“TRANSIT TO TRAILS” APP OFFERS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO PARKS
Published on July 01, 2021
Interactive Web Application Links Transit Riders to Green Spaces
NJ TRANSIT has launched its “Transit to Trails” initiative, an interactive and user-friendly web application that easily identifies great parks and green spaces in New Jersey that are accessible by public transportation.
The "Transit to Trails" website, found at njtransit.com/trails, has links to NJ TRANSIT service details and park information for 62 national, state and county parks throughout New Jersey. Results will feature bus, rail and light rail options within two miles of the desired park throughout all 21 New Jersey counties.
“Continuing our commitment to leveraging technology to improve the customer experience, our “Transit to Trails” initiative links all NJ TRANSIT services to one of our state’s greatest resources: our unparalleled parks and trails,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “It also supports our recently launched “While You’ve Been Away” public information campaign, giving our customers yet another reason to return to public transit. What could be better as we emerge from the pandemic than using NJ TRANSIT as an equitable, convenient and cost-effective option to access the great outdoors!”
While using NJ TRANSIT’s “Transit to Trails” map, users will be able to search for their prospective destinations by park name or view a virtual map of the state with different park locations. Each destination has clickable access points comprised of park entranceways, parking lots or meeting areas. Service options for each of these individual areas, managing agency information and directions will be accessible from a pop up that appears at each access point.
The ease and convenience of being able to efficiently plan for leisurely visits to outdoor recreation and community destinations encourages residents and visitors to utilize available public transportation as opposed to their personal vehicles when planning a trip. NJ TRANSIT’s “Transit to Trails” application planning tool will help decrease road congestion, help the environment and ensure equitable access to New Jersey’s parks for those who depend on public transportation for all their travel needs.
“This user-friendly app gives people information on how to use NJ TRANSIT to visit the Garden State’s many beautiful parks and outdoor recreation areas simply and easily,” NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The NJ TRANSIT Transit to Trails App provides options for underserved communities and expands tourism opportunities by promoting environmentally-friendly transportation alternatives that help reduce congestion."
For more information on NJ TRANSIT to TRAILS please visit njtransit.com/trails.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.