Livingston residents accept awards from Mayor Santola for winning the Essex County Senior Juried Art Show. Credits: Kim Bolognini
Essex County Liason Eileen Fishman explains that September is National Preparedness Month. She stated that it is important to make sure families are prepared for emergencies and said that additional information regarding how to do so is available on Livingstonnj.org. Credits: Kim Bolognini
Eastman Companies presents a $2,700 donation to Mayor Santola. Credits: Kim Bolognini
Livingston Approves Jitney Service
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • 6:55am
LIVINGSTON, NJ - In response to the final hearing ordinance during Tuesday night's Town Council meeting, a shuttle bus service has been approved.
The shuttle service is currently being referred to as the “Livingston Jitney” and will be available to town residents for a fee.
“I very much support this,” Mayor Steven Santola said, adding that the service will help residents get into Manhattan easier.
Councilman Gary Schneiderman agreed with the ordiance as well and said “we intend to fully be reimbursed the $54,000 seed money and I am convinced it will be successful and run itself.”
Bernard Searle, a Washington Court resident, stated his concern that parking amongst jitney users may interfere with the available space. He suggested New York commuters consider carpooling or a parking lot be created at the center of town for shuttle riders.
As accepted during the meeting, the speed humps on Hillside Avenue will now be a permanent fixture after being installed last year for a trial basis.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, crosswalk maintenance has been approved for South Livingston Avenue.
In other business, Eastman Companies presented Santola with a $2,700 donation to the Township of Livingston from May’s circus proceeds.