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CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES SUPER PASS NOW AVAILABLE TO SPEED TRAVEL THROUGHOUT SUPER BOWL WEEK

Commemorative pass good for unlimited rides across the NJ TRANSIT system between January 27 - February 3, 2014

December 9, 2013
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NEWARK, NJ — In conjunction with the Christie Administration’s ongoing preparations to welcome and safely transport hundreds of thousands of visitors across the Garden State for Super Bowl XLVIII, NJ TRANSIT today announced the launch of a commemorative, unlimited ride SUPER PASS that will speed travel for customers utilizing the agency’s transit system throughout Super Bowl Week.

 

“The Garden State is ready to welcome the world to Super Bowl XLVIII,” said Governor Chris Christie.  “Our Administration’s SUPER PASS will further speed their travels and offer the flexibility to utilize the entire NJ TRANSIT system throughout Super Bowl Week.”

 

The SUPER PASS is now available to the general public via online orders only at njtransit.com/superbowl through January 20, 2014. The 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inch SUPER PASS will be printed on card-type stock with lanyard capability for convenient use.

 

"This is the first ‘Mass Transit Super Bowl, and we’re thrilled to be able to partner with Governor Christie and NJ TRANSIT to offer this convenient, cost-effective pass to efficiently and safely transport hundreds of thousands of visitors to events in New Jersey and across the region during Super Bowl week and for the game itself,” said Al Kelly, Jr., CEO of the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee.

 

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014.  More than 400,000 guests are projected to visit the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region in conjunction with this mega-event, infusing an estimated $550 million into the region’s economy.  NJ TRANSIT has been designated by the NFL and the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee as the lead transportation agency for this important event.

“Our SUPER PASS will provide significant savings for those travelling to and from Newark Liberty Airport as well as for customers planning to attend Super Bowl events, such as Media Day at Newark’s Prudential Center, the NFL’s Super Bowl Boulevard in Manhattan or any other of the myriad of events planned near NJ TRANSIT’s service areas,” said Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chairman James Simpson.

To support the anticipated spike in ridership between critical venues, NJ TRANSIT is currently finalizing service plans that will provide robust and convenient service on Super Bowl Sunday and throughout Super Bowl Week.  These plans will be unveiled and further communicated in the coming weeks.

The agency is also recruiting and training and will deploy more than 800 NJ TRANSIT Employee Ambassadors across the system during Super Bowl week. The agency also is completing critical infrastructure improvements in Secaucus which will support Super Bowl-related transportation operations as well as events well after Super Bowl XLVIII.  Rail platform extensions will permit the use of longer, higher-capacity trains to and from MetLife Stadium.   A new bus service area will also triple bus capacity, which will further enhance Meadowlands-area bus operations. 

“NJ TRANSIT is ready to welcome the legions of Super Bowl visitors to the Garden State, and we look forward to providing them with a safe, efficient and comfortable transportation experience across our system,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein.   

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 261 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.