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November 4, 2012
Thirty SEPTA buses will head to New Jersey Sunday morning to help shuttle NJ Transit riders into New York City. The reduction in bus fleet is not expected to impact SEPTA passengers, according to a SEPTA press release. Passengers should not experience inconvenience or overcrowding, SEPTA General Manager Joe Casey said in the release. NJ Transit saw damage to its light rail and commuter rail systems. Amtrak's Hudson River Tunnels were also damaged, impacting NJ Transit's service into New York and suspending service across the state.
NEWS
November 3, 2012 | By Meghan Barr and Leanne Italie, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Frustration - and in some cases fear - mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at bridges, large crowds waited impatiently for buses into Manhattan, and tempers flared in gas lines. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city would send bottled water and ready-to-eat meals into the hardest-hit neighborhoods through the weekend, but some New Yorkers grew dispirited after days without power, water and heat and decided to get out. "It's dirty, and it's getting a little crazy down there," said Michael Tomeo, who boarded a bus to Philadelphia with his 4-year-old son. "It just feels like you wouldn't want to be out at night.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Frank Kummer, Breaking News Desk
You'll actually be on time for work today. Most of the area's mass transit systems are in good shape, although NJ Transit is still seeing bugs leftover from Sandy's flooding. Downed trees, wires and haywire signals forced either complete shutdowns or serious delays on the Philadelphia region's commuter routes since Sandy struck on Monday. "Everything is running," SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said this morning. "I think we're good today. " Trains, buses and trolleys are humming along, and the only delays are typical of a routine morning.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Transit officials defended Tuesday their decision to shut down the region's network of buses, trains, and subways despite the less-than-anticipated impact from Hurricane Sandy in some parts of the area. SEPTA buses, subways, and trolleys had resumed service by midday Tuesday, but regional commuter trains remained sidelined. But SEPTA announced Tuesday night that it would resume regular Regional Rail service at regular times Wednesday. Riders are cautioned to expect "residual delays.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476 Comcast: 1-800-266-2278 NJ Transit: 1-973-275-5555 PATCO: 856-772-6900 Peco customer service: 1-800-494-4000 Peco emergency: 1-800-841-4141 Philadelphia Gas Works: 215-235-1212 Philadelphia Water Department: 215-685-6300 PSEG: 1-800-436-7734 Philadelphia: 311 SEPTA: 215-580-7800 Verizon Communications: 1-800-837-4966
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
NJ Transit's nonunion workers and retirees won't get free rides after Jan. 1, following a vote by the agency's board on Monday to eliminate the benefit. The unanimous vote followed similar moves at other transportation agencies in New Jersey, which were pushed by Gov. Christie to do away with perks unavailable to the general public. Making 1,800 nonunion workers and 700 nonunion retirees pay for their commutes and other trips on NJ Transit buses and trains could generate $1.6 million a year, a spokeswoman said.
NEWS
October 10, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Christie administration wants to eliminate free rides for NJ Transit employees. Making nonunion workers and retirees pay for their commutes and other trips could generate $1.6 million a year, NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said Monday. The proposal, which is expected to be approved by the NJT board Monday, would not affect the agency's union workers, whose free rides are part of their labor contracts. But contracts for all 28 NJT bargaining units have expired, Snyder said, and Gov. Christie has made it clear he wants free rides eliminated.
NEWS
August 30, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in Camden are searching for three women who ignored a NJ Transit driver's requests to get off a bus late Tuesday. One of the women then assaulted the driver. The women, all described as between 18 and 22, had become unruly before the driver stopped near Broadway and Atlantic Avenue around 11 p.m. and asked them to leave, Camden police said Wednesday. The driver suffered a minor facial cut and was treated at Cooper University Hospital, a NJ Transit spokesman said. The women ran off, Camden police said.
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