Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Morris County Division of Transportation reminds commuters that NJ Transit will be eliminating service on the Morris County Metro Bus lines 4, 5 and 7 over the next several weeks.

The action is being taken by the NJ Transit board of directors to help close the agency’s $300 million budget gap.

The last day of service for MCM #4, which runs through Dover, Randolph, Chester, Mendham, Morris Township, Morristown and to Honeywell in Morris Township, will be Friday, July 2.

MCM #5 will stop running Wednesday, June 30. MCM #5 makes stops in Morristown, Chester, Schooley’s Mountain, Hackettstown, at the ITC Crossing, in Budd Lake, Netcong, Roxbury, Dover and the Rockaway Mall.

MCM #7 will have its service discontinued July 2. MCM #7 makes stops in Milton, Lake Swannanoa, Jefferson, at the Rockaway Mall, in Dover and at the K-Mart Plaza in Randolph.

For information on carpool/vanpool and other transit options, contact TransOptions, Morris County’s Transportation Management Association, at www.transoptions.org or (973) 267-7600.

For information about paratransit options and eligibility, please visit the Morris Area Paratransit System website at www.morrishumanservices.org or call MAPS at (888) 282-6277.

Service on the Morris County Metro bus lines 1, 2, 3, and 10 will continue.