East Brunswick Commuter Parking Advisory Committee October 2008
Special Election Issue: Candidates Commuter Questions and Answers
As we have done in past elections, the Commuter Parking Advisory Committee (CPAC) submitted a list of commuteroriented questions to the state candidates up for election on November 4, 2008.As in the past, we submitted questions to the Township candidates for Mayor and Council. We received three sets ofresponses: (1) one from the Democratic candidates of David Stahl, Denise Contrino, Nancy Pinkin, (2) one from theRepublican candidates: Christi Calvano, Gene DeMarzo, Jim Wendell and (3) one from an independent candidate forMayor, Don Klemp. The questions and answers from the three groups can be found on the following pages.For the first time ever, we also submitted questions to the candidates for Middlesex County Freeholder. While theCounty does not directly impact the operation of the Parking Utility or our bus services, its activities can have a veryimportant impact on our every day commutes. For this reason, we drafted questions related to Middlesex Countyactivities and asked the Democratic and Republican Freeholder candidates for responses to these questions. TheDemocratic candidates are David B. Crabiel, Ron Rios, and Millie Scott. The Republican candidates are Linda Clearly,Dan Kerwin and Robert D. Thuring. The Republican candidate responses are included along with our questions on thefollowing pages. Unfortunately we have yet to receive any responses from the Democratic candidates. If and when wedo so, we will send them to our e-mail list as described below.We hope you find this discussion on commuter related issues useful and encourage all registered voters to takeadvantage of your opportunity to vote in this and other elections on November 4, 2008.
Odds and Ends
As every commuter is aware, the new TCC opened in early October and the old facility was closed.As would be expected with any facility of this type, certain issues have arisen that are still in the process of beingaddressed. If you have any issues that have not been addressed, please let us know what they are at email@example.com and we will make sure that they are passed on to the Parking Utility for consideration.
The contract with Suburban Transit will be expiring in the spring of 2009. Consequently, theTownship will soon again begin the process of determining the best way to address the continued operation of busservice to and from the our parking decks. If you have any suggested changes or thoughts, please send them to us assoon as possible so they can be added to the list of items to be considered in the process.
NJ Transit TVMs at PABT
: Commuters have complained about the difficulty of purchasing Suburban Transit ticketsat PABT. They have been sold only at the main ticket window area and are sold only at a very limited number ofwindows. However, Suburban Transit tickets can also be purchased at most, if not all, NJ Transit PABT ticketmachines. You can even use an American Express card to purchase these tickets. Just enter the correct 956 routenumber (to/from East Brunswick) and enter zone 5, let it know what kind of ticket(s) you would like to purchase (suchas a 10 trip) and give it your credit card for payment. Note that the ticket stock used to print the ticket will be NJ Transitticket stock but the ticket will say Suburban Transit on it and zone 5 which is East Brunswick.
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