Alert-Bus line changes

23 April 2014 231 views No Comment

Dear Residents:

Please see my message below to alert you of the bus line changes effective May 5, 2014.

On May 5th, the Rockland Coaches -Coach USA will cease operation of certain bus lines that service the Northern Valley Area: 11C – Spring Valley NY/Montvale NJ to GWB Terminal; 20/84 – Tappan NY to GWB Terminal; and 14 – Harrington Park NJ to GWB Terminal. As a result of the following actions, service interruption to residents of the City of Englewood should therefore be kept to an absolute minimum.

NJ Transit is currently working on an arrangement with Saddle River Coaches to assume the 11C and the Route 20/84 bus routes. If the agreement has not been made by May 5th, NJ Transit will step in and run bus service along those bus routes until such time as a private carrier can be put in place. The 14 line will not be taken over by NJ Transit due to its very low ridership. Pascack Valley Rail service running parallel to the 14 line will accommodate those commuters that presently utilize the bus line.

The Mayor’s office was in direct contact with NJ Transit yesterday regarding the situation and has been in communication with the Offices of the District 37 State Legislators, who have worked diligently to insure the situation has been resolved with minimal impact on residents.

I hope that this update has been helpful and minimizes any confusion that may have surrounded these changes. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

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