NJ Transit http://ratenjtransit.com/taxonomy/term/6 en New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings http://ratenjtransit.com/node/78 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:38</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-storm-sandy-newjersey-railway-idUSBRE8AG0K220121117" rel="nofollow">http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-storm-sandy-newjersey-rail…</a></p> <p>Exclusive: New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings<br /> (Reuters) - New Jersey Transit's struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy is being compounded by a pre-storm decision to park much of its equipment in two rail yards that forecasters predicted would flood, a move that resulted in damage to one-third of its locomotives and a quarter of its passenger cars.</p> </div> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:38:00 +0000 ragnarok 78 at http://ratenjtransit.com The disaster of New Jersey's emergency transit plan http://ratenjtransit.com/node/77 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The disaster of New Jersey&#039;s emergency transit plan</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/06/2012 - 16:07</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://capntransit.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-disaster-of-new-jerseys-emergency.html" rel="nofollow">http://capntransit.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-disaster-of-new-jerseys-eme…</a></p> <p>New Jersey's transportation infrastructure is in crisis. New Jersey Transit told Businessweek that 257 rail cars and 65 engines (23% and 35% of the total, respectively) were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Some of the rail lines were washed out, or blocked with boats and shipping containers. Hoboken Terminal and the PATH train, which connect New Jersey Transit passengers with lower Manhattan, were flooded. The state is in the midst of a gasoline shortage. They needed a plan.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the emergency plan that New Jersey Transit came up with was horrible. They borrowed 31 buses from SEPTA and are getting another 350 from around the country. They chose eight park-and-ride lots around the northern half of the state, and set up buses to take people from these lots to the ferries and the Holland Tunnel, twenty in the morning and twenty in the evening from each lot. What could possibly go wrong?</p> <p>Visit the website for the entire article. <a href="http://capntransit.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-disaster-of-new-jerseys-emergency.html" rel="nofollow">http://capntransit.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-disaster-of-new-jerseys-eme…</a></p> </div> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:07:25 +0000 ragnarok 77 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/77#comments NJT gets a "C" http://ratenjtransit.com/node/62 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NJT gets a &quot;C&quot;</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/13/2011 - 13:32</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110712/NJNEWS10/307120056/NJ-Transit-gets-C-first-scorecard?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE" rel="nofollow">http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110712/NJNEWS10/307120056/NJ-Trans…</a><br /> Below is a preview. Visit the link for the full article.</p> <p>NJ Transit gets a 'C' on first scorecard<br /> First of many surveys to help trains and buses improve</p> <p> The first survey results are in for NJ Transit and they are mediocre, with riders giving the agency around the level of a “C.”</p> <p>Officials announced the first results of the agencies Score Card initiative, which ranks customer satisfaction on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best. Riders gave the the agency an overall 5.2 score with rail riders giving the service a 4.5, the lowest of the modes and the highest rating of 7.5 given to Access Link service by the special needs riders it serves. Bus riders gave the service an average rating of 5.5.</p> </div> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:32:43 +0000 ragnarok 62 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/62#comments http://talesofanjcommuter.blogspot.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/56 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">http://talesofanjcommuter.blogspot.com </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/29" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">AnnaB</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2010 - 22:21</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-blog field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://talesofanjcommuter.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">http://talesofanjcommuter.blogspot.com</a> </p> <p>If you don't laugh, you cry. Check out my NJ Transit experiences that I'm sure will sound painfully familiar to you my fellow commuters!</p> <p><a href="http://talesofanjcommuter.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">http://talesofanjcommuter.blogspot.com</a></p> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:21:25 +0000 AnnaB 56 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/56#comments PayPass http://ratenjtransit.com/node/46 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PayPass</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/15/2010 - 01:38</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You tap that yet??</p> <p><a href="http://gothamist.com/2010/06/14/did_you_tap_that_mastercard_paypass.php" rel="nofollow">http://gothamist.com/2010/06/14/did_you_tap_that_mastercard_paypass.php</a><br /> My question is WHERE? I've not been to a NJT, PATH, or MTA station that accepts this type of payment.<br /> So according to this article:<br /> "" NY Times "City Critic" Ariel Kaminer recently gave it a whirl, happily tapping her way through the 6 train, the M23 bus, and the PATH train to Journal Square, where she was finally told by the driver of a No. 87 New Jersey Transit bus, "That won’t work. It won’t work till, like, January or something."</p> <p>Plus, a No. 80 New Jersey Transit bus driver told her it wouldn't work until November! But the driver of the No. 60 didn't try to stop her, so she gave the electronic reader a successful tap and sat down! It seems the system works, but somebody forgot to tell the bus drivers""</p> <p>Has anyone else seen a turnstile that accepts this type of payment?</p> </div> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 01:38:19 +0000 ragnarok 46 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/46#comments Crowding expected as NJ Transit plans train service cuts http://ratenjtransit.com/node/41 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Crowding expected as NJ Transit plans train service cuts</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/14/2010 - 00:57</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/your_comments_crowding_expecte.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/your_comments_crowding_expecte…</a></p> <p>Check out the comments on the site! A quote from the article:</p> <p>Coming soon for NJ Transit rail commuters who just started paying 25 percent higher fares: service cuts of at least two trains per line, according to a Wednesday Star-Ledger article.<br /> The NJ.com community is debating many aspects of the recent NJ Transit fare and service changes, from the overall fairness of mass transit funding to the effects of the cuts on daily life.</p> </div> Fri, 14 May 2010 00:57:07 +0000 ragnarok 41 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/41#comments NJ Transit expects to lose riders after rate hike http://ratenjtransit.com/node/39 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NJ Transit expects to lose riders after rate hike</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/20/2010 - 12:08</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <a id="comment-19"></a> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1278528705"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/0" class="profile"> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> <p class="comment__time">Wed, 07/07/2010 - 18:51</p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/19#comment-19" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3><a href="/comment/19#comment-19" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">9 years of hell</a></h3> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I am a Software Engineer who worked in the city for 9 years and had to ride the Northeast Corridor from Princeton Junction to New York City.</p> <p>In those 9 years I experienced... train delays, signal problems, fires, suicides, obnoxious conductors, crowded trains, hot trains, drunk passengers, ridiculous fare prices, dirty trains, bums on trains, inadequate seating, announcement problems, and the list goes on and on.</p> <p>Thank you NJ transit for making me vow never to work in New York City again, and for hours of misery and suffering.</p> <p>Thanks ratenjtransit.com for giving a voice to all the commuters who are forced to endure the most horribly run public transit system I have ever experienced.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=19&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="pFM0YP_kPDKouK2EtUL6FOjpmw7K7wAbolYISDNrUb4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img src="http://ratenjtransit.com/sites/ratenjtransit.com/files/shoot_foot.jpg" align="left" />Your comments: NJ Transit expects to lose riders after rate hike</p> <p>I've decided that indeed it is cheaper to drive to work. I know I am not alone. NJTransit is shooting itself in the foot with this fare increase, as I believe way more riders than they think will no longer be using the service.</p> <p>NJ.com has a opinion posting about this topic, where folks are weighing in about how they are being priced out of using NJTransit as well. Here's the link:<br /><a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/your_comments_nj_transit_expec.html">http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/your_comments_nj_transit_expec…</a></p> <p>An excerpt:<br /> NJ Transit knows there are commuters who will avoid the new record-tying fare hike by finding another way to commute. The Star-Ledger reports that transit officials have a name for that kind of exodus - "diversion" - and NJ Transit expects there will be a 5 percent diversion after the rate increase kicks in May 1.</p> <p>This article is picking up comments from commuters in the NJ.com community. Here's one from dontgivein:</p> <p> I have a prediction -- many riders are already prepared for this and won't be taking the train. A lot of car pooling is being planned right now. NJ Transit will be shocked at the loss of riders. I can envision a loss of more than 10 percent.</p> <p> It now makes more sense to drive to Weehawken, park the car and take a ferry to get to midtown Manhattan vs. taking the train into Penn Station.</p> <p> Adios NJ Transit!</p> <!--break--></div> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:08:54 +0000 ragnarok 39 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/39#comments NJ Transit approves largest fare hike in agency history http://ratenjtransit.com/node/38 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NJ Transit approves largest fare hike in agency history</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/20/2010 - 12:03</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/nj_transit_board_approves_of_2.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/nj_transit_board_approves_of_2…</a></p> <p>(Excerpt. Visit the link for the full article)<br /> Commuters are stinging today from the decision by NJ Transit’s board to raise train and some bus fares 25-percent — tied for the biggest fare hike in NJ Transit’s history — but the agency’s executive director said he didn’t expect another increase in the next three years.</p> <p>"Short of the world coming to an end, we’re not going to be looking for a fare hike for quite a while," executive director Jim Weinstein said after the board approved fare increases of 25 percent for train and some bus riders and 10 percent for local bus riders and light rail commuters.</p> <p>The fare hike, the first since a 9-percent increase in 2007, was needed to close a $300 million budget hole for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Weinstein said.</p> </div> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:03:32 +0000 ragnarok 38 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/38#comments Fare Hikes May be Reduced, But Riders Still Angry http://ratenjtransit.com/node/37 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Fare Hikes May be Reduced, But Riders Still Angry</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:11</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://wcbstv.com/topstories/nj.transit.hike.2.1631463.html" rel="nofollow">http://wcbstv.com/topstories/nj.transit.hike.2.1631463.html</a></p> <p>Cash-strapped commuters have repeatedly expressed their frustration with no success. "Why don't you use your heads and think for a moment?" said rider Lev Zilbermints.</p> <p>"It's an indirect tax. It's a turnstile tax," said Grace Spencer.</p> <p>Governor Chris Christie said fiscal responsibility is a top priority given NJ Transit's $300 million budget gap. "I feel badly for those folks that are impacted by it, but this is the mess I was left with, and I am not going to clean it up by putting it under the rug, which has been done over and over again for the last two decades in New Jersey."</p> <p>On that note, frustrated commuters say the governor should take the first noble step. "Take a 25-percent cut in your salary," said rider Leroy Mack.</p> <p>Not likely, we say... But one can have hope.</p> </div> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:11:34 +0000 ragnarok 37 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/37#comments Angry commuters respond to proposed NJ Transit fare hike http://ratenjtransit.com/node/36 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Angry commuters respond to proposed NJ Transit fare hike</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ragnarok</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/26/2010 - 14:27</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">NJ Transit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">NJ Transit</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Video on NJ.com:<br /><a href="http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/2010/03/angry_commuters_respond_to_pro.html" rel="nofollow">http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/2010/03/angry_commuters_respond_to_pro…</a></p> </div> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:27:25 +0000 ragnarok 36 at http://ratenjtransit.com http://ratenjtransit.com/node/36#comments