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The First "Mass Transit" Super Bowl |
NJ TRANSIT is the lead transportation agency for what has been billed as the first "Mass Transit Super Bowl" - Super Bowl 48, February 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium. With great anticipation, the NY/NJ region is preparing to host what will also be the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl.
NJ TRANSIT has been working closely with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, the NFL as well as our transportation partners such as Amtrak, New York City MTA, New York Waterway and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to ensure that Super Bowl Week is a memorable experience for guests and our everyday customers.
Within the next few months, hundreds of thousands of fans and enthusiasts will converge on New Jersey and New York to take part in the festivities. With that in mind, NJ TRANSIT and our transportation partners are preparing to serve you safely, efficiently and with minimal impact across the region. During Super Bowl Week, the Super Bowl teams will be staying in Jersey City; Media Day will be held at Prudential Center in Newark; and Super Bowl Boulevard will take place in New York City. As a result, NJ TRANSIT will clearly be "The Way To Go," with employee ambassadors guiding customers throughout the week.
In Secaucus, you can see many of the improvements taking shape which will support our Super Bowl Week service and beyond. This includes the extension of lower level platforms (pictured) to accommodate 10-car trains bound for Meadowlands Rail Station and an expanded bus service area which more than triples bus capacity at Secaucus. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT is working on a number of technology investments that will benefit our daily customers and football fans, including, continued expansion of the MyTix mobile ticketing app for Android and IOS devices (see separate article on page 2).
As we continue to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we will keep you informed as the Big Game approaches. In the meantime, visit our dedicated Super Bowl web page at njtransit.com/superbowl2014. There, you will find videos, useful information on events and other pertinent information as the Super Bowl approaches. We also encourage you to visit the Super Bowl Host Committee website at nynjsuperbowl.com.