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Customers on the No. 52, 65, 66, 70, 114, and 117 Benefit

CONTACT: Elicia D. Rodriguez (973-491-7078)

NEWARK, NJ, August 7, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT and Springfield have established 48 new bus stops in the township. The joint effort will designate locations with bus stop signs and route identifiers.

The affected bus routes in the township are the 52 Morris Avenue, 65 Newark-Somerville, 66 Newark-Mountainside, 70 Newark-Livingston Mall, 114 Bridgewater-New York and the 117 Somerville-New York Express.

"This is an important stepping stone in transportation for Springfield, providing more accessible transportation for its customers," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Jeffrey A. Warsh. "The new signs accompanying the stops will help commuters easily identify their bus route and make the entire system more user-friendly."

The new bus stops are located on Main Street, Millburn Avenue, Morris Avenue, Mountain Avenue, Shunpike Road and South Springfield along Route 22. NJ TRANSIT has installed bus signs and route identifiers. NJ TRANSIT is bearing the full cost for the sign installation program. The new bus stop signs will be mounted on either galvanized, breakaway or existing poles within ten feet of bus stops. Parking will be restricted at the designated bus stops.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 384,000 daily commuters on 240 bus routes, two light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 26 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.