EHT – Northfield Community Shuttle Continues to Grow
The English Creek - Tilton Road Community Bus Shuttle is adding more buses and connections, beginning July 1st.
According to officials from Atlantic County Government:
The English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle runs along an 18-mile route between Egg Harbor Township and Northfield. With additions, the schedule now includes 14 designated stops, five of which will provide customers with free access to NJ Transit routes 502, 507 and 509 so they may further extend their travel to Somers Point, Ocean City, Atlantic City and Mays Landing. The one-way shuttle fare remains $1. The shuttle will continue to run seven days a week with service between 7 AM and 9:30 PM.
“The English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle is ideal for job hunters as well as many others who need reliable, inexpensive transportation to medical appointments, shopping, movies, dining and more,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “By studying shuttle ridership over the past several months they have been able to fine-tune the schedule and add several buses to better meet demand.”
The service will be greatly enhanced with the additional vehicles, according to Ronda Urkowitz of Cross County Connection. “Buses will run approximately every 45 minutes rather than every two hours.”
Nearly 5,000 households are located within proximity of the shuttle route. The shuttle also offers full accessibility. Service animals and portable oxygen tanks are permitted on board. For additional customer assistance for those with special needs, a NJ Relay Operator is available at 1-800-852-7899 or 7-1-1.
The English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle is a public-private cooperative effort of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, Atlantic County, South Jersey Transportation Authority, Cross County Connection and Family Service Association.
To view the new schedule and learn more about the English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle, visit www.driveless.com or call Cross County Connection at (856) 596-8228.