As the effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to challenge New Jersey, residents and commuters may find themselves compelled to find a different way to work and to get about town.
Is this the time to carpool? What trains and buses are running? How does gas rationing work? Northwest New Jersey residents and commuter can get answers to their commute questions, the latest transit information and find out about free commuter resources by contacting TransOptions at (973) 267-7600, or by following us on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
TransOptions' FREE transit resources include:
Finding a Carpool
Carpooling is an immediate and effective way to conserve gasoline. Commuters working in northwest New Jersey can join or start a carpool. A free application is available at TransOptions.org or can be handled by calling (973) 267-7600.
Park and Ride Locations
A complete list of northwest New Jersey Park and Ride locations is available at TransOptions.org. Park and Ride locations serve as a meeting place to carpool or, at some locations, connect with public transit service.
Sign up to receive free traffic updates via email or text message. Knowing when there’s a traffic incident can save you time and gasoline.
NJ TRANSIT Schedules and Changes
Stay up to the minute with bus and train schedules with a link from TransOptions.org to NJTRANSIT.com. Currently most bus routes are operating, on or close to schedule although some have detours or limited service. As of today, NJ TRANSIT Trains on the Morris & Essex line are still not in service as repairs are being made and power is being restored. For more system-wide information, visit NJTRANSIT.com or call 973-275-5555.
NJ GAS Rationing Information
Governor Christie’s Executive Order on Odd/Even gas rationing is in effect in 12 New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
Motorists with license plates with an even number as the last number may buy gas on even numbered days of each month. Motorists with license plates ending in an odd number may purchase gas on odd numbered days. Specialized license plates or those not displaying a number will be considered odd numbered plates.
TMAs Throughout New Jersey
TransOptions is the Transportation Management Association (TMA) for Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties and suburban Essex, Passaic and Union Counties. Other TMAs provide similar services throughout the State of New Jersey. To find a local TMA in other areas of New Jersey, visit the TMAC Website or call TransOptions at (973) 267-7600.