Seattle Albuquerque Santiago
Why do NJ Transit buses say “Seattle Albuquerque Santiago?”
Hoboken411 mentioned this in our “Short Hoboken Video Clips” section five months ago, but the problem with NJ Transit buses still persists to this day. Since Hurricane Sandy – the spoken message on the bus PA system, which announces where the bus is going (supposedly for the visually impaired) sends the wrong message. It adds to the end “Seattle Albuquerque Santiago,” which is essentially two western American cities and the capital of Chile! How random is that?
While NJ Transit apparently suffered $400 million in losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy Damage – it seems that much of it was to their rail operations, and the rest was likely lost revenue. No mention of bus issues. Especially this one.
Why their buses communicate this message is very odd – and why such a seemingly simple administrative problem can’t be fixed.
It should be noted that buses throughout the state issue the same message: “Seattle Albuquerque Santiago,” so the problem must affect the entire system. Perhaps NJT is considering moving?
You know why they’ve had this situation for so long without being rectified?