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JITNEYS


FEES - RULES - GENERAL INFORMATION

As a designated “Transit Village” South Orange is eligible for transportation grants. The Village applied for and received a “Community Shuttle Grant” from New Jersey Transit, which provided funding and two buses, free of charge. The Village administers the grant funding and asked the Parking Authority to operate the jitney service. The jitney service began in July 2002.
As of 2008, the Village and Authority have a total of three jitney routes servicing the town, multiple buses and a new grant “CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation Air Quality).


JITNEY BUS APPLICATIONS:click here

Applying for the first time or renewing at the beginning of the year is a two step process:

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Provide Proof of Residency: A current utility bill in your name and address.
  3. Photo ID: A valid driver’s license with photo and/or current recreation card
  4. Come to the Parking office with forms and make payment, check or cash.
  5. Receive receipt of payment and proceed to:
  • Baird Community Center
    5 Mead Street
    South Orange
  1. At Baird they will enter your information and take your photo.
  2. Then issue you a Jitney Pass Card.

FEES & PAYMENT OPTIONS:

12 Month Jitney Pass: $150 only available in the parking office.
(Annual Jitney passes valid from January 1st to December 31st)

$1.00 cash each way - Pay on the Bus (exact amount, drivers do not make change)

$10.00 Ten Trip Ticket Booklet available from the driver or the parking office.

SCHEDULES:

Route schedules are available on the bus, in the office or on-line at southorange.org. Schedules are subject to change by New Jersey Transit.

NEWSTEAD & NORTH WYOMING

SNOW / ICE EMERGENCY ROUTE 

No Service on Longview beyond Crestwood Drive.
(All commuters on Laurel Avenue and Harding Drive are advised to go down to Wyoming Avenue. Service will U-Turn at Crestwood Drive back to Glenview Road to South Orange Avenue to Wyoming Avenue.) 

No Service on Overhill Road.
(All commuters on Mayhew Drive are advised to go down to Wyoming Avenue.) 

No Service on Franklin Place or Franklin Terrace.
(All commuters on Franklin Place or Franklin Terrace are advised to go to Wyoming  Avenue. Service will U-Turn at Franklin Place/Blanchard Road and go back to South Orange Avenue to South Orange Station/SOPAC Circle.) 

No Service on North Ridgewood Road.

Commuters may call South Orange Parking Authority at 973.378.7715 ext. 2037
to confirm that the emergency route is in effect.

Service will not run on snowy days when the following are stated:

  1. The Governor of New Jersey declares a State of Emergency and/or
  2. New Jersey Transit does not operate bus service.  

TRAIN DELAYS:

When New Jersey Transit experiences unavoidable train delays the jitney will wait as long as it can to meet a late train. But in order to maintain the jitney time schedules the drivers aren’t usually able to wait more than five or ten minutes

LOST ITEMS:

If you should leave a possession on the bus, call our office at 973.378.7715 X2037. The drivers will check their bus at the end of each shift and report any found items.