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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

PATH of silence (T-?)

January 14th, 2010  |  Published in examples, PATH

A Clever Commuter relayed this message …but PATH never sent out an alert

Clever Commute [9:05 AM] - Signal delays on nwk to Wtc train.15 minute expected delay announced

PATH’s turn (T-14)

January 5th, 2010  |  Published in examples, PATH

A Clever Commuter relayed this message  14 minutes before PATH did.

Clever Commute [5:33 AM] -  Path service suspended. There us no Path Service from Newark to WTC, NJT is cross honoring

PATH Alerts  [5:47 AM] – NJT Buses are running express from Market St. Newark Penn Station to Journal Square

Faster than PATH (T-2)

June 5th, 2009  |  Published in examples, PATH

Our folks shared the news 2 minutes before the PATH did

Clever Commute [1:56 PM] – Fire alarms going off on WTC Path—no service to Hoboken or Newark

PATH [1:58 PM] – All PATH service is temporarily suspended, due to a smoke condition at Journal Square

Hello Hoboken!

December 13th, 2008  |  Published in new markets, PATH

Welcome to all the riders who joined after reading about Clever Commute at There is still plenty of room to grow…and the value of these Clever communities increases as more people join. Please continue to share the good news of Clever Commute.

You have joined a community that gives you the ability to help (and receive help from) your fellow passengers. All of the “alerts” and “advisories” will come from YOU…and are sent directly to your fellow commuters (on your line). A few other things to note:

  • Your should have received a “Welcome” mail. Please make note of the one e-mail address you need for the train line your ride (You can always reach the CleverCommute staff via the website…or at clevercommute at emailworld dot org)
  • Please make your messages to the group actionable, factual, and objective.
  • Please do not ask questions of the group (e.g., “how are things tonight? any delays?”). Rather, you should assume that the best information from the crowd has been shared.
  • The recent media attention has indeed caused a “growth spurt” in our membership…so there will be some growing pains I’m sure…but we’ll get through it together.
  • Follow this link to a few bullet points on “best practices”

Thanks for making this happen. Let’s hope for a smooth commute.

-Conductor Josh

This week’s PATH example

January 11th, 2008  |  Published in examples, PATH

Clever Commute [5:48 AM] WABC radio just reported service is suspended between Newark and Harrison