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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
JFK High School's Eco-Friendly Club's efforts seem to be paying off: trash dumped between railroad tracks and Route 27 in Iselin isn't being ignored
High schoolers at John F. Kennedy High School in Iselin really wanted to make a difference. When members of the school's Eco-Friendly Club saw a mess blowing down Route 27 near MetroPark in Iselin and the Garden State Parkway entrance, they didn't walk away. Club members approached the township to get permission to clean the trash up. They were told it was too dangerous for the students to be on the strip of land between railroad tracks and busy Route 27, and that New Jersey Transit had responsibility for the land. So the students put up an Internet petition to get the debris cleaned up, and within weeks, it's had an effect. There's just a small problem: New Jersey Transit has nothing to do with the MetroPark tracks, the land surrounding…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The high school environmental group can't touch the trash on NJ Transit property in Iselin, so they've taken to the Internet to push the train managers to clean up the mess
Members of the John F. Kennedy High School Eco-Friendly Club don't take 'no' for an answer - and the rest of the township may benefit from their stubbornness. In the school's newsletter, they relate a litter blight at the intersection of Green Street and Route 27 in the Iselin section of Woodbridge. Club members had wanted to organize a cleanup of the median strip near the railroad and busy roadway, about a half-mile stretch of roadway near the Parkway South Exit 131. The club's goal was "to give visitors of Woodbridge Township who arrive via Exit 131 on the GSP a better impression of what the town has to offer," they said in the newsletter. Students were told by the township that the property belongs to NJ Transit, and because of the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Full system wide cross-honoring will be in effect Monday to offer customers additional travel options.
With another winter blast zeroing in on the Garden State starting late tonight (Sunday), NJ TRANSIT operations, customer service and police personnel are again taking steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. To offer customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring on Monday, March 25, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to reach their final ticketed destination through an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail, as well as on both NJ TRANSIT bus and private bus carriers. Customers who…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Full systemwide cross-honoring continues through Friday, March 8 to give customers additional travel options
With winter weather still moving through the region, NJ Transit has extended full systemwide cross-honoring through the end of the service day Friday, March 8, enabling NJ Transit customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses. NJ Transit continues to monitor the storm and take steps to minimize delays and ensure service reliability and safety. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. High winds reported throughout the region overnight caused no damage to the NJ Transit system, and all trains, buses and light rail lines are operating on or close to schedule …
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
The storm is sweeping through New Jersey beginning Friday evening.
Below are the last trains for the rail lines being suspended. Trains will make local stops: Due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and in the interest of customer and employee safety, NJ TRANSIT will suspending some bus and rail service later this evening. Customers are advised to check njtransit.com for the latest service information. Bus Service: NJ TRANSIT bus service in northern and central New Jersey (all routes north of I-195) will be suspended as of 8 p.m. 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. This service suspension will remain in effect until further notice, and will be …
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.
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Friday, February 8
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 Central New Jersey 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…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Two to 4 inches of snow are expected to fall this weekend.
With several inches of snow expected to hit the area, NJ TRANSIT is mobilizing its operations, customer service and police personnel across the state to keep the system running smoothly and minimize delays. To give customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring for the entire service day on Saturday, Dec. 29, enabling NJ TRANSIT 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…