NJ TRANSIT announced on Monday that it will introduce a new branch of the existing No. 6 Ocean Avenue bus route starting Monday, June 29.
In February 2008, NJ TRANSIT introduced the No. 6 Ocean Avenue-Journal Square bus route to replace the discontinued Coach USA Bus No. 99, which operated between Greenville and Journal Square. The new No. 6 branch, called the “Lafayette Loop,” will supplement existing No. 6 service to provide four trips per hour during peak periods and two trips per hour during off-peak periods between Journal Square and “The Junction” area of Jersey City via Hudson County Plaza. It will also connect Hudson County Plaza and Journal Square with two Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations: Garfield Avenue and Liberty State Park.
The Lafayette Loop will operate in a continuous loop within the Lafayette neighborhood, originating and ending trips at Journal Square between approximately 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays.
State Sen. Sandra Bolden Cunningham, who represents the area of Jersey City where the bus route will originate, lauded the decision.
“Ensuring that my constituents’ public transportation needs are heard and addressed is a top priority, and I appreciate NJ TRANSIT’s responsiveness in helping to meet those needs,” Cunningham said.
For schedules and fares, customers can visit njtransit.com. -