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NJ TRANSIT TO CREATE BUS AND RAIL INTERCONNECTIVITY AT A.C. RAIL TERMINAL

Convenient connection at the terminal for coastal bus line

August 27, 2007
Contact: Joe Dee (973) 491-7078

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT will launch intermodal service at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal on September 1, 2007 to better serve customers whose trips include bus and rail components and to provide convenient bus service to the Atlantic City Convention Center, located at the rail terminal.

The No. 552 bus, which provides service to popular coastal destinations including Wildwood and Cape May, will originate and conclude trips at the rail terminal instead of at the Atlantic City Bus Terminal, which is located three blocks away. All trips will continue to serve the bus terminal.

“We expect our customers will appreciate this route extension, especially during inclement weather,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to create intermodal connections that maximize the value of our services and enhance customer convenience.”

Upon arrival at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal, rail customers will be able to step aboard a No. 552 cruiser-style bus to their shore destination. The 552 also serves the Crest Haven County Complex in Middle Township, Cape May Court House, the Lions Senior Center in Wildwood, Rio Grande, Villas and Cape May.

Coastal residents will benefit from a direct bus connection to events at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The 552 also serves the Ocean View Park & Ride, located along the Garden State Parkway. The facility offers residents the convenience of parking there and completing their trip to Atlantic City with a comfortable, hassle-free ride aboard the bus.

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.