NJ TRANSIT & COVID-19: Your Ride To Recovery
If you need to take transit, we want to be there for you. To stay ahead of ridership and keep transit safe, we are focused on scaling up service in line with statewide recovery efforts, and in close collaboration with our regional partners, including MTA, PATH, SEPTA, and Amtrak.
Restoring service will be a shared effort among NJ TRANSIT, our customers and employers. Below, you will find information not only about our plans and the safeguards NJ TRANSIT has put in place to support the recovery, but also the actions you can take as a NJ TRANSIT customer to ensure the safest possible experience for you and your fellow riders.
What We Are Doing
Our highest priority is the health and safety of customers and employees. To do that while restoring service, we have developed a set of NJ TRANSIT Recovery Guidelines that you can read or download here.
You can continue to find additional information about our protective measures here.
Service Recovery Status
NJ TRANSIT is committed to monitoring ridership across our system in order to safely align service to meet returning demand across bus, rail, light-rail and ACCESS LINK during our region's recovery. To inform our operational decisions as we prepare for our customers’ return, we have been actively leveraging data, tools, and regional information sources to monitor and identify projected trends in ridership and customer behavior. This comprehensive trend analysis will continue throughout the recovery period to ensure our recovery plans will remain flexible, responsive, and data-driven.
Throughout our recovery, NJ TRANSIT service levels will be guided by the latest health recommendations and policies. NJ TRANSIT will continue to monitor ridership to manage capacity in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 125.
- BUS: NJ TRANSIT has resumed full bus service, system-wide, and is monitoring ridership and developments closely. Changes in service will be announced using all available communications tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Platform Screens, the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App and our Schedules page.
- RAIL: NJ TRANSIT continues to operate an enhanced Holiday rail schedule with extra trains and crews strategically deployed around the system if needed. Full weekday service will resume on Monday, July 6. Changes in service will be announced using available communications tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Platform Screens, the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App, our Schedules page.
- LIGHT RAIL: NJ TRANSIT continues to operate a modified, Holiday light rail service, and is monitoring ridership and developments closely. Full weekday service will resume on Monday, July 6. Changes in service will be announced using available communications tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Platform Screens, the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App, our Schedules page.
- ACCESS LINK: NJ TRANSIT continues to operate full service, and customers may find the latest updates at accesslink.njtransit.com.
You can find the latest, up-to-date schedule information here.
What You Can Do
Protect Yourself and Others
Please do your part to keep transit as safe as possible, and help stop the spread. Protect yourself and others when you ride. Stay home if you feel unwell. We’re all in this together!
Wear Your Face Covering
Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 125, face coverings are required on NJ TRANSIT, unless you have a medical reason that prevents you from wearing a mask. Your face covering protects your fellow passengers and crew, and theirs help protect you.
Stay on the Right Side
While using doorways, stairways, escalators, and tunnels, keep to the right side. This will help you and your fellow customers stay separated and protected.
Keep Your Distance
Decals placed on platforms help you stay six feet apart from your fellow customers while waiting for buses and trains.
Wash Your Hands and Avoid Hand-to-Hand Contact
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoid hand-to-hand contact. For example, if you are using a paper ticket on a train, your conductor will ask you to tear a notch in your ticket to indicate that it has been used. If you are transferring to complete your trip, keep your current ticket for onward travel, as it shows your ultimate destination.
Practice Proper PPE Disposal
Please use trash receptacles to discard used face coverings and gloves. Proper disposal of protective equipment is a matter of public health: it helps slow the spread of COVID-19!