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All NJ TRANSIT Service Including the Bergen /Main Line Trains Will Operate on a Regular Weekend Schedule

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NJ TRANSIT crews have been working around the clock to assess damage from the storm and make the necessary repairs and inspections to resume service as quickly and safely as possible for our customers.  The storm inflicted significant impacts to tracks and roadways with areas of high water and significant debris throughout the system.  Please see below for systemwide service information.

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NJ TRANSIT Advances Newark Penn Station Redesign

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Newark NJ, NJ TRANSIT continues to advance the $190-million renovation and revitalization of Newark Penn Station with today’s release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Master Planning, Conceptual, Preliminary, and Final Design, and Construction Assistance Services. In December, Governor Phil Murphy joined NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, community leaders and municipal, county and state officials to announce this major investment that will breathe new life into the 86-year-old station and it’s surrounding area in the downtown of the State’s largest city.

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Armed man spotted chasing another, disarmed and apprehended by NJ Transit Police

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Newark NJ, On Monday 8/2/21, New Jersey Transit Police Officers Penalva and Ydo were on a patrol detail at Newark Penn Station. The officers observed a man enter the station while brandishing a knife and chasing another man. The officers quickly acted to disarm and ultimately apprehend the aggressor. Their immediate response prevented any injury and brought a safe resolution to a dangerously unfolding incident.

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Undetonated Pipe Bomb was found next to a Bus Stop located at the Intersection of Howland Avenue and Kinderkamack Road, River Edge

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River Edge NJ, an undetonated pipe bomb was found next to a NJ Transit bus stop located at the intersection of Howland Avenue and Kinderkamack Road, River Edge, on Thursday afternoon, 07/29. The device was successfully removed from the scene by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad. Bomb Squad technicians deployed a remote controlled robot and a trailer mounted containment chamber to safely manage the vessel. At least one (1) building in a nearby garden apartment complex was evacuated in connection with the incident. An elderly male evacuee was assessed by Emergency Medical Technicians at the scene after he complained of fatigue and exhaustion. He refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended that all Children over the Age of 2 Wear Masks when Returning to School

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education discussed additional ways to disseminate important communications to parents and whether or not masks will be required on school busses. For NJ Transit masks are STILL REQUIRED onboard vehicles and inside enclosed stations, but are no longer required on outdoor platforms or at bus stops.

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New Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The “Commute is Dead”

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Ridgewood NJ, The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recently released results from the American Time Use Survey new data verified what many have already experienced, the “commute is dead” and “remote work is hear to stay”.

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NJ Transit Police : Masks are STILL REQUIRED onboard vehicles and inside enclosed stations

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Ridgewood NJ, since early spring, New Jersey Transit Police Officers have handled 700+ Mask related incidents and pandemic related safety details. While officers continue to hand out masks and promote safe travel, we want you to be aware of an important update. ⁣⁣

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Hoboken Bound Service on NJ Transit’s Bergen Line was Temporarily Suspended on Tuesday Afternoon Due to Downed Tree

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Glen Rock NJ, Hoboken bound train service on NJ Transit’s Bergen Line was suspended briefly on Tuesday afternoon, 7/20, due to a downed tree limb blocking a track in Glen Rock. The limb fell from a tree located behind a home in the 100 block of Glen Ave shortly before 1 PM. A nearby homeowner notified Glen Rock Police, they in turn notified NJ Transit. A maintenance of way crew responded quickly and removed the blockage using chain saws. Full train service was restored by 1:30 PM. No injuries were reported.

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Man Sentenced to 3 years in Prison after Threatening NJ TRANSIT Train Conductors with Knife⁣

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Ridgewood NJ, during 2020, New Jersey Transit Police Officers responded to reports of an offender who threatened multiple conductors. This included threats made while brandishing a knife.⁣

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Main/Bergen County Line rail service is suspended in both directions between #Ridgewood and #Kingsland

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Ridgewood NJ,according to NJ Transit Main/Bergen County Line rail service is suspended in both directions between Ridgewood and Kingsland due to a motor vehicle strike near Paterson. Substitute bus service is being provided

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Personal Vehicles on NJ TRANSIT Trains

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT supports and encourages the use of personal vehicles, such as bicycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, Segways, and hoverboards, by providing accommodations for customers using personal vehicles to the greatest extent possible.There is no extra charge for bringing personal vehicles aboard NJ TRANSIT vehicles, access is allowed from all station platforms, and permits are not required.

For passengers’ safety, riding or charging personal vehicles inside NJ TRANSIT facilities or on board NJ TRANSIT vehicles is strictly prohibited. Gasoline-powered personal vehicles, such as mopeds, are also prohibited on NJ TRANSIT vehicles.

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NJ TRANSIT ADDS MAP MY RIDE FEATURES FOR TRAINS AND BUSES ON MOBILE APP

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Ridgewood NJ,  With its new Map My Ride feature, NJ TRANSIT is launching additional new capabilities in its mobile app that allow customers to track locations of their buses and trains. With a simple tap on their mobile device, customers can see the location of the next bus or train along with the estimated arrival time to their location. The mobile app update also provides enhanced integration with NJT Rewards, the program where customers can earn points for deals and discounts.

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NJ Transit New Initiative Improves Rail Crossing Safety for Drivers Using Waze

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is joining with the National Safety Council in recognizing National Safety Month during the month of June and is using this time of heightened awareness to promote a lifesaving partnership with Waze which identifies the location of grade crossings on their mobile app throughout the state. This collaboration between

NJ TRANSIT’s private and public sector partners, along with employees and customers throughout the month, is paramount to the effort of effectively promoting safety awareness throughout the public transportation system.

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Beginning June 6th, Additional Bay Head-Long Branch Weekend Shuttles Restored for the Summer

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LONG BRANCH NJ, NJ TRANSIT is restoring nearly 60 trains just in time for the summer season and increased ridership for customers returning to the office due to the continued economic reopening. New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti was joined at Long Branch station by Congressman Frank Pallone, state Senator Vin Gopal, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett and Long Branch Mayor John Pallone to announce the milestone.

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NJ Transit Breaks Ground on New $31.5 Million Lyndhurst Train Station

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Lyndhurst NJ, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett, and state and local officials today celebrated the groundbreaking for construction of a new, ADA-accessible train station in Lyndhurst.  The new facility, thanks to $30.9 Million provided by the state’s partners at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), replaces a station more than a century old and will be located at the intersection of Delafield Avenue and Court avenues, a more convenient location closer to the commuter parking lot.

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