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NJ TRANSIT SET TO BEGIN PUBLIC HEARINGS ON FARE AND SERVICE PROPOSAL

Public comment encouraged at locations across the system

March 23, 2010
NJT-10-022

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will hold the first of 12 scheduled public hearings and information sessions beginning Thursday, March 25, to allow the public the opportunity to learn more about the proposed fare increases and service changes and offer comments before the plan is considered by the Board of Directors on April 14.

 

To ensure an inclusive public comment process, NJ TRANSIT has scheduled eight public hearings and four information sessions at locations across the state and in New York from March 25 through March 27.  The hearings and information sessions will be held in the evenings and on Saturday to encourage participation.

 

Members of the public also may submit comments online at www.njtransit.com/budget, where details of the proposed fare increases and service changes are available.  The online public comment period has been extended until 5 p.m., Monday, March 29. 

 

To date, NJ TRANSIT has received about 2,500 comments via the online comment form.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS & INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

Thursday, March 25, 2010                                             5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

PATERSON

Passaic County Community College - Theater

Ellison Street & Memorial Drive, Paterson, NJ

 

NEWARK

NJ TRANSIT Headquarters - Board Room

One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ

 

TRENTON

Trenton Transit Center

72 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ

 

MANALAPAN

Monmouth County Library - Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ

 

 

Friday, March 26, 2010                                                   5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 

SECAUCUS

Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station

County Road & County Avenue, Secaucus, NJ

 

CAMDEN

Camden City Hall - Council Chambers (2nd Fl.)

520 Market Street, Camden, NJ

 

MORRISTOWN

Morristown Town Hall - Senior Community Center (3rd Fl.)

200 South Street, Morristown, NJ

 

LONG BRANCH

Long Branch Middle School - Auditorium

350 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

 

NEW YORK (INFORMATION SESSION)

Port Authority Bus Terminal - Times Square Hall (2nd Fl.)

625 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

 

 

Saturday, March 27, 2010                                              1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 

HACKENSACK (INFORMATION SESSION)

Bergen County Freeholders - Public Meeting Room (5th Fl.)

One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ

 

ATLANTIC CITY (INFORMATION SESSION)

Atlantic City Rail Terminal - Lobby

One Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic City, NJ

 

EAST BRUNSWICK (INFORMATION SESSION)
East Brunswick Community Arts Center Theater
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ

 

 

About Public Hearings & Information Sessions

 

By statute, public hearings must take place on weekdays, in the evening, and within the State of New Jersey.  NJ TRANSIT is supplementing its slate of public hearings with four information sessions—one in Manhattan and three on a Saturday.  As a practical matter, there will be no difference in the way public hearings and information sessions are conducted.  Public comments will be accepted at both and will carry the same weight.

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.