Livingston Primetime Shuttle to Officially Hit the Road Oct. 1
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 • 7:17am
LIVINGSTON, NJ - In the aftermath of the shuttle approval that took place on Sept. 5, it was announced during Monday night’s town council meeting that “The Livingston Primetime Shuttle” will officially hit the road and shuttle town residents to and from South Orange Train Station starting Oct. 1.
“I can’t think of many things anticipated this year like the shuttle service has been anticipated,” Mayor Stephen Santola said as he awarded Alan Karpas for his “amazing” volunteer work on the shuttle project.
“Every now and then, some people do amazing work and deserve special recognition,” Santola said. “Alan pushed and pushed and really brought this dream to reality.”
After receiving his award, Karpas monthly shuttle passes will be available on the town’s website for a fee of $70 per month.
In other news, Santola announced that PSE&G towers are being replaced due to new licenses for cell phone towers from companies, Sprint and T-Mobile.
“This will help create over $250,000 of revenue for the town,” Santola said. He added that the contract will last for two years.
All resolutions during Monday night’s meeting have been passed, such as the authorizations for lease agreements with Sprint and T-Mobile, authorizing a one year extension of the preexisting contract with Garden State Laboratories, Inc. and a rejection of Hillside Avenue to be paved and Kredel Avenue to be reconstructed.
During the public opinion portion, Robert Hunter of Elmwood Drive voiced his concern about the recent carjacking incidents, such as the two that took place Saturday morning in the front parking lot of Livingston Mart, located on Livingston Avenue by the Route 280 entrance.
“We’ve had this problem throughout town. These predators are out there and it’s important for us to be aware,” Hunter said.
It was also explained that the two car owners left their vehicles running while entering the bodega.