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#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

Social media provided essential communication between NY area commuters and New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road during Hurricane Sandy Without a phone signal or other ways of finding transportation updates, commuters turned to LIRR and NJ Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts, [Full Story…]

NJ Transit Thwarts Commuter App

NJ Transit Thwarts Commuter App

NJ Transit recently blocked information to Clever Commute, a startup selling apps that published track listings minutes before they were posted at Penn Station signboards. Track listings are typically posted by NJ Transit 10 minutes before trains depart, and commuters make a ritual mad dash [Full Story…]

NJ Transit Brings Google Wallet to Commuters

NJ Transit Brings Google Wallet to Commuters

Yesterday, NJ Transit announced that its commuters will now be able to use GoogleWallet to purchase tickets at certain stations.  With this partnership, the transit system becomes the first in the U.S. to partner with Google's new payment service, which allows users to pay for tickets by waiving a [Full Story…]

Pilot Program Lets Commuters Pay Fares By Cell Phone

Pilot Program Lets Commuters Pay Fares By Cell Phone

Starting this week, New Yorkers will be able to pay fares for NJ Transit buses, NY subways, PATH trains and  10,000 NY taxis with both specially equipped iPhones and any other mobile phone that has a slot for a memory card.The mobile payment solution is part of a pilot program for Visa's [Full Story…]

MTA Launches New Smart Card Program on the 4/5/6

MTA Launches New Smart Card Program on the 4/5/6

Yesterday, the MTA unveiled a new smart card pilot program to be tested on the 4/5/6 subway line.  Under this program, strap-hangers using the Lexington Avenue line can skim a credit card, phone or modified key chain across a turnstile reader and enter the subway system faster than by swiping [Full Story…]

NJ Transit’s Web Site Down Day Before Thanksgiving

NJ Transit's Web Site Down Day Before Thanksgiving

NYConvergence ORIGINALFirst noticed by PRNewser's Joe Ciarallo, NYConvergence thought that it should alert its readers traveling via NJ Transit today that the agency's Web site is currently down for maintenance with no indication of when it will be restored. [Full Story…]

Clever Commute Plans to Expand

Clever Commute Plans to Expand

The service, which we have written about previously, is looking to branch out to other cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.Founded by former commuter Joshua Crandill, Clever Commute currently allows riders to post updates about NJ Transit service which [Full Story…]

Free Wi-Fi Coming for Comcast NJ Train Commuters

Free Wi-Fi Coming for Comcast NJ Train Commuters

Following Cablevision's lead of offering Wi-Fi access in certain spots in the Tristate area to its customers, Comcast is currently testing out a similar service that will enable its customers to access free Wi-Fi at 120 New Jersey Transit stops. CNET reporter Julia Rivera points out that New [Full Story…]

NJ Transit Offering Bus, Train Delay Info Online

NJ Transit Offering Bus, Train Delay Info Online

The statewide transportation system will offer subscribers information about delays on its bus and rail systems via e-mail or text messages sent to their cell phones.  Subscribers get information on service delays of at least 15 minutes, along with cancellations, suspensions, and closings [Full Story…]

Suburban Commuters Asked to Hold Cell Calls

Suburban Commuters Asked to Hold Cell Calls

Some suburban bus lines, notably private operator Lakeland Bus Lines which was highlighted in The Times' blog post here, have banned cell phone use by passengers except in emergency situations. The region's largest commuter railroads, the Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit, don't have similar [Full Story…]