This is a press release from Bloomfield Township. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.
Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia wants residents to be aware of the alternate means by which they can access New York City now that the DeCamp bus company has terminated its commuter service from Bloomfield to New York City. This includes an expansion of the Townships’ existing shuttle service beginning on April 10, that will take residents to the Allwood (Clifton) Park & Ride from which they can transfer to the 192 to the Port Authority, as well as several other alternatives which are listed below.
A 50 ride shuttle bus pass is $25.00 and can be purchased at the Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Wednesday nights until 9:00 PM. For the convenience of those wishing to purchase a shuttle bus pass prior to the termination of DeCamp’s service, the Civic Center will also be open on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Payment by cash, check, or credit card is accepted, and for more information please call the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department at (973) 743-9074.
To view the shuttle bus schedule and additional route, please visit: www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/230/Shuttle-Bus
In addition to the new shuttle service, residents can also:
- Take the existing shuttle bus to the train station, and then take a train into the city.
- Take the 709 bus route from Broad and Liberty to the Allwood (Clifton) Park & Ride, and then transfer to the 192 bus which goes directly to the Port Authority.
- Take the 72 bus to Newark Penn Station, and then take either the Path or New York City bound train.
“The loss of this bus route will have a significant impact on the lives of residents, especially those who are most vulnerable and dependent on public transportation. We are committed to getting our residents to where they need to go and while these alternatives are not ideal, I want to assure the Bloomfield community that my administration will not rest until a reliable solution has been found,” said Bloomfield Mayor Venezia.
Mayor Venezia and the Town Council are committed to working with other bus companies to ensure a new service is provided in a timely manner and which meets the needs of the community. After DeCamp made their unexpected decision to terminate beginning on April 7, Mayor Venezia contacted NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett requesting his agency take over service of the route.
For more information and updates about this situation, please visit the Township of Bloomfields website at: www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com