PUBLIC TRANSIT: New Jersey sees 15 percent post-Sandy ridership spike

NJ Transit tries to keep up with demand despite reduced schedules, lack of electricity, long waits

Public Transportation News WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio November 07, 2012
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New Jersey Transit reported Tuesday that ridership was up 15 percent in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with 150,000 people heading into New York City Monday morning via train and bus.


Transportation options are still somewhat limited, with two Port Authority train tunnels still inoperable. As of Tuesday morning, the Holland Tunnel also remained closed to drivers.  


The agency has also implemented emergency bus service from park-and-ride locations across the region, where motorists can park their cars and then finish the trip to New York City via ferry or bus. An additional 350 buses were loaned to NJ Transit by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Philadelphia's transit system.

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