Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Trains will be tested soon at the Hoboken location, according to the Port Authority.
The Hoboken PATH station is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday for service to midtown Manhattan, according to an announcement from the City of Hoboken. Service will start at 5 a.m. and will operate seven days a week between 5 a.m. till 10 p.m. The restoration of 24/7 PATH service is expected by the end of the year in time for New Year’s Eve. Direct PATH service between Hoboken and the World Trade Center remains several weeks away pending ongoing repairs. “The reopening of the Hoboken PATH station is a tremendous relief for our commuters and local businesses,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in a press release. The announcement follows a promising tweet from the Port Authority on Monday: "Around-the-clock weekend work moved #PATH closer to HOB …
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 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Exterior repairs will preserve the Bloomfield station's historic character
Monday, October 15, 2012
Watsessing Avenue train station in Bloomfield is set to undergo $1.7 million in improvements, New Jersey Transit announced Monday. The facelift includes the restoration of the station building exterior to preserve the historic character of the station, site improvements around the station on the street and platform levels, the installation of CCTV cameras, passenger communication systems and updated signage to enhance overall customer experience. "The Watsessing Station project demonstrates the State’s commitment to maintaining our public transportation infrastructure and facilities in a state of good repair, which preserves our rail stations as valuable assets for the communities we serve,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit …
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…