NJ TRANSIT OUTLINES UPDATED MEDIA ACCESS PROCEDURES FOR SUPER BOWL WEEK

January 29, 2014
Contact: Public Information (973) 491-7078

FOR SUPER BOWL-RELATED MEDIA PLANNING:

NJ TRANSIT OUTLINES UPDATED MEDIA ACCESS PROCEDURES FOR SUPER BOWL WEEK

NOTE TO EDITORS:  NJ TRANSIT looks forward to working with your organization as we continue to approach Super Bowl XLVIII.  For the purposes of planning, be advised of NJ TRANSIT’s official media access protocols for Super Bowl week.

Due to the heightened level of security that will accompany this time, these protocols will be strictly enforced.

Only credentialed media personnel are permitted to film, cover or broadcast on NJ TRANSIT properties.  For security purposes, media representatives are required to display press credentials at all times.

Credentialed media representatives are not be permitted to film aboard buses, trains, light rail vehicles and platforms without approval of the Public Information office.  If approval is granted by NJ TRANSIT, they must display their credentials and be personally escorted by a Public Information representative and/or Ambassador.

Live shots within NJ TRANSIT facilities or aboard NJ TRANSIT buses, trains and light rail vehicles are prohibited at all times.

Credentialed media representatives are not be permitted to film or broadcast live EXCEPT in specifically designated exterior locations coordinated with, and approved by NJ TRANSIT’s Public Information Office.
All credentialed media representatives granted access to film within NJ TRANSIT facilities are required to operate using power packs and remote technologies.  No credentialed media representatives are permitted to line wires or cable within NJ TRANSIT facilities, or permitted to access facility power outlets.

NJ TRANSIT’s media office will be accessible 24/7 during Super Bowl week, and can be reached at 973-491-7078.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY:

On Super Bowl Sunday, media access will be limited at Secaucus Junction, New York Penn Station and for filming purposes aboard the system. The following protocols are offered to enable credentialed media representatives access for interview/filming purposes.

  1. A.   Interviews with NJ TRANSIT Spokespersons at Secaucus Junction

NJ TRANSIT spokespersons will be available at Secaucus Junction throughout Super Bowl Sunday for interview requests.  To schedule interviews, please call 973-491-7078.

  1. B.   Filming Aboard Trains Traveling Between New York Penn Station and Secaucus Junction

NJ TRANSIT will be offering extremely limited access for filming aboard trains operating between New York Penn Station and Secaucus Junction on Super Bowl Sunday.

Credentialed media personnel seeking to film/interview customers traveling between these two stations will be afforded access to North Jersey Coast Line Train 7241, leaving New York Penn Station at 12:07 pm and arriving at Secaucus Junction at 12:16 p.mPlease note that this will be the only train operating between New York Penn and Secaucus on Super Bowl Sunday in which filming will be permitted. 

Credentialed media personnel will meet representatives of the NJ TRANSIT press office in front of the Customer Service Office (7th Avenue Concourse) at 11:45 a.m.

To reserve a spot for your organization, please call 973-491-7078.

C.  Filming in Secaucus Junction – and Aboard Trains Traveling to MetLife Stadium

NJ TRANSIT will be offering extremely limited access for media organizations seeking to film/interview customers at Secaucus Junction, and for filming/interviewing customers aboard trains operating between Secaucus Junction and MetLife Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.

For general film/interview purposes at Secaucus Junction, access will be permitted until 12:30 p.m. with reservations and a media office escort.  Please call 973-491-7078 for reservations.

For organizations seeking to interview/film customers utilizing MetLife Stadium trains, NJ TRANSIT will provide one-time access for media representatives at 12:30 p.m. from the Upper Level Rotunda in Secaucus Junction.   Reservations are required, space is limited and all credentialed media personnel will be required to submit to enhanced security screening.   All media personnel will also be required to return to Secaucus with your media office representative at the conclusion of MetLife Stadium passenger drop-off.   To schedule filming/travel, please call 973-491-7078.

NJ TRANSIT looks forward to working with you throughout this exciting week.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance.

About NJ TRANSIT

 NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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