NEWARK— The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors voted to provide Jersey Shore-area residents with a new bus link to Newark Liberty International Airport starting early next year. The new No. 60 Toms River-Newark Airport bus route will offer a commuting option for both airport employees and travelers.
“We are initiating this project at a time when access to jobs and major employment centers is vital,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. “As demand for public transportation ebbs and flows across the state, it is important for us to look at new markets where demand exists, and to do so in the most cost-effective way possible.”
The board authorized a $10 million contract with Academy Lines, LLC of Hoboken, for the operation of No. 60 regular route service for a 30-month period from January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. The service’s success will be measured and continuance will depend on the attainment of revenue and ridership goals.
No. 60 buses will operate from the Toms River Bus Terminal to Newark Liberty International Airport—an economic hub that accounts for 20 percent of all jobs in the City of Newark. Buses will serve several park and ride locations along the Garden State Parkway. At the airport, buses will serve the South Area; Terminals A, B, and C; and the North Area Transit Center.
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