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NJ TRANSIT EXTENDS LATE-NIGHT RIVER LINE OPTION

Free, guaranteed bus connection continues through September 30

August 11, 2006
NJT-06-100
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ ó NJ TRANSIT will extend through September 30 its late-night bus service that links Camden Waterfront visitors with free parking at Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride.

Now through September 30, customers can take advantage of a guaranteed bus connection between 36th Street Station (Camden) and the Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride. The free service provides additional parking options for customers returning from Camden between 10 p.m. and midnight when River LINE trains operate as far as 36th Street Station.

NJ TRANSIT introduced the late-night service option earlier this summer and planned to offer the service through Labor Day to extend the reach of the River LINE for Camden Waterfront concertgoers, baseball fans and second-shift workers. The continued service will accommodate additional planned Waterfront events.

"By the end of this summer, more than 1,000 people will have used the free parking at our Route 73 Park/Ride Station and guaranteed bus shuttle connection to attend concerts and ballgames on the Camden waterfront," said Joe North, NJ TRANSIT General Manager of Light Rail Operations.

In addition to the new late-night bus connection, NJ TRANSIT also recently modified River LINE rail service to better serve customers, extending the 9:30 p.m. Camden departure from 36th Street to the Pennsauken/Route 73 Park & Ride. This extension will operate as a permanent schedule change.

After 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday, customers can ride the River LINE from the Camden Waterfront to 36th Street Station and then board the NJ TRANSIT bus to Pennsauken at no additional charge. Buses depart two minutes after each light rail arrival and arrive in Pennsauken approximately 10 minutes later. The service is offered every night except Saturdays, when full River LINE service operates until midnight.

The Pennsauken Park & Ride provides 452 free parking spaces and is conveniently located near several major highways, including Route 73, Route 130, the New Jersey Turnpike and I-295.

Take the kids and save with NJTís Family Super Saver Fare

NJ TRANSITís Weekend Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult, is in effect every weekend from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 827,000 weekday 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, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.