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NJ TRANSIT is New Jersey's public transportation corporation. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, convenient and cost-effective transit service with a skilled team of employees, dedicated to our customers' needs and committed to excellence.
Covering a service area of 5,325 square miles, NJ TRANSIT is the nation's third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. The agency operates an active fleet of 2,221 buses, 1,231 trains and 93 light rail vehicles. On 252 bus routes and 12 rail lines statewide, NJ TRANSIT provides nearly 270 million passenger trips each year.
NJ TRANSIT also administers several publicly funded transit programs for people with disabilities, senior citizens and people living in the state's rural areas who have no other means of transportation. In addition, the agency provides support and equipment to privately-owned contract bus carriers.
As the vehicle that connects New Jerseyans with employment, education, health care and recreational opportunities in and around the Garden State, NJ TRANSIT is vital to the state's economic and social well-being, as well as its quality of life.
Directions/Address & Phone
NJ TRANSIT Headquarters
1 Penn Plaza East
Newark NJ 07105
Avoid traffic and parking lot fees and hassles....
Use NJ TRANSIT Rail or Bus service to visit us at our Headquarters building in Newark!
Take any Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, or Raritan Valley Line train to Newark Penn Station or take a Morris & Essex Line train to Newark Broad Street Station. Round-trip shuttle bus service (a 9-minute ride) is available to Newark Penn Station. Exit thru the rear of the Newark Penn Station and you'll see the NJ TRANSIT Headquarters directly across the street.
The following buses offer frequent service to and from Newark Penn Station:
1, 5, 11, 21, 25, 28, 29, 34, 39, 44, 62, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 79, 108, 319
For specific schedule information, please visit our Bus Schedule page.
From New Jersey Turnpike:
Take exit 15E (Newark/Jersey City). After toll, follow signs to Newark/Raymond Blvd. Stay on Raymond Blvd. and follow to Newark Penn Station. Penn Station will be on your left, NJ TRANSIT headquarters will be on your right. Pay parking is available.
From Garden State Parkway :
Take exit 145 (East Orange/Rt.280 East). Follow 280 East to Exit 15 (marked Rt. 21 South Downtown). At the bottom of the ramp at the traffic light, make a right onto Rt. 21 (also called McCarter Highway South). Proceed on McCarter Highway to Raymond Blvd. and make a left. Continue on Raymond Blvd. (Gateway Hilton and Newark Penn Station will be on your right). Go under railroad bridge and NJ TRANSIT Headquarters will be on your left. Pay parking is available.
From Lincoln Tunnel:
Take Rt. 3 West to exit for Rt. 21 (Newark). Continue on Rt. 21 until highway runs out and becomes McCarter Highway. Continue on McCarter Highway to Raymond Blvd. Make a left onto Raymond Blvd. (Gateway Hilton and Newark Penn Station will be on your right). Go under railroad bridge, and NJ TRANSIT Headquarters will be on your left. Pay parking is available.
From Holland Tunnel:
Follow signs for 1 & 9 South (keep to your left). Take Pulaski Skyway to the Raymond Blvd. exit. Continue on Raymond Blvd. to Newark Penn Station. Penn Station will be on your left, and NJ TRANSIT Headquarters will be on your right. Pay parking is available.
NJ TRANSIT General Office Building
180 Boyden Avenue
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040
Parking is available in the General Office Building parking deck, and visitors may park in the visitor spots located in the front of the building. Parking for NJ TRANSIT related business is NOT permitted in the munincipal swimming pool lot. The visitors entrance is in front of building on Boyden Avenue.
From Garden State Parkway South:
Take exit 143. Continue straight onto Washington Avenue. At 2nd light, make a right onto Springfield Avenue. Go approximately 10 lights to Boyden Avenue and make a right. The General Office Building is the second building on the right.
From Garden State Parkway North:
After the Union Toll Plaza, stay on the right for exit 142 A. At the end of the ramp make a left onto Union Avenue. Proceed one block to a "T" intersection and make a left onto Mill Road. Mill Road becomes Boyden Avenue after the 3rd traffic light. Cross over Springfield Avenue, and the General Office Building will be the second building on your right .
From Route 78 East:
After mile marker 45, bear right for local (outer) lanes and take "Maplewood" Exit #49 B onto Springfield Avenue. Continue 1 1/2 miles (approximately 11 traffic lights) and make a left onto Boyden Avenue. The General Office Building will be the second building on your right.
From Route 78 West:
Take Route 78 West in the local (outer) lanes to Exit #55. Continue straight up the exit ramp to the Lyons Avenue light. Make a right turn onto Lyons Avenue. Make a left turn onto Springfield Avenue. Make a right turn onto Boyden Avenue. The General Office Building will be the second building on your right.
From Downtown Newark:
Travel west on Market Street going towards the Courthouse. Bear left at courthouse onto Springfield Avenue westbound. Continue on Springfield Avenue approximately 3 1/2 miles to Boyden Avenue. Make a right onto Boyden Avenue, and the General Office Building will be the second building on your right.
From Route 280:
Exit onto Garden State Parkway South, then follow the directions from Garden State Parkway South listed above.
From Route 22:
From Route 22 follow signs to Garden State Parkway North, then follow the directions from Garden State Parkway North listed above.
From Route 24 East:
Follow signs to Route 78 East, take the local (outer) lanes and then follow directions from Route 78 East listed above.
NJ TRANSIT Newton Avenue Administration Building
350 Newton Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Parking is available at the Newton Avenue Administration Building, which is the smaller building adjacent to the Newton Avenue Garage. The Visitors/Personnel entrance is located under the green awning on the west side of the building.
From Rt. 30 (Admiral Wilson Boulevard):
Follow Rt. 30 West to the exit for Mickle Blvd/Campbell Place/State Aquarium (exit on right just beyond overpass). Follow the ramp to the right and travel over Rt. 30. At the bottom of the hill turn left onto Newton Avenue. The garage is on the left just past the first stop sign. The parking lot entrance is just past the garage. Follow the signs for Personnel/Visitor. Look for the green awning over the double green doors.
From North - NJ Turnpike
Take Turnpike South to exit 4 (Mt. Laurel). Follow sign for Rt. 73 North. Take the ramp for Rt. 38 West. About one mile after you pass Cuthbert Blvd., you will have to merge to the right for the Rt. 30 West/Camden/Ben Franklin Bridge exit. Rt. 30 is also Admiral Wilson Blvd. Then follow the directions from Rt. 30 Admiral Wilson Boulevard, listed above .
From Trenton - 295
Take 295 South to exit #40 (Rt. 38 West- Moorestown). Follow Rt. 38 through approximately 12 traffic lights. About one mile after you pass Cuthbert Blvd., you will have to merge to the right for the Rt. 30 West/Camden/Ben Franklin Bridge exit. Rt. 30 is also Admiral Wilson Blvd. Then follow the directions from Rt. 30 Admiral Wilson Boulevard, listed above .
From South (Atlantic City, Wildwood, etc...)
Take the Atlantic City Expressway towards Camden. The Expressway ends at Rt. 42. Travel on Rt. 42 North for approximately 10 miles to 76-West/676 North. (Stay in the right lanes). Follow 676 North to exit 5A in Camden. (Mickle Blvd./State Aquarium). Upon exiting the ramp you will come to a traffic light (you should be in the middle lane) , go straight and then merge to the right lane. The first street is Newton Avenue. Make a right. The garage is on the left. The parking lot entrance is just past the garage. Follow the signs for Personnel/Visitor. Look for the green awning over the double green doors.
From Points East (Cherry Hill, Mt. Laurel, Marlton, etc...)
Take Rt. 38 or Rt. 70 West towards Camden. They merge in Pennsauken. Stay to the right if traveling on Rt. 70 and merge to the right if traveling on Rt. 38. Take the ramp for Rt. 30 West /Camden/Ben Franklin Bridge. Then follow the directions from Rt. 30 Admiral Wilson Boulevard, listed above .
From Philadelphia (Ben Franklin Bridge)
Stay to the right as you go through the Toll Booths, towards 676 South. Follow 676 South for a short distance, and take the second exit, #5A to (Mickle Blvd/State Aquarium.) The ramp puts you on Federal Street. Just after the traffic light turn right. Sign should read Mickle Blvd/Campbell Place. Go straight at the traffic light then merge to the right lane. The first street is Newton Avenue. Make a right. The garage is on the left just past the first stop sign. The parking lot entrance is just past the garage. Follow the signs for Personnel/Visitor. Look for the green awning over the double green doors.
From Philadelphia (Walt Whitman Bridge)
As you come off the Bridge, stay to the right and take the exit for 676 North. Follow 676 North to exit 5A in Camden. (Mickle Blvd./State Aquarium). Upon exiting the ramp you will come to a traffic light, go straight and then merge to the right lane. The first street is Newton Avenue. Make a right. The garage is on the left. The parking lot entrance is just past the garage. Follow the signs for Personnel/Visitor. Look for the green awning over the double green doors.
History & Structure
Created by the New Jersey Public Transportation Act of 1979, the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) was established to provide a statewide “efficient, coordinated, safe and responsive public transportation system which promotes mobility, serves the needs of the transit dependent, fosters commerce, conserves limited energy resources, protects the environment and promotes sound land use and the revitalization of our urban centers.” In furtherance of these goals, NJ TRANSIT is empowered to, among other things, acquire and operate public transportation assets, contract for public transportation services, and acquire, own, hold, improve use and otherwise deal in and with real or personal property.
In 1980, NJ TRANSIT purchased Transport of New Jersey, the State's largest private bus company at that time. Between 1981-85, the services of several other bus companies were incorporated into NJ TRANSIT Bus Operations, Inc. On January 1, 1983, a second subsidiary, NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations, Inc. was launched to assume operations of commuter rail in the State after Congress ordered Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) to cease its passenger operations. A third subsidiary, NJ TRANSIT Mercer, Inc., was established in 1984 when the agency assumed operation of bus service in the Trenton/Mercer County area. A fourth subsidiary, NJ TRANSIT Morris, Inc., was established in 2011 when the agency assumed operation of the local bus service in Morris County.
As stakeholders in NJ TRANSIT, State residents are represented by a 13-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor. Eleven members are voting members; eight members are from the general public and three are State officials. Two non-voting members are recommended by labor organizations representing the plurality of employees. The agency is structured to encourage broad public participation in the formation of transit policy for the State. NJ TRANSIT's board meets monthly. The Governor can override board actions by vetoing board meeting minutes.
NJ TRANSIT Corporation's Board selects a President & CEO to administer the entire agency. The President & CEO serves as President of all three subsidiaries (NJ TRANSIT Bus Operations, NJ TRANSIT Rail Operations, Inc. and NJ TRANSIT Mercer, Inc.).
Two advisory committees provide the agency with additional input from the public. The North Jersey Passenger Advisory Committee and the South Jersey Passenger Advisory Committee are each comprised of 15 unsalaried members. Members of the North Jersey and South Jersey Passenger Advisory Committees serve four-year terms.
NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett was appointed to lead the agency on February 14, 2018. Mr. Corbett is responsible for the nation's largest statewide public transportation system with more than 11,000 employees providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 252 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and the agency's Access Link paratransit service.
Mr. Corbett, a respected and accomplished professional, currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Northeast Corridor Commission, is a Founding Member of the Commuter Rail Coalition, and was appointed North American Representative to the Policy Board of UITP, the International Association of Public Transport in June 2019.
Prior to joining NJ TRANSIT, Mr. Corbett served as Vice President, Cross Services at AECOM, one of the world's premier transportation and infrastructure companies. In that role Mr. Corbett drew on the extensive resources from across AECOM's various business lines to provide optimal solutions for their clients.
AECOM projects Mr. Corbett served as Principle-in-Charge or in a management role included: Moynihan Station Phase 1; Amtrak's Gateway Project; Second Avenue Subway Phase 1; Penn Vision; Penn Station Critical Improvements; 1 WTC Interim Loading Dock; Post-Sandy PATH Restoration; and other related regional resiliency and restoration projects. Previously, he was responsible for the global marine and freight business for DMJM+HARRIS, a legacy AECOM company, as well as other AECOM subsidiaries.
Before joining AECOM, Mr. Corbett had been the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development. Mr. Corbett oversaw all of New York State's economic development programs and projects, including the redevelopment of Times Square, Moynihan Station, and the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In that position Mr. Corbett was also responsible for oversight of New York's interests in the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. After September 11th, 2001, Mr. Corbett led the economic recovery efforts in relation to the attack on Lower Manhattan. Working closely with the Port Authority and City & Federal agencies, Mr. Corbett directed the development of all programs to restore business services and the revitalization of economic activity to that area.
Mr. Corbett was a fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs focused on issues involving U.S. - China relations prior to his tenure at ESDC. Mr. Corbett also spent 17 years in the logistics industry with Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Norway, a leading global transportation firm. During this period, Mr. Corbett spent six years in China and seven years overseeing operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin). He also served as Wilhelmsen's liaison for the U.S. Navy (MSC and OSS- OPS42) and the Maritime Administration.
In the civic realm, Mr. Corbett served on the Executive Committee of the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and was Co-Chair of its Transportation Committee. He also served on the board of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey (President), Tri-State Transportation Campaign and The New York League of Conservation Voters (Chairman).
Mr. Corbett is a graduate of Georgetown University and serves as a Blue & Gold Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy. He and his wife, Siobhan, have three children and live in Mendham, N.J.
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Annual Report & Financial Statement
Transit Friendly Land Use
Introduction | NJTOD.org | Handbook | njlutrans.org | Planning Assistance | Transit Village Initiative | Transit Oriented Development
New Jersey is on the forefront of Transit - Friendly Land Use. Our multi-modal transportation network plays a key role in the creation and maintenance of livable and sustainable communities in New Jersey. NJ TRANSIT has pledged a strong commitment to working with New Jersey communities to support and implement Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). NJ TRANSIT's Transit-Friendly Planning, Land Use and Development Program (TFPLUD) encourages growth and development where public transportation already exists. NJ TRANSIT's network of passenger facilities (train stations, bus terminals, light rail stations, bus stops and transfer locations) are situated in a wide variety of settings throughout New Jersey, ranging from older downtowns to established suburban commuter towns and villages. Many of these municipalities are experiencing pressure to chase "rateables," resulting in disconnected sprawl development rather than integrated, sustainable growth that respects the existing community fabric and takes strategic advantage of the presence of established transit. To balance competing priorities and multiple objectives, municipalities can create and implement sensitive, community-based plans to guide growth in a comprehensive manner, especially in areas where the presence of transit can help stimulate new development opportunities. Not only is community revitalization a benefit to the state, but TOD also helps to reduce traffic congestion and improves air quality. Communities benefit as their passenger facilities and surrounding areas are revitalized, making them attractive places for people to live, work and socialize.
Transit-Friendly Development Newsletter (NJTOD.org)
For the most up to date information on Transit-Friendly Land Use in New Jersey, the region, the country and around the world, please visit our TOD website and newsletter. Created in collaboration, with Bloustein School's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University, njtod.org keeps elected and appointed municipal officials, state agencies, planners, developers and advocates up to date on the potential for development and redevelopment around train stations, bus terminals, light rail stations, ferry terminals and multi-modal transit hubs throughout New Jersey.
New Jersey's Land Use + Transit Data Application Tool (NJLUTRANS)
In collaboration with Bloustein School's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University, NJ TRANSIT has created a new data application tool that allows users to map, report, and download a range of land use, travel, public transit, demographic, and real estate development data. The data available in the application are useful to elected officials, community and economic development professionals, real estate developers, land use planners, transit service planners, and others engaged in the land use and transportation planning process.
For more information on Transit Friendly Land Use, please contact:
Vivian E. Baker, Director
1 Penn Plaza East, 8th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
Megan Massey, PP, AICP, Assistant Director
Transit-Friendly Land Use & Development
1 Penn Plaza East, 8th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use: A Handbook for New Jersey Communities
In 1994, NJ TRANSIT created a handbook specifically designed to assist elected and appointed planning officials, members of planning and zoning boards, technical planning staff members and consultants, community representatives and individual citizens interested in improving the relationship between land use planning and transit. The handbook (available on CD-ROM) is a tool communities can use to create and implement transit-friendly land use plans around their transit stations, along their major transit corridors and for proposed new areas of development. Transit-friendly planning is smart growth at its best because it can be used to create an environment around a transit station that supports pedestrian and transit use by providing for a mix of land uses in a safe, clean, vibrant and active place.
Transit-Friendly Planning, Land Use & Development Program
NJ TRANSIT is committed to assisting communities with planning for transit supportive land use and transit-oriented development at and surrounding our passenger transportation facilities. Since 1999, NJ TRANSIT's Transit-Friendly Planning, Land Use & Development (TFPLUD) Program has provided planning assistance to interested communities through on-call consultants with expertise in transportation planning, urban design, market analysis, economic development, downtown revitalization, parking and community engagement. The result has been the creation of countless consensus-based, transit supportive land use "vision plans" that communities are using to guide development and redevelopment at and surrounding existing or proposed transit facilities. By creating local "transit-friendly vision plans," NJ TRANSIT has successfully demonstrated how statewide transportation investments can enhance the environment, create strong community centers, encourage private reinvestment in the local economy and improve the quality of life.
Municipalities that have received TFPLUD program assistance include: South Orange, Rutherford, Morristown, Trenton, Matawan, Hamilton, Secaucus (in conjunction with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission), Netcong, Cherry Hill, Dover, Galloway, Jersey City, Newark, Camden, Asbury Park, West Windsor, Somerville, the 13 River LINE light rail station communities, Orange, East Orange, Toms River, Woodbridge, Springfield, Perth Amboy, Bloomfield, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Verona, Kingwood, Maplewood, Passaic, Paterson, Neptune, Bradley Beach, Hoboken, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Raritan, Readington, Flemington and Fair Lawn.
New Jersey's Transit Village Initiative http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/community/village/
New Jersey's Transit Village Initiative was created by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and NJ TRANSIT to acknowledge the existence of transit-friendly, smart growth land use practices in designated municipalities that allow for mixed-use development (with a strong residential component) to occur within a quarter-mile to half-mile radius around rail or bus passenger facilities. A municipality is designated a Transit Village only after much of the visioning, planning and background work have already been completed on the municipal level, and only when it is poised for redevelopment to begin. The Transit Village initiative brings together key state agencies (e.g., New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ TRANSIT, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Office of Planning Advocacy in the NJ Business Action Center, Council on Affordable Housing, Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, etc.) in support of local efforts to "grow smart" and reinforce the principles of the State Development & Redevelopment Plan. Designated "New Jersey Transit Villages" include Belmar, Bloomfield, Bound Brook, Burlington, Collingswood, Cranford, Elizabeth, Jersey City (Journal Square), Linden, Matawan, Metuchen, Montclair, Morristown, Netcong, New Brunswick, Orange, Pleasantville, Rahway, Riverside, Rutherford, South Amboy, Somerville, South Orange, West Windsor, East Orange, Dunellen, Summit, Plainfield, Irvington, Park Ridge, Hackensack, Long Branch and Asbury Park.
Transit Oriented Development
Transit Oriented Development(TOD) is an ongoing endeavor (spearheaded by NJ TRANSIT's Real Estate & Economic Development unit) to competitively solicit mixed-use, transit-supportive development on targeted, NJ TRANSIT-owned properties proximate to rail, light rail, bus or ferry passenger facilities. Goals include creating a non-farebox revenue stream to NJ TRANSIT, expanding commuter parking (where needed or appropriate), creating an economic return to the host municipality (tax ratable) and enhancing the vibrancy and "sense of place" of the transportation facility, particularly as it relates to the host community. Projects include mixed-use development at Bound Brook, Netcong, Somerville, and Wood-Ridge.
Real Estate and Economic Development