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NEWARK, NJ, September 27, 2002 -- NJ TRANSIT is participating in 'Get Philadelphia in Motion Day' on Thursday, October 3 with a fair highlighting the importance of public transportation. The fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Reading Terminal Market's Center Court, 12th and Arch Streets in center city Philadelphia.

Participating organizations include SEPTA, PATCO, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Clean Air Council, Amtrak and the Central Philadelphia Transportation Management Association. Their mission is to enhance center city Philadelphia as a premier place to live, work and visit by improving mobility throughout the downtown and by making travel efficient, reliable, pleasant and safe.

"This event allows NJ TRANSIT to showcase its extensive bus and rail services, particularly those serving the greater Philadelphia region," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington. "It also allows us the opportunity to demonstrate our contributions to the communities we serve including economic development opportunities and improved mobility."

Each organization will provide exhibits, distribute information and offer transportation related raffle prizes at the fair. Entertainment will be provided by the Jazz East Quartet.

NJ TRANSIT provides bus service to Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal on the Nos. 313, 315, 317, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 412, 413, 419 and 551 routes. NJ TRANSIT also provides rail service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station on the Atlantic City Rail Line.

'Get Philadelphia in Motion Day' is part of a national Communities in Motion Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to educate, promote and celebrate the benefits of public transportation. While public transportation benefits those who use it, additional benefits accrue through economic development, reduced congestion, cleaner air and more livable communities.

For further information, riders may call NJ TRANSIT at 1-800-626-RIDE or visit

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 761,000 daily trips 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, 27 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.