Photo of NJT train in snow

Often, when storms or other emergencies threaten, NJ Transit announces vague plans to cope with it, such as saying "trains will operate on a modified Saturday schedule."  But just what is  that modified schedule?  Often, riders were left wondering when their next train might, or might not, arrive. A number of other transit systems have clarified this by formalizing schedules that will be used in such situations, and announcing them in advance.  Now NJT is going to do the same thing, according to reporting by Larry Higgs for NJ Advance Media (nj.com). NJT will publish in advance several "levels" of reduced service, and then announce at the time of the event which level will be observed during the emergency.  The schedules will be available in printable form on NJT's website all year long; the first two schedules to be posted will be for two levels of rail service, according to NJT executive director Steven Santoro. Printed schedules will also be available at key stations, NJT said.