24 hour Waiting Room in Jersey Avenue NJ Transit Train Station

24 hour Waiting Room in Jersey Avenue NJ Transit Train Station

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SRIKANTH KODALI started this petition to New Jersey Transit

This petition is to request NJ Transit Authority management to provide climate controlled waiting room at Jersey Ave NJ Transit Train Station.

Everyday thousands of commuters have been commuting between Jersey Ave station and other stations, including New York City.  Many commuters are elderly, pregnant women and people with children. The station as of now has only one room that issues tickets till about 9:30 a.m., after which it is locked out to the commuters. Only 10-15 people can stand in this room and there is no other closed enclosure where the commuters could take shelter.  There is no restroom facility either at the station when the ticket office room is closed.

Commuters have to wait in the open area for trains, and for their pick-up ride in the evening and night hours.  This has been very uncomfortable to the commuters, especially for elderly, pregnant women and children.  This issue has been further exasperated when the trains are cancelled or delayed. In these brutal winter days, it is not only greatly uncomfortable but also a reason for people facing health issues. Commuters with asthma,  pneumonia, bronchitis, cold, allergies, etc. have been more vulnerable to the present uncomfortable situation at this station.

In view of the above reasons, we earnestly request the NJ Transit Authority to provide a closed waiting room facility, preferably with a restroom. 

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