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NEWARK, NJ, October 30, 2002 – NJ TRANSIT is introducing a new promotional fare for bus riders commuting between Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge Terminal in New York City beginning Monday, November 4.

“NJ TRANSIT is continuously looking for ways to improve customer service,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington. “This new promotional fare between Bridge Plaza and the George Washington Bridge Terminal will provide our customers with more travel options and convenience.”

Under the new promotional fare initiative, a one-way, one zone bus fare between Bridge Plaza and the George Washington Bridge Terminal will be reduced from $1.40 to $1.00. The reduced one-way, one zone bus fare for senior citizens, customers with disabilities and children will be reduced from 65 cents to 45 cents.

The promotional fare is being implemented to provide passengers with more flexibility in their commute into New York via the George Washington Bridge. It is another step in NJ TRANSIT’s effort to get back to the basics of improving customer service and operating its business more efficiently.

For further information, riders can call NJ TRANSIT between 6 a.m. and midnight at 1-800-626-RIDE or at 973-762-5100 from out of state. For persons with hearing impairments, the number is 1-800-772-2287. Riders can also visit NJ TRANSIT’s website at

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 238 bus routes, two light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 160 rail stations, 28 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.