Friday, June 23, 2017


Mayor Vic Deluca this week offered another update on contingency plans for the planned Midtown Direct train diversions to Hoboken during July and August, including jitney expansion, earlier rides and even library business meeting spaces.

During Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, Deluca stated that:

* The Township would seek to begin jitney service earlier, perhaps 4:45 a.m., to allow residents to make the three direct trains that will be running before 7 a.m. "Our plan is to get people as early to the train as possible," he said.

* New York and Hoboken monthly passes for July and August will be $91, about half the usual price, and will allow for free transfers to the PATH and ferries.

* Plans are being discussed to add a jitney for commuters who want to travel to South Orange for the direct buses being planned there by NJ Transit to New York.

* Police will allow commuter street parking to begin earlier, likely 4:45 a.m.

* The Maplewood Library will be making plans for work and meeting space via reservation and may open earlier to allow such use.

See his entire update below:

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