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Notice: Public Hearings for Proposed Expansion of Bus Route 119 (Bayonne-Jersey-City-New York), Bus Route 772 (New Milford - Hackensack - Meadowlands), and New Premium Fare Express Service (New York - American Dream)

The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) operates Bus Route No. 119 between Bayonne, Jersey City, and New York. Service currently operates on weekdays and Saturdays only.

In response to consistent and significant ridership growth, NJ TRANSIT proposes to initiate new Sunday service. Sunday service will operate on the same schedule as is currently operated on Saturdays, with service operating every hour throughout most of the day and operating every two hours during late night/early morning hours.

NJ TRANSIT will implement the new Sunday service effective September 1, 2019, on a pilot basis. NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive public comments on the new Sunday service on Bus Route No. 119 to consider making the Sunday service permanent.

The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) operates Bus Route No. 772 between New Milford, Hackensack, and the Meadowlands. Service currently operates on weekdays only between approximately 5:45 a.m. and 7:40 p.m. There is no Saturday or Sunday service.

With the fall 2019 opening of the American Dream complex in East Rutherford, there is a need to extend Bus Route No. 772 to American Dream and to expand scheduled service on Bus Route No. 772 to provide access to employment and recreational opportunities. NJ TRANSIT proposes to expand the weekday schedule to provide service later into the evening, through approximately 10:20 p.m. Additionally, new Saturday and Sunday service, operating every 30 minutes between approximately 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. is proposed.

NJ TRANSIT will implement the expanded weeknight service and the new Saturday and Sunday service effective August 31, 2019, on a pilot basis. NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive public comments on the new weeknight, Saturday, and Sunday service on Bus Route No. 772 to consider making the expanded service permanent.

NJ TRANSIT proposes to operate new express bus service (Bus Route No. 355 American Dream-New York) between the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) in New York City and the American Dream complex in East Rutherford on a daily basis. NJ TRANSIT proposes to establish a premium bus fare for this frequent, express bus service.

NJ TRANSIT will implement the new express bus service effective October 25, 2019. The premium bus fare will be established on a pilot basis. NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive public comments on the new express bus premium fare to consider making this fare permanent.

Public Hearings

Public hearings will be held on October 3, 2019 and October 7, 2019.

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Journal Square Transportation Center
One PATH Plaza (CONCOURSE LEVEL)
Jersey City, New Jersey Date:

Date: October 7, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bergen County Freeholders Office
Public Meeting Room - 5th Floor
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, New Jersey

Written Comments

Written comments for the record may be submitted:

All comments must be received no later than midnight, October 7, 2019. The public's views on this proposal as expressed at the hearings and through the written comment process will be presented to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors prior to a final decision in this matter.

Language Assistance

Individuals requesting sign language interpreters should contact the Public Hearing Office-9th Floor, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2246 at 973-491-4420 by September 18, 2019. Individuals requesting language support should contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555 or TTY-1-800-772-2287 by September 18, 2019.

Notice: Public Hearings for Fiscal Year 2020 Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program (SCDRTAP)

The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) is conducting public hearings in order to gather information and receive comments from interested parties concerning programs developed pursuant to the Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program (SCDRTAP) Act. A hearing will be held in each geographic region in accordance with Section 5 of P.L. 1984 c.578 of SCDRTAP. Each hearing will have an afternoon and evening session. The locations are Freehold, Westampton, and Newark.

The Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program funds capital, operating, and/or administrative expenses for locally coordinated paratransit services for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The program also funds accessibility improvements to NJ TRANSIT's fixed route bus and rail system, the provision of technical assistance to the counties and the administration of the statewide program. All materials to be reviewed at these hearings are available in accessible formats on request.

Public Hearings

The public is invited to the September hearings below at which time they will have a full opportunity to express their views regarding the Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program. In order to assure that all members of the public are given an opportunity to be heard, presentations and comments will be limited to five (5) minutes.

In accordance with the above statute, public hearings will be held at the following accessible locations:

Central Region
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Monmouth Agricultural Building
Conference Room, #1
4000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Southern Region
Thursday, September 5, 2019
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Burlington County Human Services Facility
Lecture Hall B
795 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060

Northern Region
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

NJ TRANSIT Headquarters
9th floor, Board Room
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105-2246

Written Comments

Written comments for the record may be sent to Public Hearing Comments 2019, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, New Jersey 07105-2246, or via email at publichearings@njtransit.com by September 20, 2019.

Language Assistance

Individuals requesting sign language interpreters should contact the Public Hearing Office, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2246, 973-491-7453, or TT 1-800-955-6765 at least seven (7) business days prior to the hearing date. Individuals requesting language support should contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555 at least seven (7) business days prior to the hearing date.

With this annual notice we also invite the public to review and comment on the State Management Plans (SMPs) for the following Federal grant programs administered by NJ TRANSIT.

FTA Section 5310 The Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

FTA Section 5311 Non-urbanized Area Formula Program for Rural Areas

These are available for review and comment on the S-Rides website. (Select the Documents link). Copies of the state management plans are also available upon request by calling 973-491-7372 or writing to NJ TRANSIT, Local Programs & Minibus Support Department, 4th floor, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105-2246. All comments can be submitted via the address above or by sending an email to SRIDES@njtransit.com.

An Access Link paratransit update will NOT be provided at these hearings. Access Link holds separate Customer Forums. If you have any questions regarding Access Link forums or service, please email adaservices@njtransit.com or call Access Link at 1-800-955-2321, choose option #5 for Customer Service, or call TT 1- 800-955-6765.

Title VI: NJ TRANSIT's Notice to Beneficiaries

NJ TRANSIT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, or wishing to obtain additional information regarding NJ TRANSIT's Title VI obligations, may contact NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at 973-275-5555. A complaint or inquiry may also be filed by writing to NJ TRANSIT Customer Service - Title VI, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.