FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUBURBAN TRANSIT TO PROVIDE CONVENIENT COMMUTER SERVICE FROM OLD BRIDGE, NJ TO AND FROM BATTERY PARK / WALL STREET
New Brunswick, New Jersey – May 20, 2010 - Suburban Transit Corp. / Suburban Trails of New Brunswick, NJ, an operating subsidiary of Coach USA, today announced that it will begin regular route commuter service from Old Bridge, N.J. to Battery Park/ Wall Street, N.Y. starting on June 28th, 2010. This new service is an extension of Suburban existing 600 Line currently originating in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
This announcement is a result of New Jersey Transit Corporation’s decision to discontinue it’s 134 Line (Old Bridge to Lower Manhattan) effective June 26th 2010. “We are pleased to be in the position to step in and extend our current Downtown service in order to accommodate these otherwise displaced commuters” said Scott Sprengel, Suburban General Manager. Currently NJT offers (3) morning trips and (4) evening return options. Suburban’s plan is to grow ridership by initially offering (5) morning options and (5) evening returns to Old Bridge.
Suburban Tickets and Monthly Passes can be purchased in East Brunswick at The Transportation Center, Neilson Parking Plaza and Windsor Pharmacy as well as Double Dee Market & Catering in Old Bridge.
Suburban has the exclusive rights to operate commuter service from the East Brunswick Transportation Center and Nielson Plaza Parking Facility as part of its contract with the East Brunswick Parking Utility. The cost of parking on a monthly basis at East Brunswick’s parking facility is $25 per month for East Brunswick residents and $55 per month for non-residents. Suburban has been providing commuter bus service throughout Central Jersey to New York City for nearly 50 years. Incorporated in 1941, Suburban began operating local service in the Dunellen - New Brunswick – Princeton Corridor.
Did you know?
• Suburban Transit Travels nearly 8 Million miles per year
• Averages 295 trips to and from New York City everyday
• Less than one preventable accident for every 350,000 miles traveled
• Has been servicing Central NJ since 1941
• Operates 150 buses
• Motorcoaches currently provide 184 passenger miles per gallon
• Motorcoaches produce carbon emissions of only 56 grams per passenger compared to 371 grams for a passenger car
• Each motorcoach has the potential of removing 55 autos form the highway; saving fuel, cutting emissions and reducing congestion.