Meeting commuter demand for additional service, as more riders return to buses as the pandemic wanes, Academy Bus said it recently restored service on its Wall Street via Jersey City route that had been eliminated at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the recent holiday season, Academy has restored two morning departures and two afternoon departures to this important commuter route.
“Throughout the pandemic, Academy has continued to provide its comprehensive commuter service throughout the region, ensuring that those riders, especially our health care heroes and essential workers, could continue to get to and from their workplaces. When many employers shifted to a remote work situation, we made the decision to curtail service due to decreased demand,” Francis Tedesco, CEO of Academy Bus, said. “Now, as COVID transitions to more of an endemic virus, and increased demand for our daily commuter service continues to return, it was natural that we meet that increased ridership volume with restoration of additional departures on this important bus route.”
The Wall Street via Jersey City route serves locations throughout central New Jersey, north through Jersey City and into the Wall Street area.
New Jersey stops include Lincroft/Garden State Parkway Exit 109, PNC Bank Arts Center, Jon Bon Jovi Service Area, Grove Street Station/Pershing Plaza, Greene Street/Exchange Place and Washington Boulevard @ Pavonia Station.
In addition to this restored service, Academy made several other commuter service changes at the same time, including:
- Added service from the PNC Bank Arts Center to the Port Authority Bus Terminal;
- Added an additional morning departure on the Route 9 to Wall Street route and adjusted departure times; and
- Adjusted the 5:15 p.m. departure of the Route 36 to Wall Street route to 5 p.m. (Monday to Thursday only).
Complete commuter service schedules for Academy Bus for New Jersey/New York and other metro areas across the Northeast can be found by clicking here.