The New Jersey Transit system is the third largest provider of bus and rail transit in the United States. This train system connects major cities in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. The New Jersey Transit operates 2,027 buses on 236 bus routes, 45 light rail cars and 711 trains on 11 rail lines. This transportation service provides an estimated 233 million passenger rides a year.
The New Jersey Transit Bus System was founded in 1980 to provide local bus service in New Jersey. The bus system has since expanded and includes routes that travel as far as Philadelphia. The majority of the buses provide service within New Jersey as well as into New York City.
The Light Rail System is version of modern-day streetcars that operates on electric tracks along the street. Currently there are three light rail lines; the Hudson-Bergen line, the Newark Line and the River Line. All three light rail lines operate within New Jersey. The River Line is the newest rail system and is the first diesel light rail system in the state. The diesel light rail cars look more similar to a traditional train. It runs between Camden and Trenton.
The Rail System is the most expansive of the three types of transportation the New Jersey Transit operates. It provides commuter rail service primarily between New Jersey and New York City, as well as upstate New York. It also provides some service to Philadelphia. The Rail System operates two divisions, the Hoboken Division, which has train lines that run from Hoboken Terminal to locations in upstate New York. The Newark Division has train lines that run from Penn Station in New York to cities all over New Jersey.
Bus, light rail and rail fare changes from time to time, but there are always discounted fares available for senior citizens and people with disabilities. All of the transportation systems are fully wheelchair accessible and have on-board areas to fit most mobility devices.
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