A&C Bus Corporation

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A&C Bus Corporation
(Montgomery & Westside IBOA)
ParentA&C Bus Corporation
Headquarters430 Danforth Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
LocaleJersey City, New Jersey
Service areaJersey City, New Jersey
Service typeLocal bus service
Routes4
Fleet32
OperatorA&C Bus Corporation
Websitehttps://acbuscorp.com/

The A&C Bus Corporation, also known as the Montgomery & Westside Independent Bus Owners Association, is a bus company in Jersey City, New Jersey. All buses operated by A&C are known for their solid red line on the side of the bus and the phrase "use the bus card on this bus" on the front of the bus.

Fleet[edit]

Like many other private bus lines in the state, the fleet is made up of buses leased from New Jersey Transit.

Year Make & Model Length Picture Powertrain
(Engine & Transmission)
Numbers Notes
2011–2013 NABI
416.15 (transit)
38.5 ft (11.73 m) A&C Bus Corporation NABI 416.15 Transit.jpg
  • Cummins ISL9/
    ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B
5757, 5759-5760, 5919-5923, 6463-6488
(33 buses)
  • Replaced older Nova Buses RTS RT80-2Ns between 2012-2014
  • 5757 is currently out of service
  • 5919 was retired in October 2011 due to a failed inspection

Routes[edit]

Route Terminals Operates via Notes
33 Bergen Avenue [1] Curries Woods Journal Square Transportation Center Bergen Square
McGinley Square
Old Bergen Road
31 Montgomery
and West Side
Newport Centre Mall West Side
Danforth Avenue
Montgomery Street, West Side Avenue
30 Society Hill Droyer's Point Journal Square Transportation Center Sip Avenue, West Side Avenue
32 - 440 Shopper Hudson Mall Journal Square Transportation Center Sip Avenue, West Side Avenue

Former Routes[edit]

Route Terminals Operates via Notes
4
[2]
Curries Woods Newport Centre Mall Ocean Avenue
Pacific Avenue
Communipaw Junction
Grove Street Station
Discontinued on March 2, 2019

Bergen Avenue Route[edit]

Prior to A&C Bus Corporation's operation of the Bergen Avenue route, the route was operated by Bergen Avenue IBOA. When Bergen Avenue IBOA was unable to make an insurance payment, it abruptly stopped running its only route on March 12, 2011, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) granted emergency operating authority to A&C Bus Corporation. A&C Bus Corporation began operating the route on March 16, 2011 with no changes in bus fares, however it reduced operating hours to 6:30AM–10:00PM (running every half-hour). Since that time, the owners of Bergen Avenue IBOA stated that it intended on selling the rights to operate the route, however the NJDOT stated the company's rights ceased when it abruptly stopped operating with no warning to passengers.[3]

Route 4[edit]

Prior to A&C Bus Corporation's assuming operations Route 4 was run by Red & Tan in Hudson County, which discontinued service on November 6, 2011. A&C Bus began operating the route between Greenville and Newport Centre Mall shortly after. It discontinued service on March 2, 2019, citing low ridership.[4][5] New Jersey Transit route 86 was extended to replace part of the route.[6] New Jersey Transit route 1 was also rerouted to replace some of the former Route 4 service along Communipaw and Pacific Avenues beginning on June 22, 2019.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorbourne, Ken (March 16, 2011), "Buses back on the road as A & C Bus Company takes over Bergen Avenue Bus route", The Jersey Journal, retrieved August 1, 2011
  2. ^ MacDonald, Terrence (October 14, 2011), "Portions of discontinued 4 and 99S bus lines will resume under different operators: officials", The Jersey Journal, retrieved November 23, 2011
  3. ^ Thorbourne, Ken (March 17, 2011). "Jersey City bus company takes over Bergen Ave. route; service running every half-hour from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m." The Jersey Journal. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  4. ^ Elamroussi, Aya (March 10, 2019). "No. 4 bus discontinued in Jersey City: 'We're just stuck'". nj.com. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "#4". acbuscorp.com. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0086.pdf
  7. ^ Villanova, Patrick. "NJ Transit adding bus service from discontinued No. 4 line in Jersey City". Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  8. ^ https://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0001.pdf

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