SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood officials are readying for Monday, July 10 - the date that greatly reduced service on the New Jersey Transit Morris & Essex line goes into effect until September 1.
Here's what you need to know:
Beginning on Monday, there is a revised Jitney schedule to accommodate the new NJ Transit train schedule. The new Jitney schedules will begin earlier to meet two earlier trains going directly to New York Penn Station. View the Jitney schedules here.
There will be a "Commuter Send Off" on Monday morning, July 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the South Orange train station. According to an update on South Orange Village President Sheena Collum's Facebook page, there will be coffee, breakfast, and music, all which are sponsored by The Vanessa Pollock Realty Team,Third & Valley, and Sym Heller Development & Management, LLC. In addition, the send-off will have information tables with NJ Transit and South Orange Jitney materials, and SOMA Action will have a table where people can write postcards and sign a banner of solidarity advocating that Donald J. Trump and the federal government fund the Gateway project, according to Collum's update.
Maplewood will have three trains direct to New York Penn Station in the morning with departures at 5:04 a.m., 5:49 a.m., and 6:21 a.m., Express Bus service at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 9 a.m., as well as local trains to Hoboken, according to an update from Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca.
The Maplewood Jitney schedule is altered to accommodate the new train schedule. See the revised schedule here.
Full details on changes going into effect on Monday in Maplewood are available here.
On Monday morning, July 10, starting at 6:15 a.m., Governor/State Senator Dick Codey will be providing coffee and donuts at the Maplewood Train Station and bus departure area, according to a Facebook update from Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca. Codey will be joined by members of the Maplewood Township Committee, according to De Luca.