Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hoboken Transit Options with PATH out, homeowners without insurance

The City of Hoboken Facebook page posted transit alternatives with the PATH repairs incomplete:

While we wait for PATH service to be fully restored, many are aware of the direct bus and ferry transportation options from Hoboken, but buses can get stuck in traffic and ferries can be expensive. Here are three alternatives (some faster than bus, some cheaper than bus, all cheaper than ferry) for getting into Manhattan that you might not be aware of.

1. NJ Transit Rail at H
oboken Terminal: Take the Main/BergenCounty/Port Jervis Line towards Port Jervis or the Pascack Valley Line towards Spring Valley, then transfer at Secaucus Junction for any train to New York Penn Station. Approximate travel time is 30 mins. Total cost: $4 each way.

2. PATH at Newport Station: Walk, bike, or take the Hudson Bergen Light Rail from Hoboken Terminal, 2nd Street or 9th Street to Newport. Transfer to the Newport PATH for service to 33rd Street. Approximate travel time is 30 mins (via Light Rail: 6 mins from 9th St to Newport light rail + 3 minute transfer + 5 minute wait time + 15 minute PATH). Total cost: $2.25 each way (walk or bike) or $4.35 each way (w/light rail @ $2.10).

3. Free ferry from Liberty State Park: Take the Hudson Bergen Light Rail from Hoboken Terminal, 2nd Street or 9th Street to the Liberty State Park stop. Take the FREE shuttle bus from the light rail stop to the Liberty State Park ferry site. FREE Statue Cruise Lines Ferry Service is available from Liberty State Park to Battery Park (Lower Manhattan) from 6am-10am,1pm-2pm and 4pm-8pm. Total cost: $2.10 each way.

And this for those without adequate homeowner's insurance:

If you're a homeowner who can't afford to or aren't receiving insurance coverage and you need help clearing out your flooded home, please email sandy@hobokennj.org with your address and contact information. Volunteers from NECHAMA are here to help (and if you'd like to help with the effort, you can sign up to volunteer athttp://nechama.org/). Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled, to see if they need assistance.