Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Moving to Livingston: Commuting from Livingston to NYC

Livingston is a great community in Essex County with a great school system. They only challenge for buyers looking to move to Livingston, is to figure out how best to commute to NYC, if that is where they work. Well, Livingston residents now have a new alternative! NEW: JITNEY SERVICE TO SOUTH ORANGE TRAIN STATION

posted August 1, 2012

The Township of Livingston is working on a jitney service to the South Orange train station. It is expected to begin some time after Labor Day and will run weekdays from the Livingston Mall non-stop to South Orange. Parking at the Mall is free.

Morning hours in the morning are being finalized; either 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM or 6:00 to 10:00 AM. The hours in the evening will be 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. There will be two round trips per each hour of operation. The bus schedule will be tied to the train schedule.

The fare will be $2.00 each way or commuters may buy a monthly pass for $70.00 round trip. "Add that to the price of the train ticket and you have the cheapest way to commute from Livingston, cheaper than the 77 bus and certainly less costly then driving either to a train station and parking or driving to the city," said Alan Karpas, chair of the Vision 20 Committee.

The details are being finalized; RFPs for a bus contractor are going out this week and are due back by August 17. "If all goes well we will be ready to operate sometime after labor day," said Karpas. He may be reached at alan.karpas@gmail.com.

There are also buses, etc.:

Community Coach 315 Howe Avenue Passaic, NJ (973) 473-5000 - (877) 200-0170 Fax: (973) 473-5972
Provides commuter service from Livingston into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, as well as service to Atlantic City

Commuter parking passes for the South Mountain Arena in West Orange; for information, call Essex County Department of Parks, 973-268-3500

PATH Trains: Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Trans-Hudson Trains. Site includes map, timetable.fare and other information

Ferries from New Jersey to New York City:
New York Waterway
New York Water Taxi
NJ Transit: You may wish to ride the train to NYC from a nearby town, such as Millburn, South Orange, Chatham or Summit.
Click for the Port Authority update regarding lane closures, construction delays, and other transportation restrictions

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York: this site lists fares, schedules and other information for New York City subways and buses, the Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North.

Taking the train to Washington or Boston? Visit the Amtrak website.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Additional Information about Public Transportation in New Jersey

NOTE: THE ESSEX COUNTY PARK AND RIDE PROGRAM has been permanently suspended. If you have any questions, please call 973-535-7966.

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