Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.
The celebration will include remarks from Caroline Kennedy, whose mother Jacqueline is credited with saving Grand Central from the wrecking ball. A centennial fanfare will also be performed by the West Point Brass Ensemble.
The railroad had 83 million riders last year and the New Haven Line scored 38.8 million rides alone. That was a 1.5 percent increase over 2011.
The Long Island Rail Road has announced plans to provide extra trains during the New Year’s holiday period, with 14 trains on Saturday and Sunday.
Fares will go up 5.04 percent on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, effective January 1. But there is a way to save money.
It will take two to three more months for NJ TRANSIT to make interim repairs to the substation that powers the Hoboken Terminal and its electric trains running on overhead wires.
NJT came under fire for leaving trains in rail yards prone to flooding and, in total, 62 locomotives and 261 rail cars were damaged.
Several tanker cars derailed in the accident around 7 a.m. on a rail bridge in Paulsboro and toppled into Mantua Creek.
In the month since superstorm Sandy, NJ TRANSIT has restored at least some service to all of its train lines, except the Gladstone Branch. But that could change soon.
Senator Frank Lautenberg has announced he plans to hold a hearing at some point to look into why the train fleet suffered tens of millions of dollars worth of damage during the storm.
AAA forecasts that 43.6 million people will traveler for Thanksgiving nationwide — an uptick of less than one percent over last year with more than 90 percent getting to their destinations by car.
Logic seems to suggest moving belongings to higher ground if the water is rising, but as Superstorm Sandy approached, NJ TRANSIT stored hundreds of train cards in rail yards near sea level.
There is some good news for New Jerseyans who have been suffering since superstorm Sandy hit the state. NJ TRANSIT has resumed service on many bus routes.
For those of you hoping to get around or out of New Jersey via public transportation, you’ll have to keep waiting. Superstorm Sandy has taken out nearly all of NJ TRANSIT.
The job market is tight, but one local commuter railroad is looking to bring in new workers.