Transportation Options in New Jersey
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Transportation options in New Jersey vary greatly depending upon where you reside in our state. Urban areas offer public transportation that is simply not available to residents of rural communities. Those with special needs face accessibility challenges as well. This page offers information on transportation systems that may help.
Transportation Management Associations (TMA)
TMAs are non-profit, public-private partnerships dedicated to reducing traffic congestion and improving mobility by promoting alternative commuting modes like transit, community shuttles, van/carpool programs and walking/biking options. Eight TMAs cover all 21 counties in New Jersey.
TMAs are an excellent resource for transportation information and services. Many TMAs offer or facilitate:
- Commuter van/carpools
- Commuter shuttle services
- Special transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities
- Information about transportation options in their service area
- Walking and biking programs
LogistiCare Assists NJ Family Care/Medicaid Clients
LogistiCare provides non-emergency medical transportation to NJ Family Care/Medicaid clients living anywhere in the state. Though different counties have varied regulations LogistiCare will provide some level of transportation to appointments. Passengers are expected to call two days prior to their appointment and provide the following information:
- Your NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid ID number
- Your pick-up address and zip code
- Name, phone number and address of medical provider
- Appointment time and date
- Special transportation needs
For more information about this resource or to make an appointment for a ride, call 1-866-527-9933. Visit the LogistiCare website for more information and required documentation and forms.
New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) @ Rutgers
The New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) @ Rutgers was created in an effort to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults and others by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently.
NJTIP @ Rutgers works with a variety of government agencies, community organizations and schools to teach travel skills to individuals. Travel instruction is also available in select counties to individuals and small groups based on available grant funding.
The instruction, which is provided in both English and Spanish, includes a spectrum of services meant to teach safe independent travel skills on public transit: the bus, train, light rail, county and private systems. Participants learn how to read bus and train schedules; plan their trips; pay their fares; and take safety precautions.
The service is available to Access Link applicants (except for those with visual impairments) who reside in any one of the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, or Union. The only cost to customers during training is paying their own fares. Each graduate receives a free one-month bus pass.
Learn more about this service by visiting their website.
You may contact the service by phone at 848.932.4499 or email.