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NJ TRANSIT EXTENDS BUS ROUTE TO SERVE MOUNTAIN CREEK RESORT

With bus ticket, skiers also get discount on lift tickets

NJT-06-004
January 23, 2006

NEWARK, NJ — This winter, NJ TRANSIT has once again teamed up with Mountain Creek Ski Resort to provide skiers with transportation to the slopes – and up to $10 off lift tickets.

Service on NJ TRANSIT’s 194 route has been extended to Mountain Creek on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays – including Presidents’ Day – through March 5, 2006.

The bus departs from Port Authority Bus Terminal gate 326 at 7:30 a.m., stops at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride at 8 a.m. and arrives at Mountain Creek at 9:12 a.m., allowing for a full day on the mountain. The return trip departs Mountain Creek at 4:30 p.m., stops at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride at 5:40 p.m. and arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 6:12 p.m.

The roundtrip fare from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Mountain Creek is $18.50 ($8.50 for senior citizens and passengers with disabilities and children ages 5-11). The roundtrip fare from Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride is $7.30 for adults ($3.30 for senior citizens, passengers with disabilities and children ages 5-11).

All customers 19 and older can receive a $10 discount off Mountain Creek weekend/holiday lift tickets. Children ages 7-18 and senior citizens age 65 and older receive a $5 discount on weekends/holidays. The discount is available by showing a valid NJ TRANSIT bus receipt at the Mountain Creek admission office.

For NJ TRANSIT travel information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222. For more Mountain Creek information, visit www.mountaincreek.com or call 973-827-2000.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 800,000 daily trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 53 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.