NJ Transit will modify four North Jersey routes to aid DeCamp straphangers

NJ Transit is modifying four existing commuter bus routes in North Jersey to ease some of the commutes for former DeCamp riders.

The following routes, starting April 10, will be offered during peak weekday hours to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at Gate 208.

  • Route 191D will be targeted for DeCamp's Route 66 customers in West Orange and Montclair. Departs Port Authority Bus Terminal from Door 1.

  • Route 192D will be targeted for DeCamp's Route 33 customers in Bloomfield. Departs PABT from Door 2.

  • Route 195D will be targeted for DeCamp's Route 33 customers in West Caldwell, Caldwell and Verona. Departs PABT from Gate 208, Door 3.

  • 199D will be targeted for DeCamp’s Route 44 customers in Newark, Belleville, North Arlington and Lyndhurst. Departs PABT from Door 4.

03/16/15  Exterior photo of Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC.
03/16/15 Exterior photo of Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC.

More details about the routes will be provided by NJ Transit on April 4.

This follows announcements by other companies who made modifications and lawmakers who are taking an interest in trying to prevent commuters from being stranded.

New route: Boxcar adds route to fill gaps as DeCamp's North Jersey commuter bus service ends

For instance Boxcar, a tech company that coordinates private commuter bus service to New York City from the New Jersey suburbs, announced Thursday that it would offer a new modified route to service DeCamp's former Routes 33 and 66 through the Caldwells, Montclair, West Orange and other towns starting April 10.

DeCamp started its business in New Jersey with stagecoaches and has existed for more than 153 years, being passed down through six generations of DeCamp family members. The company announced it would end its commuter bus services April 7, but continue to offer charter and shuttle service.

Peter Yacobellis, a councilor-at-large in Montclair, thanked NJ Transit, residents and officials who came together to figure out solutions.

"Shout out to NJ Transit for listening to us these last weeks and for stepping in to fill this critical void even if on an emergency basis. This will give a lot of folks a sense of relief," he wrote in an email. "Thank you to all of my colleagues at all levels of government for stepping up and responding here. Thank you to the 320 residents who took the time to send letters to NJ Transit through my call to action email earlier this week."

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: NJ Transit altering North Jersey bus routes for DeCamp riders