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Better Service

Improving the Bus Network in New Jersey

NJ Transit has plans to make bus travel easier and more equitable for riders. More funding and better traffic policies can help achieve this.

Key Recommendations

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New Jersey’s Inadequate and Inequitable Transportation System

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Public Transportation in a Pandemic

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To address NJ Transit’s reduced income from massive ridership losses and the needs of frontline riders for safe and reliable service, NJ Transit needs far more economic support.

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The Need for More Transit Revenue, Especially Now

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NJ Transit’s Bus System

There are only eight miles of bus lanes in the entire state, 15 times less than the number in New York City alone.

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Spotlight on Newark

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How Long Does it Take to Get to Work in Newark?

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Data source: ACS Five Year estimates, 2018 at County level, Estimated Number of Workers 16 Years of Age or Older.

Where Do Newark’s Commuters Come From?

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Data source: ACS Five Year estimates, 2018 at County level, Estimated Number of Workers 16 Years of Age or Older.

Between 2011 and 2015, nearly one in ten crashes involving pedestrians in the state of New Jersey happened in Newark.

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Who Can Improve Bus Service in New Jersey?

Service, Equipment, PlanningFares and InformationShelters, SidewalksBus lanes, Signals
NJ Transit
Municipality
County
NJDOT
Governor and Legislature

Next Steps

Acknowledgements

Additional Content and Support

Yi Jia Liu
RPA Intern
Rachel Weinberger
Senior Fellow for Transportation, RPA
Ellis Calvin
Data Research Manager, RPA
Marcel Negret
Senior Planner, RPA
Dave Zackin
Graphic Designer, RPA

Funded By

This report was made possible by support from Transit Center
RPA also thanks FM Kirby Foundation for supporting research in New Jersey

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