NJ Transit strike: All the text alerts, Twitter accounts and websites you should follow
As NJ Transit and labor negotiators continued hammering out a deal Friday evening, New York and New Jersey inched ever closer to a possible strike by 4,200 rail workers Monday morning.
Such an event could result in a commuting catastrophe, considering that NJ Transit trains transport more than 100,000 people across the Hudson every day.
NJ Transit's backup plan, which adds bus service, would only provide seats for 40,000 of those commuters. Traffic experts estimate that New Jersey's already crowded roads and bridges could get a potentially crippling 10,000 additional cars per hour.
New Jersey 101.5 has a complete guide to getting through the gridlock in the event of a strike. Below are some more services that travelers can use to stay ahead of any traffic situation.
- Bookmark New Jersey 101.5’s Traffic page to see major traffic alerts and explore the real-time traffic map.
- Download New Jersey 101.5’s mobile app to get instant traffic alerts.
The state compiles travel information on 511nj.org. The site also maintains individual Twitter accounts for all the major highways, plus the bridges and tunnels.
I-76 | Route 495 | I-78 | I-676 | I-80 | Route 24 | I-95 (in Mercer County) | Route 42 | I-195 | Route 55 | I-278 | Atlantic City Expressway | I-280 | Garden State Parkway | I-287 | New Jersey Turnpike | I-295 | Bridges and Tunnels
The transportation agency, which will be adding bus service in order to help accommodate a fraction of displaced train riders, has a number of ways of staying alert.
- Visit the NJ Transit alerts page.
- Sign up for My NJ Transit alerts
- And follow any of these Twitter accounts, including the main one at @NJTransit
- Northern bus routes: @NJTRANSIT_NBUS
- Souther bus routes: @NJTRANSIT_SBUS
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail: @NJTRANSIT_HBLR
- Newark Light Rail: @NJTRANSIT_NLR
- River Line: @NJTRANSIT_RL
PATH service into Manhattan would experience a surge in ridership if a rail strike occurs.