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Long Branch Begins Year-Round Shuttle Service

Stops will include Monmouth University, Pier Village and West End

Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider (left) and Monmouth University President Paul Brown helped kick off the year-round shuttle service.
Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider (left) and Monmouth University President Paul Brown helped kick off the year-round shuttle service.
By Christopher Sheldon

Long Branch kicked off its year-round shuttle service today after months of planning and discussion.

The city offered a summer shuttle service the last two years and Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider said its success lead to the city's decision to implement a year-round service.

"It worked well this summer and it's going to continue to work well," Schneider said.

The city has partnered with Monmouth University to make the West Long Branch campus a stop on shuttle route.

New Monmouth University President Paul Brown said he hopes the partnership will help ease some of the city and the university's parking problems.

"I hope it helps with the parking, we are fully aware of the parking challenges we have," Brown said. "We hope to see the shuttles inundated with students."

The shuttle will run on Monday through Friday and will cost $1 per ride, according to Long Branch Business Administrator Howard Woolley said. The first shuttle of the day will leave the Long Branch Train Station at 6:30 a.m. and the last shuttle will arrive at the station at 8:11 p.m. 

Other stops on the shuttle schedule are:

• Monmouth University

• Woodgate Avenue & Cedar Avenue (Cedar & Beeches)

• Brighton Avenue and 2nd Avenue

• Ocean Boulevard and West End Avenue

• Pier Village

• Broadway and 3rd Avenue (Brookdale Community College)

Woolley said the shuttle times could expand to include weekends in the future.

The shuttle will not run on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Christmas Day and Labor Day. 

Swift Loris September 03, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Wonderful news. Any idea when and where we can get a schedule for the various stops?
Monmouth University September 10, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Hi Swift Loris, You can find the schedule and map on our website, http://www.monmouth.edu/templates/NewsDetail.aspx?id=31859 Hope that helps.
Swift Loris September 10, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Thanks, Monmouth University! That's good to have. But did you know that there's a series of errors in it? In the PM schedule, in the third column from the right, 6:58 is followed by 6:02. That should be 7:02, and the rest of the items in that column should likewise be in the 7:00 hour.
Lou September 10, 2013 at 06:24 PM
MU gave a link about 40 characters long and the info is inaccurate? They must not have a business school on Campus.
Monmouth University September 13, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Hi Swift Loris, thanks for making us aware of the error. The schedule has been updated and can be found on our website http://tinyurl.com/l7dmwm3 Have a great day!

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