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Route 59, 65, 112, 113, 114, 117 Customers Benefit

NEWARK, NJ, October 4, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT and Scotch Plains have established 38 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 59 Plainfield-Newark, 65 Newark-Somerville, 112 Clark-New York, 113 Dunellen-New York, 114 Bridgewater-New York and the 117 Somerville-New York Express.

"This is an important stepping stone in transportation for Scotch Plains, providing more accessible transportation for its customers," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Jeffery 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 North Avenue, East Second Street, Front Street, Mountain Avenue, Park Avenue, Plainfield Avenue and Westfield Avenue. NJ TRANSIT has installed bus stop signs and route identifiers. NJ TRANSIT is bearing the full cost of sign installation and maintenance. The new signs will be mounted on galvanized, break-away or existing poles that lie within ten feet of the bus stops.

The bus stops reflect a bus stop ordinance adopted by the Township of Scotch Plains and are part of a large-scale Statewide project by NJ TRANSIT. The effort will begin on October 22 and will be completed on October 26.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 383,900 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.