Reader Mail: Commuting Rant

Here we have an obviously irritated resident expressing her concerns about the absolutely inconvenient mess that our modes of transportation dish out week after week.

What are your suggestions to help her out?

nj-transit-hoboken-bus.jpgWHAT IS GOING ON WITH HOBOKEN MODES OF TRANSPORTATION!!! IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! i have not had a comfortable and/or reliable day of travel into and out of the city in at least 3 months…i am a monthly bus pass person and the buses have been a disaster lately– the real back up is on that little bridge from Hoboken that goes towards the Lincoln tunnel, because the HOV lane doesn’t start until way after you get over it….so the buses are stuck in the middle of all of the other traffic and it really starts to make you think “I should’ve taken the path” but when the path breaks down twice in one week and you are sent back and forth to jersey city and a 14 minute ride becomes an hour—is it just me or am i like pig pen from the peanuts comics…just walking around with a cloud of dust following me wherever i go???

Why cant we change one of the Hoboken-bound lanes on that little overpass into an HOV lane for rush hour??? why not?? there are 4 lanes on that overpass, 2 going each way…and the jersey turnpike does this during rush hour every day!!! i moved to Hoboken so that my commute would not be over an hour every day! –my commute was an hour every day from CENTRAL JERSEY! anyway i feel like a lot of people feel like this and everyone thinks we just have to deal with it…can’t we CHANGE it?!?! i am sitting on a non-moving bus on that little bridge watching the ONE guy in the world who commutes TO Hoboken FROM the city to work just fly by in that completely empty space.

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56 Comments on "Reader Mail: Commuting Rant"


lily731
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6 years 8 months ago

this isn’t a rant but does anyone know why on earth the path was free today at 33rd street around 7 pm? just curious

homeworld
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9 years 4 months ago
[quote comment=”23712″][quote comment=”23704″]”I drive to work and leave through 495. The Police at the traffic light just before you can enter onto 495 used to direct traffic in the mornings to reduce any congestion. For the past couple months, on certain days, they just block off the entrance ramp filtering every car through Union City. Does anyone else have this problem?” I was going to ask the same thing. This drives me mad. At times, the wait to get onto that ramp is ridiculous. And then just when you get to the front of the line, a police car roles up and blocks that way. Driving through Union City adds about 30 minutes to the commute… and 10 years off my life. Talk about blood pressure rising. Its always a race against time in the morning to beat the police! 😡 😡 :x[/quote] I started going out of the south end of town – longer but more predictable. Is there any rhyme or reason to when they do this?? It seems very, very random. And I always seem to be right behind the last car they let through before they close the onramp. :evil:[/quote] This isn’t something new. They’ve done this for years at that on-ramp. It’s Weehawken’s version of a ramp metering system. The purpose is actually to reduce congestion. I encounter it at least once a week, so that’s why if there’s a backup I head up to 37th Street and take the Union Turnpike to Patterson Plank… Read more »
HHoney
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HHoney
9 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”23807″]Swimming is always an option. 8O[/quote]
LMAO!!

Of course once the water touches your skin . . . eeewwww can’t even think about it!

justaview
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justaview
9 years 4 months ago

Swimming is always an option. 😯

dunotar
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dunotar
9 years 4 months ago

Ten years ago a rep. from NJ Transit spoke at a meeting in the back room of the Shannon Lounge, sponsored by the Coalition for a Better Waterfront. Many residents had the same concerns and problems then. He admitted that with all the building Hoboken was going through (and all the real estate hype to people who would presumably live here and work in NYC), not one city official from Hoboken had approached NJ Transit to see if more service could or would be added. He also stated that they had no capacity to do so, either in terms of dollars for drivers, bus equipment or spots at the Port Authority.

The population has only grown since then. The HOV lane (needed at all times in my opinion) is a good step, but so too would be REGIONAL PLANNING. This crisis illustrates how much that is lacking.

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