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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

RELEASE: July 15, 2002

NJDOT proposes to amend ZORF regulation

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 1, 2002 to discuss the proposed 2003 Zone of Rate Freedom (ZORF) regulation for regular route private bus carriers.

ZORF is a limited percentage change in fares set annually by NJDOT which allows private bus companies to adjust their intrastate fares without petitioning the Department for prior approval. ZORF does not apply to bus companies which operate regular route service to New York City, Philadelphia and other out-of-state locations.

Under the proposal for 2003, carriers would be permitted to increase their fares by up to 4 percent or decrease them by 10 percent without NJDOT approval. Proposed fare changes that exceed the limits allowed under ZORF require a petition to be filed with NJDOT and a public hearing. The ZORF regulation applies only to private bus companies which operate regular route service within New Jersey. Charter, casino and special bus operations are exempt from the ZORF regulations, as is NJ TRANSIT.

Copies of the proposal, which was published in the July 15, 2002 issue of the New Jersey Register, may be obtained by mail or in person from the Division of Motor Vehicles, 225 East State Street, 9th Floor - East Wing, P.O. Box 162, Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0162; or by telephone at (609) 777-1407.

The public hearing with regard to this proposal will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles' 4th Floor East Conference Room, 225 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

Written comments may be submitted by the public with regard to this proposal until September 13, 2002. Comments should be directed to Diane Legreide, Director, Division of Motor Vehicles, Attention: Legal Staff, 225 East State Street, P.O. Box 162, Trenton, NJ 08666-0162.

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