NJ Transit/PABCO Transit #2559 at Rockaway Mall.
|Parent||New Jersey Transit Corporation/
Morris County DOT
|Headquarters||34 Richboynton Road
Dover, New Jersey
|Service area||Morris County|
|Service type||Local bus service, shuttle service|
|Operator||PABCO Transit, Inc.|
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 services 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.
With a merger into NJ Transit in late 2010, PABCO has been renamed as NJ Transit Morris, Inc. (a subsidiary of NJ Transit), which presently operates the 871, 872, 873, 874, 875 and 880 routes at the Dover Garage with a fleet of 13 30-foot coaches.
Passaic-Athenia Bus Co.
The Passaic-Athenia Bus Co. (originally Red Star Transportation up until 1922) operated the following routes before 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|
St. Joseph's Hospital
(Main St/Mary St.)
|Van Houten Avenue
Palisade Avenue or Dayton Avenue
Main Avenue Terminal
Morris County Metro
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
|Willowbrook Mall, or
Boonton RR station
|Route started by Watchung Mountain Transit/Morris County in 1972||871
|Morristown Hyatt or
|East Hanover Road
|County College of Morris||Route started by Watchung Mountain Transit/Morris County in 1972||872|
Morris County Offices, or
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
|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
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||880|
Previously discontinued routes
On June 1, 2010 New Jersey Transit has decided to stop subsidizing the following routes leading to their discontinuation at the end of June.
|Route||Terminal A||Major Streets||Terminal B||History|
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|
|Morristown||Routes 510, 513, 182, and 46, via Hackettstown||Rockaway Townsquare||Service started in 1980s by Morris County DOT|
|Mount Hope Avenue
Berkshire Valley Road
Berkshire Valley Rd/Dover-Milton Rd.
|Service started in 1980s by Morris County DOT|