Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Four Midtown Direct schedule to be adjusted and 15 trains added to Morris and Essex train line.
As of March 24, Millburn commuters should benefit from NJ Transit's system-wide schedule adjustments and added trains. NJ Transit announced Tuesday, four of the Midtown Direct trains schedules will be adjusted to reduce travel time at the South Orange train station. Fifteen more trains will also be added to the Morris and Essex train line during peak periods. Officials announced that they had focused on reducing travel time on the popular 6:19 p.m. train by eliminating Newark and Secaucus stops, which reduces travel time by six minutes and re-arranges the stack of trains to reduce current delays caused by local trains. Additionally, by eliminating Secaucus stops on other trains, travel times have been able to be reduced on other popular …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The city has approved emergency appropriations to pay for repairs and the replacement of vehicles.
Super Storm Sandy did at least $4.2 million worth of damage to the city of Hoboken. On Wednesday, the city approved the second round of emergency appropriations of roughly $350,000. During a previous meeting, the city already approved roughly $700,000 in emergency appropriations. This does not include repairs to Pier C Park. It also doesn't include damage done to residences and businesses. In order to pay for the emergency funds, the city will be selling "special emergency notes," to make sure there is enough money available immediately. That, too, was approved during Wednesday night's meeting. "Passing a special appropriation does not put cash in the bank," said Business Administrator Quentin Wiest on Wednesday. "We have to go somewhere…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tunnel will open for all commuters more than a week after Sandy hit, forcing it to close.
The Holland Tunnel will reopen to traffic Wednesday in time for the morning rush hour commute. The tunnel, which closed more than a week ago after sustaining flood damage from Superstorm Sandy, will reopen at 5 a.m., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday night. The tunnel reopened solely for bus traffic on Friday. On an average weekday, an estimated 91,000 vehicles use the Holland Tunnel to commute between New York and New Jersey.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Patch examines why some professionals are willing to travel hundreds of miles every week for work.
At 5 a.m. three days a week, Mark Schofield wakes up in his home in Washington, D.C. to prepare for his commute—to Philadelphia. By 6:15 a.m., he grabs a cup of coffee from the Starbucks in Washington’s Union Station. “The coffee there is stronger” than on Amtrak train No. 130, he says. It’s no wonder he needs a potent blast of caffeine: Schofield spends more than 15 hours riding each week to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. From there he catches a local train to his job at Haverford College in Delaware County. The commute adds roughly two and a half hours and 140 miles onto both ends of a 9-to-5 workday. His three-day commute, roundtrip, totals 840 miles—roughly the distance between Washington and Orlando, FL. For Schofield, and …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
NJ Spotlight maps out average travel times statewide.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
How much time do you spend getting to your job? For most workers in Millburn, the average commute is 36.5 minutes -- not as high as Chatham (slightly more than 38 minutes) or Marlboro (44 minutes) but longer than commutes in a few South Jersey towns like Washington (16.7 minutes). Colleen O'Dea of NJ Spotlight mapped out the average travel times statewide using census data from 2006-2010. See the map here. You can click on any municipality to see the details. How does Millburn-Short Hills stack up? According to the U.S. Census, 8,618 workers spend on average more than a half-hour getting to work. The majority drive alone (63.4 percent) while 27.9 percent use mass transit. A few workers walk to their jobs, 1.4 percent, while 8.8 percent …