Bergen County Launches Hackensack Transit Connector
(Hackensack) – This afternoon, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced the launch of the Hackensack Transit Connector bus routes, which will connect Hackensack’s train stations and bus terminal with the County Administrative complex. Joined by Bergen County Freeholders Tom Sullivan, Tracy Zur, Germaine Ortiz, and Mary Amoroso, Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, and representatives from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the Hackensack Main Street Alliance, Tedesco applauded the partnership between local, county, state, and federal government for making this project possible. Using grant funding from the NJTPA, with additional funding provided by Bergen County, the transit connector routes will help reduce the number of personal vehicles on the roads and provide better public transit access to those without vehicles and individuals with mobility issues. There is no fee or residency requirement to use the transit connector.
“By better connecting transit hubs and Hackensack’s downtown area, we are encouraging more environmentally friendly behavior and making public transit more accessible for those with mobility issues,” said County Executive Tedesco. “As we move forward, we’ll be working with riders, community stakeholders, and Hackensack officials to maximize the use of these routes and expand their paths as needed.”
“This much-needed service is an important part of creating a community where not owning a car isn’t a barrier to working, shopping, or conducting activities we all engage in on a daily basis,” said Freeholder Chairman Tom Sullivan. “The shuttle also serves as the critical final piece of connecting our residents and visitors to medical, governmental, and other essential destinations along the path of the transit connector.”