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Old 04-15-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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I'm planning to commute to Jersey City. Please share your thoughts regarding parking situation in ABERDEEN-MATAWAN railway station. Also how's the train service between Aberdeen & Newark Penn. Any issues please elaborate.

I'm in a toss between North Brunswick and Aberdeen. In North Brunswick I like Renaissance Glen/Manor but parking in Jersey Ave or New Brunswick is difficult. So I'm looking at Aberdeen. I like the Avalon there.

PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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I'm planning to commute to Jersey City. Please share your thoughts regarding parking situation in ABERDEEN-MATAWAN railway station. Also how's the train service between Aberdeen & Newark Penn. Any issues please elaborate.

I'm in a toss between North Brunswick and Aberdeen. In North Brunswick I like Renaissance Glen/Manor but parking in Jersey Ave or New Brunswick is difficult. So I'm looking at Aberdeen. I like the Avalon there.

PLEASE HELP!!!!
this is easy.
there is little to no parking available there, you might be able to get a monthly spot in a private lot near the station. stores have been torn down because the property owners make more charging big bucks to stranded newbies who bought a house without checking out things first. there might be room at the hazlet station but less rush hour trains stop there
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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There is a 7 year wait for a parking sticker there! But, if you get there very early (before 630 AM), you'll find plenty of spots open in the daily section. If you go later than that 630, you'll be out of luck for the most part.

Forget the private lots--they are booked solid too!
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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The 2 people before me pretty much said it all about Aberdeen.
I have a friend who lives a block away. She has a huge driveway and the rent she charges for 5 cars pays her mortgage each month.

From Aberdeen to Newark Penn it's only about 45 minutes.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:28 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. This pretty much nixes Aberdeen from my list of possible places to live/commute.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'll just add that my husband was on Aberdeen's waiting list, it's been six years and he's still waiting. We had been on Hazlet's for six years, and his permit just came through this last year. It's crazy isn't it?
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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I'll just add that my husband was on Aberdeen's waiting list, it's been six years and he's still waiting. We had been on Hazlet's for six years, and his permit just came through this last year. It's crazy isn't it?

It's not crazy. it is the effect of poor planning by municipal, county and state officials.
They allow development to happen in a vacuum without the proper regional awareness of what long term planning is needed.
I am not against growth, but in NJ you have massive growth while the supporting infrastructure in not enhanced to deal with the growth.

For example the parking problem at Aberdeen is not caused by growth in Aberdeen, it is caused by the massive development happening in Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Howell and Old bridge.

Until a longer, more regional, more comprehensive approach is taken, the situation cannot and will not change
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Good points.

And it's still crazy.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Amen. Well perhaps if the MOM project gets off the ground, some of the transit demand can be shifted to stations closer to the residents of some of those high-growth, sprawling towns; and perhaps the growth there would become more transit-oriented.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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hey I have a question about parking in Matawan-Aberdeen train station. I currently park in the "private" daily spaces, which fill up around 7 or so. I wanted to know if anyone had the phone numbers of the private lots, since I can't seem to find them anywhere else. This one lot called "Hallerans" parking looked to have some vacancy, but I can't find the phone number however. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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