New Jersey Transit fares won’t rise for a fourth straight year, as the agency gets full federal reimbursement for the first 15 days of its response to Hurricane Sandy, executive director James Weinstein said today at a budget hearing in Trenton.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who pledged to reduce state bonding, hasn’t been able to keep a vow to curb borrowing for roads and bridges. Investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal market welcome the extra debt.
On top of having to fix damaged tracks and an operations center ruined by floodwaters, New Jersey Transit’s biggest obstacle to restoring full service for 276,000 daily rail commuters may be finding cars and engines.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says it’s time to “get back to normal and back to work” after Hurricane Sandy. For commuters who depend on the state’s rail system to reach Manhattan, that’s easier said than done.
Andre Wilkerson has taken the train to every football game in the Meadowlands Sports Complex since New Jersey Transit opened a rail line there last year. It’s never been as overcrowded as it was last night for the New York Jets’ first game at their new stadium, he said.
New Jersey Transit, the nation’s largest statewide mass-transit network, will expand its new ticket vending-machine technology that allows it to dispense change in the form of paper bills instead of dollar coins.