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March 2 in Hoboken

March 2 in Hoboken

When I arrived in Hoboken on Friday morning, I looked up and said “the falling snow looks pretty”. Then I looked down and said “If this is 8:00 AM…then tonight’s commute will be a tough one” (and it was)      

Clever Commute’s “NJ Transit Strike” Command Center

Clever Commute’s “NJ Transit Strike” Command Center

Welcome! Clever Commute is the #1 source of information about mass-transit commuting. We are an on-line service, offering Free and premium products for commuters B2B services for the media / enterprise. Resources NJT’s contingency plans A growing list of workarounds / alternatives to NJ Transit trains News articles curated by Clever Commute Title Source Date CleverRead more about Clever Commute’s “NJ Transit Strike” Command Center[…]

NJT Transit Strike – Contingency Plans

NJT Transit Strike – Contingency Plans

As of 28-Feb, NJ Transit has not yet published any formal contingency plans. However, here are links to related resources (including what happened during the interruption caused by super storm Sandy) How an NJ Transit rail strike would affect your commute NJ Transit gets loan of 31 buses from SEPTA (2012 Sandy-related article)    

Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider

Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider

This is another feature of Clever Commute Premium. Yes, your transit provider may indeed publish travel alerts on their web site. They may even e-mail some of them. But when you give them your e-mail address, you also may get unsolicited mails from them (promotions, corporate comms, etc). We solve for that, and ALSO give youRead more about Our premium service lets you manage the alerts from your transit provider[…]

Inside Track – Track Number Predictions

Inside Track – Track Number Predictions

For trains departing NY’s Penn Station, the transit providers have a stated policy of releasing each train’s track number assignment “10-15 minutes prior” to the scheduled departure time. However, that is a guideline…not a guarantee. Some trains are announced just a few minutes in advance. Also, there are instances where the train number is known byRead more about Inside Track – Track Number Predictions[…]

Tuesday is the new Monday

Tuesday is the new Monday

Here is a color-coded breakdown of how the news flowed during this morning’s incident. Color key: Red – Information form Clever Commute (not all entries shown) Blue – Information from NJ Transit  (e-mail plus web site)  The incident began at approx 7:59 AM…and was immediately reported by the commuters. The first e-mail from NJ Transit comes approximately 20 minutes later. Read more about Tuesday is the new Monday[…]