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NJ TRANSIT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON REDESIGNING BUS NETWORK

Community Can Offer Input on Initiative to Redesign the Local Bus Network for Burlington-Camden-Gloucester Area

March 25, 2022

NEWARK, NJ NJ TRANSIT will hold two virtual sessions for the public to provide input on the recently launched NewBus Burlington Camden Gloucester (BCG) initiative, a project to redesign the local intrastate bus network in the greater Burlington-Camden-Gloucester area for the first time in several decades. The public sessions will include a presentation on the project’s objectives as well as an opportunity for public comments and project input. Feedback from the meetings will help NJ TRANSIT gather information to set project goals and begin drafting recommendations.

NewBus BCG Virtual Public Meetings:

March 30th at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Please visit the project website at www.njtransit.com\newbus-bcg  to register for the meeting.

For those without access to a computer or smart device, please contact the project team at (862) 800-5368 for assistance. Spanish language translation services will be available for the meeting.  

The BCG bus network redesign will restructure the regional bus system to make the network more attractive and equitable to current and future customers. This will help reverse declining local bus ridership trends. The NewBus BCG initiative will include a detailed performance analysis of how well the existing system meets the needs of customers, as well as a robust outreach effort that continuously engages the public and stakeholders throughout the study, and identifies new activity centers and emerging travel destinations with service recommendations that are implementable

Over the last several months, NJ TRANSIT has been reviewing data from the U.S. Census, ridership databases, and a customer survey to learn about the local demand for transit and how customers use the network. The following are highlights of the information NJ TRANSIT has learned so far.

  • The 27 routes in the study area carried approximately 24,000 customers each weekday (Pre-COVID). Nearly 700,000 people live within ¼ mile of service and over 200,000 jobs are within a ¼ mile of service.
  • NJ TRANSIT bus customers rely on the service for their mobility: 44% do not own a car, 58% have household incomes below $35,000, and 80% ride the bus five or more times a week.
  •  Only 30% of NJ TRANSIT bus trips are for non-work purposes. NJ TRANSIT may be more heavily used for work trips because there is more service offered during traditional morning and evening commute periods.

Recommendations from the NewBus BCG initiative will seek to address the mobility needs in the three-county region. NewBus BCG draft recommendations are expected this fall.

For more information on the project please visit njtransit.com/newbus-bcg

The NewBus BCG Fact Sheet is available HERE.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.