Easton Coach Company Awarded Contract by NJ TRANSIT to Operate Access Link Service in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and South Ocean Counties
For Immediate Release – EASTON, Pennsylvania – July 7, 2013 – Today Easton Coach Company commenced service under a new contract with NJ TRANSIT to provide service in Region 3 of the State, which includes Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and South Ocean Counties.
Under the seven year, $26 million arrangement which includes a three-year base contract and four one-year options, Easton Coach Company will operate 30 vehicles and employ over 50 people to provide paratransit service to New Jersey riders under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this region, 2,540 people are certified to use Access Link and approximately 190 average weekday passenger trips are provided.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by NJ TRANSIT to provide services in this region of the state,” commented Joe Scott, Easton Coach Company’s President & CEO, “and we look forward to future opportunities to expand our services in this region and elsewhere in New Jersey”.
“Our team has done an outstanding job in securing this important contract with NJ TRANSIT”, commented David M. Boucher, Easton Coach Company’s Chairman and lead shareholder
About Easton Coach Company
Headquartered in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, Easton Coach Company is a leader in passenger ground transportation, providing motorcoach and transit services throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding states. Easton Coach Company is one of the most trusted passenger transportation providers in the country after more than 25 years, employing more than 600 people, operating over 400 vehicles, transporting nearly two million people annually and traveling some 14 million vehicle miles per year. In addition its motorcoach, charter and shuttle operations, comprised of 50 motorcoaches, trolleys and minibuses, the company provides transit services under contract with more than a dozen regional transportation authorities and other organizations.
For more information about Easton Coach Company, visit www.eastoncoach.com.