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NJ TRANSIT ENHANCES BUS ROUTE NO. 86 TO SERVE AREA RESIDENTS IN JERSEY CITY
Area Residents Served Following Termination of A&C Bus No. 4 Route, Including Lafayette Senior Living Complex
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2019
NEWARK, NJ – Beginning Saturday, March 2, NJ TRANSIT will make modifications to its No. 86 bus route in Jersey City to provide continued bus service to area residents, including the Lafayette Senior Living Center, following the termination of A&C Bus Route No.4. The new and enhanced route for the No. 86 will result in continued one-seat rides for residents of the senior center to necessities such as the nearby Shop-Rite supermarket.
“After working with community legislators, I am pleased that our bus operation was able to make these adjustments quickly and within the constraints of our existing resources to maintain this critical service in Jersey City,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “Providing mobility to our seniors and other residents is one of our most important responsibilities as a transit agency.”
NJ TRANSIT identified efficiencies in the current route to allow this modification to be made using existing equipment and operators. The new routing, which will include the senior complex on Pacific Avenue, will operate hourly seven days a week and will maintain all of the current No. 86’s bus stops. The new route will also provide No. 86 customers with a stop near the Jersey City Medical Center.
Schedules on the No. 86 are being adjusted and will be available on njtransit.com.
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