The Jitney service began in July 2002 with one route and two buses.
As a designated “Transit Village” South Orange was eligible for transportation grants.
The Village applied for and received a “Community Shuttle Grant” from New Jersey Transit, which provided funding and two buses, free of charge.
Over the years we have grown the service to the present four routes and seven buses.
The grant funding is no longer available and the jitney service is co-funded by the Village and the Parking Authority.
IN CASE OF SNOW / ICE EMERGENCY
No Service on Longview beyond Crestwood Drive.
Commuters on Laurel Avenue and Harding Drive are advised to go down to Wyoming Avenue. Service will U-Turn at Crestwood Drive and go back to Glenview Road
to South Orange Avenue to Wyoming Avenue.
Commuters can check this website for "Alerts" to confirm that the emergency route is in effect.
Service will not run on days when the following are in effect:
1. The Governor of New Jersey declares a State of Emergency and/or
2. New Jersey Transit does not operate bus service.
When New Jersey Transit experiences unavoidable train delays
the jitney will wait 5 minutes to meet a late train.
If you should leave a possession on the bus, call our office at 973.378.7715 x2037.
The drivers will check their bus at the end of each shift and report any found items.
FEES & PAYMENT OPTIONS:
12 Month Jitney Pass: $300 only available in the parking office.
(Annual Jitney passes valid from January 1st to December 31st)
Non-resident Riders that live in the South Orange boarders, Jitney passes are available for $450.
(Annual Non -resident Jitney passes valid from January 1st to December 31st)
$2.00 cash each way - Pay on the Bus (exact amount, drivers do not make change)
Attention: All Riders are required to show their Jitney passes Every time you are boarding the buses. No exceptions.
Commuter Jitney Re-Launch
The Village of South Orange and SOPA is pleased to announce the re-start of the commuter jitney service.
A new schedule will begin running on Monday, November 15, 2021.
Due to a number of factors the service has been revised from four to two primary routes.
One covering Newstead/Wyoming and one covering Montague/Ward/Tuxedo Park/Montrose.
The Newstead route will include all of the previous stops in Newstead plus additional stops along North Wyoming Ave down to Franklin and Melrose.
The Tuxedo Park route will begin on Montague Place to Ward to include some of the former Irvington Ave area before proceeding to Tuxedo Park and Montrose.
New stops are being introduced in Tuxedo Park. Please review the new schedule carefully.
A valid 2020 pass will be honored from November 15, 2021 thru August 30, 2022. This covers the 9.5 months of unused use in 2020. Show the driver your valid 2020 pass or receipt.
Beginning September 1, 2022 a pro-rated pass will be available for $100 for the balance of the
year. Call the office for purchase information.
November 15 thru December 31, 2021 pay as you go $2.00 each way. Exact amount - no change given.
January 1, 2022 purchase an annual pass for $300. Call the office for purchase information.
Masks required Buses sanitized daily.
Social distancing optional.
Any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 378-7715 x2037.