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IMPROVEMENTS ON THE WAY FOR HACKENSACK BUS TERMINAL

Board approves $1.6 million contract for renovation project

March 2, 2006
NJT-06-028
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — Customers who use the Hackensack Bus Terminal will benefit next year from a renovated facility—equipped with a new waiting area, ADA-compliant restrooms and a modern heating and air conditioning system—as a result of action taken today by NJ TRANSIT’s Board of Directors.

The Board approved a $1.6 million contract with RML Construction of Hasbrouck Heights for the renovation of the Hackensack Bus Terminal that will provide enhanced customer comfort and security.

Constructed in the 1970’s, Hackensack Bus Terminal is a significant transportation hub serving approximately 3,400 passengers daily.

"This is exciting news for the City of Hackensack and for our 3,400 daily customers who rely on the facility for their transportation to work, school, medical appointments and leisure activities,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington. “We look forward to delivering a new, state-of-the-art Hackensack Bus Terminal."

NJ TRANSIT worked closely with the City of Hackensack on the scope of the project, which will produce a completely renovated interior space at the facility by reconfiguring the passenger waiting area and concession space. In addition, the terminal will receive ADA-compliant restrooms, new lighting, security upgrades and a modern heating and air conditioning system. Exterior improvements will be performed as well, including the replacement of the building roof and facade.

Construction is expected to begin this spring with anticipated completion in summer 2007. A temporary passenger boarding and discharging area will be in place for the duration of the project, as the terminal building will be closed during construction.

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, 55 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.