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NJT gets a "C"

Submitted by ragnarok on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 13:32
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http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110712/NJNEWS10/307120056/NJ-Trans…
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NJ Transit gets a 'C' on first scorecard
First of many surveys to help trains and buses improve

The first survey results are in for NJ Transit and they are mediocre, with riders giving the agency around the level of a “C.”

Crowding expected as NJ Transit plans train service cuts

Submitted by ragnarok on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 00:57
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http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/your_comments_crowding_expecte…

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Coming soon for NJ Transit rail commuters who just started paying 25 percent higher fares: service cuts of at least two trains per line, according to a Wednesday Star-Ledger article.

NJ Transit expects to lose riders after rate hike

Submitted by ragnarok on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 12:08
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Your comments: NJ Transit expects to lose riders after rate hike

I've decided that indeed it is cheaper to drive to work. I know I am not alone. NJTransit is shooting itself in the foot with this fare increase, as I believe way more riders than they think will no longer be using the service.

NJ.com has a opinion posting about this topic, where folks are weighing in about how they are being priced out of using NJTransit as well. Here's the link:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/your_comments_nj_transit_expec…

An excerpt:
NJ Transit knows there are commuters who will avoid the new record-tying fare hike by finding another way to commute. The Star-Ledger reports that transit officials have a name for that kind of exodus - "diversion" - and NJ Transit expects there will be a 5 percent diversion after the rate increase kicks in May 1.

This article is picking up comments from commuters in the NJ.com community. Here's one from dontgivein:

I have a prediction -- many riders are already prepared for this and won't be taking the train. A lot of car pooling is being planned right now. NJ Transit will be shocked at the loss of riders. I can envision a loss of more than 10 percent.

It now makes more sense to drive to Weehawken, park the car and take a ferry to get to midtown Manhattan vs. taking the train into Penn Station.

Adios NJ Transit!

Fare Hikes May be Reduced, But Riders Still Angry

Submitted by ragnarok on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:11
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http://wcbstv.com/topstories/nj.transit.hike.2.1631463.html

Cash-strapped commuters have repeatedly expressed their frustration with no success. "Why don't you use your heads and think for a moment?" said rider Lev Zilbermints.

"It's an indirect tax. It's a turnstile tax," said Grace Spencer.