NJ TRANSIT Adjusts Weekday Bus Schedules – Beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020

Beginning Saturday, March 28, NJ TRANSIT will adjust bus service in response to COVID-19. Bus service adjustments begin in South Jersey on Saturday, March 28, and on Northern/Central routes on Monday, March 30; All travel limited to essential trips only. See below for details.

Bus Service Adjustments:

Please click HERE for full schedule details.

Northern/Central NJ Bus Routes:

  • Buses will operate modified levels of service beginning Monday, March 30 as follows:
    • Most Northern/Central Port Authority commuter lines will operate modified levels of service Monday through Friday. Saturdays and Sundays will remain unchanged.
    • Most Northern/Central intrastate lines will operate modified levels of service Monday through Friday with a few exceptions.  New weekday schedules will be made available. Saturdays and Sundays will remain unchanged.
    • Contract carrier service will operate a Saturday schedule system-wide starting Monday, March 30.

Southern NJ Bus Routes:

  • Buses will operate modified levels of service beginning Saturday, March 28 as follows:
    • Most lines will operate the same level of service seven days a week with a few exceptions.
    • Selected weekday only portions of lines will not be served.
    • Bus No. 319 will not operate south of Atlantic City
    • The following weekday only bus routes will not operate until further notice:
      • Nos. 414, 417, 418, 453, 555, 610, 611 and 612

NJ TRANSIT’s RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 response, customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for My Transit alerts and activate push notifications on the mobile app to receive the latest status of the system.

As an added precautionary measure to protect bus operators and customers, NJ TRANSIT has implemented rear-door boarding on all bus routes where rear-boarding is available. Seats near the bus operator have been taken out of service to allow for proper social distancing for the operator.  Travel should be limited toessential personnel only. Customers are encouraged to use the NJ TRANSIT mobile ticketing app or purchase paper tickets prior to boarding to limit cash transactions with the bus operator.

NJ TRANSIT has enhanced its cleaning efforts to include disinfecting vehicles every 24 hours. Hard surface cleaning and disinfecting typically includes handholds, arm rests, seating areas and restrooms.

Our enhanced cleaning regimen in stations includes additional disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints such as ticket vending machines, handrails, door handles. In major stations and terminals, this occurs once every shift.

The cleaning agents used in this effort are deemed effective for these purposes and contain anti-viral components such as bleach/water mixes and other disinfectant sprays. Areas regularly cleaned include are doors, door knobs, windows, benches, partitions, trash cans, elevators, escalators, handrails, ledges, all restrooms and floor surfaces and all floor mats.

NJ TRANSIT has a dedicated web page offering a centralized location to highlight the many initiatives the agency has undertaken to protect customers and employees against COVID-19. The web page, njtransit.com/COVID19, is available on both desktop and through the mobileapp.

In addition to outlining the steps the agency has taken, the websitealso includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Posters reminding customers of best-practices to prevent the spread of germs will be appearing on NJ TRANSIT vehicles throughout the system in the coming days.

NJ TRANSIT is closely engaged with the New JerseyDepartment of Health and other stateand federal resources to carefully monitor, and if need be, respond to emergent health concerns that have the ability to impact customers and employees.

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the following preventative steps for the coronavirus:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, then wash hands

For more information, please visit the following websites: New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/; the CDC: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00427.asp.

Travel Advice:

Before starting your trip, visit njtransit.comfor up-to-the-minute service information.
Customers areencouraged to download or update the NJ TRANSIT mobile app to set up and receive customized service alert information via push notifications.  Visit the You Tube video for easy instructions on setting up custom push notifications.

Sign up for the My Transit alert system, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone via email or text.

Allow extra time getting to and from your destination.

Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM daily.

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