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Old 06-16-2017, 06:03 AM
 
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Hello there - We are looking to move to New Jersey (Edgewater in particular) and would like to get more information about commuting on the 158 bus. We're unfamiliar with the NJ bus experience and would appreciate any feedback on the commute via bus to Port Authority.


How crowded does it get on the 158 bus along River Road? Can you get a seat by the time it arrives to Edgewater (going to Port Authority)?


Thanks for any feedback!!
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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Hope I am not too late for a reply but I currently take the 158 to work now.

I live right by the Starbux/Acme on River Road. From there, it can certainly be frustrating at peak times.

My wife gets outside by 7:20am and she has no issues. I drop my son off at daycare and get to the bus stop around 8am. On a good day, I will wait no more than 10 minutes and 50% chance of getting a seat.

But on bad days, which happens more often than not, multiple buses are passing and they are packed. Waiting upwards of 20-30 mins and then you are standing until you get to PA.

Multiple people have complained but NJ Transit hasn't done much. The main issue is that the area is becoming overpopulated. It seems like there is a new luxury high-rise being built every quarter so in all honesty, it is getting worse. It is a real issue. But if you are coming from EdgeWater, you may not have to stand once you get on.

There is also the ferry which is great but very pricey. I will take the ferry once in a while if the lines are unbearable by the time I walk out to the bus stop.
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Hope I am not too late for a reply but I currently take the 158 to work now.

I live right by the Starbux/Acme on River Road. From there, it can certainly be frustrating at peak times.

My wife gets outside by 7:20am and she has no issues. I drop my son off at daycare and get to the bus stop around 8am. On a good day, I will wait no more than 10 minutes and 50% chance of getting a seat.

But on bad days, which happens more often than not, multiple buses are passing and they are packed. Waiting upwards of 20-30 mins and then you are standing until you get to PA.

Multiple people have complained but NJ Transit hasn't done much. The main issue is that the area is becoming overpopulated. It seems like there is a new luxury high-rise being built every quarter so in all honesty, it is getting worse. It is a real issue. But if you are coming from EdgeWater, you may not have to stand once you get on.

There is also the ferry which is great but very pricey. I will take the ferry once in a while if the lines are unbearable by the time I walk out to the bus stop.

Thanks for your feedback. This is really helpful.

If I'm right, the ferry is a 20-30 min walk from your stop (acme/starbucks)? That seems like a long walk in the morning.

Do you think the huge apartment building (the Alexander) contributes to the crowds before your stop? That looks like a very large building with lots of tenants.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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Thanks for your feedback. This is really helpful.

If I'm right, the ferry is a 20-30 min walk from your stop (acme/starbucks)? That seems like a long walk in the morning.

Do you think the huge apartment building (the Alexander) contributes to the crowds before your stop? That looks like a very large building with lots of tenants.
It's about an 8 min walk from Acme/Sbux...not bad at all. There are also ferry buses that pick passengers up all along River Road.

Honestly, there are a ton of buildings and homes on River Road that stretch all the way to Fort Lee. The place is just overpopulated in general.

The Alexander - talk about an eye sore. I would be surprised if that building had 50% occupancy haha.
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