The most accurate, up to date information regarding NJ TRANSIT can be found in one place – and one place alone – at njtransit.com.
For our customers who utilize New York Penn and are seeking gate changes, we know that data can only be posted with confidence no earlier than 10 minutes prior to departure because of the frequent change in track assignments by Amtrak until that time.
The unfortunate reality is that one particular website was providing information to its customers that was grossly inaccurate. This website manipulated NJ TRANSIT data to make these inaccurate forecasts.
The reality is that the users of this website are NJ TRANSIT customers – who were receiving inaccurate information regarding NJ TRANSIT services. As a result, NJ TRANSIT eliminated that website’s access to its feed.
I would strongly emphasize that customers looking for the most accurate, most up to date travel information regarding NJ TRANSIT can find it through NJ TRANSIT’s two main – and two official electronic communication portals – via njtransit.com and through NJ TRANSIT’s twitter feed at @nj_transit
John Durso, Jr.
Joshua Crandall, CEO of Clever Commute, created an app to tell commuters, in advance, which track a train would arrive on. NJ Transit at first agreed to release the information, but now they’re blocking it, says Crandall.
Crandall tells his side of the story in this Clever Commute blog post:
NJ Transit provides technologists the tools to build their own apps using a NJT datafeed (“API”). Clever Commute invested its resources to build such an app. When NJT learned about it, they contacted us to say that they disapprove of what we did…and subsequently changed the feed and removed a key feature of the product we have built and sold.