NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES INITIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE TO AMERICAN DREAM
August 29, 2019
NEWARK, NJ – As part of the initial phase of service to American Dream, NJ TRANSIT will operate express bus service from New York City, as well as an express bus service from Secaucus beginning on opening day, October 25th, and expand three local bus routes, beginning on August 31st, all on a pilot basis.
A new bus route, the No. 355, will operate daily express service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) to the American Dream every 30 minutes.
Bus Route No. 356 will operate daily express service from Secaucus Junction to American Dream every 30 minutes.
To provide transportation options for American Dream employees prior to the opening, three local bus routes – the Route No. 85, which operates from Hoboken/Union City to Secaucus; Route No. 703, which operates from Paterson/Passaic to East Rutherford; and Route No. 772, which operates from Hackensack to the Meadowlands – will expand their operating hours and include stops at American Dream beginning on Saturday, August 31. These three bus lines initially will stop at the Racetrack at the Meadowlands until completion of the dedicated hub at American Dream and will continue operations once opened.
Additionally, Route No. 772 will be expanding to include Saturday and Sunday service. NJ TRANSIT will implement the expanded weeknight service and new weekend service effective August 31.
To utilize Route No. 356 express bus service from Secaucus Junction customers may travel on any rail line that serves Secaucus Junction or any of the five NJ TRANST bus routes that serve Secaucus Junction and transfer to Route No. 356 express bus for direct service to American Dream. They are:
- No. 2, Journal Square to Secaucus
- No. 78, Newark to Secaucus
- No. 124, PABT to Secaucus-Harmon Cove
- No. 129, PABT to Secaucus
- No. 329, Harmon Cove to Secaucus
NJ TRANSIT will monitor any possible crowds at both Secaucus and PABT and ensure that demand is properly met with commensurate service.
Bus fare information from PABT and Secaucus to American Dream, schedules and gate departure information will be determined and announced as the opening date gets closer.
Rail service will be added once the rail system is resilient enough that doing so won’t adversely affect NJ TRANSIT commuters.
NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive comments on the new weeknight and weekend service on Route No. 772 and the new express bus service, Route No. 355, to/from the PABT. Prior to the public hearings, these services will be implemented on a pilot basis to allow for the collection of public comments. These comments will be considered when the final decision is made to make the expanded service permanent. Dates, times and locations of the public hearings will be forthcoming.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 251 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 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.
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