CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION OFFERS CROSS-HONORING IN ADVANCE OF IMPENDING STORM
Customers offered additional travel options starting at 12:00 pm today
June 7, 2013
NEWARK, NJ — With a weather system expected to dump several inches of rain across the Garden State starting today and continuing through Saturday, NJ TRANSIT officials have continued preparations to minimize potential service suspensions and delays to the extent possible. All customers are advised to monitor njtransit.com, or monitor NJ TRANSIT’s twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT for the latest service information.
While every effort will be made to continue operating rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services throughout the state, customers may experience delays, detours or cancellations on their routes should conditions warrant it. For this reason, customers are advised to plan accordingly and anticipate potential disruptions to service.
To offer customers additional travel options during the expected inclement weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring starting at noon today and continuing through midnight, enabling NJ TRANSIT customers to reach their final ticketed destination through an alternate travel mode—rail, light rail, as well as on both NJ TRANSIT bus and private bus carriers.
For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their ticketed bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use their ticketed bus pass on the train instead. Customers using their tickets or passes to travel to a destination other than the destination printed on their original ticket will be subject to the appropriate additional fare if applicable.
NJ TRANSIT PREPARATIONS
Rail and Light Rail Operations
- NJ TRANSIT’s maintenance forces continue to inspect culverts, drainage pipes and rights-of-way to ensure they are clear of blockages that could exacerbate flooding and disrupt service.
- NJ TRANSIT rail and light rail crews and equipment will be on standby to respond to downed trees, wires and flooding.
- NJ TRANSIT Bus maintenance and support staff will be on standby 24/7 to respond where needed.
- Customer Service Field Offices will extend their hours of operations if necessary.
- The Transit Information Offices (TIC) – NJ TRANSIT’s call center, is also prepared to extend its hours if necessary.
- For the latest travel information, visit njtransit.com or access our Twitter feed at @NJ_TRANSIT prior to starting your trip. In the event of delays or service adjustments, NJ TRANSIT will provide the most current service information via the My Transit alert system, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone, PDA or pager. (If you are not yet a My Transit subscriber, we encourage you to sign up at www.njtransit.com/mytransit) Service information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555 or from broadcast traffic reports.
- Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.
- Build additional travel time into your trip to a station, terminal or bus stop.
- Stairs, flooring and platforms can be slippery, so please use caution when walking along wet surfaces or any outdoor surface exposed to the weather. Use extra care when boarding or exiting buses and trains.
- Report slippery or unsafe conditions to bus operators, train crews or NJ TRANSIT staff.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the second largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 61 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.