Transit FAQ

There are many public transportation options available in New Jersey, including NJ TRANSIT bus and rail service, private bus carriers, ferry services and county transportation systems. NJ Rideshare allows you to search all available transit options from your origin to your destination. When viewing public transportation options, note the routes and times of the transit stops. You should plan to be at the transit stop at least 15 minutes before the bus or train is scheduled to arrive. Have your ticket ready or exact fare.

  1. Am I eligible for a free or reduced fare? Free or discounted passes for buses might be available in your neighborhood by reason of age, youth, student status, or disability, etc. Inquire with your transportation provider.
  2. Make sure you catch your bus going in the right direction. Don't just go by the route number. At some subway or train stations that are part way along a route, buses may use the same bay for both directions of travel so if you just go by the route number you may end up on a bus taking you farther away from your destination. If you're not sure, ask the driver before you board and pay your fare./li>
  3. Getting off at the right stop. If you need to get off before the last stop, then pull a hanging cord or press a button to indicate to the driver that you want the bus to stop. Pull the cord or push the stop button when you're about a block from where you need to get off of the bus.
  4. Take it all with you. Before you get off, make sure you have all of your belongings with you.

If you have questions, visit our Contact Page for contact information for your Transportation Management Association (TMA) or call 1-800-245-POOL (7665) to be connected to your TMA during business hours.