NJT to Extend MyBus Now to Port Authority Runs

For bus travellers on NJ Transit to or from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, it has been difficult to determine just when that next bus will arrive.  However, NJT’s MyBus Now program will be extended in June to the Port Authority routes, completing a rollout that first began in South Jersey, and later added non-Port Authority routes in North Jersey, according to reporting by Mike Frassinelli in the Star-Ledger (Jan. 25).  To use the service, access njtransit.com on smart phones or desktop computers, and access MyBus Now under “Rider Tools”.  Riders with ordinary cell phones can text MyBus at 69287 with the stop and route number.  The arrival estimates are only for buses expected in the next half hour, due to the uncertainties of buses in traffic; and the system won’t work for outbound buses in the evening rush from the Port Authority, again because jams can make arrivals unpredictable.