Major Initiative To Redesign The Local Bus Network For The Greater Newark Area
NEWARK, NJ –NJ TRANSIT is launching a new initiative to redesign the bus network for the greater Newark area, called “NewBus Newark.” The centerpiece of the project will be a deep engagement with customers and the community. To kick off the effort, NJ TRANSIT today launched a customer survey and informational website available at njtransit.com/newbus. Later in the week, representatives will meet with regional stakeholders for the first time to begin the process of reimagining a new local bus network that will best serve the community.
The NewBus Newark initiative, will include a detailed performance analysis of the area’s 38 local bus routes, assess the current transit market including where people live, where they work and how they travel, and use these findings alongside community input to design a new intrastate bus network for the Newark region.
“NewBus Newark is an extraordinary opportunity for NJ TRANSIT and the city of Newark,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “Through this initiative,
NJ TRANSIT is working to completely reimagine and redesign Newark’s indispensable bus network, allowing it to meet the evolving demands of residents, businesses, and employers. Ultimately, we think it will provide greater travel flexibility in the greater Newark area and will also support Newark’s economic growth.”
Recommendations from the NewBus initiative will seek to better address the Newark area’s regional mobility needs. It will address travel patterns, review under-performing service, and strive to improve the overall customer experience. The new network will improve local mobility within Newark and enhance connections to rail and bus service around Northern New Jersey and into New York.
For more information on the project please visit njtransit.com/newbus
The NewBus Newark Fact Sheet is available HERE.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.
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