The first week of reduced service after 7:00 am on the Morris-Essex train line, with its cascading domino-effect of unpredictable after effects.
One item that should be clear: the highly touted New York Waterway service is hardly a cure for a decades-long regional infrastructure failure.
As for “convenience”?
The problem is getting to and from the ferry. The boat ride itself might be ten minutes on the water. There are few delays but the wake from larger ships or barges on the Hudson can hold a boat back for a minute or so.
These are commutes one would expect to face traveling from faraway western or central New Jersey, Putnam County, Connecticut or Suffolk County.