NJ TRANSIT TO HOST PUBLIC HEARINGS ON EXPANDED NORTH NJ WEEKEND AND AMERICAN DREAM BUS SERVICE
Public invited to Express their Views on proposed Expansion of Bus Route Nos. 772 (New Milford-Hackensack-Meadowlands) and 119 (Bayonne-Jersey City-New York), and New Premium Fare Express Service between New York and American Dream
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2019
NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT will hold two public hearings to gather information and feedback on making permanent the current piloted expansions of bus service in northern New Jersey including existing bus route Nos. 119 and 772, and implementing a proposed new premium fare on the express service between the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) in New York and the American Dream complex.
On August 31, 2019 NJ TRANSIT added pilot weekend and weekday evening service to Bus Route No. 772 to accommodate customers interested in employment and recreational services at the soon-to-open American Dream complex in East Rutherford. Evening service has been extended along the line until 10:20 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday service will operate approximately every 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 10: 30 p.m.
On September 1, 2019, NJ TRANSIT added pilot Sunday service to Bus Route No. 119 operating between Bayonne, Jersey City and New York City operating every hour throughout most of the day and every two hours during late night/early morning hours. The schedule is the same as the current Saturday service.
Beginning on October 25, NJ TRANSIT will operate express bus service from New York City to the American Dream complex. The new bus route, No. 355, will operate daily express service from PABT to the American Dream Complex every 30 minutes to accommodate employees and visitors. NJ TRANSIT proposes to establish, on a pilot basis, a premium bus fare for this frequent, express bus service.
In addition to presentations of the proposals to make these three pilots permanent, the public hearings are designed to receive public comment on the proposed expansions of bus service. The public’s view on this proposal as expressed at the hearings and through the written comment process will be presented to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors prior to a final decision.
The public hearings will be held:
Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Journal Square Transportation Center
One PATH Plaza (CONCOURSE LEVEL)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bergen County Freeholders Office
Public Meeting Room – 5th Floor
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, New Jersey
For those who are unable to attend the hearings and/or wish to provide written comments for the record, submissions will be accepted on NJ TRANSIT’s dedicated website at http://www.njtransit.com/publichearings/bus or sent to:
Public Hearing Office-9th Floor
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
All comments must be submitted no later than midnight, October 7 2019.
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.