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I wish the jitney buses would not belch burning oil so much.

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I wish the jitneys would run an express route into manhattan.

start at JSQ, go down JFK Blvd, then turn right at Congress and head into the Lincoln Tunnel via the Hoboken viaduct. It would cut commute times by about 15-20 mins.

Not every bus would be an express bus obviously, but maybe one every 5-10 mins during peak hours.

How do we go about recommending this change?

Posted on: 3/21 22:10
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The Hudson County Sierra Club general meeting on Sunday, March 19 (2 pm, HCCC library), will focus on transportation issues, including discussion of our beloved jitneys:

Jersey City’s own Michael Flinck will reprise his 2016 TEDX talk, “The Last Car I Will Ever Own": “A typical American, I bought a car two years ago. Never again – and here’s why.” (Think car sharing, fewer headaches, less pollution and less congestion.)

Kyle Markman and Steve Lax, NJ Sierra Club Transportation Co-chairs, will talk about autonomous cars, then look at funding public transportation. Their presentation will focus on the economics of transportation and will include a history of the jitneys and why they are both good and bad for Hudson County.

Steve is retired Director of Bus Service Planning for NJ Transit, and at times had responsibility for all NJT bus routes in Hudson County. He says he’s happy to field whatever NJT questions and comments you bring in, as time allows.

This event is open to the public.

The meeting will be at 2 pm on Sunday, March 19, in the Hudson County Community College Library, 71 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, across from the Journal Square Transportation Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1679692392323277/
jitney service could be improved so much with just a bit of better planning? jitney service along central avnenue into manhattan....or jitney service through the holland tunnel? jitney sevice to newark airport? why not?

Posted on: 3/18 13:56
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The Hudson County Sierra Club general meeting on Sunday, March 19 (2 pm, HCCC library), will focus on transportation issues, including discussion of our beloved jitneys:

Jersey City’s own Michael Flinck will reprise his 2016 TEDX talk, “The Last Car I Will Ever Own": “A typical American, I bought a car two years ago. Never again – and here’s why.” (Think car sharing, fewer headaches, less pollution and less congestion.)

Kyle Markman and Steve Lax, NJ Sierra Club Transportation Co-chairs, will talk about autonomous cars, then look at funding public transportation. Their presentation will focus on the economics of transportation and will include a history of the jitneys and why they are both good and bad for Hudson County.

Steve is retired Director of Bus Service Planning for NJ Transit, and at times had responsibility for all NJT bus routes in Hudson County. He says he’s happy to field whatever NJT questions and comments you bring in, as time allows.

This event is open to the public.

The meeting will be at 2 pm on Sunday, March 19, in the Hudson County Community College Library, 71 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, across from the Journal Square Transportation Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1679692392323277/

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We need daily spot inspections of these crazy little busses!
CRACK DOWN NOW

We need enforcement of traffic laws that are on the books, and don't scape-goat the jitneys.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 20:51
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We need daily spot inspections of these crazy little busses!
CRACK DOWN NOW

Posted on: 2016/10/18 17:36
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They're the best bet for the money!!

Posted on: 2016/10/18 17:09
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Did you check http://www.jerseyjitneys.info/?page_id=9 ?
thanks. i did not know this site existed.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 15:13
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recently, i saw a jitney bus near port authority that was heading to bayonne. can anyone provide specifics on the route? does it travel along kennedy or palisades or some other street.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:22
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I also take them a lot and (so far, fingers crossed) have never had a safety problem with them. My trick with them is to observe how fast or erratic the driver seems coming up the block before I get on!


That last line...! Jitneys might be (relatively) safe for those riding one, but if you are driving or riding behind one, you would be well advised to not do so. Those guys are aggressive about picking up fares and will often stop on a dime, or do the "slash" change of lane. I hate jitneys and the way they behave on the road. I get that they fill a need for a lot of people, but there really ought to be more oversight of them.

Posted on: 2016/7/15 10:08
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I also take them a lot and (so far, fingers crossed) have never had a safety problem with them. My trick with them is to observe how fast or erratic the driver seems coming up the block before I get on!

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$1.50 seems to be for anywhere within Jersey City. They generally stop at bus stops, but don't always follow the same route (if there is traffic, for instance) so it is best to ask.

Are they safe? Yes, they are fine - I've been taking them on-and-of for 8 years without a problem. The jitneys are noisy, rattle, uncomfortable seats, and the AC is unreliable, but on the main routes they come pretty regularly, which is their main advantage over NJ transit buses.

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i think it is $1.50 from palisad to either jsq or newport. you pay when you get off u can also get a jitney to port authority-42nd street in the mornings as well. it would be great if they could get these jitneys on central avenue into port authority.

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I just moved backed to Jersey City and I am on Palisade Ave in the Heights. I wondering about price of taking the jitney bus to Journal Square or Newport. I took one before with my friend years ago. I also read some articles that they can be dangerous, any change in that?

In general what do you do when you get on the bus? For NJ Transit it is clear. Thank you!

Posted on: 2016/7/15 8:02
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