Hoboken unveils two new wheelchair-accessible Hop buses to accommodate the disabled

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The City of Hoboken has unveiled two new wheelchair-accessible Hop buses to accommodate the disabled this week, still at zero cost to residents.

The two new Hoboken Hop buses are wheelchair-accessible. Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hop shuttle service connects residents throughout Hoboken to vital city services and transportation hubs without burdening their wallets,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“These new, modern buses will not only improve service but also increases accessibility for residents of all ages and abilities.”

The two new Hop shuttles replace two older shuttles that will now be used as backup vehicles in the city’s fleet.

Hoboken Hop operates Monday through Friday on four separate tracks: the Blue Hop, Green Hop, Red Hop, and Senior Shuttle, all of which stop at the Hoboken Terminal.

The Blue Hop, located downtown, primarily operates east and west between Bloomfield Street, Harrison Street, First Street, and Fourth Street, while t he Green Hop operates in the City’s west primarily between Second Street, 15th Street, Madison Street, and Willow Avenue.

Furthermore, the Red Hop operates primarily in the City’s east primarily between Second Street, 12th Street, Clinton Street, and Hudson Street.

Accessing the free shuttle service is easy, as passengers can track the buses in real-time online or via the “Passio Go” app and then flag a bus at any intersection along its route.

Buses will then cross the intersection and stop on the far side before opening their doors.

To notify the bus driver of a stop, passengers can simply pull the stop request cord that runs along the upper part of the windows and the driver will stop at the intersection.

To download the new mobile app, Apple users can go here, while Android users can click here.

The shuttles can also be tracked online here and more information can be found here.

Passengers must wear a mask when on the Hop.