Thursday, April 9, 2015

Baraka, on bus, calls for federal help on public transport as state funds falter

New Jersey News: "Baraka, along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others, rode public transportation to draw attention to their desire for the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the act, which helps provide federal funding to support transportation infrastructure construction and other initiatives nationwide. The act will expire on May 31."

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Public transportation training available for seniors "MONTCLAIR — Lifelong Montclair and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program are hosting a seminar for senior citizens seeking to expand their understanding of public transportation."

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Commuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit

NJ Spotlight: "But more of those additional workers chose to take buses, trains and other public transportation to work, with the number of those workers using mass transit rising by 6 percent to nearly 11 percent."

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Car culture leaves people stranded in South Jersey "With those counties suffering from some of the worst economic hardships in the state, Van Drew believes residents deserve an easier way to get around.

"The lack of access to public transportation in those counties has a major impact on those challenges," he said. "A lack of mobility for our residents impacts them not only economically, but educationally as well.""

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Politicians serve oil industry, and it wants you back in your car "It’s not easy, but they are doing the best they can in this time of second jobs and just-scraping-by salaries. They are doing so in a responsible way, not by adding to the congestion of North Jersey’s torturous traffic, but relying on environmentally friendly mass transit. Many moved to their homes in Hudson County specifically for access to the PATH stations.

“All the years we’ve rode these trains and supported them. And now they want to do this?” said one rider. “They don’t care about the little guy. They never do.”

As Di Ionno points out, the $10 million in estimated savings from ending overnight PATH service amounts to the Port Authority saving 1/10th of 1 percent, or 0.00128205128, of its $7.8 billion budget."

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cheap oil has peaked. Now being replaced with cheap labor.

Woman Found Dead in SUV Parked Outside New Jersey Wawa Was Trying to Rest: Police | NBC 10 Philadelphia: "A New Jersey woman struggling to make ends meet died in a sports utility vehicle parked outside a New Jersey Wawa store.
Police said it appeared Maria Fernandes of Newark was trying to nap in her SUV parked at a Wawa convenience store parking lot on Spring Street in Elizabeth."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Get Real on Climate Change | Steven Fulop - Jersey City Mayor

huffington post: "What's more, we must develop our cities around transit and invest in more and enhanced public transportation. In Jersey City, we are focusing our next wave of residential and commercial development on our city center in Journal Square, which is a hub for both bus and PATH train service. We are also advocating at the state and federal level for funding to increase service to accommodate the thousands of new residents expected in the coming years.

All of these initiatives are achievable and cities must lead the way as Congress will not be acting in the near term. Quite literally, acting locally is the start to achieving global protection. Climate change is real. We must act or suffer the horrible consequences if we don't."