PABCO Transit

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PABCO Transit, Inc.
NJ Transit/PABCO Transit #2559 at Rockaway Mall.
Parent New Jersey Transit Corporation/
Morris County DOT
Headquarters 34 Richboynton Road
Dover, New Jersey
Locale Morris County
Service area Morris County
Service type Local bus service, shuttle service
Routes 7
Fleet 13
Fuel type Diesel
Operator PABCO Transit, Inc.
Website Official Website

PABCO Transit, Inc., (now NJ Transit Morris, Inc.) doing business under the Morris County Metro brand, was a public transport company based in Dover, New Jersey operating local bus service in Morris County for New Jersey Transit. The company was originally called Passaic - Athena Bus Lines which operated service in Passaic and Clifton, New Jersey.

Passaic-Athenia Bus Co.[edit]

The Passaic-Athenia Bus Co. (originally Red Star Transportation up until 1922) operated the following routes prior to NJ Transit's takeover and contracting of the routes. The 702 was co-operated with Garfield & Passaic Transit as their #6 route and Community as its #1 route.

Current NJT Route Number Terminal A Main streets of travel Terminal B
702 Paterson
St. Joseph's Hospital
(Main St/Mary St.)
Van Houten Avenue
Palisade Avenue or Dayton Avenue
Elmwood Park
705 Passaic
Main Avenue Terminal
Clifton Avenue
Main Street
Willowbrook Mall

Morris County Metro[edit]

Renumbered routes[edit]

In October 2010, New Jersey Transit decided to take over these routes and split them into routes 871–875 and 880 by a newly created subsidiary called NJ Transit Morris, Inc. Morris County still subsidizes their operation. These routes are part of the Central Division.

Route Terminal A Major Streets Terminal B History New
Morristown Hyatt Allentown Road
Longwood Avenue
Vail Road
Longwood Avenue
Vreeland Avenue
Route 202
Willowbrook Mall, or
Boonton RR station
Route started by Watchung Mountain Transit/Morris County in 1972 871
Morristown Hyatt or
Morristown Station
East Hanover Road
Littleton Road
Route 10
Penn Avenue
County College of Morris Route started by Watchung Mountain Transit/Morris County in 1972 872
Morris Plains
Morris County Offices, or
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Speedwell Avenue
Route 124
Livingston Mall Route spun off from Transport of New Jersey Route 70 in 1976 873
Morristown Hyatt Speedwell Avenue or Ridgedale Avenue
Mount Tabor Road
Main Street
Blackwell Street
Mount Pleasant Avenue
Rockaway Townsquare Route replaced Morris County Traction Company streetcars in 1928. Route was briefly discontinued in February 1970 until Morris County intervention[1] 880

Previously discontinued routes[edit]

On June 1, 2010 New Jersey Transit has decided to stop subsidizing the following routes leading to their discontinuation at the end of June.[2]

Route Terminal A Major Streets Terminal B History
Morristown, OR
Morris Township
Honeywell (to AM, from PM)
Routes 510 and 513, via Chester Chester
Routes 513 and 206, OR
Dover, New Jersey
Townpath Square (from AM, to PM)
Service started in 1980 by Morris County DOT
(Monday/Wednesday only)
Morristown Routes 510, 513, 182, and 46, via Hackettstown Rockaway Townsquare Service started in 1980s by Morris County DOT
(Tuesday/Friday only)
K-Mart Plaza
Mount Hope Avenue
Berkshire Valley Road
Lake Swannanoa
Berkshire Valley Rd/Dover-Milton Rd.
Service started in 1980s by Morris County DOT


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