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JERSEY CITY AND NJ TRANSIT SEEK INPUT ON BUS SERVICE AT OPEN HOUSE MEETING

Date announced for last in series of community forums

December 5, 2008
Contact: Joe Dee (973) 491-7078

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy and NJ TRANSIT have announced the last in a series of forums that will provide residents with the opportunity to offer suggestions and comments about bus service in Jersey City.

The upcoming open house will follow the same format as the first three held earlier this fall. Participants will be interviewed individually about the community’s bus service needs and any issues with existing bus service. The information collected will be reviewed by the study team and included in recommendations concerning current bus service in Jersey City. There will be no formal presentation.

The open house will be held:

· 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 18 at St. Paul of The Cross Church, 156 Hancock Avenue (between South Street and Bowers Street) in Jersey City.

Residents may also share comments about their bus service needs by calling the Mayor’s Action Bureau at 201-547-5555. The Jersey City Bus Study is sponsored by Jersey City, Hudson County, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and NJ TRANSIT.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 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.