Friday, March 8, 2013
NJ Transit plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Friday. Depending on the impact of the storm, it may be necessary to modify service as conditions change.
As snow continues to fall on Friday, it is sure to give headaches to commuters trying to get home for the weekend. Here are the latest updates from DeCamp Bus Lines and NJ Transit as of 2:45 p.m. on Friday. Stay tuned for further updates. DeCamp Bus Lines DeCamp Bus Lines will be cross-honoring NJ Transit bus and rail tickets through the end of Friday. The bus line posted on its website to anticipate delays. NJ Transit NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets statewide through the end of Friday. NJ Transit will allow customers to use tickets or passes on an alternate travel mode — rail, bus or light rail, as well as private carrier buses. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Montclair commuters spend an average of 26.3 minutes traveling to work everyday, according to WNYC. Does that seem correct?
Montclair is a commuter town, and many former New Yorkers find themselves drawn to greener pastures west of the Hudson River. But after making a move to a larger home in the suburbs, many end up commuting Monday through Friday into New York City. And if you travel between 45 and 90 minutes to work, you are considered a "mega commuter" by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Garden State's proximity and accessibility to New York City has contributed to it getting the distinction of having the second-highest percentage of commuters making mega commutes — 14.8 percent. New Jersey only trails New York in mega commuters, which as 16.2 percent, and is well above the national average of 8.1. percent. According the WNYC Commuter Map above, Montclair …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
St. James Episcopal Church offers ashes today to commuters at Upper Montclair train station and bus stop near Bellevue Avenue.
Commuters have a long day traveling along bus or train, so parishioners from a local church brought the ashes to them this Ash Wednesday. A handful of proselytes from St. James Episcopal Church and the Reverends Audrey Hasselbrook and John Perris greeted commuters during the morning twilight while they waited for the train at the Upper Montclair train station and bus stop near Bellevue Avenue. "We recognize that some people are kind of rushed on Ash Wednesday," said Perris, "and we also recognize that some people are reluctant to come within a church ... and so we thought we would come to them with a few ashes and prayers ...." The reaction was mixed from commuters, said Perris, but he added the people who did request ashes were "…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The line has been out of service since Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012.
Many commuters are getting their usual commute back. Direct PATH service between the World Trade Center and Hoboken — which has been suspended since Hurricane Sandy three months ago — is scheduled to resume Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday. The line is that last one to resume service. For this first time since October 29, 2012, the PATH system is running normally during weekdays again. Round the clock service has also been fully restored, running between Newark and 33rd Street via Hoboken and Newark to World Trade Center. Overnight service between Newark and World Trade Center was restored on Monday. Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations will remain closed weekends …
Monday, January 28, 2013
PATH trains will run around-the-clock to the World Trade Center from Newark, but work is still being done to resume service from Hoboken.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Monday that around-the-clock service has been restored on the WTC to Newark line. The WTC to Hoboken line remains out of service, but construction is ongoing, the Port Authority announced. "Crews continue to work around-the-clock to return weekday Hoboken to World Trade Center service and weekend service between Newark and the World Trade Center," the press release stated. "Those are the final segments of service yet to be restored." The Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations remain closed weekends from 10 p.m. Fridays through 5 a.m. Mondays during the month of February. This measure is to allow crews uninterrupted time to complete necessary repairs.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Port Authority announced the restoration of 24/7 service. The Hoboken-WTC line remains suspended for now.
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy last fall, PATH service will be 24/7, according to an announcement from the Port Authority on Wednesday morning. As of Wednesday night, PATH trains will again be running between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The round the clock service has been restored on the Hoboken to 33rd Street line, Newark to World Trade Center Line and the Journal Square to 33rd Street line. Service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains suspended for now and could take at least another month. "Currently, the Port Authority is awaiting delivery of key switch and signal parts from a third-party manufacturer," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stated in its press release on Wednesday. The Hoboken …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The city has approved emergency appropriations to pay for repairs and the replacement of vehicles.
Super Storm Sandy did at least $4.2 million worth of damage to the city of Hoboken. On Wednesday, the city approved the second round of emergency appropriations of roughly $350,000. During a previous meeting, the city already approved roughly $700,000 in emergency appropriations. This does not include repairs to Pier C Park. It also doesn't include damage done to residences and businesses. In order to pay for the emergency funds, the city will be selling "special emergency notes," to make sure there is enough money available immediately. That, too, was approved during Wednesday night's meeting. "Passing a special appropriation does not put cash in the bank," said Business Administrator Quentin Wiest on Wednesday. "We have to go somewhere…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tunnel will open for all commuters more than a week after Sandy hit, forcing it to close.
The Holland Tunnel will reopen to traffic Wednesday in time for the morning rush hour commute. The tunnel, which closed more than a week ago after sustaining flood damage from Superstorm Sandy, will reopen at 5 a.m., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday night. The tunnel reopened solely for bus traffic on Friday. On an average weekday, an estimated 91,000 vehicles use the Holland Tunnel to commute between New York and New Jersey.