NEWARK, NJ – NJ Transit is proposing the discontinuation of Bus Route No. 95 in the Somerset-Union-Essex County corridor.  The No. 95 bus runs between Watchung and Newark along the Route 22 corridor with stops in Westfield, Mountainside, Springfield and Union.

According to their website, NJ Transit is considering the discontinuation of the line due to low ridership and the availability of ample alternative public transportation to facilitate these trips.

“On average, bus Route No. 95 services approximately 179 customers per weekday, which can be represented as 11 passengers per trip,” reads the NJ Transit’s website.  “All affected customers would continue to have alternative bus service available to them should the No. 95 bus service be discontinued.”

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Public hearings on the proposed discontinuation will take place on February 22 and 23, the first at NJ Transit Headquarters in Newark and another at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. The public hearings will be held as follows:

When:             Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time:              6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:            NJ Transit Headquarters

                        One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ

When:             Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time:              6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:            Scotch Plains Municipal Building Courtroom/Council Chambers

                        430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

According to NJ Transit, the discontinuation, if approved by the NJ Transit Board of Directors, would take effect on or about April 30, 2018.