Thursday, March 7, 2013
According to the U.S. Census Report, it takes Hasbrouck Heights commuters 27.1 minutes to reach their place of employment.
How long would you say your commute to work takes? According to a report published by WNYC.org using figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, it takes Hasbrouck Heights commuters about 27.1 minutes to get to their place of employment. The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the report which includes an interactive map where one can view the average commute time per zip code. View the attached map to see how the commute from Hasbrouck Heights compares with other areas. WNYC identifies areas where commuters take more than 90 minutes to get to work travelling 50 miles or more, which they call "mega commuters." According to the U.S. Census report, the average times were based on four ways of getting to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This letter to the editor comes to us from Lino Brescia, a Hasbrouck Heights resident who has started a petition against NJ Transit regarding safe access to the train stop which borders Route 17 at the Teterboro border.
Tuesday, January 29
I HAD A DREAM…… a dream commute that is. That’s according to the recent article that was printed in the local section of The Record (Jan 20). The article focused on myself and other Heights commuters who are angry and frustrated with NJ Transit. NJ Transit’s unilateral decision and actions not only affects NYC commuters but our town in general. Convenient access to NYC is a key-contributing factor to our sustained property value in this difficult economic climate. For those unaware, our town’s train stop sits between the abandoned Exxon station, PSE&G power station and Safelite AutoGlass on the dead end of Williams Avenue and Route 17. It is directly across the street from the Bendix diner. For the price of two slices of pizza, you can …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Newly relaxed Bike Aboard Policy will allow bicycle boarding at all train stations effective July 1.
Cycling enthusiasts, rejoice! Now, you can take your bike aboard trains at any station in New Jersey. It's thanks to a newly relaxed bicycle onboarding policy from NJ Transit which will go into effect July 1. “We heard from many customers who felt that NJ TRANSIT’s bicycle policy was too restrictive to make riding their bikes to and from train stations a viable option,” NJ Transit Commissioner James Simpson said in a statement. “In taking a fresh look at the existing policy, we found that some simple adjustments would enable us to significantly expand access for our bicycle-riding customers.” Once the new policy goes into effect, customers will be allowed to bring their bicycles onboard trains on all rail lines at all train stations, with…