October 18, 2006
Contact: Dan Stessel 973 491-7078
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will make minor adjustments to bus routes and boarding locations at Hackensack Bus Terminal beginning Thursday, October 19, to accommodate construction work that will provide customers with a renovated facility—equipped with a new waiting area, ADA-compliant restrooms and a modern heating and air conditioning system—when work is completed next year.
During construction, the bus stops at the terminal will be temporarily relocated to bus boarding and discharging areas on Old River Street (across from Commerce Bank) and to the existing River Street bus stop (along the bus cut-out). NJ TRANSIT will adjust bus routes around the station building accordingly and will update customers as the project progresses via customer notices at boarding areas and www.njtransit.com.
During this time, bus routes serving Hackensack Bus Terminal will board and discharge customers as follows:
Old River Street temporary bus area (across from Commerce Bank)
River Street bus stop (along the bus cut-out)
The terminal building will close beginning in November, at which time the restrooms, concession stand, ticket vendor and waiting area will be temporarily relocated to a trailer outside the building.
In March, the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors 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.
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. Exterior improvements will be performed as well, including the replacement of the building roof and facade.
Construction on the project is expected to take approximately one year to complete.
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.