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Friday, April 19, 2002

Levinson Announces New Transportation Routes

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the creation of two new county transportation routes in the Egg Harbor City vicinity will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 9:30 AM at the Egg Harbor City Hall, 500 London Avenue, announced County Executive Dennis Levinson.

The two new routes will allow the county to provide transportation to mobility-dependent individuals including seniors, disabled residents and those receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) to area businesses throughout the Egg Harbor City area as well as to downtown Mays Landing.

"These routes were created to assist residents living or working in this part of the county who are in need of public transportation to help get them to jobs and to school in the hopes of improving their quality of life," stated Levinson.

One route will serve individuals working in the Egg Harbor City Industrial Park and other businesses north of Route 30 and will include NJ Transit rail and bus stops. A lift-equipped vehicle will provide transportation along this route between 6:00 and 9:00 AM and again in the afternoon to help get individuals home from work.

A second route will provide mid-day service from Egg Harbor City down Route 50 to Atlantic Cape Community College ending in downtown Mays Landing. There are currently no such north/south public transportation routes in this area.

Levinson noted that the creation of these routes was a cooperative effort of the county, the Egg Harbor City administration and business community, New Jersey Transit and the Cross County Connection consultants. Initial funding for the project was obtained through a joint venture between Atlantic and Cape May counties. Federal funding was provided through Job Access Reverse Commute.

For more information, please contact Gerald Del Rosso, Deputy County Administrator, at (609) 343-2216.

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