Your Ride to Recovery
As New Jersey and the surrounding region gradually reopen, NJ TRANSIT remains committed to your health and safety. That includes continuing to go the extra mile to maintain a clean and safe transit system for all of our customers and employees.
To help us accomplish this, we’re asking you to do your part as well, issuing specific guidelines when traveling via NJ TRANSIT. These guidelines are consistent with “The Road Back”, New Jersey’s roadmap for restoring economic health through public health. Our plan specifically focuses on NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to six areas: Service, Cleanliness, Distancing, Communication, Protective Equipment & Public Safety, and Screening & Testing.
Here are some highlights of the plan, including ways you can help.
Face Coverings Are Essential to Mass Transit’s Recovery. The challenges of distancing on mass transit makes wearing face coverings absolutely essential to limit the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a proper face covering correctly, along with every day preventive actions, helps protect you and everyone traveling with you.
Service: NJ TRANSIT continues monitoring ridership, aligning service to manage capacity in accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 125, and guided by the latest health recommendations and policies. Changes in service will be announced using all available communications channels, including Twitter, Facebook, platform screens, the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App and on www.njtransit.com
Cleanliness: NJ TRANSIT continues enhanced cleaning efforts, including disinfecting vehicles every 24 hours. Additionally, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting in stations will continue, which includes the disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints such as ticket vending machines, handrails and door handles. Customers should minimize contact with surfaces and touchpoints, and use touchless payment through the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App.
Distancing: Customers should make all practicable efforts to create distance between themselves and fellow riders. In addition, customers should avoid loud talking and restrict phone conversations to reduce expulsion of droplets, which may contain the virus. Employers can help us spread ridership by allowing employees to continue working from home if possible, or stagger work hours and work days.
Personal Protective Equipment and Public Safety: NJ TRANSIT will maintain the requirement for all of its public-facing employees to wear face coverings at all times when performing their duties. Customers are required to do the same under Executive Order 125 while riding on public transit vehicles. NJ TRANSIT has extended this requirement to include all NJ TRANSIT owned public spaces (e.g. stairs, platforms and stations), regardless of physical distance.
Communication: NJ TRANSIT has launched a “SAFE NJ” signage and messaging campaign, which includes easy-to-understand graphics and signs throughout stations and vehicles to encourage ideal transit behaviors. Be on the lookout for these signs as you travel on our system.
Testing: NJ TRANSIT has made COVID-19 testing available to all of its employees at several locations in north, central and south Jersey. Customers who are feeling ill are asked to not ride public transit.
The complete list of “Your Ride to Recovery” guidelines can be found at www.njtransit.com/recovery.