NJ Transit Schedule Changes in our Future?

Continual coverage of the NJ Transit Train Schedule Issues for South Orange. Are Possible changes coming our way next week?

The following email was sent on commuters behalf to local elected officials andNJ Transit Executives. I will provide updates as soon as I have them.


"We just got word via a direct Tweet from NJ Transit that schedules on many NJ Transit lines will be modified effective Monday, January 14. Details will be released later this week.

This is in direct contrast to what we were told at our meeting in December, that it takes weeks and weeks to make schedule changes. I am confident that you all considered our situation when developing this new schedule to be released on Monday. 

That being said, given the issues and the continual communication that we have all had since the initial October 14 changes, it would be greatly appreciated if we can be informed of the changes coming for Monday so we can determine the impact on our commuters.

Thank you and your continued attention to this matter is and has been greatly appreciated."

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Scott Greenstone January 09, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Received a response to my email. The changes coming down on monday have nothing to do with our issues. They are specific to Sandy recovery efforts.
Aspen January 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Why are we going for almost two weeks with no street lights on NJ Transit's South Orange station bridge? It is dangerous! I cannot believe I moved here. Things like this sort of nonsense will negatively impact all value.
Aspen January 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM
I am referencing the dark area under the bridge on Third St. I am appalled. I don't let my family walk there after 5 PM. What are we paying for in this town?
Marcia Worth (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Is this a NJTransit property? (I want to make sure I understand where it is.) Have they told you anything about it?
Scott Greenstone January 10, 2013 at 02:59 PM
If Aspen is the same person that has tweeted Torpey on this multiple times, clearly Torpey has dropped the ball on this one, He has responded that it is NJT property and that he would follow up with them to get it fixed. It definitely is a safety and value issue.
Michael Goldberg January 10, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Aspen - DPW is aware of the issue. It turns out there is no power to the circuit and PSEG had to get involved. It is being addressed.
Aspen January 10, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Thank you for your responses. I am not the same person who tweeted as I do not tweet :). I am another concerned resident who is very disappointed. Thank you.
Michael Goldberg January 10, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Aspen - please feel free to send me an email and I will gladly keep you posted when I learn of any further updates. FWIW, this was first reported to PSEG 1 week ago (Jan 3)
Aspen January 10, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I will take you up on that and thank you. I was guilty of thinking it was being taken care of by others (i.e. NJ Transit and residents) and not taking immediate action. I noticed it first on Sunday, December 30 when coming home that evening.
Michael Goldberg January 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Aspen - I have been informed the lights under the bridge have been repaired. Please let me know if you notice any further issues.
Scott Greenstone January 11, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Wow - takes Goldberg 1 day to get results that Torpey couldnt accomplish in two weeks. Great job Trustee Goldberg.
Aspen January 11, 2013 at 09:13 PM
I am very thankful for the work and hope such a delay is never repeated. I moved where I am specifically so that I could walk to the train. When that walk was covered in darkness for almost two weeks and I would not allow my family to walk it, I was beyond frustrated. Thank you for working on this!!!
Michael Goldberg January 11, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Happy to help...but of course the thanks goes to DPW for taking care of this. In the future, don't assume something has already been reported. As they say, "if you see something, say something". :)


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