What the NJ Transit fare hike means to you
New Jersey Transit's board of directors has given final approval to an average 9 percent fare increase for bus and train riders that will take effect in October.
The plan includes fare hikes and service adjustments along with outright cancellation of some service. No changes were proposed to Light Rail service.
- Elimination of late night trains from Hoboken on the Passack Valley Line (12:45 a.m.) and Montclair-Boonton line (1:35 a.m.)
- One-way fares between Trenton and New York would rise from $15.50 to $16.75. A monthly ticket would increase 9 percent, from $440 to $480.
- Elimination of service between Freehold and Six Flags Great Adventure, Philadelphia and Six Flags Great Adventure
- Elimination of service between Princeton and Plainsboro. Alternate: the #605 in Princeton and #600 in Plainsboro
- Reduction in service on the #872 bus in Morristown on Route 10 between Mack-Cali in Parsippany and the Livingston Mall. Alternative service available between Hanover/East Hanover and the mall as well as Morristown and the mall
- Reduction in service on the #419 between Riverside and Burlington City Alternate: service between the same stations provided on the River Line light rail.
- Elimination of evening service after 9:30 p.m. between Woodbury and Avandale Park-Ride