NJT Changes to Rockland Lines and Fares

According to officials with New Jersey Transit, plans are in the are in the works to cut services on certain lines. Officials stated that the proposal includes a rate hike of 9% for all fares, which would take effect on October 1, as well as the removal of the 12:45 AM train on the Pascack Valley Line that runs from Hoboken to Spring Valley, stopping in Nanuet and Pearl River. This means that the final train would leave Hoboken at 10:42 PM and many residents and commuters are speaking out against the change, though the MTA stated that only about forty people take the 12:45 AM train. With most events such as concerts and sports games ending later at night making the train home to Rockland County would require taking the Port Jervis Line to Suffern. The MTA would need to approve the removal of the train from the schedule before any decision are made. County Executive Ed Day stated about the proposal, “Service cuts and fare hikes once again seem to be the options of first resort rather than the last. Rockland County, as well as many families and business, have closed budget gaps by reducing expenses and improving efficiencies. NJT should be taking similar steps, instead of balancing its books on the back of riders.” The fares will rise about $9 a month for Suffern commuters and $6 for Sloatsburg on the Port Jervis Line to Penn Station and $4 a month on the Pascack Valley Line.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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