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Ramsey Route 17 'Free-For-All' provides free weekend trips to New York, Hoboken

December 16, 2004

RAMSEY, NJ - Imagine spending a fun filled weekend this holiday season in Midtown Manhattan without ever worrying about fighting traffic, paying tolls or finding parking. Now imagine that you could do it for free.

On weekends now through January 16, NJ TRANSIT is offering free rail transportation to New York or Hoboken and free parking to customers who travel from the new Ramsey Route 17 station.

"With this offer, there's never been a better time for residents of northern Bergen County to see for themselves just how convenient and comfortable getting into and out of New York can be aboard NJ TRANSIT," said Lynn Bowersox, Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and External Affairs.

The Ramsey Route 17 FREE-FOR-ALL offer, which begins Saturday and continues weekends through January 16, 2005, enables up to two adults and two children to ride free when presenting a Winter Weekend pass for travel to New York Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal. The pass is also valid for a free return trip on the same day.

Even free parking is included at the Ramsey Route 17 station's 1,200-space secured parking deck.

To obtain a Winter Weekend FREE-FOR-ALL Pass, customers should visit, click on "Deals and Destination," and select "Get a FREE Ride from our Ramsey Route 17 Rail Station." Simply print out the Winter Weekend FREE-FOR-ALL Pass and present it aboard the train to receive free rail transportation between Ramsey Route 17 and Hoboken or New York. (Customers traveling to New York will be required to show the pass when passing through the fare gates at Secaucus Junction.)

For free weekend parking, customers simply validate the ticket they received upon entering the garage at a pay station located within the facility. Although no payment is required, customers must have a validated parking ticket to exit.

This offer is only valid for free transportation from Ramsey Route 17 for two adults and two children and may not be used on any other NJ TRANSIT service.

Conveniently located on one of Bergen County's busiest highways, the Ramsey Route 17 Station is easily accessible from Rockland, Orange and northern Bergen counties. Frequent, direct rail service is available to Hoboken Terminal, and convenient connecting service to New York is available at Secaucus Junction.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 163 rail stations, 52 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

For NJ TRANSIT schedules, fares and other information, customers may visit or call 1-800-772-2222.