The new Livingston shuttle service now has an official name, schedule and route. All that’s left is the go-ahead from the town for residents to have a new means of transporting to work.
On September 4, the Livingston Town Council will vote on whether to award the contract to provide a bus service. If approved, the non-stop, round trip express service from the from the to the can possibly be in service by the end of September, according to Alan Karpas, Chairman of the Town’s Vision 20/20 Committee.
Now titled the Livingston Primetime Shuttle, the shuttle will operate two round trips per hour, Monday thru Friday, from 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. The fare for the non-stop service will be $2 each way or a monthly pass for $70.
Parking for commuters will be available free of charge, in a designated parking area of the Livingston Mall. Riders will park their vehicles in Section 18, located near the Walnut Street entrance, behind Macy’s and beside the “bus depot” where there are two active bus shelters.
The parking area is well lit and will be regularly patrolled by both Mall security and the Livingston Police Department. According to Karpas, the Livingston Mall region is considered by the Livingston Police to be a primary patrol district and with the addition of the jitney service the Police department will increase the frequency of the patrols.
With the recent , it is expected that many commuters will want to try this new service. Karpas assured residents that the size of the jitneys can be adjusted almost daily to hold how many residents it has to.
“Livingston commuters deserve a reliable, safe, cost effective, and civilized means of transportation," said Karpas. "The Livingston Primetime Shuttle is designed to reduce much of the hassle of getting to work. Simply park your car, board the clean, comfortable jitney, and in less than 15 minutes you are at the train station. In the evening, the jitney will return you to your car, safe and sound.”
Additional details, including exact schedules, for the Livingston Primetime Shuttle will be announced after the Livingston Town Council has awarded the shuttle contract.