From Mayor Vic DeLuca:
Effective 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Maplewood jitneys will take Maplewood riders to Springfield Avenue just over the Township's border with Irvington so they can catch the number 25 bus to Newark Penn Station. From Newark Penn commuters can access New York Penn by train or take the number 108 bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal in mid-town Manhattan.
The 25 bus fare is $2.35 which must be exact change (dollar bills and coins). Those with a November train pass can use that for the bus fare and the fare into NYC.
Route 1 will pick up passengers at the Maplewood Train Station on Dunnell Road from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. This Jitney will go directly to Springfield Avenue and 43rd Street.
Route 2 will pick up passengers at any corner on the north side of Elmwood Avenue to Prospect Street turning right on Prospect Street picking up passengers on the east side of Prospect St. turning right on Parker Ave. The jitney will travel east toward Warren Rd. and proceed to Springfield Ave. Route will run from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Evening riders can pick up a jitney and have a reverse ride from the morning commute from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The jitney will be on Chancellor Ave. alongside the old Maplewood Diner.
This service is only available to Maplewood residents and you must show your jitney pass or another form of identification and pay the $1.00 fare. Service is subject to change.