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NJ TRANSIT ADDS BUS ROUTE IN JERSEY CITY

Service begins January 30 between Grove St. PATH and Port Liberte to provide replacement for Coach USA #231

January 24, 2006
NJT-06-007
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will step in to provide bus service between Grove Street and Port Liberte in Jersey City beginning Monday, January 30, as replacement service for a portion of a route being discontinued by Coach USA.

Coach USA will discontinue their #231 route, which runs from Hague Street (Jersey City Heights) to Port Liberte, effective Friday, January 27. NJ TRANSIT will implement the new route to provide service where no alternate currently exists.

The new NJ TRANSIT bus route—number 981—will operate between Port Liberte and the Grove Street PATH station on weekdays during peak periods.

For customers who currently use Coach USA route 231 in the Jersey City Heights, alternate bus service is available on NJ TRANSIT’s 83, 84, 87 and 88 bus routes to Journal Square. Bus route nos. 82 (rush hour only) and 86 provide direct service to downtown Jersey City and the Grove St. PATH Station.

The No. 981 route will require exact fare payment. The regular one-way fare is $1.25, and the one-way reduced fare for senior citizens and passengers with disabilities is $0.60. For NJ TRANSIT schedules, fares or information, visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

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.