NJ Transit is preparing for the winter storm that’s set to hit Northern NJ from late today (Feb. 9). The company said in a statement it is trying to minimize service suspensions and delays, and will operate a regular weekday schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 10. It may modify service depending on the impact of the storm.
The company has cancelled its Access Link paratransit service, for those with disabilities who are unable to use the local fixed-route bus, for Feb. 10 throughout the state.
Customers with reservations are being contacted by NJT staff to reschedule their trips.
Commuters who take the bus should expect delays, detours and service suspensions and travel disruptions in the event of extreme winter weather conditions.
To widen the options for travel, NJT is offering a cross-honoring system from 5:00 am on Wednesday, continuing through that day. This will enable NJT customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternative mode of travel, be it rail, bus or light rail.

The company said that all its rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open, including in the evenings and overnight through Feb. 15, due to expectations for extreme weather.
NJT asked commuters to check its site for the latest information, or to call 973.275.5555, as well as to monitor traffic reports. It advised commuters:
-to allow lots of travel time and to expect delays
-to report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crew or NJT staff
-to sign up for free My Transit Alerts to receive travel advisories via email or phone
Are you adjusting your plans over the next few days? A friend has decided to forward the family’s vacation plans by several days to tonight, to avoid both the storm and the expected commuter chaos that will follow.
Tell us about your contingency plans for Wednesday. Will you work from home? Or take an extended President’s Day break? Set off for work at 4:00 a.m. instead of 7:00?

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2 replies on “NJT Prepares for Storm”

  1. My normal WFH day is Wednesday. I may have to WFH Thursday just to be able to dig out.
    In February of 1983 there was a big storm that hit NYC. They sent us home at 2PM. When I got to Hoboken there was pandemonium breaking loose as people desperately tried to board overcrowed trains. There lots of people riding in the vestibules between the rail cars then, something that wouldn’t be permitted today.
    Busses got stranded on Route 3 and people had to spend the night in DeCamp busses. Some folks just wandered off into the whiteout and hopefully made it home.

  2. As Bart & Lisa might say:
    “Is it snowing yet?”
    Homer & Marge: “No.”
    “Is it snowing yet?”
    “Is it snowing yet?”

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