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Title: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: alyssa on August 26, 2016, 05:23:38 PM
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http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

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links to a variety of local maps, regional rail and subway & bus maps plus links to apps for your phone.
http://web.mta.info/maps/

this trip planer seems to be pretty robust-
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx



Title: Re: Questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: alyssa on August 26, 2016, 06:01:47 PM
I got a question from ConSwag on Twitter. S/he is staying in Jersey at Tonnele Ave, North Bergen, NJ.
Anyone have a suggestion on how to

I'm staying close to Union City/ Weehacken NJ. just off of 30th st/s. marginal way & Bergenline ave.  I know there's private bus line that runs from that intersection threw the Lincoln tunnel to Port Authority. it cost $3. Does anyone know where that private bus starts the run? 

the reason i'm asking is to see where ConSwag can catch public transportation into the city. I Know ConSwag can uber to the intersection of Bergenline & 30th but am wondering if there's an easier way.

Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: mllNY on August 26, 2016, 08:06:10 PM
Hmm do you know where they are exactly?
Also depends on how much they want to spend. They are in a bit of a tough spot.

One (but also expensive) is to get on the Tonnelle Ave Light rail to the Port Imperial stop (4 minutes) and then hop onto the Port Imperial Waterway to 39th Street, which would let off right behind the convention center.
Cons about this though: Almost $12 each way, starts at 6AM weekdays (8 weekends) stops at Midnight (1 on Fri and Sat)
Pros: If timed right only about 15 minutes total commute

Uber probably as cheap as above unless you get hit with rate hikes
I don't know about the bus,  but that would likely be the best option
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: alyssa on August 26, 2016, 08:23:08 PM
a year or two ago i tried to get a cab from weehacken to the javits & was quoted $40-50.  the driver said it was due to the tunnel cost

they're at the medowlands view hotel @ 2750 Tonnele Ave, North Bergen, NJ 07047
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: mllNY on August 26, 2016, 09:49:06 PM
ok no they are not close, but the bus you mentioned seems to be the 190 that lets out at port authority and pick up about a block or two from their hotel
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: JerseyGirl317 on August 31, 2016, 11:03:30 AM
Just a PSA for anyone traveling from NJ and using the Path. There will not be service between Hoboken and 33rd that weekend. You can got from Hoboken to Newport then 33rd St or go from Hoboken to WTC.
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: SwagCollector on September 01, 2016, 07:30:01 AM
I'm perplexed at why its so difficult to get from the Medowlands View hotel to Javitz. Isn't it only 3miles away, right across the Lincoln Tunnel? It's sounding like my best bet is to Uber. I'd love to find two or three other people to share this cost. I'd most likely be leaving the hotel early every day to get to Javitz.
BTW, thanks for the help... I'm ConSwag (actually SwagCollector) that Alyssa refers to above...
I actually met you on the boat with Leonard in San Diego, Alyssa...
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: smurph1125 on September 01, 2016, 02:12:26 PM
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I'm perplexed at why its so difficult to get from the Medowlands View hotel to Javitz. Isn't it only 3miles away, right across the Lincoln Tunnel? It's sounding like my best bet is to Uber. I'd love to find two or three other people to share this cost. I'd most likely be leaving the hotel early every day to get to Javitz.
BTW, thanks for the help... I'm ConSwag (actually SwagCollector) that Alyssa refers to above...
I actually met you on the boat with Leonard in San Diego, Alyssa...

The issue is the amount of traffic you will sit in to enter the Lincoln Tunnel as well as the $12.50 toll to use the tunnel.  Both of these factors will drive up your taxi or uber costs.  That being said, these may be your only options.

That being said, as mllNY mentioned above, it looks like North Bergen Park and Ride is right behind your hotel, although i would recommend 320.  Below is the bus schedule that will drop you off at Port Authority, which is about a 10 minute walk from the Javitz. 

https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0320.pdf (https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0320.pdf)
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: SwagCollector on September 06, 2016, 07:51:19 AM
Thanks for the great information!
Looks like the bus option will run me $3.25, one-way, with a short(?) walk to Javitz.
With the early bus arriving in NYC at 5:45ish, that doesn't sound too bad... And it looks like the last bus back to NJ is pretty late- Which gives me time to hang out in NYC for a while, each day.
Since I'm going to have my son with me, all the costs will be x2... The bus is definitely looking like the way-to-go.

Another question:
I'm heading straight to Javitz from JFK Airport on Thursday morning... What do you guys recommend as the quickest/most economical way from the airport to Javitz (priority going to most economical)?
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: smurph1125 on September 06, 2016, 08:14:42 AM
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Another question:
I'm heading straight to Javitz from JFK Airport on Thursday morning... What do you guys recommend as the quickest/most economical way from the airport to Javitz (priority going to most economical)?

I've seen this bus frequent Penn Station and Port Authority.  Seems reasonably priced and a lot easier than taking the AirTrain to Long Island Railroad to Penn Station and walk, although I have no experience with it.  Perhaps someone else can offer an easier alternative.

http://www.nycairporter.com/Schedule/PortAuthorityToJFKAirport.aspx (http://www.nycairporter.com/Schedule/PortAuthorityToJFKAirport.aspx)
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: SwagCollector on September 06, 2016, 11:20:42 AM
Thanks again! You're a life-saver!
This option seems a bit expensive. If the AirTrain is less expensive, I'll deal with the inconvenience of switching trains/modes-of-transportation. Just gotta figure-out the cost...
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: smurph1125 on September 06, 2016, 11:22:56 AM
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Thanks again! You're a life-saver!
This option seems a bit expensive. If the AirTrain is less expensive, I'll deal with the inconvenience of switching trains/modes-of-transportation. Just gotta figure-out the cost...

Sure thing!  Here's the info on the AirTrain

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html (http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html)
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: SwagCollector on September 06, 2016, 02:03:51 PM
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!
Half the price for about 20 more minutes of travel time.
Thanks again!!!
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: alyssa on September 06, 2016, 05:13:30 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login I know there's a privately owned bus that runs from close to my airbnb to port authority for $3 per trip
my apt is at the intersection of Bergenline ave & 30th street in Union City NJ

I'd be happy to give you more details, if you want.  I'm thinking it's a short urber to your hotel from there
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: SwagCollector on September 06, 2016, 07:41:09 PM
If North Bergen Park and Ride is right behind my hotel, like You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login says, I think the bus will be the best, inexpensive option.
I'm gonna be in NYC/NJ for 7 days. (Rounding-up & allowing for a couple of spontaneous adventures) I calculate transportation will be approx $200 for me and my son over that time. It could be worse… I'm prepared for a lot of walking...
I already transferred the money to my NYCC savings account- So hopefully no surprises!
What's your transportation plans?
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: NYRider on September 29, 2016, 06:25:54 AM
For those who might be planning to use path or NJ transit. There's been major train accident this morning at Hoboken Terminal:

http://abc7ny.com/news/train-accident-at-nj-transits-hoboken-station/1531786/
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: LibertyRoxx on September 29, 2016, 07:23:35 AM
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For those who might be planning to use path or NJ transit. There's been major train accident this morning at Hoboken Terminal:

http://abc7ny.com/news/train-accident-at-nj-transits-hoboken-station/1531786/

The accident is major enough that there will likely be delays and service changes impacting NJ Transit for the foreseeable future, i.e. impacting visitation to NYCC.
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: riotgirl77 on September 29, 2016, 12:45:58 PM
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The accident is major enough that there will likely be delays and service changes impacting NJ Transit for the foreseeable future, i.e. impacting visitation to NYCC.

Do you think it'll still have an impact even a week from now....I normally do take NJ transit to NYCC all 4 days but I do have a transfer at Secaucus. Contemplating of  whether or not to take a bus or not (train is easier for me since I can pay round trip and pay credit card....can't really do that with bus I normally take Coach/Shortline)
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: LibertyRoxx on September 29, 2016, 01:11:40 PM
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Do you think it'll still have an impact even a week from now....I normally do take NJ transit to NYCC all 4 days but I do have a transfer at Secaucus. Contemplating of  whether or not to take a bus or not (train is easier for me since I can pay round trip and pay credit card....can't really do that with bus I normally take Coach/Shortline)
Yeah honestly I'm not sure. The damage to the station was pretty extensive. But it may only impact trains going into/leaving that station.

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Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: riotgirl77 on September 29, 2016, 01:17:19 PM
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Yeah honestly I'm not sure. The damage to the station was pretty extensive. But it may only impact trains going into/leaving that station.

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Yeah I hear ya......we'll just have to wait and see....
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: SwagCollector on September 30, 2016, 06:02:11 PM
 ??? If this results in buses not operating from NJ to NYC, I'm screwed. My whole NYCC itinerary hinges on being able to take the bus into NYC daily.
Any news?
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: mllNY on September 30, 2016, 07:44:10 PM
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I work in Hoboken, Walk through the Hoboken Terminal every day. I'm fine my light rail was running a few minutes late, got in at about 8:35 and the accident occurred at 8:45 (some co-workers were even closer) basically the train station is shut down, there were no trains into the Hoboken Terminal at all. That said the NJ Light Rail was open again and the Path is also working.

So the Path as some of you know (and for those that don't) connects you from Hoboken and puts you in Manhattan on 33rd street just about a block away from Madison Square Garden.

SO the answer is if you can get into Hoboken using the light rail, I know a lot of people can also use Essex Street as a semi-hub where you could jump onto the Hoboken Light Rail, get into Hoboken and jump onto the path. In either case as of now I would not rely on NJ Transit Trains to get you into Hoboken
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: riotgirl77 on September 30, 2016, 08:49:22 PM
Yeah I don't normally stop in Hoboken when taking the train to NYC. I get off at Secaucus and switch trains...which then takes me straight to Penn Station. So not sure if that may affect my commute next week since I don't go all the way down to Hoboken.
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: mllNY on September 30, 2016, 09:19:54 PM
check the secaucus line, odds are they are running on time but stopping at the stop right before hoboken. i don't take the trains so i'm not sure if they do multiple stops if it's just a few then they basically only stop in hoboken
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
Post by: Zero on October 07, 2016, 12:15:44 AM
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Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: lakeaffect on May 22, 2017, 12:11:02 PM
Hello all
This will be my first time at NYCC. I will be staying in North Bergen NJ, The hotel says that they have a shuttle service that runs from 6am till Midnight. it says it drops you off at the Port Authority. It seems like there is more then one, Also what is an ideal time to leave.
Thanks and I look forward to chatting with you all.
Rob
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: alyssa on May 22, 2017, 12:52:32 PM
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Hello all
This will be my first time at NYCC. I will be staying in North Bergen NJ, The hotel says that they have a shuttle service that runs from 6am till Midnight. it says it drops you off at the Port Authority. It seems like there is more then one, Also what is an ideal time to leave.
Thanks and I look forward to chatting with you all.
Rob
i stay in union city in jersy. the shuttle bus i take cost $3 per ride & will even drop me off closer to the river in manhatten then PA. It may be the same shuttle buss. it's not on any web site i've found.

if it's not the same service, you can catch my bus & uber it from where it drops u off. much cheaper then urbering from Manhattan.  when everything is running well, it usually takes 15 min to PA, the tunnel traffic is the gating factor
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: lakeaffect on May 23, 2017, 09:21:04 AM
Thank you Alyssa. I was told that it would cost $3, so maybe the same.
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: alyssa on May 23, 2017, 10:52:27 AM
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Thank you Alyssa. I was told that it would cost $3, so maybe the same.

it could be, but little shuttle bus i take runs 24/7 tho
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: Jett Rink on May 27, 2017, 10:06:57 PM
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Hello all
This will be my first time at NYCC. I will be staying in North Bergen NJ, The hotel says that they have a shuttle service that runs from 6am till Midnight. it says it drops you off at the Port Authority. It seems like there is more then one, Also what is an ideal time to leave.
Thanks and I look forward to chatting with you all.
Rob

This is what I always do when I visit NY.  It's very convenient and saves money.
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: sisconda on September 29, 2017, 08:00:43 PM
I'll be flying into Newark Airport around 8am on Thursday and am planning on going straight to the convention center (not bringing any luggage other than my backpack). What are the best recommendations on how to get to the convention center?
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: SwagCollector on September 29, 2017, 08:39:07 PM
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Hello all
This will be my first time at NYCC. I will be staying in North Bergen NJ, The hotel says that they have a shuttle service that runs from 6am till Midnight. it says it drops you off at the Port Authority. It seems like there is more then one, Also what is an ideal time to leave.
Thanks and I look forward to chatting with you all.
Rob

If this is the NYCC official hotel in North Bergen, I stayed there last year. Note: The shuttle pick-up spot is about a half mile walk, up-hill, from your hotel. I never figured how to take the shuttle back to the hotel, so I took the regular bus. The walk from the bus stop is about a mile to the hotel. Your first time to the hotel is bound to be confusing, so make sure you have plenty of time to figure it out. The ordeal in trying to get to this hotel was the absolute worst part of my NYCC trip lat year. Looking back, I can laugh at the nightmare of a time I had trying to find the place, but while in the midst of trying to find it... there was nothing funny about it!
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: jamiesugah on September 30, 2017, 10:45:09 AM
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I'll be flying into Newark Airport around 8am on Thursday and am planning on going straight to the convention center (not bringing any luggage other than my backpack). What are the best recommendations on how to get to the convention center?

Fastest/cheapest is probably NJ Transit from the airport to Penn Station, walk from Penn Station to the convention center.
Title: Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on October 04, 2017, 03:44:56 PM
NYCC just announced via Twitter there will be no shuttles this year.