The purpose of this project is to study the feasibility of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along the north-south roadway corridors to improve bus service between Bayonne and Jersey City. The Study area includes the City of Bayonne, the Greenville section of Jersey City, and the Journal Square transportation center in the City of Jersey City.
About The Study
BRT is a flexible, efficient, and innovative public transportation tool that improves urban mobility with additional services and priority treatments to make travel more efficient and comfortable.
The Bayonne/Greenville /Journal Square BRT feasibility study will review existing conditions and the need for BRT services on an interim or permanent basis between Bayonne, Greenville and Journal Square and include:
- An evaluation of origins and destinations
- Identification and analysis of alternate routes within Jersey City and Bayonne
- Alternatives and study/refinement of alternatives with an emphasis on improvements to bus service
Some of the services and priority treatments under Bayonne/Greenville /Journal Square BRT review include, but are not limited to:
- Expanding bus service by increasing access to intermediate destinations
- Reducing delay with specialized BRT vehicles for faster boarding and alighting of pre-ticked passengers
- Increasing travel speeds by optimizing the distance between bus stops for proposed BRT services
- Providing amenities at stops/stations with pre-boarding fare collection and other systems to support dissemination of real-time bus arrival via text message/internet
- Specific BRT branding to distinguish the BRT buses from other local bus service
- Pedestrian improvements and seamless connections to bus usage for cyclists and pedestrians
- Specialized BRT vehicles for faster boarding and alighting of pre-ticketed passengers
The study team encourages the general public and stakeholders to weigh in on goals and objectives, the proposed routes and BRT services.
The Bayonne/Greenville/JournalSquare BRT is funded through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s Subregional Studies Program and managed by the Hudson County Division of Planning. The City of Jersey City is a study sponsor and City of Bayonne as a supporting partner. The study began in February 2012 and is anticipated to be completed in May 2013.
A final Public Meeting was held in Bayonne on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Click here to view the presentation.
If you were unable to attend the public meeting presentation and would like more information or would like to submit comments for the study team, please email feedback@BayonneJerseyCityBRT.com.
The study hosted four public meetings:
- June 12, 2012 in Jersey City, NJ
- June 13, 2012 in Bayonne City, NJ
- March 12, 2013 in Jersey City, NJ
- May 29, 2013 in Bayonne City, NJ
This study is funded through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s Subregional Studies Program and managed by the Hudson County Division of Planning. The City of Jersey City is a project sponsor and City of Bayonne as a supporting partner.