Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here is a recap of the top Wayne stories this week.
A 35-year-old Chilean man, who was visiting relatives in Little Falls, was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train. A federal judge dismissed part of a lawsuit a former Wayne Hills football player filed against the township and the Board of Education. Nicole Graff, a senior at Wayne Hills High School, was honored with the prestigious Youth of the Year award. A new set of regulations regarding excessive noise was approved this week. Sgt. Chris Gialanella chased down and tackled an armed drug dealer after he was severely injured after a traffic stop in Newark. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Man was on the bridge over the Passaic River near Hobson Avenue.
A Chilean man was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a NJ Transit train on a bridge over the Passaic River. Nelson Felipe Guerra Concha, 35, was in New Jersey visiting family in Little Falls, said Nancy Synder, a spokesperson for NJ Transit. Concha was struck shortly before 7 p.m. by a train on the Montclair-Booton line. The bridge is located near Hobson Avenue. Concha was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:10 p.m., Wayne Police Lt. Paul Dring reported in a news release. Service was temporarily suspended on the Montclair-Boonton line after the accident. The NJ Transit Police Department, with the assistance of the Wayne Police Department, is investigating the incident, Dring said.
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 have …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nearly 4 out of 5 post-Sandy survey respondents now say they would recommend transportation agency to friend, relative.
A new customer satisfaction survey of New Jersey Transit customer’s post-Superstorm Sandy has overwhelmingly endorsed the job the agency has been doing, according to an announcement by the Christie administration and the agency Tuesday. In the online survey conducted Feb. 4 through February 25, or during the third quarter of the agency’s fiscal year, nearly four in five customers, or nearly 14,000 participants on the agency's website (njtransit.com) said they would recommend NJ Transit to a friend or relative. The results mark a new high for the statewide public transit agency. The survey asked bus, rail, light rail and Access Link customers to rate the agency on a scale of 0 to 10 and asked riders to also consider 41 attributes of the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Systemwide adjustment in effect due to inclement weather.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, March 25
NJ Transit will cross-honor tickets Monday in anticipation of weather-related service delays. Customers who travel the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Locomotives will be positioned throughout the rail system to respond in the event of a disabled train, and the agency will monitor crowds at New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJ Transit advises commuters of the following:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Systemwide adjustment in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, March 6
New Jersey Transit will offer systemwide cross-honoring from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the end of the day Thursday due to the coming storm, NJ Transit announced Tuesday afternoon. Customers who travel along the Montclair-Boonton, Morris-Essex and Raritan Valley lines will be able to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. Rail and light rail crews and equipment are on standby to quickly respond to downed trees, power outages or other issues that may arise, and NJ Transit will position locomotives at strategic locations in an effort to respond as quickly as possible should a train become disabled, officials said. NJ Transit will continue to operate on a weekday schedule, depending on the impact of the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cross-honoring in effect through Thursday.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As the area braces for a potential three-to-five inches of tardy snow (not quite a White Christmas, but close, right?), NJ Transit announced that it would be cross-honoring of tickets starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cross-honoring will remain in effect until the end of the service day Thursday, Dec. 27, enabling 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 Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead. Customers are reminded that many NJ Transit rail lines …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Riders can receive discounts on admission with a valid bus receipt.
Skiers and snowboarders can save some money when they hit the slopes with NJ Transit this winter. Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26 NJ Transit will provide direct transportation to Mountain Creek resort in Vernon. Buses are scheduled to pick up passengers at the Route 23 Transit Center at 8 a.m. and arrive at Mountain Creek at 9:12 a.m. The return trip will depart from Mountain Creek at 4:30 p.m. and return to the transit center at 5:40 p.m. Roundtrip tickets will cost $8.80 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 11 years old, senior citizens, and customers with disabilities. Express service on the route will operate daily from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 5 express service will operate on weekends and holidays through Sunday, …
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 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
NJ Transit implements changes for commuters this holiday season.
All buses to and from New York City will only operate from the Willowbrook Mall Park and Ride stop during the holiday season. The Park and Ride bus stop is located across from Bloomingdale’s. There will be fewer parking spaces for commuters to utilize. Approximately 40 Park and Ride spaces located along Willowbrook Boulevard and closest to the Park and Ride bus shelter will be temporarily closed. This area will be used as a temporary bus stop for buses when the Shopper’s Stop is closed to bus traffic. Customers who park in this area on weekdays should remove their cars from this area by no later than 2 p.m. Between Dec. 15 and Dec. 21, Park and Ride customers are encouraged to use the Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center and the Mothers Park and …