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Hudson County is one of the major transportation hubs of the United States. Major roads and crossings include: the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels and Bayonne Bridge to New York; the New Jersey Turnpike; Interstates 78, 95, and 280; and U.S. Routes 1 & 9. Mass transit connections include NJ Transit buses and trains to New York, New Jersey suburbs and shore; PATH commuter trains to New York; passenger ferry service to New York; and the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Transit System.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System: The Future Resurrects The Past
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is a new mass transit train system that will extend 20.5 miles through Hudson and Bergen counties. In many areas for the first time it will provide safe, clean and reliable transportation. When completed, it will include 32 passenger stations and carry 100,000 passengers per day, substantially reducing gridlock and air pollution. Light rail trains are smaller, quieter and cleaner than heavy rail and are designed to fit into the communities they serve. The Hudson-Bergen system will take advantage of existing rights-of- way or be built at street level creating no new artificial barriers to divide communities.

The electric powered vehicles will combine the convenience of a trolley with the newest train technology. Street level vehicles allow walk on/walk off accessibility. New train technology includes; enhanced safety features, increased maneuverability allowing better access to users, and comfort features integrated throughout. Together, these will create a light rail system that is compatible with each neighborhood, environmentally friendly and safe.

The system will carry 100,000 passengers per day, removing enough vehicles from the road to substantially reduce gridlock. This will create reliable transportation for residents, our growing commuter population and aid local small businesses by bringing visitors and shoppers to the area. This means continued economic growth and an improved quality of life for us all.

The system will be built in at least two segments. The route is shown on the reverse side. The initial segment, completed by the year 2000, will extend from 34th Street in Bayonne, continue in a northerly direction along the waterfront in Jersey City to the Hoboken Terminal. The West Side Branch will extend from Liberty State Park to West Side Avenue in Jersey City. This 9.5 mile segment includes; 16 stations, 3 major transfer sites for train, bus, ferry and the PATH, and 4 Park & Ride sites providing parking for 3,150 vehicles. This segment will serve 10 major malls and shopping areas, 35 schools, 82 churches, 9 medical facilities, and 16 park and recreation areas.

The subsequent segments, with 16 passenger stations, will extend an additional 11 miles from the Hoboken Terminal, north around Hoboken and though Weehawken to the Vince Lombardi Service Area at the New Jersey Turnpike, and south from 34th Street to West 5th Street in Bayonne.

PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) Subway Line
The PATH system links Jersey City to Hoboken, Harrison, Newark, and to both Downtown and Midtown in New York City. There are four PATH subway stations in Jersey City: Exchange Place, Grove Street, Pavonia/Newport and Journal Square.

The PATH subway gives ease of access to both Manhattan and Newark. The PATH is so reliable and efficient that businesses at Jersey City's Exchange Place say that they are " across the street" from the World Trade Center!

The PATH voice phone information number is 800-234-7284.

Passenger Rail Lines
Amtrak passenger trains stop at both Newark and New York City's Penn Stations. Amtrak connects the entire continental United States and Canada.

The Amtrak voice information number is 800-827-7245.

PATH also interfaces with the New York Mass Transit Authority Grid and New Jersey Transit. The combination of the New York City subway system, the Long Island Railroad, the Metro North commuter rail, and New Jersey Transit is the commuter rail circulatory system for the entire New York Metropolitan area.

The New Jersey Transit voice information number is 800-772-2222.
The Long Island Railroad voice information number is 718-217-5477.
The Metro North voice information number is 212-532-4900.

Bus Service
New Jersey Transit and local private carriers provide bus service throughout the city.

The New Jersey Transit voice information number is 800-772-2222.

Ferry Service
NY Waterway boasts a total of four routes out of Jersey City, the largest concentration of service offered by the company:

Jersey City Colgate Ferry to World Financial Center
Trip: $2.00 Book of 10: $19.00
Monthly pass: $68.00 dollars

Port Liberte to Slip 6 White Hall St.
Trip: $5.00 Book of 10: $45.00
Monthly pass: $168.00

Harborside Ferry Service to Downtown

Harborside Ferry Service to Midtown

The new ferry service linking Jersey City's Harborside Financial Center to Manhattan's West 38th Street slip will provide service in both directions Monday to Friday during morning and evening rush hours. The ferries will leave Harborside every 15 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and will leave West 38th Street every 15 minutes from 4:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Starting September 8, the fare will be $4 per trip, $36 for 10 trips and $140 for a monthly pass. For further information, passengers may call 1-800-53-FERRY or visit

HudsonTMA provides a car-pooling match service and a wide variety of other mass transit resources.

Roadway Network
The Holland Tunnel gives car and bus access to Manhattan.

US Routes 1 & 9, I-78, I-95, I-280, and the NJ Turnpike (exits 14B and 14C) make travel easy to Northern, Western, and Southern destinations. Since Jersey City is at the center of this major highway system, it's extremely easy for employees and goods to stream both in and out.

While on New Jersey Turnpike, traffic conditions are reported on AM radio station 1610.

The voice information number for the New Jersey Turnpike is 1-732-247-0900.

Learn more about the proposed Bergen Arches Highway Project

Air Travel
Newark International Airport is located less than 10 miles to the south-west. LaGuardia, and John F. Kennedy International Airports are less than 25 miles to the east. The Teterboro Airport is ten miles to the north.

The Newark airport voice information number is 973-961-6000.
The LaGuardia voice information number is 718-533-3400.
The JFK voice information number is 718-244-4444.
The Teterboro voice information number is 201-288-1775.

Cargo Facilities
Conrail has freight rail facilities in Jersey City.

Deep water ports serve all manner of marine shipping.

A wide range of trucking companies serve Jersey City, from owner-operated vans up to world class warehouse and fleet operations.

The Global Terminal voice information number is 201-451-5200.
The Port Authority Terminal voice information number is 973-89-7100.

MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)
LIRR (MTA Long Island Rail Road)
MNRR (MTA Metro-North Railroad)
NYCT (MTA New York City Transit)
SIR (MTA Staten Island Railway)
NYCDOT (New York City Department of Transportation)
BPCASB (Battery Park City Authority Shuttle Bus)
CBC (Command Bus Company)
GBL (Green Bus Lines)
Jamaica Buses (JB)
Muller Tours (MT)
NYAS (New York Airport Service)
NYBS (New York Bus Service)
NYCDA (New York City Downtown Alliance, Downtown Connection)(proposed for fall 2002)
QSC (Queens Surface Corporation)
RIOC (Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway); unofficial site
SIF (Staten Island Ferry)
TCC (Triboro Coach Corporation)
ARC (Access to the Region's Core)
AirTrain JFK (ATJFK)(under construction)
AETG (Atlantic Express Transportation Group)
BHRA (Brooklyn Historic Railway Association)
CATM (Commuterlink Alternative Transportation Management)
Commuters' Register (CR)
LIRRCC (Long Island Rail Road Commuters Campaign)
MetroCommute (MC)
NYCSR (New York City Subway Resources)
NYCT (New York City Transportation)
NYTNC (New York Transit NOW Coalition)
PGNYCT (Paperless Guide to New York City Transportation)
PCAC (Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority)
PANYNJ (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)
RPA (Regional Plan Association)
SFBNYHC (San Francisco Bay and New York Harbor Crossings)
Straphangers Campaign (SC)
TWNY (Transit World New York)
TransitCenter (TC)
TSTC (Tri-State Transportation Campaign)
VCTC (Village Crosstown Trolley Coalition)

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