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Contest launched car-sharing program at five locations

May 29, 2008

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT has announced the lucky winner of its Zipcar weekend road trip sweepstakes that includes free accommodations at a luxury bed and breakfast. In April, NJ TRANSIT teamed up with Zipcar—the nation’s largest car-sharing company—to kick off a pilot program that adds the flexibility of car-rental service at five NJ TRANSIT locations across the state.

The sweepstakes winner, Stacy Mullen, of Montclair, NJ, will receive complimentary use of a Zipcar from any of the five NJ TRANSIT stations for a weekend getaway from August 1 through August 3, 2008 and free accommodations for two at the Martin Coryell House Bed and Breakfast in Lambertville. She and a guest will enjoy the sights of historic Lambertville and its upscale shops, galleries and Zagat-rated restaurants, and will have a Zipcar to explore the countryside and its many attractions.

NJ TRANSIT’s new partnership with Zipcar extends the reach of the NJ TRANSIT system by enabling customers to use a combination of rail service and rental car to reach their destinations. Using Zipcar, customers are able to access business meetings, run errands or reach leisure destinations that are outside the immediate area of a NJ TRANSIT station.

Customers can get behind the wheel of a Zipcar at:

  • Liberty State Park Station (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail)
  • Montclair State University Station (Montclair-Boonton Line)
  • Metropark Station (Northeast Corridor)
  • Princeton Junction Station (Northeast Corridor)
  • Morristown Station (Morris & Essex Lines)

Zipcar enables members to reserve a vehicle online or by phone and pick it up at a reserved parking location of the driver’s choice. Members are given an access card, called a "Zipcard," which will open the vehicle at the time of the reservation and also serves as the ignition key. Rental includes insurance, a gas card and reimbursements for typical car maintenance needs.

With service in Boston; New York; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis; Portland, Ore.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Oakland; San Francisco; Pittsburgh; Toronto; London; Chicago; Ann Arbor, Mich. and Vancouver, Zipcar is the world's largest car-sharing provider.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 weekday 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 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.