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NJ TRANSIT OFFERS WAYS TO "GET YOUR SUMMER ON"

Special offers include money-saving beach packages

July 17, 2008
NJT-08-060

NEWARK, NJ - Get your summer on with NJ TRANSIT! With service to the Jersey Shore, Six Flags, Monmouth Park and more, NJ TRANSIT gets you to the fun - without the hassles and expense of driving. NJ TRANSIT offers an array of special summertime deals - including money-saving beach packages to the Jersey Shore.

This year, NJ TRANSIT is introducing a brand new beach package to Point Pleasant Beach, partnering with Jenkinson's Boardwalk to offer customers round-trip transportation and beach admission for one low price!

"NJ TRANSIT's summer services offer the perfect opportunity for people to explore all that New Jersey has to offer, with discounted transportation packages that provide comfortable, convenient and affordable access to summer recreation," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. "With the weather warm and gas prices high, more weekend beach-goers are flocking to the Jersey Shore by train this summer - sales of our special beach packages have jumped by more than 50 percent over last year."

This past weekend, NJ TRANSIT reached record-setting ridership for a summer Saturday at more than 104,000 train trips systemwide. Rail ridership for the entire weekend of July 12-13 increased by 6.9 percent over the same weekend last year, making it the second busiest summer weekend on record at more than 180,000 trips.

"We are excited to partner with NJ TRANSIT to offer New Jersey residents an affordable way to enjoy all that Point Pleasant Beach has to offer," said Marilou Halvorsen, Jenkinson's Boardwalk Director of Marketing. "In addition to discounted travel and beach admission, visitors will have easy access to the activities at Jenkinson's Boardwalk."

All summer long, NJ TRANSIT customers can take advantage of special offers and money-saving discounts, including:

 

  • NJ TRANSIT Beach Packages: Avoid traffic, tolls and high gas prices with an NJ TRANSIT Beach Package for Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Manasquan or Point Pleasant Beach. Customers receive off-peak round-trip rail tickets and beach admission for one low price: $17 from Hoboken or Newark, and $22 from New York Penn Station or New Jersey stations along the Main, Bergen County and Pascack Valley lines.
  • Monmouth Park Thoroughbred Package: NJ TRANSIT offers train service on the North Jersey Coast Line to Monmouth Park. Customers who purchase an off-peak round-trip ticket can receive Grandstand Admission and an Official Track Program for $1!
  • Six Flags Great Adventure Package: Customers can save up to $48.89 when they purchase a package that includes round-trip express bus transportation and park admission to Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari or Hurricane Harbor. NJ TRANSIT provides express bus service from the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal, Newark Penn Station, the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal and the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden.
  • Adventure Aquarium: Save $2 on Adventure Aquarium tickets! Ride NJ TRANSIT to the Camden Waterfront and present your validated River LINE, bus or rail ticket, pass or transportation receipt when purchasing admission.
  • Battleship New Jersey: Save $7.50 on admission tickets to the Battleship New Jersey in Camden. Ride NJ TRANSIT and present your validated River LINE ticket, bus or rail ticket, pass or transportation receipt at the Battleship New Jersey Box Office, and receive one admission ticket at half price when you purchase an adult admission ticket at the regular price.
  • Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk: Shop and Save! NJ TRANSIT customers can enjoy discounts up to 20 percent at more than 60 national brand outlet stores and restaurants featured in the Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk. To take advantage of the discount offers, present your NJ TRANSIT bus or rail ticket, pass or transportation receipt at the Sunglass Gallery to receive the Preferred Customer Discount Card.
  • The Quarter at Tropicana Casino & Resort: Get Tropicana's Havana Passport to Savings in Atlantic City! Ride NJ TRANSIT and receive valuable offers and discounts for shopping and dining throughout Tropicana Casino and Resort's Quarter. To take advantage of this offer, present your NJ TRANSIT bus or rail ticket, pass or transportation receipt along with a coupon available online at Tropicana's Promotions Booth located in The Quarter.

In addition to the new Point Pleasant Beach Package, NJ TRANSIT customers can save $2 off the Jenkinson's "Ride all the Rides" wristband special on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. when they present their NJ TRANSIT ticket, pass or receipt when purchasing wristbands at ticket booths in the Amusement Park.

For details and more "Deals and Destinations," visit www.njtransit.com.

Reach the beach by train: How to purchase your Beach Package

Customers can save up to $6.50 by purchasing a Beach Package, which will be sold daily until midnight, September 1, 2008. Packages can be purchased from ticket agents or ticket vending machines at New York and Newark Penn stations, Hoboken, Secaucus, or New Jersey stations along the Main, Bergen County or Pascack Valley lines. When purchasing a package from a ticket vending machine, customers should select the language, choose Special Promotions and then select Beach Package.

For additional information about NJ TRANSIT's Summer Services and deals and destinations, visit www.njtransit.com/summer.

On weekends, kids ride free on NJT

For maximum savings, families can combine the summer discounts with NJ TRANSIT's Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and under to ride free on weekends and holidays when accompanied by a customer paying any valid fare, from 7 p.m. Friday (or the day before a holiday) until 6 a.m. Monday (or the day after a holiday).

About NJ TRANSIT

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 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.