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NEW NJ TRANSIT BUS SCHEDULES TAKE EFFECT AUGUST 30

August 28, 2008
NJT-08-73

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today announced new systemwide bus schedules with service adjustments on many routes to help meet high ridership demand as well as to create better transfer opportunities and operational efficiencies.

The adjustments, which NJ TRANSIT makes several times a year to match service with ridership trends, include 11 routes that will operate additional or extended trips or be re-routed in response to customer requests.

"These systemwide adjustments reflect our commitment to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our bus customers and deliver maximum service in a fiscally challenging environment," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles.

Seven routes serving residents of northern Hudson and eastern Bergen counties – the 22, 84, 86, 89, 156, 159 and 181 lines – will be restructured to coordinate service along corridors that the routes share. The new schedules will offer better spacing between trips and reduce instances of duplicative service, resulting in more efficient use of resources.

The changes take effect August 30.

Customers are encouraged to review timetables available aboard buses, at customer service offices or online at www.njtransit.com. Schedule information also is available by calling 973-275-5555.

County-by-county highlights effective August 30:

Atlantic County

  • 501 Atlantic City-Brigantine Beach: Weekend Brigantine Express trips will operate via the Borgata, Trump Marina and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City to match weekday patterns.
  • 552 Cape May-Atlantic City: The 4:17 p.m. trip from Cape May and the 7:40 p.m. trip from Atlantic City will be adjusted weekdays to serve Cape May County Technical School.

Bergen County

  • Seven routes are included in a comprehensive restructuring. See timetables for details:
    • 22 Hillside
    • 84 Bergenline Avenue-Park Avenue
    • 86 Nungessers-Exchange Place
    • 89 North Bergen-Hoboken
    • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York
    • 159 Fort Lee-New York
    • 181 Hoboken-New York
  • 83 Hackensack-Jersey City: Weekday evening schedule is being revised.
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York (River Road Expresses): There is new Saturday service.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: There is a new weekend schedule with additional trips.

Cape May County

  • 552 Cape May-Atlantic City: The 4:17 p.m. trip from Cape May and the 7:40 p.m. trip from Atlantic City will be adjusted weekdays to serve Cape May County Technical School.

Essex County

  • GO25 Irvington-Newark: Go Bus service becomes bi-directional, doubling Go Bus service to 36 trips on weekdays during peak periods.
  • 37 Lyons Avenue: All service to the Marriott Hotel at Newark Liberty International Airport will be discontinued due to low ridership. Passengers traveling to and from the Marriott Hotel should now use the bus stop at Terminal A.
  • 73 Newark-Orange-Livingston: A weekday trip at 9:15 p.m. has been added to help alleviate overcrowding.

Hudson County

  • Seven routes are included in a comprehensive restructuring. See timetables for details:
    • 22 Hillside
    • 84 Bergenline Avenue-Park Avenue
    • 86 Nungessers-Exchange Place
    • 89 North Bergen-Hoboken
    • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York
    • 159 Fort Lee-New York
    • 181 Hoboken-New York
  • 83 Hackensack-Jersey City: Weekday evening schedule is being revised.
  • 123 Jersey City-Union City-New York: A trip will be added weekdays between 7:30-8:30 a.m. from Christ Hospital to New York to help alleviate crowding.
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs-New York (River Road Expresses): There is new Saturday service.
  • 158 Fort Lee-Edgewater-New York: There is a new weekend schedule with additional trips.
  • 329 Harmon Cove-Secaucus Junction Shuttle: Morning trip patterns will be changed to serve the Meadowlands Parkway bus stop near the southern portion of Harmon Cove townhouses. This route was previously called the "Shuttle" on the No. 124/129 timetable. Service information will remain on that timetable.

Mercer County

  • 600 Trenton-Plainsboro: A 6:05 a.m. trip will be added to the weekday schedule from Plainsboro to Princeton Junction to help alleviate overcrowding.

Morris County

  • 194 Newfoundland-New York: A new 5:38 p.m. Route 23 Express (X) trip from New York to Hardyston Twp. (Stockholm) will be added to the weekday schedule.

Passaic County

  • 194 Newfoundland-New York: A new 5:38 p.m. Route 23 Express (X) trip from New York to Hardyston Twp. (Stockholm) will be added to the weekday schedule.

Sussex County

  • 194 Newfoundland-New York: A new 5:38 p.m. Route 23 Express (X) trip from New York to Hardyston Twp. (Stockholm) will be added to the weekday schedule.

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