The Jitney service began in July 2002 with one route and two buses.
As a designated “Transit Village” South Orange was 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.
Over the years we have grown the service to the present four routes and seven buses.
The grant funding is no longer available and the jitney service is co-funded by the Village and the Parking Authority.
IN CASE OF SNOW / ICE EMERGENCY
No Service on Longview beyond Crestwood Drive.
Commuters on Laurel Avenue and Harding Drive are advised to go down to Wyoming Avenue. Service will U-Turn at Crestwood Drive and go back to Glenview Road
to South Orange Avenue to Wyoming Avenue.
Commuters can check this website for "Alerts" to confirm that the emergency route is in effect.
Service will not run on days when the following are in effect:
1. The Governor of New Jersey declares a State of Emergency and/or
2. New Jersey Transit does not operate bus service.
When New Jersey Transit experiences unavoidable train delays
the jitney will wait 5 minutes to meet a late train.
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.
FEES & PAYMENT OPTIONS:
12 Month Jitney Pass: $300 only available in the parking office.
(Annual Jitney passes valid from January 1st to December 31st)
Non-resident Riders that live in the South Orange boarders, Jitney passes are available for $450.
(Annual Non -resident Jitney passes valid from January 1st to December 31st)
$2.00 cash each way - Pay on the Bus (exact amount, drivers do not make change)
Attention: All Riders are required to show their Jitney passes Every time you are boarding the buses. No exceptions.