Remembering The Past: Bus Route Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison

From Harold Miller: “Further west in Edison were several doctors and dentists who had offices along the boulevard. The good thing about living in this area back then was that it had two public service buses running from Highland Park to downtown Perth Amboy.

“The #4 bus ran from the ferry at the foot of Smith Street, west on Smith Street to Prospect Street then up to New Brunswick Avenue and west on New Brunswick Avenue all the way to Metuchen and then to Highland Park. It cost a nickel to ride from the ferry to the Hopelawn city line and then another nickel to go all the way to Metuchen.

“The #6 bus ran from the ferry all the way out to Smith Street, through Keasbey then to Crowsmill Road in Fords where it turned onto New Brunswick Avenue and went west out to Woodbridge Avenue where it turned around and went all the way to Highland Park.”

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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