Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Average commute for Millburn residents is 34.1 minutes, while Short Hills residents average 38.3 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Millburn-Short Hills is a commuter township but do find yourself in a car or train a little too long during the morning and afternoon commute? According to the WNYC Commuter Map above, Millburn residents spend an average of 34.1 minutes a day getting into the city during the workweek, while Short Hills residents spend an average of 38.3 minutes. That is just about 10 to 13 minutes more than the national average of 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New Jersey only trails New York in mega commuters, which as 16.2 percent, and is well above the national average of 8.1. percent. And if you travel between 45 and 90 minutes to work, you are considered a "mega commuter" by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Garden State's proximity …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A winter weather advisory for Millburn and the rest of Essex could cause hazardous travel on Monday, National Weather Service says.
The National Weather Service is saying the current sleet and snow could cause a hazardous commute on Monday afternoon. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Western Essex on Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Snow and sleet is predicted during the day Monday with an accumulations of up to an inch. In the afternoon, the weather precipitation will change to freezing rain and sleet during rush hour. Other areas in weather advisory include eastern and western Passaic county, eastern and western Bergen county and eastern and western Essex county.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Trains will run from Newark to the World Trade Center this weekend. There'll be no service between Hoboken and 33rd Street over the weekend.
Round the clock PATH service could resume between seven and ten days, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "Workers can make repairs to the PATH system significantly faster when power to third rails is turned off, with no trains running in active construction zones," according to the Port Authority's announcement. On Saturday January 5 and Sunday January 6, service will be suspended between Hoboken and 33rd Street. Trains will run between Newark and the World Trade Center this weekend instead. Round the clock service has been suspended since Sandy hit Hoboken in late October, 2012. Hoboken's PATH station was the last one to open, and service has been restored between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Millburn commutes were delayed and a Plainfield woman was arrested.
Police have confirmed that last Thursday evening's NJ Transit delay, which affected Millburn commuters, occurred when a Plainfield woman allegedly punched a conductor and pulled the emergency brake of the 5:10p.m. train arriving into Summit from Manhattan. Nadine Canty, 48, is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and interference with transportation, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The conductor, who wasn't identified, got into an argument with Canty before she punched him, Snyder said. The train had come to its normal stop when Canty allegedly pulled the brake. "The train was terminating in Summit," said Snyder. A transit investigation of the altercation led to minor delays on trains on the Summit line, …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
If NYC brings back the commuter tax it will affect Essex County's 30,000-plus commuters.