Bayonne officials are assuring residents that, despite rumors, Broadway Bus has no plans to close, a sentiment that was echoed by the president of the company.
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“Various false rumors have appeared online about the status of Bayonne’s Broadway Bus. Some people have been posting incorrectly on the internet that the Broadway Bus is going out of business. All of those claims are false,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.
“Apparently, the closing of the A&C Bus lines in Jersey City has misled some people into thinking that the Broadway Bus is owned by A and C. It is not so. They are separate companies. Some people are adding two plus two and getting 27. They should get their facts straight.”
Council President Gary La Pelusa added that the service is “vitally important” in the Peninsula City and is happy that they are doing well.
To that end, Assemblyman Will Sampson (D-31) said that he is glad to confirm that Broadway Bus will stay in operations and that he will continue to advocate for local transit in Trenton.
Broadway Bus President Emil Massa added that he was dismayed to see people posting unverified information.
“I was very disturbed to learn that people have been posting false information about the Broadway Bus. All they had to do was to ask me about our business. I am proud to say that we continue to provide local bus service to the residents of Bayonne. We look forward to continuing to serve our community now and in the future.”
No one elaborated on where the rumors of the Broadway Bus closure started and/or where they began to pick up steam.
A&C Bus, owned by Mary Beth Callahan and run by her family since 1927, is slated to go out of business at the end of October, cancelling four bus routes providing service to the West Side of Jersey City.