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September 15, 2005

With beautiful weather predicted, it’s shaping up to be the perfect weekend for some bargain hunting, and NJ TRANSIT is giving South Jersey and Philadelphia residents a great opportunity to do just that!

NJ TRANSIT will host its first River LINE “Treasure Hunt” on Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florence park-and-ride, conveniently located adjacent to the light rail station and easily accessible from Route 130.

The region-wide yard sale and flea market is expected to attract hundreds of residents and vendors from throughout the Delaware River Valley. Admission is free, and visitors will be able to find everything from antiques, collectibles, art and crafts.

“With dozens of vendors in a single, transit-friendly location, the River LINE Treasure Hunt is a bargain hunter’s dream,” said Lynn Bowersox, Assistant Executive Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing.

The event will also feature plenty of activities for the kids, including a giant inflatable pirate ship and a K9 demonstration by NJ TRANSIT police, as well as coloring activities and giveaways.

But the fun doesn’t stop in Florence. After the “Treasure Hunt,” ride the River LINE to search for other treasures along the alignment. Several communities will host their own downtown yard sales at or near light rail stations, and dozens of local businesses will offer special discounts to visitors holding River LINE tickets validated on Saturday.

For a list of participants, visit .

A one-way trip on the River LINE is $1.25 for adults. Senior Citizens 62 and older and passengers with disabilities and children ages 5-11 can travel at a reduced fare at all times. On weekends and holidays from 7 p.m. on Friday (or the day before a holiday) until 6 a.m. on Monday (or the day after a holiday), up to two children, ages five through eleven, can travel free when accompanied by a passenger paying any valid fare.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 779,200 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 162 rail stations, 52 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.