ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County is now offering a new map -- available in both digital and paper formats -- detailing County train and bus routes along with other helpful information. The map is available free of charge and was developed as part of the 2016 County Transportation Master Plan in association with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
The new map illustrates all four commuter rail lines and more than 25 bus routes serving Union County, along with route connections to neighboring counties. It also includes mass transit tips, along with information on smart phone apps and other online resources that make trip planning easier.
The map features a county-wide view on one side and an expanded portion of the Elizabeth-Newark connections on the reverse side. For ease of carry the map folds to the size of a typical smart phone.
“When all the routes are laid out in one integrated format it is easier to plan trips and take full advantage of Union County’s wealth of mass transit options,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Mass transit is one of the cornerstones of a healthy community, helping to reduce congestion and pollution while enabling our economy to grow.”
The NJTPA is a regional transportation agency. It provided funding to print hard copies of the map, which was produced through the Bureau of Transportation Planning in the Union County Department of Economic Development with the assistance of NJ Transit.