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Apr-07-11 County Executive Hughes Announces Free Shuttle Service in Ewing
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
TRENTON, N.J.—Mercer County has started a new, free shuttle service in Ewing Township designed to connect riders with NJ Transit buses, County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced.
The Ewing Shuttle, operated by the County’s TRADE transportation service, operates during the morning and evening rush hours in a circular route on Spruce Street, Princeton Avenue, North Olden Avenue and Parkside Avenue. This route allows residents to connect directly to NJ Transit Bus 606, which travels to Princeton, Trenton, Mercerville and Hamilton, including the Hamilton Marketplace stores.
“This free bus route gives our County residents even more options for getting to work, getting to appointments and getting to popular shopping areas,” Hughes said. “In this economy, we want people to have every opportunity to get where they need to go.”
The Ewing Shuttle operates between 6:45 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. on weekday mornings, and between 3:35 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. on weekday evenings.
Riders can connect to NJ Transit Bus Route 606 at North Olden Avenue and Parkside Avenue, and that bus connects to the Trenton Transit Center on South Clinton Avenue. The Ewing Shuttle also connects to NJ Transit Bus Route 601 at Parkside Avenue, which travels to Hamilton Marketplace and The College of New Jersey.
The Ewing Shuttle is equipped with a lift for residents with mobility impairments and those using mobility devices such as wheelchairs.
The service began March 14 and is being offered every weekday. Funding for the shuttle is provided by Mercer County and the NJ Transit Community Shuttle Program.
Residents can view and print out the Ewing Shuttle schedule by visiting the Mercer County website at http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/transportation/trad/index.html or can get more information by calling (609) 530-1971.