friday, NJ TRANSIT today announced that system wide cross-honoring will be in effect for the entire service day Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9. Cross-honoring enables customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode, including rail, bus or light rail. Customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass or ticket on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station, for example. The latest estimate for Monmouth County from the National Weather Service (NWS) calls for snowfall in the five to ten inch range. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT is encouraging customers to consider traveling early on Friday due to the…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Engineer's report states man was lying on tracks
A Long Branch man has been identified as the person who was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon in the city. The man has been identified as John Barney, 60, of North Fifth Avenue, according to NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. Snyder said the engineer's report states that Barney "laid down on the tracks and made no attempt to move." She said the engineer saw Barney standing on the tracks, sounded the train's horn and applied the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop before hitting him. Snyder said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. This is the first train-related death in Long Branch since 17-year-old Long Branch resident Christian Butler was killed in April, 2011.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Nine trains will be added to the popular commuter line, which was severely damaged during Sandy, officials say.
NJ TRANSIT rail service into New York City is slated to return to pre-Sandy levels on Jan. 14, according to a press release issued by the agency today. North Jersey Coast Line Starting Monday, the North Jersey Coast Line will operate nine additional trains, restoring the line’s service level to 96 percent of its pre-Sandy schedule. As of Friday, NJ TRANSIT is operating 101 of the 114 pre-Sandy scheduled trains along the North Jersey Coast Line, according to the press release. On Monday, NJ TRANSIT will be operating 110 of those 114 trains. Two of the added North Jersey Coast Line trains will operate between Long Branch and New York Penn Station, bringing NJ TRANSIT back to 100 percent of its pre-Sandy service level to and from New York. …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Wind, rain and possible flooding are expected to make today's commute difficult.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
With more winter weather expected to move through the region starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing into Thursday, NJ TRANSIT is mobilizing its operations, customer service and police personnel across the state to keep the system running smoothly and minimize delays. In anticipation of the storm, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system-wide cross-honoring starting at 1 p.m. today, and continuing until the end of the service day Thursday. That means NJ TRANSIT customers can use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. 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. Customers who normally take…