Service changes on multiple subway lines might make your weekend commute a little more complicated.
As NJ TRANSIT works on restoring rail and bus service to New York City in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Christie administration on Sunday approved an emergency bus plan to get people across the Hudson River starting Monday morning.
Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.
Legislation is moving through Congress that would take some control away from the Port Authority and provide oversight by the U.S. DOT to protect drivers against massive toll hikes.
The unidentified woman was killed at the Short Hills station at around 5:00 a.m., causing nearly hour-long delays on the Morris & Essex line.
There was a storm of protest – bordering on mutiny – from frustrated commuters Wednesday, furious that the LIRR charged them peak rates after cutting the number of trains in half due to weather.
Movement was not an option at the Penn Station Taxi stand, and Jay Dow immediately noticed a couple of guys just standing there, steeling themselves against the cold in Steelers caps.
The railroad was working on a timetable that would take effect only in emergencies, like when service was completely suspended during last month’s blizzard.
On Friday, the second winter storm to blow into the City in a week turned some streets into skating rinks and avenues into rivers of slush.
Mass transit around the Tri-State finally began to move again after the blizzard brought the commute to a standstill but many suffered a long ride to work this morning and were prepared to face much of the same this afternoon.
Commuters in have been hit with fare hikes of up to 25 percent on buses and trains. Now, NJ Transit wants to raise parking fees at many of its lots. That’s got some residents saying enough is enough.
It found Metro-North commuters are happier with their service overall compared with the LIRR, but passengers said bathrooms on Metro-North trains are in worse shape than those on its sister railroad.
The new passageway means riders won’t have to walk a block above ground in the cold to Lawrence Street. It also makes life a lot easier for the disabled because of new elevators.
Overcrowded lots would get more spaces but rates would likely would increase. Free lots would likely begin charging.
The MTA plans to eventually install flat-screen monitors throughout the entire subway system that would display service information.
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