The snow is too much for bus service at New Jersey Transit. The state’s transportation company announced that it will suspend all bus service for the day Wednesday at 3:00pm due to accumulating snow throughout the Garden State. Ridership has been low throughout the day due to the snowstorm.
You may see fewer trucks in your travels on Wednesday. New Jersey Transit announced that there will be a commercial vehicle ban on some major New Jersey interstates, located mostly in central and northern New Jersey. Police are telling truck drivers to use rest stops and take breaks during their travels today due to worsening…
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency for Wednesday which means all state offices will be closed due to inclement weather conditions. Non-essential employees are told not to show up to work for their regular shifts. New Jersey State Police will be on patrol throughout the day.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy could be calling for another State of Emergency on Tuesday evening. Murphy says his administration is considering issuing the declaration in advance of the winter storm. Murphy says utility companies have been ordered to bring extra staff in to deal with any potential power outages.
New Jersey Transit is now on Facebook in order to more effectively communicate with its customers. The transit agency has been widely criticized by Governor Phil Murphy who has included nearly a quarter billion dollars of additional revenue into the state budget to fix problems with the beleaguered agency.
Nearly 4,000 educators did not show up for work Friday morning in Jersey City and instead picked up picket signs, and went on strike. It’s the first teachers’ strike in Jersey City in nearly two decades. Teachers have been working under a contract that expired in September, 2017 and have failed to reach any substantive…
The closure of the Toys ‘R Us chain will result in about 1,600 jobs lost in the Garden State alone. The company has over 1,100 employees at its headquarters in northern New Jersey and another nearly 500 jobs at a distribution center. These jobs lost do not include the employees who are being let go…
A 44 year old former teacher at Lenape High School has admitted that he recorded upskirt videos of female students last year in the hallways and classrooms. Eric Howell of Maple Shade pleaded guilty to one count of endangering the welfare of a child. He will get five years in a state prison.
Once again, no winner in the Powerball jackpot. There were no winning tickets for last night’s drawing which will push the estimated jackpot to $455 million for Saturday night’s drawing. The cash out value will be just a shade under $270 million.
Despite funneling an additional quarter billion dollars into the state budget for New Jersey Transit, Governor Phil Murphy says there will be no increase in fares in 2018. Murphy says fares have increased by 36 percent over eight years while the public has experienced declining service.