New Primetime Livingston Shuttle Set to Begin Oct. 1
Saturday, September 29, 2012 • 7:35am
LIVINGSTON, NJ - The new Livingston Primetime Shuttle will begin providing transportation to and from South Orange train station departing from the Livingston Mall, starting Oct. 1.
After roughly 16 discussions during numerous town council meetings, president of Healthy Community, Healthy Youth (HCHY), Alan Karpas, put the wheels into motion on the project.
The aftermath of the meetings resulted in a means of transportation that provides round trip service to the Livingston Mall and South Orange train station, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. departing every 30 minutes.
“As of Sept. 25, passengers can now by a pass on the Livingston website. There is also additional information regarding the shuttle schedule available online,” Karpas said.
According to Karpas, fares are $2 for each way and $70 for a monthly pass and the service is open to the public.
Parking is available free of charge at the designated pick up zone at Livingston Mall which is in Section 18 behind Macy’s, near the Walnut Street entrance.
“The area is well-lit and regularly patrolled by the Livingston Police Department and Mall security,” the release stated.
As of now, the shuttle is nonstop, but stops may be added as time goes on if needed, Mayor Stephen Santola said in Monday night’s meeting.
State Shuttle will be the company providing transportation. “It is a 27 passenger bus, but based upon the amount of riders we have, we will adjust accordingly,” Karpas said.