WARREN, NJ - One year after the Warren Township Committee introduced The Warren Township Park & Ride – offering weekday EXPRESS bus service from Warren Township directly to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal – year-over-year monthly ridership has enjoyed a steady increase in usage.

 

After averaging 10.1 riders each weekday during launch month in September 2018, the program is experiencing consistent growth, with 27.9 riders taking advantage of the service each weekday during the month of September, 2019. 

 

“I used to dread my multi-stage commute into NYC,” said Warren Township resident, Alan Kreisbuch. “Now, thanks to our Town's initiative I can park my car in the covered garage, walk a few steps to the nonstop bus, read or sleep, and arrive at Port Authority less than an hour later. It’s nonstop on the way home too, it’s an absolute game changer.” 

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The Warren Township Park & Ride offers weekday (Monday-Friday) EXPRESS bus service from Warren Township directly to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. The EXPRESS bus departs at 6:45 am, with NO stops en-route to the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. Additionally, commuters have multiple options in the evening, as Warren is the 1st stop for Express buses that leave the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal at 5:30 pm5:45 pm6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Lakeland Bus Company of Dover provides a brand new 57-seat ADA-compliant express bus. 

 

FREE Parking permits are available as residents have access to the Parking Deck of Building 300 at the Warren Corporate Center off King George Road near I-78 Exit 36. Spaces assigned specifically for commuters have been made available by the Center’s owner, Vision Real Estate Partners, through an agreement with Warren Township. 

 

“The Warren Township Park and Ride has changed the way I feel about commuting to NYC each day,” said Warren Township resident, Sofi Mehta. “I conveniently park and ride to Port Authority in 55 minutes, covered lot, free, and reliable.”

 

“The Park & Ride is a convenient solution for Warren Township residents that commute into NYC, and feedback from riders that utilize the service has been tremendous,” said George Lazo, Warren Township Committee Liaison. “While we are pleased with the year-over-year usage increase, our goal is to provide this service for up to 50 residents a day. Therefore, it’s important that we continue to spread the word, to ensure the community is aware that this service is available.”

 

In addition to Warren Township residents, the Park & Ride service was recently made available to residents of Watchung.

 

The fee is $13.75 for a one-way pass, or $118.50 for a 10-trip pass.  Tickets can be purchased at Krauzers in Warren Township, at the Port Authority ticket windows 1-10, and all transit vending machines.

 

Recognized among the best places to live in NJ, the Warren Township Park & Ride, offering turnkey transportation to NYC, is a benefit for current residents who commute into the city, and for prospective homeowners exploring Warren as a potential residence.

 

For those interested in this service, please visit https://warrennj.org/park-ride/ or contact the Warren Township Clerk’s Office at Parkandride@warrennj.org or (908) 753-8000, Ext. 223.