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Service Cuts a Reality on NJ Transit



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    NJ Transit 270,000 daily rail riders better check their schedules.

    On Sunday, the nation's third-largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit cut at least two trains from each line.

    The cuts mean commuters might have a longer wait for trains or find cars more crowded.

    The service cutbacks come after NJ Transit raised fares earlier this month to offset a budget gap.

    There was a 2.6 percent drop-off in bus, rail and light rail passengers in the first week, Executive director James Weinstein said of the the fare hike. Officials had anticipated a drop in ridership of up to 5 percent.