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NJ TRANSIT AND CITY OF HACKENSACK CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF NEW BUS TERMINAL

Newly renovated facility enhances customer comfort and security

November 5, 2007
NJT-07-113

NEWARK, NJ ó NJ TRANSIT Board Member Susan Hayes and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles joined Hackensack Mayor Jorge Meneses and Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney today to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Hackensack Bus Terminal. The new facility features customer amenities such as a new waiting area, ADA-compliant restrooms, a modern heating and air conditioning system and new passenger communications technology.

Constructed in the 1970ís, Hackensack Bus Terminal is an important New Jersey transportation hub serving approximately 3,400 passengers daily.

"I am pleased to celebrate the completion of a project that will benefit my fellow Bergen County residents and foster continued use of our extensive bus network," said NJ TRANSIT Board Member Susan Hayes. "This new, modern facility will provide a more comfortable and convenient experience for everyone who uses it."

"The new Hackensack Bus Terminal will improve the commute for the thousands of customers who use the facility each day to travel to Newark, Jersey City, New York and communities throughout Bergen and Passaic counties," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. "The completion of these types of projects underscores our commitment to making NJ TRANSIT the preferred choice of transportation."

"With Bergen County roadways becoming increasingly congested, projects such as the new Hackensack Bus Terminal are key to encouraging more people to use public transit," said Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney.

"We are gratified that NJ TRANSIT has worked with the City to create this new, state-of-the-art facility," said Hackensack Mayor Jorge Meneses. "Itís a great benefit for our residents who rely on the facility for their transportation to work, school or leisure activities."

NJ TRANSIT worked closely with the City of Hackensack on the project, which produced a completely renovated interior space at the facility by reconfiguring the passenger waiting area and concession space and equipping the terminal with ADA-compliant restrooms, new lighting and a modern heating and air conditioning system. Exterior improvements were made as well, including the replacement of the building roof and facade.

In addition, the terminal features new passenger communications technology and security upgrades, including a digital bus departure sign, a flat-screen monitor displaying live bus arrivals at the River Road stop and a new closed-circuit camera system.

With the opening of the new Hackensack Bus Terminal, NJ TRANSIT is extending the hours of operation of the facility to 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays (previously 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.), 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays (previously 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays (previously 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors awarded the $1.6 million contract to renovate the terminal to RML Construction, of Hasbrouck Heights, in March 2006. Construction on the project began last fall.

Hackensack Bus Terminal is served by the following bus routes:

  • 76 Newark-Hackensack
  • 83 Jersey City-Hackensack
  • 178 Hackensack-New York (George Washington Bridge Bus Station)
  • 182 Hackensack-New York (George Washington Bridge Bus Station)
  • 712 Hackensack-Willowbrook
  • 751 Edgewater-North Bergen-Paramus
  • 752 Oakland-Hackensack
  • 755 Edgewater-North Bergen-Paramus
  • 762 Paramus-Hackensack
  • 770 Hackensack-Paterson
  • 772 New Milford-Secaucus
  • 780 Passaic-Englewood

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 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.