South Jersey’s newest bus service , the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle, will begin operation tomorrow morning. The service will run from the Avandale Park & Ride in Sicklerville to the Pureland Industrial Complex via Williamstown, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, and Swedesboro.
The service will operate 5 trips in the morning, and 5 trips in the afternoon, Monday-Friday. Click here for a full schedule. Funding is coming from the Federal Transit Administration and nonprofit sources. Fares will be only $1.
The new shuttle will greatly improve connectivity between towns in Gloucester County. Currently the 28-mile trip from the Avandale Park & Ride to Swedesboro takes 2 hours by bus, requiring a transfer in Camden. The 12-mile trip from Glassboro to Swedesboro also requires a 1.5 hour bus ride to Camden and back. The shuttle will cut these trips down to 50 minutes from Avandale Park & Ride and 23 minutes from Glassboro.
The Pureland East-West Community Shuttle is meant to provide access to employment in the industrial complex, and fill a gap in the transit network in the area, which consists mostly of north-south NJ Transit routes. The shuttle connects these routes, providing the only east-west service in the area. NJ Transit has agreed to offer free transfers to passengers connecting from the new service.