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Route 315, 502, 553 Customers Benefit

NEWARK, NJ, December 4, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT and Hamilton Township in Atlantic County have established 62 new bus stops in the township. The joint effort will designate locations with bus stop signs and route identifiers.

The bus routes in the township benefiting from the new stops are the 315 Cape May-Philadelphia, 502 Atlantic City-Hamilton Township and 553 Upper Deerfield-Atlantic City.

The new bus stops are located on Route 40/322, Route 50, Cologne Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and Hamilton Mall Drive. NJ TRANSIT has installed bus stop signs and route identifiers that will provide passengers with information on their bus route numbers and destinations. The new signs will be mounted on poles that lie within ten feet of the bus stops.

The location of the bus stops was approved by NJ TRANSIT, Hamilton Township and the NJ Department of Transportation. Work began on November 12 and will be completed on or about December 10.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing bus, rail and light rail services for 380,600 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 163 rail stations, 26 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.