Want To Vent About NJ Transit Fare Increases And Service Cuts? Today’s Your Day

nj transitNJ Transit riders will get to address officials about proposed fare increase and service cuts. The nation’s third-largest commuter mass-transit system has scheduled public hearings today in Newark, Paterson, Trenton and Manalapan. NJ Transit wants to raise bus and rail fares by 25 percent. It also plans to eliminate 32 of 725 commuter trains and cut service on about 50 bus routes because of lower demand. Students, senior citizens and the disabled would still receive discounts. The changes are part of efforts to offset a $300 million budget shortfall. The agency also had its state subsidy cut by 11 percent.

NJ Transit last raised fares by about 9 percent in 2007.

The plan calls for most of the changes to take effect May 1. AP

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  1. Why arent Singer, Miller, Langert doing anything for the working guy? Put pressure on NJ transit to at least reduce the increases a little.

  2. how do they expect us to cover this its not like our incomes go up with these increases….$15 each way is the discount!!! i don’t know how i will manage this finances are tight enough as it is in this economy!

  3. NJT will be giving Lakewood some $3million dollars for the new parking lot at the former Little League Field. The busses are township owned and not even NJT run.

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