NJ Transit

New Jersey Transit Corporation, branded as NJ Transit, and often shortened to NJT, is a state-owned public transportation system that serves the US state of New Jersey, along with portions of New York State and Pennsylvania. It operates bus, light rail, and commuter rail services throughout the state, connecting to major commercial and employment centers both within the state and in the adjacent major cities of New York and Philadelphia.

NJ Transit
NJ Transit provides bus service throughout New Jersey, commuter rail service in northern and central New Jersey and along the Route 30 corridor, and light rail service in Hudson and Essex counties and in the Delaware Valley.
LocaleNew Jersey (statewide), New York, Rockland and Orange counties in New York State, and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania
Transit type
Number of lines
  • 11 (commuter rail)
  • 3 (light rail)
  • 871 (bus)
Number of stations
  • 166 (rail)
  • 62 (light rail)
  • 30 (bus terminals)
  • 16,100+ (bus stops)
  • (2018 figures, all modes[1])
Daily ridership
  • 910,134 (weekday)
  • 398,534 (Saturday)
  • 128,777 (Sunday)[2]
  • (2018 figures, all modes[1])
Annual ridership268,289,345 (2018 figures, all modes[1])
Chief executiveKevin Corbett
Headquarters1 Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105
Began operationJuly 17, 1979; 42 years ago (July 17, 1979)
Number of vehicles
  • 1,081 (commuter rail)
  • 71 (light rail)
  • 3,707 (bus)
  • (2018 figures, all modes[1])
System length
  • 1,000.8 mi (1,610.6 km) (rail)
  • 116.2 mi (187.0 km) (light rail)
  • (2018 figures[1])

Covering a service area of 5,325 square miles (13,790 km2), NJT is the largest statewide public transit system and the third-largest provider of bus, rail, and light rail transit by ridership in the United States.[3][4]

NJT also acts as a purchasing agency for many private operators in the state; in particular, buses to serve routes not served by the transit agency.

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