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Viewing the Website
Portable Document Format (PDF)

Audio Players
Video Players

Retrieving Train Schedules
Retrieving Light Rail Schedules

Retrieving Bus Schedules
Trip Planner

Viewing the Website
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The new homepage and site are designed for best viewing at display settings of 1024 x 780 pixels. At these settings, users will be able to view the entire homepage within their screen without needing to scroll horizontally or vertically. By utilizing these settings, we are able to provide commuters with "Travel Alerts and Advisories" and a "My Transit Login" directly from the homepage, as well as "NJ TRANSIT News" that serves both commuters and casual riders. Our Quick Links enable users to quickly access the most popular pages on our site. The display settings can be configured on any operating system using Windows 95 or later, and can be used on any size monitor. Changing your settings in Windows is easy by following these simple steps:

  1. Click Start, then Settings, then Control Panel, then Display, and then the Settings tab.
  2. Set your Screen Area to 1280 by 1024 pixels, and then click "OK" on that screen.
  3. Click "OK", then "YES" through the following Windows confirmation screens.

This Web site has been designed to be used with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above and Mozilla Firefox 2 or above. The World Wide Web (WWW) is continuing to evolve and as a result, this site utilizes the WWW Standard of HTML 4.0.

Considerable effort has been made on this site to consider the limited capabilities of various viewing platforms and browser support to properly display graphic files. We have also tried to make this site as accessible as possible according to the priority 1 guidelines set forth by the Web Accessibility Initiative by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3). Users should note that by shutting off scripts, there are still able to navigate around the site, even though the appearance will not be the same, if the scripts were on.

Most personal computers today come equipped with support for at least 256 colors, even though they may not be set up that way "out of the box." You will find nice graphics on the Internet can only be viewed clearly under at least 256 color support display. If you are running Windows 95, you can change your display through the display icon located in the control panel. For users of Windows for Workgroups or Windows 3.1, your display can be modified through the Windows setup, from within the program manager or form the dos prompt in the Windows director by typing "setup".

Portable Document Format (PDF)
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PDF files are electronic documents that are able to be distributed worldwide. It is a format by which fonts, formatting, colors and graphics are preserved. These files can be shared, viewed and printed exactly as intended by anyone with Adobe Acrobat® Reader™. PDF files always display exactly as created, regardless of fonts, software and/or operating systems. In addition, PDF files always print correctly on any printing device.

This Web site contains many PDF files located in various section throughout the site. These files can be used to view maps, as well as being able to print out forms and various other documents. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, it is easy to download from the Adobe Web site or by the links that we have installed on the specific pages.

Audio Players
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Multimedia sound is available for those who have a sound card. There is an associated audio file that will download and play whenever you click the speaker graphic file. The default audio file type is a PC Windows "WAV" format. If you are on a Unix, SUN, NEXT or Mac (Apple) platform and you can play"AU" or "AIF" (AIFF) audio files, you can click and play the sample files listed below.

If you are on a PC (Windows) and would like the ability to play all of the formats listed above, you can use a universal audio player. Here are the steps for installing the audio player and configuring your Browser (i.e. Netscape):

  1. Download the player yamp32.zip
  2. Pkunzip file
  3. Run installation
  4. Locate Helper Applications (usually under Options or Preferences, depending upon your browser menu layout) and associate the type of sound file (.wav .aif .au) with a "Launched Application" such as yamp32.exe or mplayer.exe etc.. whatever local application that is capable of playing the audio file type.

Video Players
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Multimedia video is also available for those who have the properly installed software drivers. There is an associated video file that will download and play whenever you click the video camera graphic file. The default video file type is a PC Windows "AVI" format. If you are on a Unix, SUN, NEXT or Mac (Apple) platform and you can play "MPG" (MPEG) or "MOV" (Quick Time) video files, you can click and play the files listed below.

If you are on a PC (Windows) and would like the ability to play the default "AVI", here are the steps for installing the video player and configuring your Browser (i.e. Netscape):

  1. Download the player avi.zip
  2. Pkunzip avi.zip
  3. Run installation (setup)
  4. Locate Helper Applications (usually under Options or Preferences, depending upon your browser menu layout) and associate the type of video file (.avi .mpg .mov) with a "Launched Application" such as mplayer.exe etc.. whatever local application that is capable of playing the video file type.

Download PKZIP [ used for uncompressing .zip files (i.e.pkunzip filename.zip) ]

Retrieving Train Schedules
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From any page, you can click "Train Schedules" under "Quick Links" or "Train" under "Schedules and Fares" to access "Printed Timetables (PDF)" or our "Train Schedules (Station to Station)". "Printed Timetables (PDF)" offers electronic versions of the timetables by rail line. "Train Schedules (Station to Station)" is an interactive trip planner that enables you to determine trip times between two stations in the NJ TRANSIT system (as well as provides fare information). You can click on the Rail Map to select Origin and Destination stations throughout the system, or use the drop down menus to select stations by Rail Line. (Station Information can be accessed for both your Origin and Destination.) Select a day of week for your trip and then "View the Schedule". All potential trips will be listed as well as those requiring transfers including transfer time and transfer station. You can also use our "Trip Planner", which is explained below, to determine the rail, bus, or light rail lines that serve your area or retrieve a customized itinerary for a trip you are planning.

Retrieving Light Rail Schedules
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From any page, you can click "Light Rail Schedules" under "Quick Links" or "Light Rail" under "Schedules and Fares" to access "Light Rail PDFs" or our "Light Rail Station to Station" trip planner. "Light Rail PDFs" offers electronic versions of the timetables by light rail line. "Light Rail Station to Station" is an interactive trip planner that enables you to determine trip times on the River LINE, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, or Newark Light Rail between two stations on the system. Use the drop down menus to select the light rail line, then the departing and destination stations for your trip. Select a day of week for your trip and then "View the Schedule". You can also use our "Trip Planner", which is explained below, to determine the rail, bus, or light rail lines that serve your area or retrieve a customized itinerary for a trip you are planning.

Retrieving Bus Schedules
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From any page, you can click "Bus Schedules" under "Quick Links" or "Bus" under "Schedules and Fares". Then, click "Bus Schedule" to access "Bus Timetables" that offers electronic versions of printed timetables for every NJ TRANSIT bus route. (These electronic versions also include maps of the bus route.) You can scroll through the routes by Bus Number, Origin and Destination, or Area Service. You can also conduct a quick search by utilizing the "bus schedule fast find" link that will enable you to search by number, town, or key word. You can also use our "Trip Planner", which is explained below, to determine the rail, bus, or light rail lines that serve your area or retrieve a customized itinerary for a trip you are planning.

Trip Planner
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Trip Planner can help you plan a customized itinerary or determine what service is available from a town or address if you are not familiar with public transportation. From any page, you can click "Trip Planner" under "Quick Links" or "Trip Planner" under "Schedules and Fares". "Itinerary Planning" provides a customized trip itinerary by mode of travel or including transfers between bus, rail, or light rail (and provides fare information). You can select an origin and destination by specific address, intersection, or landmark such as a rail station, bus terminal or park-and-ride, light rail station, or tourist destination by simply typing it. (There's a drop down menu of New York City landmarks available as well. You can also retrieve trips to or from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station or Greyhound Bus Terminal.) Pick a date and time of travel for a custom trip plan. You can determine nearby service by using "Service Near A Location". Type in your street address, date, time, distance, and service type. The trip planner will return selections for you to select a town and then list all bus, rail, and light rail routes providing service. "Routes By County" offers a list of the counties in New Jersey. Within each county, you can select a town to determine the bus and rail routes that provide service.