My client has run out of office space in their Northern New Jersey location. They are seeking new office space. Listening to some employees speculate about where the company may relocate and whether the new location would be close to a train station is interesting. Commuting in New Jersey can be challenging.

If the company relocates further north, closer to New York City, many current employees would have a more challenging commute. Employees from the central part of the state could see car commute times as high 90 minutes. Trains time could be more than that; New Jersey Transit (NJT) lines don’t run past the state capital of Trenton. If the new location is not near a train station - the current one is a 10-minute walk from a northeast corridor (NEC) line - then all employees would be impacted.

I know that I have an upper limit of tolerance for shitty travel. I might lose my mind if I had to travel the NEC NJT line daily. It's a horrible experience.

New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time and reliability records in the 18 months since Governor Phil Murphy promised to overhaul the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad.

For the 12 months ended in March, 90% of peak trains departed or arrived on schedule. That’s the lowest average among 16 years of such data on NJ Transit’s website. Trains also broke down more frequently than ever from the July start of the fiscal year through March, records show.

Commuters face even more inconvenience. The agency through 2020 is testing federally mandated emergency braking, a project that caused unprecedented disruption last year as locomotives were sidelined for software installations. And for 12 weeks starting June 17, at least 5,000 daily Manhattan commuters will have to take a ferry or another railroad to cross the Hudson River to accommodate track work at Pennsylvania Station.NJ Transit train delays hit a record after Murphy's pledge to fix them

New Jersey has a traffic congestion problem

In any direction you drive, New Jersey's roads are too congested | NJBIZ

According to Titlemax’s 2017 Congestion Index, which divides the number of registered vehicles by the total miles of roads in each state, New Jersey’s 176.1 score ranks third only behind Hawaii and Washington, D.C. as having the most traffic congestion – that is, for every mile of road in the Garden State, there are over 176 cars.

According to a study by the Auto Insurance Center, two cities – Hoboken and Weehawken – ranked among the top cities in America in terms of the most #roadrage Instagram posts. In 2015, a study by the American Highway Users Alliance listed the portions of the NJ Turnpike leading up to the Lincoln Tunnel and Fort Lee to be among the Top 10 most congested roads in the entire U.S.

Wow! Just wow! I am sure that this is worse now that New Jersey Transit trains have become unreliable with some lines being temporarily shut down to meet deadlines for federally mandated safety improvements.