Olympia Trails

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Olympia Trails
(ONE/Independent Bus)
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Slogan "Driven to Be the Best!"
Parent Coach USA
Headquarters 349 1 Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Locale Northeastern United States
Service area Central Jersey
(transit service)
Northeastern United States
(Megabus service)
Service type Local bus service, commuter bus service, contract service, intercity service
Routes 4 transit routes
5 Megabus routes
Operator

Coach USA:

  • Olympia Trails (Newark Airport Express)
  • ONE/Independent Bus (24, 31 and 44)
  • Megabus Northeast: M21, M22, M23 (weekdays only), M26, M27
Chief executive James Rutherford (except Megabus)
Dale Moser (Megabus)
Website Olympia Trails
ONE/Independent Bus
Newark Airport Express

Olympia Trails, also doing business under the brands ONE/Independent Bus for local bus service in Essex and Union counties in New Jersey and Megabus Northeast, LLC for the Megabus service that it directly operates, is a bus operator serving northern New Jersey with local and commuter bus service. It also formerly operated as Red & Tan in Hudson County for operations in Hudson County, New Jersey. It has been owned by Coach USA since 1998.[1]

Routes[edit]

Current operations[edit]

Olympia Trails operates service under three different brands.

Olympia Trails brand[edit]

Under this brand, one route is operated:

ONE/Independent Bus brand[edit]

ONE/Independent Bus provides local service on three routes centered in Essex County, New Jersey.

Route Terminals Major streets Fare zone boundaries
24 Orange
Main Street and Erie Loop
Elizabeth
Jersey Gardens mall
  • Harrison Street, East Jersey Street
    (B trips only)
  • Scotland Road, Elizabeth Avenue
    (A trips only)
  • Central Avenue, Frelinghuysen/Newark Avenue
31 Newark
Newark Penn Station
  • Newark/South Orange boundary
  • Maplewood/Millburn boundary
44 Newark
Newark Penn Station
Orange
Orange rail station
Scotland Road, Tremont Avenue, Central Avenue Grove Street

Megabus Northeast LLC[edit]

Under Megabus, Olympia Trails operates service from street stops near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to:

Megabus also operates to Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City. Most schedules and runs on the M22 Boston service are operated by Dattco from their facility in Metropolitan Boston. The Philadelphia line is under a split-operation with its sister-company Eastern Travel, with most runs operating out of Coach USA's Philadelphia facility, and Megabus acts solely as a ticket agent for Academy Bus Lines (utilizing its own fleet).

Former operations[edit]

Red & Tan in Hudson County brand[edit]

Under the Red & Tan in Hudson County brand, Coach USA operated bus routes in Jersey City, Bayonne, Staten Island and to the PABT that have since been discontinued, folded into other lines, or taken over by other operators.

Route Terminals Major streets History
3
[2]
Journal Square
Transportation Center
Jersey City
Merritt Street and Ocean Avenue
Garfield Avenue, Baldwin Avenue
  • Formerly Central Avenue IBOA.
  • Discontinued August 2007[3]
4
[4]
Jersey City
Merritt Street and Ocean Avenue
Jersey City
Newport Centre Mall (some trips)
or Grove Street (full-time)
Pacific Street, Ocean Avenue
5
6
[5]
Journal Square
Transportation Center
Hoboken / Weehawken
19th Street
Observer Highway, Washington Street
  • Formerly operated by Downtown Bus Co. and later by Lafayette & Greenville.
  • Discontinued 2007[6]
10
99S
[7]
Journal Square
Transportation Center
Bayonne
3 Street and JFK Boulevard
JFK Boulevard
  • Formerly operated by South Hudson County Boulevard Bus Owners Association, and later by Drogin Bus.
  • After threat of cancelation[8] service taken over by New Jersey Transit and Academy Bus (operator) on April 8, 2012.[9]
11
[10]
Journal Square
Transportation Center
Liberty State Park
Park and Ride
Montgomery Street
  • Discontinued 2004[11]
16
[12]
Journal Square
Transportation Center
Jersey City
Newport Centre Mall
Monticello Avenue, Communipaw Avenue, Pacific Avenue
  • Formerly operated by Lafayette & Greenville IBOA.
  • Discontinued January 2008[13]
31 Exchange Place Hoboken
Hoboken Terminal
Grove Street/Erie Street
33 Lower Manhattan, New York
Wall Street
Bayonne
3 Street and JFK Boulevard
JFK Boulevard, New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension
  • Discontinued late 1990s. Alternate service available on New Jersey Transit's #120 line.
99 Jersey City
Merritt Street and Ocean Avenue
Journal Square
Transportation Center
Ocean Avenue, Summit Avenue
99S Jersey City
Merritt Street and Ocean Avenue
Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York
Bayonne
9th Street-Congress Street
JFK Boulevard, Central Avenue
  • Formerly operated by South Hudson County Boulevard Bus Owners Association, and later by Drogin Bus.
  • Discontinued on November 6, 2011. Now New Jersey Transit's #119 line.
122
[14]
Hoboken
Hoboken Terminal
Eltingville, Staten Island (New York)
Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Avenue
Interstate 78, Route 440, Bayonne Bridge, Hylan Boulevard, Clove Road, and Forest Avenue
  • Discontinued in mid-2005.
144
[15]
Hoboken
Hoboken Terminal
Arden Heights, Staten Island (New York)
Arthur Kill Road and West Shore Expressway
Interstate 78, Route 440, Bayonne Bridge, Richmond Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, and Arden Avenue
  • Discontinued January 2007.
231
[16]
Port Liberté Jersey City Heights Garfield Avenue, Bergen Avenue, Baldwin Avenue and Central Avenue
  • Formerly Central Avenue IBOA.
  • Discontinued January 2006.
  • Section north of Journal Square now part of the #88 & #119 lines.
  • Alternate service available on the 87 line south of Journal Square.[17][18]

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