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New Jersey Transit Bus Operations, Inc. is the bus division of New Jersey Transit, providing bus service throughout New Jersey and Orange County, New York, with many routes going to New York City and Philadelphia.

HistoryEdit

New Jersey Transit was created by the New Jersey Public Transportation Act of 1979 to acquire, operate, and contract for transportation services in the public interest. New Jersey Transit Bus Operations, Inc. came into being the following year, when it acquired Transport of New Jersey. Other purchases and buyouts in the 1980s expanded the bus division of NJ Transit. The current version of NJ Transit Bus Operations, Inc. came into being in 1992, when NJ Transit Mercer, Inc., and the Atlantic City Transportation Company was folded into NJ Transit Bus Operations [1].

Today, New Jersey Transit Bus Operations owns or leases 3,008 buses (as of June 2005) [2] All owned buses can be moved around by NJT Bus Operations between private carriers and self-operations, between different private carriers, and from self-operations to private carriers as seen fit by New Jersey Transit (regardless of whose name actually appears on the bus).

Previously, the Newark City Subway was handled within New Jersey Transit Bus Operations as Route 7. This ended on July 16, 2006 when an extension to Newark Broad Street opened, and the Newark Light Rail is now a part of New Jersey Transit Rail Operations.

Route types and numberingEdit

Types of routesEdit

New Jersey Transit bus routes can be divided into three types:

  • Transit: Local, intra-city bus service making frequent stops, such as the 70 Newark-Livingston and the 452 Camden Local routes.
  • Shorter-Distance suburban: Commuter service originating from or ending at a major terminal, such as the 165 New York-Westwood and the 400 Philadelphia-Sicklerville routes. These routes are mostly local in nature.
  • Longer-Distance suburban: Routes that are least 12 miles long, with at least the last four miles having express service. Such examples are Route 9 services (130 series routes) operating between Old Bridge and Newark, Jersey City, and New York City, and express service between Willowbrook Mall and New York City.



Numbering of routesEdit

New Jersey Transit-owned routes are numbered according to type of route and area of the state. Except for routes 12, 24, 31, and 44 (controlled by Coach USA, this numbering only applies to routes directly operated by New Jersey Transit or under contract.

  • 1-99: Intrastate service originating from Hudson, Union, and Essex counties. Routes 12, 24, 31, and 44 in Newark, which are controlled by Coach USA, fall under this scheme, and also accept NJ Transit transfers.
  • 100-199: Northern New Jersey interstate service to and from New York City.
  • 200-299: NO ROUTES
  • 300-399: Special event, seasonal services, northern New Jersey park-and-ride services, long-distance local routes at least 40 miles long originating from Philadelphia, and the 319-New York City-Atlantic City express.
  • 400-449: Shorter-distance suburban routes that cross the Delaware River.
  • 450-499: Local intrastate service in Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
  • 500-549: Local service around Atlantic City.
  • 550-599: Long-distance service originating from Atlantic City serving points in southern New Jersey.
  • 600-699: Local service in Mercer County.
  • 700-799: Local intrastate service in Passaic and Bergen County that does not go to Newark.
  • 800-849: Local intrastate service in Middlesex and Monmouth counties not going to Hudson or Essex Counties.
  • 850-999: WHEELS routes (including the Morris County Metro routes) mostly serving northwestern New Jersey, including bus-to-rail shuttles to office parks and community shuttles. Many WHEELS routes are not connected to any other New Jersey Transit bus routes. (NOTE: Morris County Metro routes M1-M10 are officially Routes 871-880.)

RoutesEdit

Routes are given below by where they operate in the state of New Jersey. In addition, routes are given as exact fare (no change provided) and full service (change provided) with respect to fare collection. A full description of exact fare and full service is given in the Fares section.

Northern Division intrastateEdit

Originating from Hudson, Essex, and Union countiesEdit

All routes are exact fare lines unless indicated otherwise. Routes 12, 24, 31, and 44 have different fare structures set by Coach USA, but accept transfers from connecting routes listed below.

  • 1 Newark-Jersey City via Raymond Boulevard
  • 2 Journal Square-Secaucus
  • 5 Kinney
  • 11 Newark-Montclair via Bloomfield Avenue
  • 12 Newark Avenue-Broad Street (Coach USA-owned)
  • 13 Broad Street-Clinton Avenue
  • 21 Main Street
  • 22 Hoboken-North Bergen via Bergenline Avenue (West New York)
  • 23 Hoboken/Port Imperial-North Bergen via Boulevard East
  • 24 Newark Avenue-Central Avenue (Coach USA-owned)
  • 25 Newark-Irvington via Springfield Avenue
  • 26 Irvington-Elizabeth
  • 27 Mount Prospect
  • 28 Newark-Wayne Willowbrook
  • 29 Bloomfield Avenue
  • 31 South Orange Avenue (Coach USA-owned)
  • 34 Newark-Montclair via Market Street
  • 37 Lyons Avenue
  • 39 Kearny Avenue-Chancellor Avenue
  • 40 Kearny-Jersey Gardens
  • 41 Park Avenue (Newark)
  • 42 18 Avenue
  • 43 Newark-Jersey City via Harrison
  • 44 Central Avenue-Tremont Avenue (Coach USA-owned)
  • 52 Morris Avenue
  • 56 Elizabeth-Winfield
  • 57 Wembley
  • 58 Westfield Avenue
  • 59 Newark-Dunellen
  • 62 Newark-Woodbridge-Perth Amboy
  • 64 Hoboken-Jersey City-Lakewood (Full Service Line)
  • 65 Newark-Somerville
  • 66 Newark-Somerville via US 22
  • 67 Newark-Lakewood-Toms River (Full Service Line)
  • 68 Weehawken-Jersey City-Old Bridge via Route 18 (Full Service Line)
  • 70 Newark-Livingston Mall via Maplewood
  • 71 Newark-West Caldwell
  • 72 Newark (Penn Station)-Paterson via Bloomfield Avenue and Broad Street
  • 73 Newark-Livingston Mall via Orange
  • 74 Newark (Branch Brook Park)-Paterson via Main and Franklin Avenues
  • 75 Newark-Wayne Willowbrook-Butler Express (Full Service Line)
  • 76 Newark (Penn Station)-Hackensack
  • 78 Newark-Secaucus
  • 79 Newark-Parsippany Express
  • 80 Newark Avenue (Jersey City)-Exchange Place via Journal Square, West Side Avenue-Gates Avenue (Greenville Garage)
  • 81 Jersey City/Exchange Place-Bayonne via Jersey & Ocean Avenue with Express Service during Weekday Peak Hours
  • 82 Exchange Place-Summit Avenue
  • 83 Journal Square-Hackensack via Summit/Tonnele Avenue & Shaler Blvd
  • 84 Journal Square-North Bergen via Bergenline Avenue/Park Avenue
  • 85 Hoboken-Secaucus (Harmon Meadow/Mill Creek)
  • 86 Newport Centre/Exchange Place-Union City-North Bergen via Park Avenue
  • 87 King Drive, Greenville Garage (Jersey City)-Hoboken Terminal via Journal Square
  • 88 Journal Square-North Bergen via JFK Boulevard (West New York)
  • 89 Hoboken-North Bergen via Park Avenue (West New York-Union City)
  • 90 Grove Street Crosstown
  • 92 Orange Crosstown
  • 93 Bloomfield-Branch Brook Park
  • 94 Stuyvesant Crosstown
  • 96 18 Street (Newark) Crosstown
  • 97 Montclair-The Oranges
  • 99 Clifton Avenue Crosstown
  • 305 Liberty State Park Shuttle
  • 972 Secaucus Junction shuttle (129 shuttle) (Full Service Line)
Passaic and Bergen County intrastate routesEdit

All routes are exact fare lines.

  • 702 Paterson-Elmwood Park
  • 703 Haledon/Paterson-Meadowlands/East Rutherford
  • 704 Paterson-Wayne Willowbrook via Little Falls
  • 705 Passaic-Wayne Willowbrook
  • 707 Paterson-Saddle Brook
  • 709 Bloomfield-Garden State Plaza
  • 712 Hackensack-Wayne Willowbrook Mall via Paterson
  • 722 Paterson-Ridgewood-Paramus Park via Hawthorne
  • 742 Paterson-Greystone Park Express
  • 744 Paterson-Wayne (William Paterson)
  • 746 Paterson-Ridgewood via Glen Rock
  • 748 Paterson-Wayne Willowbrook via Haledon
  • 751 Paramus/Hackensack-Edgewater via Bogota and Fairview
  • 752 Hackensack-Ridgewood-Oakland
  • 753 New Milford-Paramus via Teaneck Road
  • 755 Paramus/Hackensack-Edgewater via Cedar Lane (Teaneck)
  • 756 Paramus-Englewood-Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee
  • 758 Passaic-Paramus Park
  • 762 Hackensack-Paramus Park
  • 770 Paterson-Hackensack via Garden seating State Plaza
  • 772 Hackensack-Secaucus via Teaneck
  • 780 Passaic-Englewood Hospital via Hackensack Bus Transfer
Middlesex and Monmouth County intrastate routesEdit

All lines are exact fare lines EXCEPT the 307.

  • 307 Freehold-Six Flags Great Adventure (Full Service Line)
  • 801-5 Metropark Station loops 1-5
  • 810 New Brunswick-Woodbridge Center via Metuchen
  • 811 New Brunswick-South River
  • 813 Perth Amboy-Middlesex County College
  • 814 North Brunswick-Middles County College via New Brunswick
  • 815 New Brunswick-Woodbridge Center via South River
  • 817 Perth Amboy-Campbell’s Junction
  • 818 New Brunswick-Old Bridge
  • 819 Piscataway-Metuchen or Middlesex Mall
  • 822 Plainfield-North Plainfield
  • 830 Asbury Park-Point Pleasant Beach
  • 831 Long Branch-Monmouth Mall-Red Bank
  • 832 Asbury Park-Monouth Mall-Red Bank
  • 833 Freehold Raceway Mall-Red Bank
  • 834 Red Bank-Highlands
  • 835 Red Bank-Sea Bright
  • 836 Asbury Park-Freehold
  • 837 Long Branch-Asbury Park-Ocean Township
Northern Division interstateEdit

All routes depart from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City unless noted otherwise. Unless noted otherwise, all routes are full service lines.

  • 107 New York-Irvington-Ivy Hill or South Orange (Exact Fare Line)
  • 108 New York-Newark Colonade Apartments/Penn Station via Union City on certian trips in the late a.m. and all p.m (Exact Fare Line)
  • 111 New York-Jersey Gardens Mall via Union City 32nd Street
  • 112 New York-Clark-Scotch Plains
  • 113 New York-Cranford-Dunellen
  • 114 New York-Mountainside-Somerville Local
  • 115 New York-Rahway-Avenel via Jersey Gardens on routes via Union City
  • 116 New York-Perth Amboy
  • 117 New York-Mountainside-Somerville via Route 22
  • 120 New York (Wall Street)-Bayonne (Exact Fare Line)
  • 121 New York-North Bergen (Westside Avenue) (reverse peak)
  • 123 New York-Union City/Congress Street Light Rail Station via Palisade Avenue via Troy Towers/Central Ave. Union City (Exact Fare Line)
  • 124 New York-Harmon Cove via County Avenue
  • 125 New York-Union City 32nd Street-Jersey City via Kennedy Blvd. (Journal Square) (Exact Fare Line)
  • 126 New York-Hoboken via Washington Street /Jersey City (Hamilton Park) (Exact Fare Line)
  • 127 New York-Union City/Fairview-Ridgefield via Tonelle Ave.
  • 128 New York-North Bergen via Boulevard East
  • 129 New York-Secaucus Junction via Secaucus Plaza
  • 131 New York-Sayreville
  • 133 New York-Old Bridge via Routes 34 and 516
  • 134 New York (Wall Street)-Old Bridge via Routes 18 and 516
  • 135 New York-Freehold via Route 79
  • 137 New York-Toms River Express (peak service also via Route 549 in Brick Township)
  • 138 New York-Old Bridge via Route 18 (East Brunswick)
  • 139 New York-Lakewood via Route 9
  • 144 New York-Paramus-Elmwood Park via Moonachie or Teterboro
  • 145 New York-Fair Lawn Express
  • 148 New York-Midland Park Express
  • 154 New York-Fort Lee via JFK Boulevard
  • 155 New York-Teaneck via Main Street
  • 156 New York-Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee/Winston Towers via Bergenline Avenue or River Road/Palisade Avenue/via Park Ave.
  • 157 New York-Teaneck via Teaneck Road
  • 158 New York-Fort Lee/Mediterranean West via River Road and Edgewater
  • 159 New York-Fort Lee (Linwood Park or Route 5 & Anderson)/Cliffside Park (Winston Towers)/Fairview (NJT Bus Garage) via Bergenline/Anderson Avenues or via River Road/Palisade Avenue Busway Express
  • 160 New York-Saddle Brook-Elmwood Park
  • 161 New York-Paterson via Teterboro/Route 120/Meadowlands (AM/PM Peak Express Service to/from New York operate via NJ Turnpike), Most service to/from Paterson operate via Union City
  • 162 New York-Paramus via Maywood
  • 163 New York-Paramus Garden State Plaza/IKEA or Ridgewood Local via Meadowlands
  • 164 New York-Midland Park/Ridgewood Local via Meadowlands (all peak service express NYC-Fair Lawn)
  • 165 New York-Westwood/Oradell/North Hackensack Local via Boulevard East (AM/PM Express service to/from New York operates via New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway to Forest Avenue in Paramus, Turnpike/Route 4 service via River Edge, Parkway/Route 4 AM/PM express service to Forest Avenue in Paramus)
  • 166 New York-Cresskill/Dumont/Tenafly Local via Boulevard East (AM/PM Express service to/from New York operates via New Jersey Turnpike/I-95)
  • 167/ *177 New York-Dumont/Bergenfield/Harrington Park Local via Teaneck(Glenpointe)/Ridgefield Park(Overpeck Corporate Center) & Ridgefield (Vince Lombardi Park & Ride), All non-express trips to Overpeck operate via Union City (AM/PM Express service to/from New York operates via NJ Turnpike to Teaneck Armory, Turnpike Express to Teaneck Road and DeGraw Avenue)
  • 168 New York-Paramus Park Mall/Hackensack Local via North Bergen/JFK Boulevard East (all peak service express NYC-Ridgefield Park via NJ Turnpike)
  • 171 New York (George Washington Bridge)-Paterson/Garden State Plaza via Route 4

(Exact Fare Line)

  • 175 New York (George Washington Bridge)-Ridgewood/Garden State Plaza via Hackensack & Route 4 (Exact Fare Line)
  • 178 New York (George Washington Bridge)-Hackensack via Teaneck, Englewood (Exact Fare Line)
  • 181 New York (George Washington Bridge)-West New York/Union City Bergenline Avenue Station via Palisade/Bergenline Avenue
  • 182 New York (George Washington Bridge)-Hackensack via Bogota, Teaneck(Glenpointe)

(Exact Fare Line)

  • 186 New York (George Washington Bridge)-Dumont/Chestnut Bend via Englewood and Teaneck (AM/PM Peak Service to/from NYC GWB Terminal operate via Route 4) (Exact Fare Line)
  • 188 New York (George Washington Bridge)-60th Street West New York via River Road, Edgewater
  • 190 New York-Paterson via Passaic, Secaucus (AM/PM Express service operates via Orient Way in Rutherford, Peak Express service to/from New York to Passaic Van Houten & Passaic Avenues), Most service to/from Paterson operate via Union City
  • 191 New York-Little Falls-Wayne Willowbrook via Great Notch (via Union City on Weekends only)
  • 192 New York-Clifton via Nutley, Rutherford and Lyndhurst (via Union City on Weekdays only)
  • 193 New York-Wayne Willowbrook-Packanack Lane
  • 194 New York-Wayne Willowbrook-West Milford
  • 195 New York-Little Falls-Wayne Willowbrook via Cedar Grove (via Union City on Weekends only)
  • 196 New York-West Milford-Warwick (Orange County, NY) Express
  • 197 New York-Wayne Willowbrook-West Milford-Warwick, NY
  • 308 New York or Newark-Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 319 New York-Toms River-Atlantic City Express
  • 320 New York-North Bergen (Park/Ride)-Secaucus (Harmon Meadow/Mill Creek) Meadowlands Bus Facility
  • 321 New York-Vince Lombardi Park and Ride (fares must be prepaid)
  • 351 New York-Meadowlands (special events only)

Southern Division intrastateEdit

Camden, Gloucester, and Salem County intrastate serviceEdit

All of these routes are exact fare lines, unless otherwise noticed.

  • 403 Camden-Turnersville via White Horse Pike
  • 405 Camden-Merchantville-Cherry Hill Mall
  • 407 Camden-Merchantville-Moorestown Mall
  • 413 Camden-Mount Holly-Burlington
  • 419 Camden-Riverside-Burlington
  • 450 Camden-Cherry Hill Mall
  • 451 Camden-Lindenwold Patco
  • 452 Cramer Hill to 36 Street River LINE via Downtown Camden
  • 453 Camden-Ferry Ave. Patco
  • 455 Cherry Hill Mall-Deptford-Paulsboro
  • 457 Camden-Moorestown Mall
  • 459 Sicklerville-Voorhess Town Center
  • 460 Camden area school route
  • 463 Sicklerville-Woodbury
  • 468 Penns Grove-Salem-Woodstown
Service across the Delaware RiverEdit

All of these lines are full service lines, unless noted otherwise. Unless indicated otherwise, routes make a loop around Downtown Philadelphia and run through Camden.

  • 313 Philadelphia (Greyhound Terminal)-Wildwood-Cape May Local via Route 47
  • 315 Philadelphia (Greyhound Terminal)-Wildwood-Cape May Local via Black Horse Pike and Route 50
  • 316 Philadelphia (Greyhound Terminal)-Sicklerville-Wildwoods-Cape May Express
  • 317 Philadelphia (Greyhound Terminal)-Fort Dix-Lakewood-Asbury Park Local
  • 400 Philadelphia-Sicklerville via Black Horse Pike (Exact Fare Line)
  • 401 Philadelphia-Woodbury-Salem
  • 402 Philadelphia-Woodbury-Beckett-Penns Grove-Pennsville
  • 404 Philadelphia-Pennsauken-Cherry Hill Mall (Exact Fare Line)
  • 406 Philadelphia-Marlton-Berlin via Route 70
  • 408 Philadelphia-Gloucester-Millville
  • 409 Philadelphia-Trenton Local via Route 130
  • 410 Philadelphia-Woodbury-Mantua-Bridgeton via Routes 45 and 77
  • 412 Philadelphia-Woodbury-Glassboro
  • 414 Philadelphia- Moorstown Mall (Express, Rush Hour Service only)
  • 417 Philadelphia-Willingboro-Mt. Holly Express from Philadelphia to Willingboro
  • 551 Philadelphia-Sicklerville-Atlantic City Express via Atlantic City Expressway
Local Atlantic City routesEdit

All of these routes are exact fare lines.

  • 501 Atlantic City-Brigantine Beach
  • 502 Atlantic City-Hamilton (Atlantic County) via White Horse Pike
  • 503 Atlantic City area school routes
  • 504 Ventnor Plaza-Bungalow Park
  • 505 Longport-Margate-Venice Park
  • 507 Atlantic City-Pleasantville-Ocean City
  • 508 Atlantic City-Hamilton (Atlantic County) via Galloway Township
  • 509 Atlantic City-Somers Point-Ocean City
Long Distance routes from Atlantic CityEdit

All of these routes are full service lines.

  • 319 Wildwood (limited service)-Atlantic City-Toms River-Jersey City-New York Express via Garden State Parkway
  • 551 Atlantic City-Sicklerville-Philadelphia Express via Atlantic City Expressway
  • 552 Atlantic City-Wildwoods-Cape May Express via Garden State Parkway
  • 553 Atlantic City-Pleasantville-Mays Landing-Millville-Bridgeton-Upper Deerfield Local
  • 554 Atlantic City-Lindenwold PATCO Local via White Horse Pike
  • 559 Atlantic City-Toms River-Lakewood Local via Route 9
Routes in Mercer CountyEdit

All of these routes are exact fare lines except for the 418.

  • 418 Trenton-Mount Holly-Camden Express
  • 600 Trenton-Plainsboro via Route 1 Corridor
  • 601 Ewing-Trenton-Hamilton Marketplace via Clinton Avenue
  • 602 Trenton-Pennington via Pennington Road
  • 603 Quaker Bridge Mall-Trenton-Hamilton Marketplace via Broad Street
  • 604 Trenton-East Trenton via North Clinton Avenue
  • 605 Quaker Bridge Mall-Princeton-Montgomery Township
  • 606 Princeton-Trenton-Hamilton Marketplace via Route 206 and Greenwood Avenue/Nottingham Way
  • 607 Independence Plaza-Trenton-Ewing
  • 608 West Trenton-Trenton-Hamilton Railroad Station via State Street
  • 609 Ewing-Trenton-Quaker Bridge Mall
  • 610 Trenton/Princeton public schools
  • 611 Perry Street Shuttle
  • 612 Formerly 976 Princeton Junction-Lawrence Bus-to-Rail shuttle
  • 655 "The Health Line"

WHEELS Suburban Transportation ServicesEdit

All of these routes are exact fare lines.

  • 884 Somerville-Branchburg-Whitehouse-Clinton Bus-to-Rail shuttle
  • 890 Pohatcong Plaza-Easton via South Main Street (Deviated fixed route)
  • 891 Pohatcong Plaza-Easton via Heckman (Deviated fixed route)
  • 966 Convent Station Employer Shuttle
  • 967 Sparta Diamond Express
  • 970 Passaic-Totowa Express
  • 971 Paterson-Totowa Express
  • 973 Hackettstown (Deviated fixed route)
  • 978 Newark-Raritan Center Express
  • 979 Irvington-Raritan Center Express
  • 980 New Brunswick-Piscataway Bus-to-Rail shuttle
  • 981 Port Liberte-Grove Street (Jersey City)
  • 986 Summit-Berkeley Heights-Plainfield Bus-to-Rail shuttle

Divisions and garagesEdit

New Jersey Transit Bus Operations is divided into the Northern and Southern Divisions. [3] Below is a list of all facilities and the buses housed in them.

Northern divisionEdit

New Jersey Transit's northern division consists of 11 garages owned and operated by New Jersey Transit, and numerous contractors providing service under contract to New Jersey Transit or leasing buses from New Jersey Transit for their own routes. Detailed route assignments and ADA accessibility are given below. (NOTE: The Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Wikipedia:George Washington Bridge}} Bus Terminal are not fully accessible for 100- and 300-series routes.)

Some peak-service trips on routes out of Oradell and Wayne may also be handled by Meadowlands during peak service, and some AM service along the Gold Coast to North Bergen is handled by Ironbound and Howell.

Counties served in the Northern Division directly or under contract are Bergen, Essex,Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, eastern and central Somerset, Union, and Warren* counties in New Jersey, Orange County in New York*, and the city of Easton, Pennsylvania*.

*Access Link paratransit service is not available for routes in this jurisdiction.

Northern Divison operated directlyEdit

Numbers in bold are buses with high back seats.

Garage Location Routes Fleet
Big Tree Nutley 13, 39, 40, 76, 78, 99 Flxible Metro-D: 1751, 1908-1929, 3729, 3745-3768 (23, 25)
Neoplan AN459 articulated: 9502-9530 (29)
Fairview Fairview 128 (overnights) , 154, 156, 158, 159, 321 Flxible Metro-B: 3058, 3063, 3066-3069, 3071-3072, 3075, 3094, 3098, 3100, 3104, 3108, 3115, 3121, 3123, 3153, 3164-3166, 3170, 3175, 3178-3182, 3184, 3207, 3210-3211, 3214, 3255, 3256, 3277, 3500-3504, 3507-3510, 3512, 3515, 3548, 3561, 3564-3566, 3568, 3570, 3576-3577, 3582, 3591, 3594-3595, 3600, 3603 (34 96" wide, 26 102" wide)
Neoplan AN459 articulated: 9501, 9601-9636 (1, 36)
Greenville Jersey City 43, 80, 81, 87, 120, 126 Flxible Metro-B: 1700-1721, 3001-3002, 3007-3008, 3022, 3028, 3102-3103, 3105, 3107, 3110-3112, 3124, 3193, 3198-3199, 3201-3202, 3204 (22, 17 96" wide)
Flxible Metro-D: 1750, 1766, 1768, 1770, 1773, 1780-1781, 1783-1785, 1787-1788, 1790, 1792-1800, 1820-1840, 1886-1889, 3700-3703, 3705, 3716-3718, 3728 (47, 9)
MTS RTS Legend: 4101 (1)
Hilton Maplewood 1, 13, 25, 26, 27, 37, 39,
42, 52, 70, 90, 94, 107, 108, 500
Flxible Metro-D: 3742, 3769-3791 (24)
Nova Bus RTS T8O206: 2620, 2625, 2635, 2648-2687, 2691-2693, 2757, 2759, 2761, 2773 (50)
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1418-1486, 1514 (70)
Neoplan AN459 articulated: 9531-9549 (19)
Howell Howell 64, 67, 68, 128**, 131, 133, 134, 135,
137, 138, 139**, 307*, 308*, 309*
MCI 102-DWA3 CNG: 7001-7042, 7044-7077 (76)
MCI 102D3 with restrooms: 7112 (1)
MCI 102DL3 with restrooms: 7103, 7111, 7113-7119 (9)
MCI D4500: 7419, 7422, 7442, 7453-7483, 8200-8204, 8208-8229, 8246-8268, 8316 (85)
MCI D4500CL: 9021-9037 (17)
Ironbound Newark 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 65, 66,
111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 128**
Flxible Metro-D: 1841-1861, 1864-1867, 1872-1880, 1882-1883, 1930-1937, 1961-1975 (59)
MCI 102DW3SS: 7502-7503 (2)
MCI D4000: 7504, 7756-7760, 7771-7774, 7812-7821, 7935-7940, 8039-8108, 8285-8288, 8558-8559 (92)
MCI D4000H diesel electric 4004-4007 (4)
Market Street Paterson 72, 74, 145, 148, 160, 164, 171,
175, 178, 182, 703, 712, 770
Flxible Metro-B: 3006, 3009, 3272, 3278, 3541-3542, 3544, 3569 (4 96" wide, 4 102" wide)
Flxible Metro-D: 1756, 1761, 1764, 1801-1819, 1884-1885 3730-3741, 3743-3744 (24, 14)
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1271-1311 (41)
MCI D4000: 7810-7811, 7941-7980 (42)
Meadowlands North Bergen 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 121,
123, 124, 125, 126**, 127, 128, 129, 166**, 167**
181, 188, 190**, 319**, 320, 351**
Flxible Metro-B: 3017, 3059, 3109, 3195, 3203, 3205-3206, 3208-3209, 3217, 3233-3234, 3261, 3265, 3267, 3274, 3279, 3505, 3513, 3521, 3528, 3546, 3550, 3556, 3559, 3562, 3571, 3580, 3583, 3584, 3587, 3589, 3590, 3597-3598, 3601, 3605 (17 96" wide, 20 102" wide)
Nova Bus RTS T8O206: 2601, 2605-2619, 2621-2624, 2626-2634, 2636-2647, 2769-2772 (45)
MCI 102DL3 with restrooms: 7101-7102, 7104-7110, 7120 (10)
MCI D4000: 7489-7493, 7676-7683, 7762-7764, 7766-7768, 7775-7782, 7981-7999, 8289-8291 (49)
MCI D4000 with restrooms: 7534-7535, 7791-7799 (11)
MCI D4500: 7420-7421, 7423-7441, 7443-7446, 8230-8245 (41)
MCI D4500CL: 9038-9053 (16)
Oradell Oradell 144, 155, 157, 162, 163, 164,
165, 166**, 167**, 168, 186
MCI D4000: 7484-7488, 7567-7617, 7686-7733, 7737-7755, 7765, 7769-7770, 7822-7883, 8971-8990 (208)
Orange Orange 5, 11, 21, 27, 28, 29, 34, 41,
71, 73, 79, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97
Nova Bus RTS T8O206: 2602-2604, 2694-2735, 2737-2754, 2774-2775 (65)
Nova Bus RT8O-2N: 1268-1269, 1312-1399, 1401-1417, 1534 (108)
Wayne Wayne 75, 161, 190, 191, 192,
193, 194, 195, 196, 197
MCI D4000: 7619-7675, 7734-7736, 7884-7929, 7931-7934, 8025-8031, 8109-8112, 8269-8284 (137)
MCI D4500: 7447-7452, 8205-8207, 8292-8315, 8317-8322, 8961-8968 (47)
MCI D4500CL: 9001-9020 (20)
*Indicates seasonal or special event service.
**Some service is contracted.

Northern division contractedEdit

Operator Location Routes Equipment (NJ Transit service)
Academy Bus Hoboken 2, 22, 23, 88, 751, 752,
753, 755, 756, 762, 772, 780
Flxible Metro-D: 1753, 1758, 1760, 1762-1763, 1765, 1779, 1782, 1786, 1791 (10)
Nova Bus RTS T8O-2N: 1001 (1)
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1003-1025, 1108-1111, 1122-1131, 1138, 1210, 1245-1247, 1253-1254, 1271, 1508, 1529-1531, 1559, 1568 (51)
Nova Bus RT6O-2N: 2540-2542, 2547-2558 (15)
Perth Amboy 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 810, 811,
813, 814, 815, 817, 818, 819, 822, Rutgers University shuttles
NovaBus RTS RT8O-2N: 1026-1035 (Rutgers only), 1139-1147, 1185-1200, 1216-1226, 1569-1570, 1575, 1576 (50) (1575 and 1576 for NJ Transit or Rutgers services)
Toms River 139 (with Howell) (Peak service only) See leased buses roster below
Community Coach* Paramus 702, 704, 705, 707, 709, 722, 742,
744, 746, 748, 758, 970, 971
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1148-1184, 1270 (38)
Blue Bird CSFE3000
First Student Great Meadows 966, 967, 973 Cutaway vans
PABCO Transit Dover (Morris County) MCM1, MCM2, MCM3, MCM4, MCM5, MCM7, MCM10

Nova Bus RTS RT6O-2N: 2559, 2569-2580 (13)

ONE Bus*
Red & Tan Tours*
South Orange Avenue IBOA*
Elizabeth 12, 24, 31, 44,
305, 978, 979, 981
See leased buses below, along with Blue Bird CSFE3000
Suburban Trails* New Brunswick 884, 980, 986 Blue Bird CSFE3000
Trans-Bridge Lines Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 890 and 891 Cutaway vans
Veolia Transportation Neptune 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, and 837 Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1002, 1106-1107, 1112-1121, 1262-1263, 1507 (16)
Nova Bus RTS RT6O-2N: 2543-2546 (4)

*Coach USA companies.

Southern divisionEdit

NJ Transit Bus Operations' southern division consists of four garages owned and operated by New Jersey Transit and service operated in Salem County by Salem County Transit under contract.

Counties served by the Southern Division directly or under contract include Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, southern Somerset, and Salem counties.

Southern Division operated directlyEdit

Numbers in bold are buses with high back seats.

Garage Location Routes Fleet
Egg Harbor Egg Harbor 313, 315, 316*, 319, 501, 502, 504,
505, 507, 508, 509, 552, 553, 559
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1264-1267, 1487-1506, 1563-1564, 1571-1574 (30)
Nova Bus RT6O-2N: 2501-2524 (24)
MCI D4000: 7401-7418 (18)
MCI D4000 with restrooms: 7531-7533, 7536-7541, 7783-7790, 7800-7801 (19)
Hamilton Township Hamilton (Northeast Corridor railroad station) 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605,
606, 607, 608, 609, 611, 976
Flxible Metro-D: 1881, 1890-1907, 1938-1960 (42)
Nova Bus RTS T8O206: 2688-2690, 2758, 2760, 2762-2768 (12)
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1132, 1400 (2)
Nova Bus RT6O-2N: 2525-2536, 2568 (13)
Nova Bus 82VN diesel electric: 4001-4003 (3)
Newton Avenue Camden 316*, 317, 318*, 404, 405, 407, 409, 413,
419, 450, 451, 452, 453, 455, 457
Flxible Metro-B: 3005, 3011, 3019-3021, 3029-3034, 3082-3090, 3095-3097, 3118-3119, 3127-3129, 3131-3134, 3154, 3275 (34 96" wide)
Flxible Metro-D: 1755, 1869-1871, 3704, 3706-3715, 3719-3727 (4, 20)
Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1133-1137, 1201-1209, 1248-1252 (19)
MCI D4000 7542-7566 (25)
Washington Township Washington Township 313, 315, 316*, 400, 401, 402, 403, 406, 408,
410, 412, 459, 463, 551, 554
Flxible Metro-B: 3035-3043, 3045, 3051-3056, 3126, 3135-3152, 3155-3159, 3161, 3163, 3239, 3269 (43 96" wide)
Nova Bus RTS RT6O-2N: 2560-2567 (8)
MCI D4000N: 7803-7805 (3)
MCI D4000: 7505-7530, 7618, 8000-8024, 8032-8038 (57)
MTS RTS Legend: 4201 (1)
*Indicates seasonal or special event service.

Southern Division contractedEdit

Operator Location Routes Types of buses
Salem County Transit Pennsville Township 423 and 468 Nova Bus RTS RT8O-2N: 1513, 1515, 1556-1558, 1560 (6)

Private operators leasing buses from NJ TransitEdit

These buses are painted in the colors of the respective operators.

Operator Location Equipment owned by NJ Transit
Academy Bus Leonardo, Perth Amboy,
Toms River, Westampton (pooled)
MCI D4000: 8504-8505, 8563-8626, 8632-8686, 8851-8876 (137)
MCI D4500: 8626-8631, 8806, 8807, 8831-8835, 8921-8944 (37)
MCI D4500 with restrooms: 8945-8950 (6)
Montgomery & Westside IBOA Jersey City Flxible Metro-D: 1769, 1771, 1772, 1776 (4)
NovaBus RTS RT8O-2N: 1227-1239, 1550-1555 (19)
Bergen Avenue IBOA Bayonne NovaBus RTS RT8O-2N: 1240-1244, 1523-1528 (11)
Broadway Bus Jersey City Flxible Metro-D: 1752, 1774, 1775 (3)
NovaBus RTS RT8O-2N: 1532, 1533, 1535, 1536 (4)
Nova Bus RT6O-2N: 2537-2539 (3)
Carefree Clifton MCI D4000 with restrooms: 8452-8453 (2)
Community Coach* Paramus MCI D4000: 8514-8518, 8775-8780 (18)
MCI D4500 8765-8774 (10)
DeCamp Montclair MCI D4000: 8401-8435 (35)
MCI D4500: 8436-8450 (15)
Lakeland Dover MCI D4000: 8704-8746, 8755-8759 (48)
MCI D4500: 8760-8764 (5)
Olympia Trails*
ONE Bus*
Red & Tan Tours*
South Orange Avenue IBOA*
Elizabeth (pooled) Flxible Metro-B: 3219, 3231, 3240, 3246 (4)
Flxible Metro-D: 1754, 1757, 1759, 1778, 1789, 1862, 1863, 1868 (8)
MCI MC-9B: 5045, 5109, 5112, 5117, 5119, 5122, 5173, 5209, 5236, 5241, 5275, 5312, 5382 (13)
MCI D4000: 8519-8523 (5)
NovaBus RTS RT8O-2N: 1036-1105, 1211-1215, 1509-1512, 1516-1522, 1537-1549, 1560-1562, 1565-1567 (103)
Rockland Coaches* Westwood MCI D4000: 8454-8503, 8554, 8555, 8781-8787, 8836-8845, 8877-8889, 8916-8920 (86)
MCI D4500: 8524-8553 (30)
ShortLine* Mahwah MCI D4500: 8788-8805 (18)
Suburban Trails* New Brunswick MCI D4000: 8506-8513, 8846-8849 (12)
MCI D4500: 8808-8830, 8890-8915 (49)
Trans-Bridge Bethlehem, Pennsylvania MCI D4000: 8556-8557 (2)
MCI D4000 with restroom: 8451, 8703 (2)
MCI D4500: 8560-8562 (3)

*Coach USA companies.

FaresEdit

Fares on New Jersey Transit buses are based on distance, with different fares for interstate service, intrastate service in northern and southern New Jersey, and service from Monmouth County to Newark, Jersey City, and New York City. The exact fare can be found out through NJ Transit's trip planner. Monthly pass prices (for multiple zones) also vary between northern New Jersey and southern New Jersey interstate and intrastate, and for routes based out of Howell Garage. The base one-zone intrastate fare is $1.25, but goes up for each zone traveled (50¢ for a second zone in South Jersey, and 70¢ for a second zone in North Jersey). Most local trips are four zones or less. An interstate two-zone fare to/from New York City is $2.30, while a two-zone fare to/from Philadelphia is $2.05.

Transfers cost 60¢ in northern New Jersey, and 55¢ in southern New Jersey and are valid for two hours for a one-zone ride on a second bus route, or a one-way ride on any of the three light rail routes in New Jersey. Transfers are not valid for trips to and from New York City, Philadelphia, or Wilmington (except for transfer to/from the River LINE at the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden for travel to/from Philadelphia, through purchase of a two-zone interstate fare at $2.05).

All routes (except for travel to/from Vince Lombardi Park & Ride) are exact fare or full service lines.

  • Exact fare: Operator does not handle money or have access to money. Customers must deposit their own fare (exact change and $1 bills accepted).
  • Full service: Operator handles money and provides change for $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 bills.

MCI cruisers are used primarily on full service lines. Transit-style buses are used primarily on exact fare lines. However, all MCI cruisers operated by New Jersey Transit are full-service buses (as these buses do not have fareboxes).

The 319 NYC-Toms River-Atlantic City Express route charges northern New Jersey fares for travel between New York and Toms River. South of Toms River, southern New Jersey fares are charged.

PassesEdit

Weekly and monthly intrastate (excluding Howell routes for travel for points north of Old Bridge), interstate, and Route 9/18 passes (for Howell routes for travel from Old Bridge and points south to Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken and New York City) are available for purchase either from New Jersey Transit or authorized vendors. Many private carriers, particularly in northern New Jersey, accept New Jersey Transit passes for intrastate travel. Many of these passes also have rail cross-honoring privileges.

Passes are not valid on special event or seasonal routes (except for the 316), or for travel between Vince Lombardi Park & Ride and New York City on Bus Routes 167 or 321 (this service has its own fare structure).

EquipmentEdit

New Jersey Transit Bus Operations operates a variety of equipment throughout the state. Arguably the predominant equipment is the MCI D4000/D4500, which (including units leased to private carriers) comprises half of the total fleet (1,503 buses as of June 2006). MCI D series cruisers are used throughout New Jersey in local and express short-haul and long-haul service, the former being unique to New Jersey Transit.

From 1980 until 1995, New Jersey Transit was a Flxible customer, with transit bus orders being procured exclusively through Flxible until it went out of business in 1996. Since then, New Jersey Transit has ordered RTS and NABI buses for transit service.

On certain routes in Essex County, and along the Gold Coast and Palisades between the Lincoln Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge, articulated buses are employed to allow larger loads to be carried, primarily on the 13, 39, 70 routes, and most routes out of Fairview Garage.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. New Jersey Transit History
  2. New Jersey Transit Facts at a Glance for FY 2005
  3. New Jersey Transit garage locations (Howell Garage not listed)

External linksEdit

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