A New Jersey Transit Train Delay Prevented Me From Going to A Committee Meeting

I was scheduled to attend a VALE reference services committee meeting at Rutgers in New Brunswick today.  The NJ Transit train reached Harrison, there was announcement that due to signal problems there were serious delays on the Northeast Corridor line.  I decided to get off in Newark and skip the meeting in New Brunswick.

Over the years I have endured enough aggravation from train delays.  I don’t need any more.
This was a “judgment call” on my part.  If I felt that my attendance at this meeting was essential, I would have risked having to face further train delays and gone to the meeting.  Needless to say that over the years mass transit delays have taken its toll on me.  I will say that the NJ Transit people were polite when they made the announcements of the delays.  I should not shoot the messenger.  But I do think that NJ Transit, the MTA, and Amtrak must work harder to avoid signal problems and other issues that cause delays.
This delay was described here.  Even though the train was moved at 8:45 AM, I don’t know how much more I would have been delayed.

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