New Jersey’s Heartland Newest Transportation Shuttle
It’s a great start to 2016 in New Jersey’s Heartland with the newest installment of community shuttles initiating on January 4th! Transportation is our portal to reach our jobs, look for new job opportunities, attend college, doctor’s appointments, and accomplish every day errands. Over the past few years, organizations like The Pascale Sykes Foundation, U.S. Department of Transportation, and Federal Transit Administration have dedicated time and effort to creating a transportation system that facilitates accessibility to such destinations throughout New Jersey’s Heartland. The routes throughout Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties have been providing residents transportation services for $1 or $2.
The newest addition to this initiative, the 54/40 Community Shuttle which will service Atlantic County, celebrated its kickoff on Monday, January 4 at The Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center in Newtonville with members of funding organizations present, as well as members of the surrounding community. The shuttle is intended to do more than just facilitate access to work and school, it’s also meant to bring our communities together. During President of Pascale Sykes, Fran Sykes’ speech, she says she once even saw a birthday being celebrated aboard a bus and that she believes communities form on buses because you see the same people every day.
This is a step or better said, ride forward to improving New Jersey’s Heartland’s transportation system and in connecting us with other communities in our Heartland.The 54/40 Community Shuttle be serving Hammonton Rail Station, Folsom Borough, Buena Vista Township, Collings Lakes, Newtonville, Borough, Buena, Landisville, Minotola and Richland with connecting services to NJ Transit to Upper Deerfield-Atlantic City, Lindenwold PATCO-Atlantic City, Philadelphia-Atlantic.
Click here to view the entire schedule for the 54/40.
Watch Fran Sykes, President of one of the funding organizations, The Pascale Sykes Foundation talk about this new and exciting initiative in New Jersey’s Heartland!
To view additional shuttle schedules in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem, visit: NJHeartland.org/Transportation
This is just a snippet of all that 2016 has to offer for New Jersey’s Heartland! Cheers to the New Year and to our new Community Shuttle!