NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT announced today that they will provide bus service between Bayonne and Jersey City beginning Monday, April 9, as replacement service for a route being discontinued by Coach USA’s Red & Tan Tours.
On April 8, 2012, Coach USA’s Red & Tan Tours will discontinue their No. 10 route, which runs along John F. Kennedy Boulevard from West Third Street in Bayonne to Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City. This bus route serves a major corridor in both communities allowing customers to access Journal Square Transportation Center and transfer to either PATH or NJ TRANSIT bus service.
“NJ TRANSIT will restore this bus service with no interruption – operating the same route to the same locations. This exemplifies NJ TRANSIT’s steadfast commitment to work collaboratively with Jersey City and Bayonne officials to serve customers who depend on the No. 10 bus route and keep them moving,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein.
“After meeting with representatives of NJ TRANSIT and our legislative delegation – including Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblyman Sean Connors and Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith – I am pleased that NJ TRANSIT will step in to help our community now that Coach USA decided to abandon the No. 10 bus line,” said Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy. “NJ TRANSIT has continuously worked with this administration to provide much needed bus service to the customers who depend on public transportation for their day-to-day needs and we are grateful for their assistance.”
“Bus lines play a vital role in Bayonne’s transportation network. We were concerned about the loss of this important service and appreciate NJ TRANSIT stepping up and keeping this important bus service link operating in our community,” said Mayor Mark Smith.
NJ TRANSIT’s No. 10 bus route will operate as follows:
- Inbound service to Journal Square and outbound service to Bayonne between 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will operate every 7 to 15 minutes.
- During the mid-day and after 10 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, service will operate every 20 minutes.
- During the overnight hours from 12:00 a.m. until 3:30 a.m., service will operate every 60 minutes to approximately every two hours.
- At the Journal Square Transportation Center, all No. 10 service to Bayonne will depart from Platform D-1 until 11 p.m. From 11:01 p.m. until 4:29 a.m., No. 10 service will depart from Platform B-1.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.