honestly, if njt wants an "easy" win, this would be a good first step. get the communications fucking right. make alerts go out when they should, not 20 minutes after a thing has happened. of course, knowing njt, they'll say it will take a whole communications system upgrade that will cost 10 million dollars and the contract will go to a company that is in the pocket of some politician in trenton.
Of course, since this is NJ Transit, the 7:29 was actually departing at 8:12 due to "signal problems". So the alert is just in time!
I sent them an email last week about my bus not showing up for 5 days straight. They told me they "respectfully ask if I could include a bus ID number and driver name."
HOW DO I GET A BUS ID NUMBER FOR A BUS THAT DOESNT COME?
of course, knowing njt, they'll say it will take a whole communications system upgrade that will cost 10 million 200 million dollars and the contract will go to a company that is in the pocket of some politician in trenton.
Lol, my thought exactly. I'll never get over them paying 3 mil for each train car 10 years ago. Not engine, a CAR. It makes no sense to me. I would love to see a breakdown or have someone explain it to me. I can't see how brake systems, electrical, hvac, a hundred seats, and a bathroom every other car can cost that much on an 85 foot car. You can get a 130+ foot yacht for that money. You can get a private jet for that money. You can launch a 100 lbs of stuff into space for that cost. Fuck, you can launch a whole rocket for 35 million.
AND! Its a bulk order. WTF?! Are you trying to tell me that's the BULK PRICE?!?!
Sorry, the guy who sends out the alerts has sleep apnea and is pretty groggy in the mornings.
That’s what I’d assume.
Bootstrapped entrepreneur here: I’m a 20 year njt rider and I built an app called clever commute. It’s a mix of crowd sourced plus other data. I won’t plug it hard here... but I feel your pain and I dog food it every day going to/from my real job. I’ve got a long list of enhancements to make...but if you check out the reviews you’ll see folks generally like it (its free...with. Premium option)
Welcome to New Jersey, where the trains are always late!
Unless you are....