NJ TRANSIT TO SUPPLEMENT DECAMP BUS SERVICE IN LYNDHURST
Agreement will expand hours of service at no cost to NJ TRANSIT
February 8, 2010
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today announced that it will begin serving additional neighborhoods in a section of Lyndhurst starting Wednesday, February 10, to provide residents with interstate and local travel options during times that DeCamp Bus Lines express service does not operate.
DeCamp Bus Lines has agreed to allow NJ TRANSIT buses to pick up and discharge passengers in their service area to fill gaps in DeCamp’s No. 32 line service, and has worked with NJ TRANSIT on a new agreement to revise the “no-stop zone” on a six-month trial basis. The agreement provides additional bus service for Lyndhurst residents at no additional cost to NJ TRANSIT.
Under the old agreement with DeCamp, NJ TRANSIT’s No. 192 Clifton-New York buses operate through DeCamp’s exclusive operating territory along a small portion of the route in Nutley and Lyndhurst, but are prohibited from accepting passengers in the area between River Road at White Terrace in Nutley and Park Avenue at the railroad overpass in Lyndhurst.
“Thanks to the efforts of local residents, as well as Assemblymen Scalera and Schaer, our work with DeCamp and NJ TRANSIT achieved the desired result of getting additional bus service along Riverside and Park avenues,” said State Senator Paul A. Sarlo.
“Frequent bus service to and from New York and neighboring towns is essential to the community and its members who rely on it to get to work, school and medical appointments, as well as local shopping centers and entertainment,” said Assemblyman Frederick Scalera.
“We appreciate the commitment demonstrated by concerned residents in highlighting the issue they face in accessing bus service, bringing it to our attention and enabling us to foster a resolution and provide more mass transit options for local trips,” said Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer.
“Working together with NJ TRANSIT, we have developed a solution that will provide Lyndhurst residents with access to robust public transportation options during times when our express buses are not operating,” said DeCamp Vice President of Operations Gary Pard.
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein said, “Our new agreement with DeCamp enables us to supplement existing bus service at no additional cost to NJ TRANSIT, and we thank DeCamp, our customers and elected officials for their leadership and cooperation.”
“I would like to thank everyone involved in bringing about these changes, from Senator Sarlo and Assemblymen Scalera and Schaer for helping get this issue the attention it deserved, to fellow residents who offered their support,” said Lyndhurst resident John D. Ammirati. “I am gratified that my perseverance in seeing that the service needs of our community are met has paid off.”
On February 10, NJ TRANSIT will begin providing No. 192 service on Riverside Avenue between Page Avenue and the railroad overpass at Park Avenue in Lyndhurst during certain times of day. NJ TRANSIT buses will not be permitted to serve the area between River Road at White Terrace in Nutley and Page Avenue in Lyndhurst.
No. 192 service will operate as follows:
- To New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal): Buses will pick up and discharge passengers along Riverside Avenue between Page Avenue and the rail overpass on Park Avenue in Lyndhurst weekdays, from 10 a.m. to midnight, and all day on weekends.
- From New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal): Buses will pick up and discharge passengers along Riverside Avenue between Page Avenue and the rail overpass on Park Avenue in Lyndhurst weekdays, on trips that depart New York from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all day on weekends.
For more information, customers may visit www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.