NJ TRANSIT's Community Shuttle Program offers a community the opportunity to provide its residents with shuttle service to and from a rail station, major bus corridor or a light rail station, during "peak" periods (6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.). The program is a competitive process, open to any municipality or county. NJ TRANSIT uses federal funds to purchase 20-passenger minibuses that are leased, at no cost, to municipalities/counties for use in providing shuttle service. In addition, NJ TRANSIT offers initial "seed" funding in partial support of the operating costs for the shuttle service, during the first three years of operation. A municipality may use the vehicle during non-peak periods for other local transportation needs, at its own expense. This program is currently not accepting applications.