Wednesday, July 9, 2014

156 R and 159 R River Road Express Bus Route.

July 9. 2014

New Jersey Transit
Executive Director
Veronique Hakim
NJ TRANSIT Headquarters
1 Penn Plaza East
Newark NJ 07105

Re:  156 R & 159 River Road Express

Dear Ms. Hakin, 

Follow-up to my May 13, 2014 letter - Thank You

Congratulations on your new appointment, also thank you for excellent bus service, I've been riding NJ Transit bus lines since my parents let me travel in and out of Manhattan, some 40 years.

I'm a frequent rider of the 156 R and 159 R buses, I ride the 156R in the late morning, the last weekday bus is 11:21 AM, Cliffside Park (Palisade Avenue & Winston Drive).  Even at 11:21 AM the buses are full, by the time we get to Edgewater it's standing room only.

Is it possible to both add another bus, they currently go from every half hour at 10:01, 10:31 and then the last bus almost an hour later, could you please consider an 11:01 and then a 11:31 AM bus and then switch to one hour all day long.

With the new development along River Road, Walgreen's, Bank of America, several new commercial and residential and the existing Palisades General and then the connection to the Weehawken light rail stop, this is the only bus from Fort-Lee-Cliffside Park.

Thank you for your consideration.

Stephen Puibello
Friends and Neighbors of the Back Bay NAG

CC:  Mayor Gerald A. Calabrese

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