NJ Transit strike by the numbers

Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 14:15:51-05

NEW JERSEY — More than 100,00 daily commuters would be affected if New Jersey Transit rail workers opt to strike, and that’s not the only significant number that defines the contentious negotiations between the rail unions and the Garden State’s public transit system.

This is a break down of the looming strike, by the numbers:

11: New Jersey Transit rail lines

11: Unions in the NJT Rail Labor Coalition

29: Bus routes close to rail stations that will enhance peak period service

33: Years since the last NJ Transit strike

5: Years rail workers have been without a contract

4,300: Commuter workers represented by the unions

160,000: Customers who ride the rails on a typical weekday

40,000: Seats available for riders under the strike contingency plan

38 percent: The amount of commuters covered by the contingency plan

2.5 percent: Union’s request for yearly raises, on top of “significant increases” in employee health care contributions

0.6 percent: New Jersey Transit’s officer for yearly net wage increases

12:01 a.m.: The deadline on March 13 for both sides to reach a deal and avoid a work stoppage

973-275-5555: The number to call for service information

Sources: Teamsters | New Jersey Transit | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen