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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After the DeCamp bus company made the unexpected decision to terminate commuter service from Bloomfield to New York City beginning on April 7, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia immediately took action by sending a letter to NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett requesting his agency take over service of the route.
“This route is vital to the Bloomfield community, as well as many other neighboring localities, and DeCamp’s decision to abandon it will leave residents without reliable transportation to work, school, doctor’s appointments, and many other essential destinations,” said Bloomfield Mayor Venezia. “While there may be challenges associated with this endeavor, my administration stands ready to provide any necessary assistance to NJ Transit to ensure the new service meets the needs of residents.”
DeCamp bus lines is the oldest privately owned and operated bus company in New Jersey, and has been providing commuter service to and from New York City for over 150 years. However, according to DeCamp, buses to New York have been operating at only 20% or less of pre-COVID levels, and state and federal pandemic subsidies are ending soon.
The loss of this bus route will have a significant impact on the lives of residents, especially those who are most vulnerable and dependent on public transportation. Mayor Venezia and the Town Council are committed to working with other bus companies to ensure a new service is provided in a timely manner and which meets the needs of the community.
For more information and updates about this situation, please visit the Township of Bloomfields website at: https://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/