Extreme Commuter: Poconos to NYC

Extreme Commuter: Poconos to NYC

There are 19 comments on the AMNY story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Extreme Commuter: Poconos to NYC. In it, AMNY reports that:

When most people are sound asleep, Michael Castle is waking up in his home in the Poconos, readying himself for a lengthy commute to Manhattan .

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c greene

Providence, RI

#1 Jul 29, 2008
Forget the commute, I have driven through Tobyhanna many times in a "shortcut" move through part of Keystone state. It is horrifying.
Wayne Meyers

New York, NY

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Many people endure the commute for a better lifestyle for their family, but rising gas prices have narrowed the financial benefits considerably. Still, even in today's turbulent economic times it is possible to have a home here and all the benefits that come along with it. Please visit our non-profit corporation website for free assistance by others who have already made the move and do the commute to NYC and NJ every day, http://PoconoCommuter.com/
Renato

United States

#3 Jul 29, 2008
I take the bus from effort, PA, the 6:05AM bus gets to the port authority at 9:10AM and the schedule says it is supposed to be there at 8:30AM and then from there I am off to 77th and lex train stop, door to door for me is at least 3.5 hours. but since that bus makes me late for work, I have to take the 5:25AM that so far usually arrives at 7:45AM. modern day slaves we are.
Gary Poconos PA

East Stroudsburg, PA

#4 Jul 29, 2008
The Poconos are a nice place to retire to.Keep in mind the stores are 12 miles away.And if your children want a job,there are none around here.
The Pocono city areas are the same as living in the Jersey suburb.
So move from NYC to Jersey.Save the 6
to 7 hour per day drive time.Avoid hitting the deer too.
DAVID

New York, NY

#5 Jan 13, 2011
THERE ARE OTER LESS EXPENSIVE OPTIONS FOR COMMUTER TRAVEL BESIDES MARTZ. THERE IS JOE AND JANS TOURS, THEY LEAVE ALMOST THE SAME TIMES AS MARTZ AND THEY ARE ABOUT 50 BUCKS CHEAPER ON WEEK TICKET PACKAGES AND ABOUT 15 BUCKS CHEAPER ON ONE WAY TRIPS. I FIND THEY ARE PRETTY RELIABLE, AND JUST AS COMFORTABLE. THERE IS ANOTHER BUS CO, I THINK TRIPLE T OR SMETHING THEY DONT SEEM TO HAVE A WEBSITE, BUT IVE SEEN THERE BUSSES IN THE SAME LOCATIONS AS MARTZ AND JOE AND JANS.
Dennis M

Washington, DC

#6 Feb 8, 2011
I drive from gouldsboro to port elizabeth nj mon to fri.One more year and im done with it.
melody

Tobyhanna, PA

#7 Apr 29, 2011
DAVID wrote:
THERE ARE OTER LESS EXPENSIVE OPTIONS FOR COMMUTER TRAVEL BESIDES MARTZ. THERE IS JOE AND JANS TOURS, THEY LEAVE ALMOST THE SAME TIMES AS MARTZ AND THEY ARE ABOUT 50 BUCKS CHEAPER ON WEEK TICKET PACKAGES AND ABOUT 15 BUCKS CHEAPER ON ONE WAY TRIPS. I FIND THEY ARE PRETTY RELIABLE, AND JUST AS COMFORTABLE. THERE IS ANOTHER BUS CO, I THINK TRIPLE T OR SMETHING THEY DONT SEEM TO HAVE A WEBSITE, BUT IVE SEEN THERE BUSSES IN THE SAME LOCATIONS AS MARTZ AND JOE AND JANS.
i have seen it too and i have taken it i know they have a saturday schedule and it's alo the cheepest io get on everday at 3 am its great but i cant find the schedule !
melody

Tobyhanna, PA

#8 Apr 29, 2011
when i find the schedule i'll put it up cause im tired of this!
Zoe

United States

#9 Jan 20, 2012
Here we go again! Martz raising their prices again. They say tolls and other expenses. Come on the only pay $1 tolls. Dont they realize that a couple commuting is averaging the same amount of their mortgage? Its time that people start boycotting. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Since: Feb 12

Bronx, NY

#11 Feb 1, 2012
melody wrote:
when i find the schedule i'll put it up cause im tired of this!
Hi Melody , i tried to post the schedule, here it is ( joeandjanstours.com ) the schedules is right on thr first page
krista

New York, NY

#12 May 29, 2012
j and j is ok tommy is cheaper (S and V tours) leaves from nurturing arms day care free parking in tobyhanna :)
krista

New York, NY

#13 May 29, 2012
tripple t is out of business
Pocono Commuter

Orlando, FL

#14 Sep 27, 2012
Joe and Jans.com is now TourworldBus.blogspot.com

You can also find information at :

JoeandJans-commuter.blogspot.com

Happy Traveling!
Pocono Commuter

Orlando, FL

#15 Sep 27, 2012
melody wrote:
when i find the schedule i'll put it up cause im tired of this!
no longer Joe and Jans Tours... go to Tourworldbus.blogspot.com
captainC

United States

#16 Jan 30, 2013
Martz is raising prices again. I'm sick of this. I took J and J for a while but their last bus leaves at 6 pm from NYC. If they only had a 6:30 or 7:00 I bet they'd draw a lot of business from Martz. I've had it with Martz. I don't need hardwood floors, seatbelts and Alternating Current holes I just want to get on and get home. Good seeing a post frome Wayne. Hope he's doing well
Linda

Tobyhanna, PA

#17 Oct 6, 2013
Where is Tommys website? What is Tommy's number? SAV TOURS or S and V TOURSWhat days, times can I get the bus from the Day care center on 196 to NYC for 25 DOLLARS ROUND TRIP, and pay the daily one time trip fare not the weekly fare, thank? email me..[email protected]
lei

Forest Hills, NY

#18 Jun 24, 2014
The J & J and S & V crew , are nice great people, they & their prices rock , no comparison to martz's fascist greedy prices, meant to keep the flow of people coming to Pocono to a limit, transportation is possibility, limiting transportation to a location is meant to keep people out , not to welcome them in. This decisions are made from the suits over seeing that area of Pennsylvania.
Maxo

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jun 9, 2015
Just checked http://joeandjans-commuter.blogspot.com/ the blog says:

ATTENTION COMMUTERS !! URGENT UPDATE !! PA TO NYC COMMUTER BUS SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE WILL PROVIDE REFUNDS FOR ALL " JNJ" TICKETS ONLY.

Can't find the "S and V tours" web-site though. Can someone help?
cawobeth

United States

#22 Sep 6, 2015
Pocono Commuter wrote:
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no longer Joe and Jans Tours... go to Tourworldbus.blogspot.com
this blog has been removed

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