Cunningham, McKnight and Chiaravalloti announce new NJ Transit Bus Enhancements

(Jersey City) – NJ TRANSIT announced that effective Saturday, June 22, 2019, NJ TRANSIT will re-route its No. 1 bus route in Jersey City to provide bus service to residents affected by the termination of A&C No.4 bus route.

The new and enhanced route for the No. 1 will now serve the discontinued A&C No. 4 bus stops along Communipaw and Pacific Aves; reconnecting commuters disenfranchised by the cancelled route.

“Access to ride sharing services that offer door to door transportation is not something every resident in a densely populated area, such as Jersey City, is afforded. Thankfully, NJ Transit has shown its commitment to the residents of New Jersey, specifically, those who reside in Jersey City, with their willingness to reroute the bus lines. I appreciate NJ Transit for their effort, and I thank our Jersey City residents for trusting us to offer an effective resolution to this issue.” stated Senator Sandra Cunningham.

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) added, “Working together with NJ Transit, we heard the concerns of the community and were able to find a solution for all commuters affected by the No. 4 route. I applaud NJ Transit for their willingness to find a permanent route that will serve the residents of Jersey City, particularly in the south side. I want to also thank the residents for their patience during this time.”

“I am glad that NJ Transit was able to address the needs of the community. But a larger issue remains at stake–Jersey City is rapidly growing every day and needs more mass transit options, not less. This is why I introduced legislation (A-5116) that would require private transit companies to issue notices and hold public hearings before making significant changes to transit lines so that private transit companies can be more accountable to the communities they serve. I have urged NJ Transit to consider creating more bus lines throughout the city to better serve the growing population,” stated Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti
(D-Hudson).
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