Thursday, February 7, 2013
Customers will be able to exchange bus passes and tickets for train use on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, February 7
Residents across the state who use New Jersey Transit will have widespread options for travel during the pending winter storm, NJ Transit announced Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is taking steps to ensure the roads are safe for travel. A projected winter storm is set to attack much of the area this weekend, with an advisory in effect through Saturday morning. The storm is not expected to be as severe in Atlantic and Cape May counties. In preparation for the storm, NJ Transit announced it will offer full system-wide cross honoring on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, meaning travelers can use their bus tickets for train service. For example, those who use the bus service from Rutherford to…
Friday, January 25, 2013
One to three inches of snow is expected for the region tonight.
With the National Weather Service calling for 1-3 inches of snow beginning after 3 p.m. this afternoon, Jan. 25, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is making preparations to clear the area. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for a large portion of southern New Jersey, including Atlantic City, Ocean City, Long Beach Island, Cape May Court House, Hammonton, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville and parts of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Strong winds and a low of 17 degrees are expected for Friday night. “NJDOT crews will be out in force to make the evening commute as safe as possible, but it important for motorists to use good judgment and exercise caution as they head home tonight,” NJDOT Commissioner James S. …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Reopened to traffic during overnight hours
Work is complete on the Route 71 bridge connecting downtown Belmar with Avon-By-The-Sea, officials said. The state Department of Transportation had closed the bridge during the overnight hours this week while crews worked to upgrade the bridge's safety barrier gates. But on Wednesday, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty said he was informed the bridge was once again fully operational. The closures, which began Monday, were necessary for a manufacturer’s warranty upgrade on the new safety barrier gates, according to a DOT release. which will be performed at no-cost to the state, the release says. In 2011, the DOT completed a project to rehabilitate the mechanical and electrical systems on the bridge and installed new safety barrier gates, the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Upgrades will close DOT bridge from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through May 5
The Route 71 bridge connecting downtown Belmar with Avon-By-The-Sea will be closed during the overnight hours next week while crews work to upgrade the bridge's safety barrier gates, officials said. The state Department of Transportation, beginning Monday, April 30, will pin the bridge in the open position from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., repeating the process each night that week, according to a release from the state Department of Transportation. The project is expected to be completed by Saturday, May 5, at 6 a.m., the release says. During the overnight hours, traffic will be redirected to the Route 35 bridge just one west of the Route 71 bridge, the release says. The Ocean Avenue bridge, six blocks to the east, is another option. The …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
After 81 incidents over last two years, NJ Transit and NJDOT are beefing up safety and awareness
In the wake of 81 incidents involving NJ Transit trains over the last two years - some involving victims from Long Branch and Point Boro - the state is looking to improve safety along railroad tracks. Fifty-one of those incidents were fatal, according to a report from NJ Transit and the state Department of Transportation, prompting the agencies to come up some with ideas to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths. Twelve "high-priority action items" with a focus on engineering, education and enforcement are expected to be implemented by NJ Transit and NJDOT within the year. The organizations will pilot gate skirts at some stations with grade crossings - a path used by pedestrians and sometimes cars to cross train tracks - to prevent …