amtrakowitz wrote: ↑Tue May 10, 2022 8:56 am Very bad idea. Would have the same problems as the former free New Year's Eve trains, with passengers getting assaulted and robbed.Amtrakowitz - In fairness those free New Year's Eve programs were back in the middle 1980s...
I believe that it was done twice and because of the problems encountered during a holiday known for
drinking and partying this was not repeated. The LIRR as example offered free rides at the same time
period and what was encountered were passengers that instead of going to parties and other events
stayed onboard the trains - there were problems with vandalism to equipment an example of what
happened when the New Year's Eve "party" destination ended up being on board the trains...
Another 80s era NJT New Year's Eve program was to charge minimal fares of $1 and $2 depending on distance
as another anti-drunk driving incentive - that made more sense and there were less problems...
Everyone - When I first read this bill my first thought was "How is NJT going to pay for this?"
Giving a significant discount incentive on fares is a good idea to encourage ridership - NJT does need
revenue to keep service going - and I agree that gas prices in the vicinity of $5/gallon will help NJT...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS