Starting Monday October 1st, the new bus that goes directly from Vernon to NYC and back will depart from Vernon at 6:00am instead of the 6:45am time they've been running so far. Hopefully this will lead to a larger turnout on this bus and inspire them to add another bus option. I was there broadcasting live on Facebook for the very first bus run and it gained wonderful feedback. There were only 4 passengers on the first ever bus ride, and we're hoping someday soon we will fill this. Several of my friends say that after their month transportation pass expires then they'll try this exciting new option. This bus departs from Vernon Valley Plaza (where Acme is.) I've been rooting for this several years. The fares are very competitive at $18 per one way ticket. If I'm going to the city on a weekday, typically my speed is driving 45 minutes to the Dover commuter rail train station. This is a STRONG new option. Congressman Josh Gottheimer and Vernon Mayor Shortway have been working together with Coach USA on this for several months. I feel this bus option could be a huge opportunity for Vernon. Between this, and the hopeful development of Legends, Vernon has new exciting potential! Commuting options can definitely have an enormous positive impact on towns. It is imperative that we spread the word on this so the new transportation options remains available to us. If nobody rides on it we'll lose it! We need good news for Vernon, especially after a recent announcement that the town is unable to pay it's sewer bill.
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