New Pureland East-West Community Shuttle for Gloucester County
The Pascale Sykes Foundation is funding a grant of 1.2 million over three years to support the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle of Gloucester County. The new shuttle route will provide low cost easy access to the Pureland Industrial Park as well as connect with current New Jersey Transit Bus routes. An additional shuttle bus within the Pureland Industrial Park will be able to take workers to their specific worksite.
Gloucester County has public transportation running north and south throughout the county, but there are no options for people who live in Williamstown, Glassboro, Mullica Hill or Swedesboro seeking transportation directly to east or west destinations unless they take multiple transit routes and transfers. This new east and west shuttle will fill the gap in providing easier access to worksites, human and social services, health care facilities and shopping locations for over 20,000 households located in proximity to the new route whose residents are dependent on public transportation.
The shuttle schedule will run Monday through Friday and be based on connecting with existing NJ Transit transportation services by providing supplemental and not competing service for riders. A transfer agreement with NJ Transit has been worked out for the many NJ Transit connections on this route. Two shuttles will run on a continuous route with multiple stops in the morning and again in the afternoon. The shuttles will begin at the NJ Transit Avandale Park & Ride and make stops along Sicklerville Road and Route 322 to Kings Highway through Swedesboro to Center Square Road to the Village Center where it will connect to the Pureland Circular Shuttle. The focus is to serve employees of the Pureland Industrial Park whose work shifts begin between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m and will be reversed between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. You do not need to be employed at the Pureland site to ride the shuttle. It is open to the public that can utilize the stops along the way.
The shuttle is expected to being in late spring with the first month of ridership being free and after that a charge of $1.00 will be charged for each one-way trip. For schedules and free trip planning call Cross County Connections at 856-596-8228 or visitwww.driveless.com. Information and links can also be found on the Heart of Gloucester County web site www.heartofgloucestercounty.org by selecting the Directory then selecting Gloucester County and clicking transportation.
The Heart of Gloucester is proud to be a collaborating partner in this Pascale Sykes initiative by providing information, referrals, advocacy and one on one guidance to those riders seeking help with other services and programs through our “Resource Central” program utilizing the Heart of Gloucester County Resource Directory, Chat Line, Warm Line and Twitter. The goal is to provide “Transportation Plus” for the riding public in Gloucester CountyShare