Hudson County Commissioner Bill O’Dea (D-2) has introduced a resolution imploring state leaders and NJ Transit to assist with Jersey City bus routes with four A&C Bus lines set to stop running on Halloween.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The Governor, the State Legislators and the New Jersey Transit to take any and all action necessary to ensure the service provided by Society Hill bus line, Montgomery/West Side bus line, 440 Shopper bus line and Bergen Avenue bus line continue to service the Hudson County Community operates and reserves including appropriating necessary resources,” the resolution, which is co-sponsored by Commissioner Jerry Walker (D-3).
O’Dea said today that the state has the money to fix this situation, and therefore, it should not be a tall order for them to remedy this situation.
“They have the money, they are ready, obviously NJ Transit is highly subsidized, and obviously whatever the solution is, is going to require the same level that A&C had – if not more – in years prior.”
O’Dea was one of a handful of elected leaders last month who vowed to resolve the issue before the October 31st deadline. Since then, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop wrote a letter to A&C Bus calling on NJ Transit to find a solution.
Furthermore, a grassroots effort is underway to find alternatives with the four routes, 30, 31, 32, and 33 – which service Society Hill, Montgomery Street and West Side Avenues, Route 440 Shopper, and Bergen Avenue – respectively, all slated to go out of service soon.