DeCamp Bus Lines

DeCamp Bus Lines is an apportioned[definition needed] bus company serving Essex County, New Jersey and Passaic County, New Jersey, with line-run to and from Manhattan and charter service.[2]

DeCamp Bus Lines
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DeCamp #17079 turning to enter PABT on Route 33.
Founded1870
Headquarters
LocaleEssex County and Passaic County
Service areaKearny, Nutley, Belleville, Bloomfield, Montclair, Clifton, The Oranges, The Caldwells, with some very limited service to Lyndhurst, and the Meadowlands
Service typeLine-run, charter
Routes6
Fleet
  • 50 NJT owned commuter buses
  • 30 DeCamp owned buses
Daily ridership7282[1] (weekday, 2006)
Chief executiveGary Pard[1]
WebsiteDeCamp.com

HistoryEdit

The family-run business was started as a stage-coach company, in 1870.[3]

Route StopsEdit

There are no fixed stops other than terminals, buses can be hailed to board; riders can request a stop to exit.

Local passengers within New Jersey are not carried on any line except for the 32.

Passenger TrafficEdit

According to the company it normally carries up to 7,000 passengers per day.

2020 Coronavirus PandemicEdit

All service was suspended in March 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey.[4]

It resumed in June, but was again curtailed on August 7, 2020 due to low unsustainable ridership.[5][6]

In May 2021, DeCamp began to resume operations once again starting with charter services. On June 14, 2021, commuter services also resumed on a limited weekday schedule.[7][8]

RoutesEdit

Route Terminal A Via Terminal B
32
(weekdays only)
Port Authority Bus Terminal Paterson Plank Road
Ridge Road
Belleville Turnpike
Centre Street
Kingsland Street
Nutley
Kingsland Street and Darling Avenue
33   Port Authority Bus Terminal (full-time)
Lower Manhattan
Wall Street (rush hour service inbound only)
Passaic Avenue
Broad Street or Grove Street
Bloomfield Avenue
W. Caldwell or Montclair
Essex Mall
44 Port Authority Bus Terminal Ridge Road
Belleville Turnpike
Heller Parkway/Franklin Street
Bloomfield
Franklin Street and Montgomery Street
66
(C, MU, and R weekdays only)
Port Authority Bus Terminal Route 3
Valley Road
Park Street
Montclair State University (some trips)
Harrison Avenue
Eagle Rock Avenue (R trips only)
Prospect Avenue (R trips only)
W. Orange
Mississippi Loop (full-time)
Montclair
Park Street and Bloomfield Avenue OR Watchung Plaza (some trips)
W. Orange
Crown View Apartments (CV trips only)
W. Caldwell
Essex Mall (R trips only)
88
(weekdays only)
Port Authority Bus Terminal Broad Street
Prospect Street
Orange
Central Avenue and
Evergreen Place OR Scotland Road
99
(rush hours only)
Port Authority Bus Terminal Ridge Road/Kearny Avenue/Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard Harrison
Rodgers Boulevard and Harrison Avenue

MapEdit

 
Map of DeCamp Routes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Transportation Database Program 2006 filing for Trans-Bridge Lines" (PDF). 18 September 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  2. ^ "DeCamp Bus Lines history". Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  3. ^ Martin, Julia (6 August 2020). "DeCamp Bus Lines suspending all service due to COVID-19 pandemic". NorthJersey.com. Gannett. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ Higgs, Larry (March 24, 2020). "Bus companies suspend commuter service due to the coronavirus". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.
  5. ^ Higgs, Larry (August 6, 2020). "Private N.J. bus company halts service, slashes jobs. 'No one was traveling.'". nj. NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.
  6. ^ Higgs, Larry (August 7, 2020). "After private bus company stops service, NJ Transit and Coach USA offer help for riders". nj. NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.
  7. ^ "Bus Transportation | NYC Commuter & Charter Bus NY, NJ, CT & PA".
  8. ^ "DeCamp will resume bus service to New York City soon, owner says".

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