Reader Mail: Dumpy Old Buses

5/15/2008:

Today, Hoboken411 reader Matt wonders why Hoboken has the bottom-of-the-line NJ Transit Buses. Is it because it’s such a short trip? Or that NJT doesn’t love us?

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Old School Buses

“Did you ever notice that Hoboken probably has the oldest New Jersey Transit Bus fleet in the State? While there are some of the newer models that run Washington St., most of the #126 Line buses are the late 1980’s Flixible buses. Seems like the rest of Jersey gets the newer Greener Natural Gas buses. I wonder how safe and environmentally friendly these dumpy old buses are? All I know is that it is rare that you get on one of these buses on the Clinton or Willow line and the A/C works or there are not 100’s of bone shaking rattles. I think you can probably get bed bugs or Ebola from the seat cushions too.”

How many bus riders feel the same way?

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19 Comments on "Reader Mail: Dumpy Old Buses"

Gene Ritchings
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Gene Ritchings

What we need, state-wide, is a NJ TRANSIT STRAPHANGERS CAMPAIGN. Hoboken is the perfect place to start, with the crummy rolling stock, no dispatcher in the terminal, a customer service office that’s closed on weekends, and a million other problems. My particular gripe is waiting for the 87 bus in the freezing cold with a long line of people while the drivers park at the end of the lot and stand around smoking and grab-assing with each other until one minute before departure time. With a STRAPHANGERS CAMPAIGN we could create a website to collect complaints as they go into NJ Transit’s black hole, raise money to place ads on bus and train platforms telling people how and where to complain, and we could show up in force when they apply for a rate increase and pound them into the floor. Maybe – MAYBE – service would improve slightly in our lifetime.

Plaxico
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Plaxico

[quote comment=”83115″][quote comment=”83097″]I started walking to the PATH from 13th once the weather broke…

It takes about the same time. :D[/quote]
you should walk in the winter time too you fat fuck[/quote]

Sorry…

I’m the picture of health… 😆

el norte
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el norte

Twenty four hour service would be appreciated.
And why the Sunday schedule slap in the face?

lily731
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[quote comment=”83225″][quote comment=”83136″]i passed out on the bus last wednesday morning, yep, literally fainted. i wonder if that was an old or new bus?[/quote] Are you diabetic, anemic or some other “ic” that would qualify as a pre-existing condition and cause you to pass out? Did you drink Tuesday night and get on the bus dehydrated? I need more information so I know whether I should blame you or the bus! Regardless: Did you ruin anyone’s commute? Did they call for an ambulance and stop the bus (or was it too crowded for the driver to even notice).[/quote] No, I’m not an “ic” with a pre-existing condition, and I didn’t drink Tuesday night. I think it was a combination of the bus was hot and stuffy (no a/c on, no windows open), it was early in the morning when I hadn’t eaten yet (I always eat breakfast as soon as I get to work), and probably mostly as a side effect to a new medication I had taken a couple of times earlier in the week.. I’ll be discussing it with my doctor today. Yea, actually, haha, I passed out JUST as I was supposed to be getting off the bus after it stopped in port authority to let people out, so everyone behind me noticed (I was standing by the back door on the steps to be out of the way, and had a suitcase resting on the walkway). They did call an ambulance and a couple of people… Read more »
kooky kat
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[quote comment=”83225″][quote comment=”83136″]i passed out on the bus last wednesday morning, yep, literally fainted. i wonder if that was an old or new bus?[/quote]
Are you diabetic, anemic or some other “ic” that would qualify as a pre-existing condition and cause you to pass out? Did you drink Tuesday night and get on the bus dehydrated?

I need more information so I know whether I should blame you or the bus!

Regardless: Did you ruin anyone’s commute? Did they call for an ambulance and stop the bus (or was it too crowded for the driver to even notice).[/quote]

This is exactly why I leave early in the morning. I almost passed out on the PATH one morning after a night of drinking without eating, thankfully, someone saw me turn green and let me sit down. I don’t like standing on the train or the bus because of that, so I make sure I get on a car/bus where I can sit down. I don’t want to hold up the entire train/bus because I couldn’t be bothered to eat the night before and drink excessively! 😈

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