A convoy of 31 SEPTA buses left Conshohocken this morning headed for New Brunswick, New Jersey. In an effort to help NJ Transit, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, SEPTA has loaned out a portion of its fleet.
This special mission is meant to alleviate the commuter pressure felt by NJ Transit, which lost many of its light and commuter rail services heading into New York. Amtrak’s Hudson River Tunnels were also shut down, compounding the area’s transportation troubles.
Thirty of the busses will stay in New Brunswick. But the 31st bus will return to the area, bringing with it the local SEPTA drivers who made the morning treck.