Services by County

Services and Shuttles vary by County:

Partnering with our communities

EZ Ride has a history of working with county governments by assisting welfare recipients and dislocated workers in overcoming transportation barriers to employment.

Our first focus is to help you take advantage of the affordable public transportation options that exist. If there is a need that is not filled by existing public transportation, EZ Ride can tailor an innovative transportation program to fill the need.

Additionally, welfare clients may also be interested in starting or joining a carpool.

Here is a summary of our transportation services for welfare clients, by county.

Bergen County
Essex County
Hudson County
Monmouth County
Passaic County
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1. Passaic County

Working closely with the Passaic County Human Services Department, and the Workforce Investment Board to help welfare clients access jobs, EZ Ride operates a Transportation Counseling Center on the first floor of the Workforce Development Center, 52 Church Street, Paterson.

Our Center provides the following assistance to clients transitioning into the workforce.

Passaic County Shuttles

Wayne-Fairfield/West Caldwell Shuttle

Shuttle service from the Wayne Willowbrook Mall to businesses in the Fairfield W. Caldwell area during peak commuter hours. This is a free service for people who work along the Route 46 corridor in the township of Fairfield and West Caldwell at businesses such as Divine Fragrance, Middle Atlantic Products, Goodwill Industries and Acudor Products. Funded by NJ Transit and Passaic County, this shuttle operates from Willowbrook Mall Shopper's stop bus shelter during the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., five days a week. To make reservation, call 1-866-208-1307 at least 24 hours in advance. Get Schedule.

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2. Essex County

EZ Ride provides the following shuttle services for welfare clients in Essex County

Essex County WAVE Shuttle

This free shuttle service is funded by Essex County and NJ Transit. The shuttles operate using Essex County vehicles and provide service for low-income residents to several agencies in the Greater Newark Area that provide work training and work assistance.

WAVE Shuttles operate along six different routes Monday through Friday from 7:40 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. Get Schedule.

Essex Night Owl

In cooperation with Essex County and NJ Transit, EZ Ride operates the Essex Night Owl, which provides free shuttle service between Newark Penn Station and residents’ homes in Newark, Orange, East Orange and Irvington. Service operates between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., seven days a week.

The Essex Night Owl shuttle is funded by Essex County and NJ Transit. To make a reservation call 1-866-208-1307 at least 24 hours in advance. Get Schedule.

Fairfield – West Caldwell Shuttle

This free shuttle serves people who work along Route 46 at companies such as Bowne & Co., R&R Marketing and West Caldwell Care Center in the townships of Fairfield and West Caldwell. This shuttle is funded by Essex County and NJ Transit. The shuttle operates from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekday mornings and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., weekday afternoons. Riders take NJ Transit Bus #29 or #71 to the stop at the intersection of Bloomfield and Passaic Avenue. To make a reservation call 1-866-208-1307 at least 24 hours in advance. Get Schedule.

Route 10 Shuttle

The Route-10 Shuttle is a free and flexible service for individuals to access employment along the Route-10 corridor in East Hanover at businesses such as Target, Novartis, Foremost, Babies R Us and Courtyard by Marriott. The service is funded by NJ Transit and Essex County. The shuttle operates between 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. To make a reservation call 1-866-208-1307at least 24 hours in advance. Get Schedule.

For more information, please contact Ellie Ferrer at 973-961-6941.

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3. Bergen County Shuttles

EZ Ride provides the following service for welfare clients in Bergen County

Meadowlands Shuttle

This free shuttle service is funded by NJ Transit, Onyx Equities and EZ Ride. This shuttle service is provided by the Borough of Rutherford using their own vehicles, so the EZ Ride logo does not appear on this shuttle. The shuttle operates five days a week during peak commuting hours from the Rutherford Train Station to the Meadows Office Complex businesses and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in East Rutherford. Commuters from Newark use NJ Transit’s #76 to Rutherford and those from Paterson use NJ Transit’s #190 to Rutherford. Get Schedule.

Taxi service for Job Interviews

Welfare clients attending job interviews in the Meadowlands during off-peak periods are eligible for a free taxi ride from the Rutherford train station to businesses in the area. This is paid for in part by NJ Transit and EZ Ride.

Secaucus-Carlstadt/Moonachie Shuttle

This shuttle operates between the Secaucus Junction Transfer Station and businesses in the Carlstadt-Moonachie area. The shuttle is funded by NJ Transit and Holiday Image, whose employees currently use the service. Shuttle operates five days a week during peak hours from 8:05 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. and from 5:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. Get Schedule.

For more information please contact: Kinga Skora at 201-939-4242

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4. Hudson County

EZ Ride provides the following service for welfare clients in Hudson County

Harmon Cove Shuttle

The Harmon Cove Shuttle operates between the Secaucus Junction Transfer Station and the businesses of Harmon Cove in Secaucus. The shuttle is funded by NJ Transit, Rose Brand and ARRI CSC, whose employees currently use the service. The service operates at 10-minute intervals during peak hours, from 6:55 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and from 4:05 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Get Schedule.

For more information please contact: Kinga Skora at 201-939-4242

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Monmouth County Shuttles

EZ Link Program

This program was launched in July 2011 and provides customized transportation, which includes job search activities and vocational training for welfare clients who are referred to EZ Ride by the County.

How it works?

For more information please contact: Wendy Arias at 732-380-1299

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