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03-Apr 2017 NJT NYP derailment (info and workarounds)

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in admin, alternatives

UPDATED after the 4-April PM commute (see NEW below)

NEW: NJT Press release re: extra trains and new ferry service

It’s going to be tough sledding for a while…

The best sources of official info are

  1. www.njtransit.com –  The actual URL for the details may change. So just go there and look for the big message front-and-center on that page.
  2. NJ Transit’s Twiter feed – https://twitter.com/njtransit.
    You do NOT need a Twitter account to go to that site on any browser.
The schedule details vary by line. Read the NJT site to see what will be available to you. 

One constant: Cross honoring remains in effect with NJ TRANSIT bus, private carrier bus, NY Waterway ferry, and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd Street.

NEW: A list of ways to travel between Manhattan and Hoboken

NEW: A link to the NJT App

Also: Previous Clever Commute contingency blog posts (note: some may be out of date)

The other, best source? Clever Commute!  

  1. In case you are not yet onboard, then please get our free app
  2. Please invite your coworkers to get our free app (http://clevercommute.com/app/).
  3. (also cover LIRR and Metro North)
    We’re onboarding lots of new users today…all are welcome!
  4. Work in the media? (or know someone who does?), please contact us so we can add you to our “media advisory” list
  5. If you have any questions about our best practices for sending alerts, please review them.
  6. We’re on Twitter
    – Follow @clevercommute for general info
    – Get your line-specific alerts as tweets (see clevercommute.com/twitter for all the follows)

To sum it up:

  • Use the official and unofficial channels to stay informed
  • Allocate extra time for your commute
  • Use our free app to share some digital breadcrumbs to help fellow passengers 🙂
  • Be thankful things were not worse 🙂

If you have any questions, please use the Contact feature of our web site. 

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Derailment at NY Penn

March 24th, 2017  |  Published in admin

First of all, a big THANK YOU to the Clever Commuters who broke the story this morning (news account). Fortunately, we are not hearing of any injuries at this time. 

Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s commute:

One of the best sources of official info is NJT’s Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/njtransit
You do NOT need a Twitter account to go to that site on any browser.
UPDATED 3:30 PM Here is info from that feed (this is all subject to change)

  • NJT has published this PM schedule from NYP
  • MTD will continue to operate in/out of Hoboken
  • HOB services will also be impacted due to the additional trains in the terminal
  • Cross honoring is in effect system-wide with NJT bus, private carriers, NY Waterway and with PATH at NPS, HOB, and 33rd Street in NY

Other tips for you 

  1. Please follow us on Twitter (@clevercommute)
  2. You can get your alerts via tweet
    (see clevercommute.com/twitter for all the follows)
  3. Stop by our Facebook (facebook.com/clevercommute) page to see and comment on pictures from the incident
  4. Please invite your coworkers to get our free app (http://clevercommute.com/app/).
    (also cover LIRR and Metro North)
    We’re onboarding lots of new users today…all are welcome!
  5. If you work in the media (or know someone who does), please reply so we can add you to our “media advisory” list
  6. If you have any questions about our best practices for sending alerts, please review them.

To sum it up:

  • Use the official and unofficial channels to stay informed
  • Allocate extra time for your commute tonight
  • Use our free app to share some digital breadcrumbs to help fellow passengers 🙂
  • Be thankful things were not worse 🙂

If you have any questions, please use the Contact feature of our web site. 

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Advocacy for Commuters

March 15th, 2017  |  Published in announcements

We built the Clever Commute service and app because we knew that we could apply technology and community to improve the commute.

If you are interested in broader advocacy on behalf of the riders, then please check out these organizations.

While we do enjoy working relationshsips with most of these organizations, Clever Commute is not affilaited with any of them (Nor are we affilaited with any of the transit providers.)

New Jersey Metro North LIRR

General – Save US Transit

 

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Travel between Hoboken and Manhattan

March 4th, 2017  |  Published in admin, alternatives

The links in the Option column generally lead to Trip Planner tools at the provider’s web site

Option

More Info

Ticketing

PATH

(Map)

Click through and use the opton to Select Line

  • Option 1 – World Trade Center
  • Option 2 – 33rd Street
MetroCard and SmartLink

NJT Bus

(Map, Schedule)

Click through and enter your Origin and Destination

  • HOBOKEN BUS TERMINAL IN HUDSON CO
  • PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL IN NY

Note: The 126 bus may take back roads (approx 30 minute ride)

NJ Transit App

NJT Light Rail

(Map)

Click through on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and enter your Origin and Destination

  • Hoboken
  • Newport
    or
    Exchange Place

(and then take PATH per the above)

Proof-of-Payment

 

 

 

 

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Snowstorm: Feb 9, 2017

February 8th, 2017  |  Published in announcements

  • Good luck today!
  • Please be safe!
  • …and remember to share info with fellow commuters via our free app!
Carrier Headlines Official info
NJ Transit
  • Expects to operate regular service on its bus, rail, light rail and Access Link services
  • Cross honoring on bus, rail and light rail starting at 4:00 AM Thursday
Detailed Customer Notice
LIRR Due to reduced track capacity at Jamaica resulting from Wednesday’s derailment of a non-passenger train, the LIRR cancels nine trains Thursday morning on six branches.

Click link at right to see LIRR Storm Monitoring and Response to see what customers can expect during different types of storms

Guide to Winter Weather Travel on the Long Island Rail Road
Metro North Rail Road Click link at right to see Service options they may enact during a storm Guide to Winter Weather Travel on Metro North Rail Road
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