Coughlin, Lopez and Vitale Statement on Academy Bus Continuing Service on NYC Routes

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and Senator Joe Vitale, who represent the 19th district in the New Jersey Legislature, released the following joint statement on an announcement from Academy Bus stating that the company has found a way to make the Sayreville local route to Wall Street sustainable and that service will continue.

“The local Midtown and Wall Street bus routes provide a vital link for New Jersey residents to get to Manhattan, and we are thankful Academy was willing and committed to work with Sayreville commuters to find a solution.  We’re pleased to see that when the Sayreville commuters spoke, Academy listened.

“This milestone would not have been possible without the time, dedication and expertise of the Sayreville Commuter Working Group, who will continue to work with Academy to identify ways to enhance the long term sustainability of the Midtown route.

“We also thank our local and county elected officials for coming to the table with us to advocate for commuters on this issue.  While the work is not done, important progress has been made and the Midtown commuters will not be forgotten.”


The Midtown service route offered by Academy is extraordinarily special as it travels beyond the Port Authority making multiple stops along 42nd Street and Madison Avenue before reaching its final destination at 59th Street and Madison Avenue.  Access to this route is available at the Sayreville Park and Ride conveniently located off of the Garden State Parkway just north of the Cheesequake rest area.