NJ TRANSIT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PROPOSED DISCONTINUANCE OF BUS ROUTE NO. 95 (SCOTCH PLAINS-NEWARK)
The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) operates Bus Route No. 95 between Scotch Plains and Newark via points in Westfield, Mountainside, Springfield, and Union. Service operates on weekdays only, during AM and PM peak hour periods, operating only inbound towards Newark in the AM and only outbound towards Scotch Plains in the PM. NJ TRANSIT proposes to discontinue all service on Bus Route No. 95 due to low ridership and the availability of ample alternative public transportation to facilitate these trips. Approximately 179 one-way customers per weekday use this service, which can be represented as 11 passengers per trip. All affected customers would continue to have alternative bus service available to them should the No. 95 bus service be discontinued. NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive public comments on the proposed discontinuance of Bus Route No. 95.
Public hearings will be held as authorized by N.J.S.A. 27:25-8(d). Written comments for the record may be sent to the Public Hearing Office-Bus Route No. 95 Comments, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105 or on NJ TRANSIT's website, www.njtransit.com/publichearings. All comments must be received no later than midnight, February 28, 2018.
Individuals requesting sign language interpreters should contact the Public Hearing Office at 973-491-7453 or TTY (800) 772-2287 by February 12, 2018. Individuals requesting language support should contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555 by February 12, 2018.
Please be advised and assured that no final decision has been made regarding the proposed bus route discontinuance. The public's views on this proposal as expressed at the hearings and through the written comment process will be presented to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors prior to a final decision in this matter.
The public hearings will be held:
|Date:||Thursday, February 22, 2018
|Time: ||6:00 p.m.
|Location: ||NJ TRANSIT Headquarters
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105
|Date: ||Tuesday, February 27, 2018
|Time: ||6:00 p.m.
|Location: || Scotch Plains Municipal Building
Courtroom/Council Chambers, First Floor
430 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: NJ TRANSIT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, or wishing to obtain additional information regarding NJ TRANSIT's Title VI obligations, may contact NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at 973-275-5555. A complaint or inquiry may also be filed by writing to NJ TRANSIT Customer Service-Title VI, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.