HOBOKEN, NJ - NJ Transit will reportedly add additional bus stops along its 126 route in Hoboken. The move is intended to hopefully add capacity during rush hour traffic, and reduce the long lines that were plaguing the morning commute.
On the Clinton Street route, the bus will now stop at 5th and between 7th and 8th Streets, replacing the problematic 6th & Clinton stop. NJ Transit is also adding a new bus stop at 2nd & Willow to assist downtown travelers.
"Together, these changes will also facilitate additional room to social distance, and also help increase efficiencies in service as buses travel uptown where there is also overcrowding, reducing wait times as well," said Mayor Bhalla.
With the addition of larger, articulated buses on the 126 route, steps are being made to make the commute in and out of the Mile Square easier, as mass-transit demand continues to rise.
"We are continuing to partner with NJ Transit on real, concrete transportation improvements within our mile square, adding capacity, and modernizing our bus stops," said Bhalla. "I thank Governor Phil Murphy and Executive Director Corbett for prioritizing areas like Hoboken that depend on mass transit, and the NJ Transit staff who have been working closely with my staff over the past year to implement these positive changes."
The announced additional stops will be activated for the fall—stay tuned for updates.
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