WARREN, NJ - It will be business as usual for Warren commuters on Monday.
Some enthusiastic whoops were heard during intermission at the Warren Middle School production of "The Sound of Music," as the audience checked their phones and learned of the settlement between New Jersey Transit and its rail workers averting a strike that would have caused chaos with Monday's commute.
Many Warren commuters were contemplating taking the week off, working from home, or finding hotels in New York.
"Fantastic!," "I'm so relieved" and "Hallelujah" we're some of the shared sentiments.
Michael N. said with a bit of sarcasm," Great! I busted my hump to prepare and was almost late for the play!"
Details were not immediately released by the union or Gov. Christie on Friday night, however, Christie said at the press conference that no fare hikes or service cuts are planned at least through June 2017.
"NJ Transit provides more than 300,000 rides on its rail service every weekday, taking commuters to both work and school. A rail strike would have caused gridlock throughout New Jersey, hurt our economy and made the difficult lives of those thousands of commuters even harder. I commend both sides for working together to ensure that NJ Transit remains a dependable transportation option for all those who need it in the Garden State," Senator Tom Kean said in a release on Friday night.