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Also: Previous Clever Commute contingency blog posts (note: some may be out of date)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


More Info




Click through and use the opton to Select Line

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


(Map, Schedule)

Click through and enter your Origin and Destination


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

NJ Transit App

NJT Light Rail


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

  • Hoboken
  • Newport
    Exchange Place

(and then take PATH per the above)






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NJ Transit Workarounds

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in alternatives, announcements, NJT, PATH

In the event of an NJ Transit strike, we have crowdsourced these alternative ways to get to/from NYC. Please continue to share via the Contact feature of our web site or via our Facebook page.

Please visit the Clever Commute NJT Strike Command Center for more resources.

These are options above and beyond NJT’s contingency plan.

By train line


Northeast Corridor Line

  • NJT Bus – 108, 112, 115 and 129 bus routes

North Jersey Coast Line

  • NJT Bus – 116 and 133/135 bus routes

Gladstone-Morristown Line

Montclair-Boonton Line

Main-Bergen County Line

Pascack Valley Line

Raritan Valley Line

  • NJT Bus – 113 and 114X bus routes

Port Jervis Line

How to get to NYC when the Montclair-Boonton train line is not running

October 31st, 2011  |  Published in alternatives, community updates, NJT, PATH

Disclaimer: this is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed or verified by Clever Commute.
Please contact us if you have any fixes to the below or additional suggestions.

Now…what you might not know is that NJT always does some degree of cross-honoring. Your train pass may be valid for a bus (or light rail) that can get you home.
Click on Travel Flexibility

Here are some options

  1. Take the bus to the city. Sure…DeCamp. But have you tried NJT bus at the Allwood Park & Ride in Clifton?
  2. Get to Secaucus Junction and take any available train into Penn
  3. Take a NJT bus (e.g. #29 express) to Newark Penn Station. Take PATH or NJT.
  4. Take NJT bus (e.g. #11/28/29) to Newark Broad St (stop is University Ave at Lackawanna Ave)
  5. Drive to Harrison or Jersey City. Take PATH.
  6. Use Newark City Subway / Newark light rail from Bloomfield to Newark Broad or Newark Penn.
    Take PATH or NJT
    More info here
    Note: If you have a monthly ticket you get unlimited travel on Newark Light Rail during the month the pass is valid