Worst light in Hoboken
4th Ward Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer has gotten involved with the “worst light in Hoboken” situation….
NJ Transit thinks there’s no problem
“I know many of you are fed up with the Marshall Street light situation, and I don’t blame you. I am sorry that it has taken so long to get a response from NJ Transit, but I am finally getting a response to my calls and pleas for help with this situation.
They are willing to send their rail engineer and a director to evaluate the site with the community, and discuss potential solutions.
Ideally, we need to have them come when the traffic is at its worst. Is it worse during the morning rush hour? Also, what times have you seen a Police officer out there trying to snag people for turning in frustration?
If you are interested in having a direct say in the solution to this problem please let me know if you’d like to join a meeting, and whether mornings or evenings work best for you.
Although they are willing to meet with me, NJ Transit is saying that “there’s not really a problem.” They finally relented when I told them in writing and in person that I strongly believe that someone is going to get killed at that intersection if we don’t do something. In order to make a strong case to them, it would be helpful to have a few Sky Club residents there to press the point that something has to be done with the light.
I wish I could snap my fingers and make the changes that need to be made in Hoboken, but unfortunately when you are dealing with large bureaucracies making change is quite a challenge. I’ll keep chipping away at the block and hope you can work with me to get it done.
Hope to hear back from some of you.
Read the original Hoboken411 reader complaint after the jump…
Hoboken411 reader “Son of a gunk” is exceedingly frustrated with what may be the longest red light not only in Hoboken – but the world.
No such thing as “morning rush” at this light!
“Do you know what’s up with the light at 1st and Marshall?
When coming out of the Sky Club parking deck on 2nd st, and turning onto Marshall, you come to a light at 1st. The other morning I had to wait 12 MINUTES before I could turn left! The light takes a long turn to get to the people waiting on Marshall, but whenever a light rail train comes by, everyone gets a red light and the light resets and starts “from the beginning”.
During morning rush when the trains come often, it seems like the people on Marshall might NEVER get a chance to go. To make it even worse, sometimes a cop sits one first street waiting for people to get frustrated and just make a left on red. The cops know the light is broken and just wait there until someone gives up and gets a ticket!!!!”
CITY HALL: Fix this ridiculous waste of human productivity ASAP! Can’t you put magnetic sensors under the road like other sensible municipalities???