NEWARK - New Jersey Transit is assessing a pilot program that limits waiting room seating at some of its stations to keep the homeless moving. Since this summer, ticketed passengers are allowed to sit in seating areas for up to two hours at stations in Atlantic City, Hoboken, Newark, and Secaucus. But some homeless advocates say the policy forces the homeless out on the streets. NJ Transit officials say they have a full-time social worker on staff to help people in need of assistance. They allow organizations into the Atlantic City Station to do outreach to help the homeless. No word yet on if the limited seating areas will be permanent.
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