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Route 68, 134, 138, 811, 818 and Suburban Customers Benefit

NEWARK, NJ, January 18, 2002 -- NJ TRANSIT and East Brunswick have established 27 new bus stops in the township. The joint effort has designated new locations with bus stop signs and route identifiers.

The bus routes in the township benefiting from the new stops are NJ TRANSIT's 68 East Brunswick-Jersey City-Weehawken, 134 Browntown-New York, 138 East Brunswick-New York, Academy Express 811 New Brunswick-South River route, Academy Express 818 New Brunswick-Old Bridge route and Suburban's East Brunswick-New York route.

The new bus stops will be located on Civic Center Drive, New Brunswick Avenue, Old Bridge Turnpike, Racetrack Road, Rues Lane and Ryders Lane. NJ TRANSIT will be installing bus stop signs and route identifiers that will provide passengers with information on their bus route and destinations. The new signs will be mounted on poles located within ten feet of the bus stop.

The bus stops reflect a bus stop ordinance adopted by the Township of East Brunswick, and are part of a large scale Statewide project by NJ TRANSIT. The effort will begin on or about January 22 and will be completed on or about January 25.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system, providing bus, rail and light rail services for 380,600 daily commuters on 238 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.