Remembering The Past: Bus Route Memories And More

by Diane Norek Harrison

If anyone is interested in reading more from Robert E. Purdue, Jr. book “Behind the Lines in Greece -The Story of OSS Operational Group II” mentioned in my May 28 column you can log onto

From Harold Miller: “The #6 bus route started during World War II to get people out to the Raritan Arsnel. In the late 1940s, another bus route was started with the #82 bus which went from the ferry out Smith Street to State Street and out State Street to Hall Avenue, to Florida Grove Road in Hopelawn, then to Pfeuffer Boulevard or Route 440 and then west out to Fords, where it turned around and went back to Perth Amboy. It cost a dime to ride from the ferry out to Fords. From Hopelawn it cost a nickel.

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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