Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#occupysandy in New Jersey

InterOccupy | Connect. Collaborate. Organize.: "In areas of New York City, Occupy Wall Street has been mobilizing and coordinating volunteers, donations, and relief locations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As a result, the people of New York have had access to food, water, clothing, and-most importantly - community. It is time that this kind of mobilization, passion, and dedication makes its way to New Jersey! "

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Occupy Sandy Relief | New Jersey Relief Effort for Hurricane Sandy

Occupy Sandy Relief | New Jersey Relief Effort for Hurricane Sandy: "Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street,, and"

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Michigan man rides New Jersey Transit - great blog post with facts and history

Wake Up, Washtenaw!: A Look at New Jersey Transit: "New Jersey Transit was formed by state law in 1979 with the goal to "acquire, operate and contract for transportation service in the public interest." It currently operates 536 miles of heavy-rail commuter service and 107 miles of light-rail. According to the 2010 report submitted to the National Transit Database, NJT commuter service provided 82 million passenger-trips for a total of more than 2 billion passenger-miles. Light rail provided over 21 million trips totaling 101 million passenger-miles."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

$73.4 million for NJT bus replacement

With transit investments, a surge of dividends across America - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation: "FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff was in Hoboken, NJ, to announce that $73.4 million will help New Jersey Transit replace aging buses whose long service history--more than 500,000 miles per bus--is leading to significant maintenance costs and repair delays. The new Compressed Natural Gas and Hybrid Cruisers that NJ Transit purchases will not only be more reliable, but will also reduce emissions and save on fuel costs."

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Towns going "green" amid worries about climate change -

Towns going "green" amid worries about climate change - "Community gardens have popped up elsewhere among the many "green" projects that are cropping up as North Jersey municipalities grapple with climate and environmental degradation. Some of the projects are as simple as asking people to turn off the lights or their car engines; others involve large-scale projects like refitting public buildings to make them energy efficient."

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wildwood NJ -- free trolley

Wildwood Attractions, The Wildwoods, NJ: "The Wildwood Business Improvement District is offering a FREE trolley service for the downtown area every Thursday through Sunday all summer long. "Dolly the Trolley" will run from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Atlantic and Pacific Avenues. Clearly marked "Dolly" stops will be located along the route which extends the entire length of Wildwood from 26th to Cresse Avenues. Dolly runs North on Pacific Avenue and South on Atlantic Avenue. For additional information, please call 609-523-1602."

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Young people can't afford to drive

Young People Are Driving Less and Explaining Why | Transportation Nation: "According to a new study, co-authored by Tony Dutzik and Benjamin Davis of the Frontier Group, 16- to 34-year-olds without driver’s licenses rose to 26 percent in 2010 from 21 percent a decade earlier.  Younger drivers are driving almost a quarter fewer miles than they used to.  At the same time, biking, walking, and other driving alternatives rose among young people in the past decade.

We asked our younger listeners to tell us if they’re driving less and, if so, why.

The top reason was the cost of the gas, as well as the cost of cars."

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trading in the Big Backyard for a Train Station -

Trading in the Big Backyard for a Train Station - "Tom and Pat Kelly spent 22 years living what many people consider the American dream: They owned a four-bedroom home with a pool and a big yard in Turnersville, N.J. They traded that in to live near a train station.

With two of their three children living on their own, the couple no longer wanted to spend time raking leaves, shoveling snow and doing other maintenance their large home required. So they moved to LumberYard, a mixed-use condominium development near their son's and daughter's homes and within walking distance of the local train station.

Now, instead of spending two or more hours commuting daily in his red Volkswagen Beetle, Mr. Kelly, 56, hops on the Patco high-speed train line and gets to his Philadelphia law-firm job across the Delaware River in about a half-hour. "It's just a much more enjoyable life," he says."

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Jersey Mass Transit Moves More Passengers - South Brunswick, NJ Patch

New Jersey Mass Transit Moves More Passengers - South Brunswick, NJ Patch: "But the growing importance of public transportation in New Jersey is not matched by an equally accelerated growth in public funding. In fact, state funding has been more or less flat for the past few years"

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chris Christie’s strategy for killing public transit: Lies, lies, and lies | Grist

Chris Christie’s strategy for killing public transit: Lies, lies, and lies | Grist: "The GAO called Christie out on making up his “facts.” Christie said state transportation officials had revised project costs upwards to more than $14 billion. But nope, their estimates were under $10 billion, just like they always had been. He also said New Jersey would shoulder 70 percent of costs. The actual number? 14.4 percent. And Christie also claimed his state would have to pay for 100 percent of cost overruns. The actual deal hadn’t been closed yet, and the federal government had made offers to take on some of the costs."

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Ridewise: "RideWise is the source for sustainable travel solutions that improve mobility, reduce traffic congestion and decrease carbon emissions."

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What are your transportation options in New Jersey? Here is the link

Our Mission | TransOptions: "As a transportation-oriented non-profit, we aim to deliver programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.

TransOptions provides commute options such as carpool, vanpool, mass transit, bike and walking."

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Township residents ride buses free in Parisppany

Phone: 973-263-7093
Please call to confirm the buses are running.
How does the Transit Bus Work?
There is No Charge to use the Parsippany Transit System.
This bus is available to ALL Parsippany residents.
The Transit Bus operates Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please Note: There is no bus service between 12:00 - 1:00 pm or on holidays.
Two buses run on the hour starting at Morris Hills Shopping Center. These buses run both the East and
West routes respectively.