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NJ Transit program seeks to deter homeless from waiting areas

Posted on December 2, 2015

Program limits ticketed passengers to two hours in seating areas. Photo: Dmitry K/Flickr
Program limits ticketed passengers to two hours in seating areas. Photo: Dmitry K/Flickr

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey Transit pilot program limiting ticketed passengers to two hours in seating areas is forcing homeless people out of the city’s bus station, reported Press of Atlantic City.

The program, which started this summer and is still in the assessment stage, applies to seating at stations in Atlantic City, Hoboken, Newark and Secaucus. The intent of the policy is to “ensure that our ticketed customers have access to seating while waiting for their travel,” NJ Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson said.

But homeless advocates said the program is “a bad plan” that invites selective enforcement and pushes out the homeless, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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