East Brunswick Commuter Parking Advisory Committee November 2009Please conserve resources and return to the rack after reading. Thank you.
Golden Triangle Litigation:
East Brunswick and Toll Brothers continue to litigate the future of the plannedGolden Triangle development. Toll is continuing to request that the Township repurchase the property at costplus accrued interest. Copies of the legal complaints by both parties can be found athttp://www.tinyurl.com/ebscribd. At this time we understand that Toll does not plan to make their nextpayment which is due in December 2009. In addition, Toll continues to receive the rent of the occupiedspace in the complex from the existing tenant.
ServiStop TCC Retail Facility:
A new service is now open in the TCC lobby during primary morning andevening commuting hours. These business is operated by Billy Favis and is designed to act as a commuterconcierge service. It offers coffee, light snacks, breakfasts and newspapers. In addition, it offer servicessuch as dry cleaning and evening food delivery from selected restaurants. Mr. Favis hopes to expand theservices offered over time and to possibly offer a similar service at Neilson Plaza. If you would like to contacthim, he can be reached at billyfavis@ servistop.com or 732-501-9356. The CPAC wishes him success withhis new endeavor.
Reporting Service Issues:
The CPAC can not over-emphasize the importance of commuters assisting theTownship and CPAC by reporting service issues when you see them. Please let us know at email@example.com so we can make sure that they are appropriately addressed. Many issues in the past have cometo our attention only because of the efforts of commuters like yourself.
Our Township's agreement with Suburban Transit on HVAC is two fold: (1) bustemperatures will be set as much as physically possible to 72 degrees F year round and that (2) the bus aircirculation system should be operating at all times. If either rule is not being followed, please report this toSuburban Transit or the CPAC for follow up with sufficient detail (bus number, date, time, etc.) forappropriate action to be taken.
PLEASE DO NOT ASK A DRIVER TO VIOLATE THESE POLICIES.
If youare cold or warm, put on or take off your coat or move to another part of the bus. Kindly recognize that notevery passenger can be satisfied 100% of the time. Thank you for your cooperation.
The CPAC has assisted in the implementation of a commuter operated, real-timecommuter information service. The New York Times has had an article discussing this service (you canaccess it at http://tinyurl.com/ysegzm). This third party operated service permits commuters with SMScapable cell phones or smartphones such as BlackBerries to send and receive real-time message to othercommuters that have signed up for the listserv. This service is designed to rapidly distribute short, real timemessages to commuters regarding commuter service issues such as tunnel problems, highway disruptions,etc. To join the service, go to Clever Commute at http://clevercommute.com/RoutesAndSignUp.php. Oncethere, please select "Commuter Bus" under Item 2 as the Provider Type. Then select "East Brunswick Lines."You will then have to confirm your registration. All messages come from your fellow commuters, so the morecommuters that sign up for and use this service, the more effective it will become. Please send messageswhen there is something useful to share, but keep in mind that this listserv is not moderated in order to keepit real-time. This service is not operated by the CPAC and is not meant as a substitute for our other listservs.
Suburban Transit Emergency Hotline:
Suburban Transit has implemented a new 24/7 high capacityemergency hotline at 732-214-2750. We have been told that this line should always be available and will bekept current during unusual service conditions (weather, traffic, emergencies, etc.)
At the request of the CPAC, Suburban has begun supplying a list of in service busbreakdowns. The first list for the month of October is posted at online athttp://tinyurl.com/oct09breakdowns.It is our hope and intention that this reporting will continue every month. If you are on a bus with an inservice issue, please report it to the CPAC so we can verify the list as reported to the Township.