New: Morris Meteor
Starting tomorrow the Morris Meteor will originate in Morris Township's Convent Station, then proceed to Madison and Chatham as usual. Boxcar is also adding a second bus to this route tomorrow, 45 minutes behind our early AM motor coach.
Here's what our route looks like on a map.
Here's our new schedule:
Convent Station: 6:05 am 6:50 am
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Madison: 6:15 am 7 am
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Chatham: 6:20 am 7:05 am
Departures at 5:20 pm and 6 pm from 115 W 45th St.
Ridership on our one bus has really picked up. Here's a graph of our total ridership since restarting service in September. With 100 rides across 8 routes, we had an average of 12.5 riders per bus.
As long as ridership keeps increasing we'll keep adding more route options for customers - let us know where you think even more is needed.
We'll be sending out a survey to our Cranford/Westfield riders tomorrow regarding restarting that route. Stay on the lookout!
P.S. I took the below photo in April 2018, when we first considered launching a bus from Morris Township's Convent Station. Three years later, we're finally launching a route here! In case it's not clear, we're on a long-term mission to improve commuting.