Category Archives: Clever Commute

Metro-North Gets B+, LIRR a B Post-Sandy

Good stuff from Clever Commute–rating the rides to and from Manhattan as the trains resume their routes into the city post-Sandy. Clever writes: Metro North riders generally had a good cost-free commuting  day. In many cases, it was a normal … Continue reading

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Clever Commute, NJT in App Scrap

New Jersey Transit has shut down a premium web service from Clever Commute that indeed made the commute more clever for NJT riders–tipping them off as to the location of their track before the rest of the Penn Station cattle are hip … Continue reading

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This Way to the Bar Car

This is genius. Y’all probably know about the text-alerting service Clever Commute, which taps crowdsourcing to tell you when your train is running late, and can also shoot you your track number via text message when you’re huffing it to … Continue reading

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Rider Revolt on Steamy New Haven Line

The Beleauguered New Haven Line (BNHL) did not acquit itself well in last Friday’s 104 degree temps, notes Jim Cameron, who is chairman of the CT Metro-North Commuter Council, but not the guy who made Avatar. A breakdown close to … Continue reading

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JerseyJim: ‘Caboose’ Catches Fire

More delays last night on New Jersey Transit, as a fire broke out in Berkeley Heights, stranding passengers to the east, traveling on the Gladstone Line.   I had just arrived home from the 5:17 train, when my brother called, … Continue reading

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JerseyJim is Somewhere in the Swamps of Jersey

As the winter moves out of focus, and last week’s flood waters recede, the swamps of Jersey look refreshed as our morning train cuts through the marsh. The birds and commuters are both enjoying the break.   But our trains … Continue reading

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Know Before You Go Into the Snowicane

I got an email from Metro-North Tuesday informing me I’d been picked to fill out an e-questionnaire regarding the railroad’s email and text message alerts. “To help us continue to improve this system, we are asking selected subscribers to complete … Continue reading

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