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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:23 AM

New Jersey Transit takes heat for Super Bowl chaos




NJ: Surviving the Super Bowl's Transit Logjam

Julia Terruso
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Created: February 5, 2014


Feb. 05--Ron Katz has visited six of the last 13 Super Bowl host cities, traveling to the home stadiums for teams in Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, San Diego and New Orleans -- twice.

He was excited to add New York and East Rutherford, N.J., to the list, but came away fatigued and disheartened.

"They should never, ever have another Super Bowl here," said Katz, 50, of Denver. "The area is one of the most, if not the most, amazing places in the country, but based on the logistics that I saw -- and the disregard for fan comfort and safety -- never again."

Katz was one of more than 30,000 people who took NJ Transit to the game at MetLife Stadium. Many complained of hours of stuffy, crowded, and confused mass transit, although the MetLife stands were full by game time. .......................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/11305708/nj-transit-under-fire-for-super-bowl-service


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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 11:18 AM

1. du rec.

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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 12:23 PM

2. Appears as if security was in part responsible

Because of the security designation and accompanying 300-foot security perimeter around MetLife Stadium, parking was limited to 12,000 spaces, and no off-site parking was available.
Walking to the stadium was not permitted.

So, you could not drive, could not find a parking place, could not have someone drop you off at the stadium because
"Walking to the stadium was not permitted"
And city transit was completely overwhelmed.

I wonder how many of those attendees will want to do this again?

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