Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey's statewide transportation agency is proposing fare increasing and service cuts, which, if approved, will affect commuters in Essex County. According to New Jersey Transit, fares on bus, rail, and light rail service would all increase. One-way fares on the Newark Light Rail would increase by $0.10. In addition, the train that departs at 1:35am from the Montclair State University Station in Little Falls, Passaic County, on the Montclair-Boonton Rail Line would be cancelled under the proposals. Service on the 872 bus between Parsippany and Livingston would also be eliminated should the proposals be approved. The agency claims that these changes are being proposed due to an approximate $60 million budget gap for the 2016 fiscal year. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th in the Board Room of the New Jersey Transit Headquarters Building, located near Penn Station at One Penn Plaza East in Newark. Riders can address the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors to share their opinions on the proposals.
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