Thursday, September 13, 2018

In New Jersey, #publictransit is heavily used. Why in such bad condition?

1. Hoboken City, Hudson County

58.8 percent use public transit to commute to work
Hudson County relies heavily on public transportation. Of the top 10 communities that use subways, ferries, buses and trains the most, eight are in Hudson.
nj.com

Friday, July 13, 2018

New Jersey Cape May fare-free buses expand service

snjtoday.com Recently, they started a new program that’s not only creating jobs, but also providing transportation to and from different areas in the county to everyone in the county.
The program was created to help the working class get to and from their jobs.
“The tourism industry brings somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 billion into Cape May County and there’s a huge workforce that supports that tourism effort," said Dan Mulraney, director of Cape May County Fare-Free Transportation.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Oil-troll Governor wrecks #publictransit and state

The New York Times: "As the state’s government shut down at midnight on Friday, resulting from a budget impasse between Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic-led State Assembly, more than 50 state parks, historic sites and recreational areas were closed just as vacationers from New Jersey and beyond descended on the parks and beaches for an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend."
The US is going broke subsidizing cars. Oil-trolls are in every corner of government. They will destroy the country for oil profits. A little investment in public transit would save all levels of government many dollars they won't need to take care of cars.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NJ Governor not a friend of #publictransit

The Village Green: ">The state of NJ Transit is so troubling that it is now under federal investigation, suffering the most accidents among the nation’s major commuter railroads. As our Assemblyman John McKeon has stated, “The Governor needs to assume responsibility. He inherited one of the best rail systems in the country and is leaving us with one of the worst.” Commuters, taxpayers, and New Jersey’s economy all deserve better."

Friday, April 7, 2017

People in Newark suffer under car culture

Brick City Live : "In Newark, the problem is grave. While the median income hovers at $30,966, eight percent of residents trek to work on “super-commutes” (exceeding 90 minutes), compared with the national average of 2.8 percent."

Thursday, December 29, 2016

NJ Governor sabotages #publictransit for benefit of his masters - #autosprawl profiteers

EDITORIAL: Give public a voice at NJ Transit: "Subsequent hearings, however, have peeled back some of the layers on agency problems, including an unreported $22.5 million operating deficit last year and a tendency to fill high-paid executive posts with Gov. Chris Christie cronies while leaving hundreds of safety-related jobs vacant.

Meanwhile, the Christie administration has slashed direct state subsidies to the agency, from $348 million in 2009 all the way down to $33 million last year. That means safety compromises, among other things, while also driving up commuter fares."