The bus between Princeton to the new hospital in Plainsboro is now up and running.
Officials including NJ Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Princeton Healthcare Systems CEO Barry Rabner and District 16 Assemblywoman Donna Simon helped mark the launch of the new route on Monday.
The weekday-only service operates every 40 minutes from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 75-80 minutes until midnight, covering all three hospital work shifts.
The one-way adult fare is $1.50 ($0.65 for transfers) or $48 monthly. Exact fare is required. For those who can't afford the fare, free tickets are available at the medical office at 281 Witherspoon St.
The bus will make stops at the Princeton Shopping Center, Nassau Street at Palmer Square, the Dinky station, the new hospital in Plainsboro and Scotts Corner Road at Ravens Crest Drive in Plainsboro.
“This new bus route provides an important east-west transit connection that will help offer relief along the busy Route 1 corridor,” New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board James Simpson said. “By connecting residents with medical centers, places of employment and shopping destinations, NJ Transit is making it easier and more convenient for people to conduct life’s daily business.”
Funding for the new bus route is being provided through a public-private partnership, including New Jersey Transit, Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grants, Princeton HealthCare Systems, Princeton University, Middlesex County and the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association.
Borough Council Member Kevin Wilkes praised the new bus service as an excellent example of a public-private partnership to help Princeton-based patients and employees to the new hospital.
“That this new bus exists is a testament to what happens when our community works hand-in-hand with its neighbors to solve problems," Wilkes said.
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