A public-private partnership
In the aftermath of the gas crisis, the Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corporation was incorporated in 1983 as a public-private partnership to improve access, reduce congestion and promote economic growth by working with business and government agencies to address the employee commuting challenges in Northern New Jersey.
The charter members were the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corporation did business as “Meadowlink” and was the first Transportation Management Association in the state of New Jersey. Its mission was to …
“Implement innovative transportation programs and services that enhance the quality of life, regional mobility, and economic opportunity for both people and businesses, while reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.”
The EZ Ride brand
The Meadowlink name tied the agency’s identity to the geographic area around the Meadowlands. As the agency expanded to an area beyond the Meadowlands, it began using the name EZ Ride, which shifted attention from its geographic base to the service it provided.
The EZ Ride name stuck and in 2005, it became the primary brand identification of the Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corporation.
Today, EZ Ride manages New Jersey's largest carpool, vanpool and shuttle services for businesses, colleges, universities and municipalities. We offer innovative transportation programs, like car sharing, bicycle and pedestrian services, transportation for older adults and for people with special needs.
The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) recognized Meadowlink as the 2013 Urban Community Transportation System of the Year. The award recognizes excellence by urban transportation systems in serving the needs of people in their communities. Meadowlink was selected for "innovative and creative collaborations throughout its service area which includes most of New Jersey´s most populous counties." The transportation programs that serve seniors and individuals with special needs were highlighted as being especially innovative.
Our Office Locations
EZ Ride operates from four different offices to serve our clients in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex, Union and Monmouth County.
Wood-Ridge Office: Serving Bergen & Hudson County
144 Park Place East
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
Regional Manager: Kinga Skora (201) 939-4242x122
Paterson Office: Serving Passaic County
200 Memorial Drive 1st Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
Tel: 973-340-3400 ext. 7275
Regional Manager: Sjockier Jackson (201) 621-2577
Eatontown Office: Serving Monmouth County
1 Industrial Way West Bldg. A
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Regional Manager: Wendy Arias (732) 380-1299
Newark Office: Serving Essex & Union County
80 Brewster Road
Newark Liberty Int’l Airport
Newark, NJ 07114
Regional Manager: Ellie Ferrer (973)961-6941