Buses at full capacity during peak periods
The City of
has asked NJ Transit to increase the frequency of bus service going towards the Port Authority Bus Terminal, including adding an additional rush hour bus route along the western edge of town. Hoboken
“During the morning commute, buses regularly skip the uptown stops because they’re completely full by the time they get there,” said Mayor
Dawn Zimmer. “I have asked NJ Transit to add more buses and create a new route on the western side of town during peak periods to handle the increasing demand as continues to grow. This is an opportunity to enhance transit service for residents and encourage greener transportation alternatives while increasing revenue for NJ Transit.” Hoboken
Based on resident concerns, the City conducted a preliminary ridership study of NJ Transit’s 126 bus route. In one instance, five consecutive buses within a 10 minute span skipped the stop at
Willow Ave and 14th Street because they were at capacity. The analysis, which recommends skip-stop or express bus service focusing on northern stops and adding buses or a new western route during peak periods, was provided to NJ Transit.
NJ Transit is reviewing the report and expressed a willingness to work with the City to address the issue. In addition, the City is currently conducting a similar analysis along
Washington Street based on concerns about service from residents.
The letter to NJ Transit and analysis are available on the City website:
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