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'Mass transportation Super Bowl' not without its glitches

Posted on February 4, 2014

SECAUCUS, N.J. — With wait times inching up to three hours for service, several people traveling to Sunday’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium collapsed while waiting at the Secaucus train station, which was serving as the central hub for people using mass transportation to get to the game, according to SI.Com.

NJ Transit reported nearly 30,000 fans rode public transportation to the game, which was a new record. Following the game, fans using mass transportation were asked to wait inside the stadium to prevent another logjam. For the full story, click here.

To fill the gap in service, NJ Transit brought in 20 charter buses, which transported 1,112 customers out of the lines for the trains at MetLife Stadium and dropped them off at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, according to The Star-Ledger.

"Motorcoach companies working together saved the day for thousands of Super Bowl fans," said American Bus Association President/CEO Peter J. Pantuso. "This was a team effort by all of the companies working on this massive project. It once again shows that motorcoaches are a safe, reliable, flexible form of transportation, no matter what type of event or venue. Motorcoaches safely provide some 700 million passenger trips each year, just about the same number as the airline industry, and on Super Bowl Sunday, the industry once again showed its professionalism and true value."

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