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NJ TRANSIT ASKS CUSTOMERS TO DONATE BOOKS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

September 19, 2006
NJT-06-121
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — As part of its 2006 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, NJ TRANSIT is encouraging its customers to make a difference in their community by donating books for New Jersey hospitals, shelters and community centers.

Customers can donate their books—new or used, English or Spanish—on Friday, September 22 and Monday, September 25 from 7-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • New York Penn Station
  • Newark Penn Station
  • Newark Broad Street Station
  • Secaucus Junction
  • Trenton Rail Station
  • Hoboken Terminal

Every customer who donates a book will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the New Jersey Devils, the New Jersey Nets, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

The donated books will be distributed at NJ TRANSIT’s Hispanic Heritage Festival at Newark Broad Street Station on Thursday, October 12.

For additional information, customers can visit www.njtransit.com or call 1-800-772-2222.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 857,000 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.