A Normal Rush Hour Commute is the Goal For NJ Transit

November 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The return of PATH service to Manhattan this morning helped to ease the pressure somewhat for transit officials trying to move New Jersey commuters around the region for work. But for every step forward, there was one step backwards for New Jersey Transit. First, an accident involving an NJ Transit bus backed up traffic all the way to the Turnpike for hours this morning, and the restored service on the Morris and Essex Line was so packed, service was suspended for a time. Not to mention slippery tracks causing additional delays on top of that. Welcome to the way things are post-Sandy.

“We’re working our best,” said NJ Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein, as he toured the Hoboken Terminal this morning. “The men and women of the railroad are out there working around the clock to get the service up and going. We’re hopeful and optimistic that additional service, hopefully on the M&E [the Morris & Essex Lines] and also on the Coastline, we hope to have back before not too long.”

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NJ Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein speaks with NJ Today’s David Cruz (@CruzNJTV) about transportation struggles in New Jersey.

 

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