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Orange Newark Elizabeth Bus

Coach USA Olympia Trails
(ONE Bus/Independent Bus,
Red & Tan in Hudson County,
Megabus Northeast LLC)
logo
Slogan "Driven to Be the Best!"
Parent Coach USA
Headquarters 349 1 Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Locale Northeastern United States
Service area Central Jersey
(transit service)
Northeastern United States
(Megabus service)
Service type Local bus service, commuter bus service, contract service, Megabus Northeast (some service)
Routes 11 transit routes
3 Megabus routes
Operator

Coach USA:

  • Olympia Trails (Newark Airport Express, Westfield Commuter)
  • ONE/Independent Bus (24, 31 and 44)
  • Red & Tan in Hudson County (4 and 10/99S, NJT 305, 978, 979, and 981, Newark Airport shuttles)
  • Megabus Northeast: M21, M23, M24
    (M23 weekdays only)
Chief executive James Rutherford (except Megabus)
Dale Moser (Megabus)
Website Red & Tan in Hudson County

Olympia Trails, also doing business under the brands Orange Newark Elizabeth Bus (shortened to ONE Bus) for local bus service in Essex and Union counties in New Jersey, Red & Tan in Hudson County for operations in Hudson County, New Jersey, and Megabus Northeast, LLC for the Megabus service that it directly operates, is a bus operator serving northern New Jersey with local and commuter bus service.

Routes

Olympia Trails operates service under four different brands.

Olympia Trails brand

Under this brand, two routes are operated:

Orange Newark Elizabeth Bus brand

Orange Newark Elizabeth Bus, shortened to ONE Bus, and also operating the #31 under Independent Bus, provides service on three routes centered around Essex County, New Jersey, providing local bus service.

ONE Bus lines

Route Terminals Major streets Fare zone boundaries
24 Orange: Main Street & Erie Loop Elizabeth: Jersey Gardens Harrison Street, East Jersey Street
(B trips only)
Scotland Road, Elizabeth Avenue
(A trips only)
Central Avenue
Frelinghuysen/Newark Avenue
Newark/Elizabeth boundary, Grove Street
31 Newark Penn Newark: S. Orange Avenue and Dover Street
(Newark City line; most trips)
Maplewood: Millburn Avenue Loop
(rush hours only)
Livingston Mall
(some trips)
South Orange Avenue
(all trips)
Valley Street
(Maplewood trips only)
Newark/South Orange boundary, Maplewood/Millburn boundary
44 Newark Penn Orange Scotland Road
Tremont Avenue
Central Avenue
Grove Street

Fares for ONE Bus

  • 1 zone: $1.40
  • 2 zones: $2.20
  • 3 zones: $2.70
  • Transfers: $0.65

All NJT Bus media is accepted for fare payment on these lines for the proper amount of zones indicated. Transfers can be made to or from ONE Bus, Newark Light Rail, or NJT buses.

Red & Tan in Hudson County brand

Under the Red & Tan in Hudson County brand (primarily using the Stagecoach UK Bus corporate livery), Coach USA operated bus routes in Jersey City, Bayonne, Staten Island and to the PABT that have since been discontinued, folded into other lines, or taken over by other operators.

Route Terminals Major streets History
3 [1] Journal Square Merritt Street Garfield Avenue discontinued August 2007[2]
4 Merritt Street Newport Centre Mall
(some trips)
Grove Street
(full-time)
Pacific Street
Ocean Avenue
discontinued effective November 6, 2011. Now operated by the Montgomery & West Side IBOA
5/6[3] Journal Square Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken Observer Highway, Washington Street discontinued 2007[4]
99S Bergen Point
Bayonne
Journal Square Transportation Center JFK Boulevard Once operated by South Hudson County Boulevard Bus Owners Association, and later by Drogin Bus.
After threat of cancelation[5] service taken over by NJT/ Academy Bus April 8, 2012 [6]
11 [7] Journal Square Liberty State Park Montgomery Street discontinued 2004[8]
16 [9] Journal Square Newport Centre Mall Monticello Avenue, Communipaw Avenue, Pacific Avenue discontinued January 2008[10]
31 Exchange Place Hoboken Terminal Grove Street/Erie Street discontinued 2002. Alternate service available by Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
33 Wall Street (Manhattan) Bayonne JFK Boulevard, New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension discontinued late 1990s. Alternate service available on New Jersey Transit's #120 line.
99 Merritt Street Journal Square Ocean Avenue
Summit Avenue
discontinued February 2008. Now New Jersey Transit's #6 line.
99s Journal Square Transportation Center or
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Interstate boundary at 9th Street-Congress Street, JFK Boulevard and W. 63 Street JFK Boulevard
Central Avenue
Discontinued on November 6th, 2011. Now New Jersey Transit's #119 line.
122 [11] Hoboken North Shore, Staten Island Interstate 78, Route 440, Bayonne Bridge, Hylan Boulevard, Clove Road, and Forest Avenue discontinued in mid-2005
144 [12] Hoboken Greenridge, Staten Island Interstate 78, Route 440, Bayonne Bridge, Richmond Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, and Arden Avenue discontinued January 2007. Now operated by TransportAzumah as the TAZ3.[13][14]
231 [15] Port Liberté Jersey City Heights Garfield Avenue, Bergen Avenue, Baldwin Avenue and Central Avenue discontinued January 2006. Section north of Journal Square now part of the #10 line. Alternate service available on the 87 line south of Journal Square.[16][17]

Megabus Northeast LLC

Under Megabus, Olympia Trails operates service from street stops near Port Authority Bus Terminal to:

Megabus also operates to Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City. Most schedules and runs on the M22 Boston service are operated by Dattco from their facility in Metropolitan Boston. The Philadelphia line is under a split-operation with its sister-company Eastern Travel, with most runs operating out of Coach USA's Philadelphia facility, and Megabus acts solely as a ticket agent for Academy Bus Lines (utilizing its own fleet).

References

External links

  • Coach USA official website
  • Megabus Northeast
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