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NJ TRANSIT RESTORES NORMAL SERVICE ON SOMERS POINT OCEAN CITY BUS LINES

May 18, 2006
NJT-06-069
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ - With safety improvements made to the Rt. 52 Causeway/9th Street Bridge, NJ TRANSIT buses traveling between Somers Point and Ocean City will resume their regular routes on Saturday, May 20.

The 507 Atlantic City-Ocean City line and the 509 Atlantic City-Somers Point-Ocean City (via New Road) line have been operating on a detour since January 18, when state transportation officials placed emergency weight restrictions on the bridge.

With regular service restored, customers will save 16 minutes on trips between Somers Point and Ocean City. NJ TRANSIT will issue new timetables this week for the 507 and 509 lines to reflect the shorter trip time.

The 507 line provides 3,000 trips per weekday; the 509 line provides1,050 trips per weekday.

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