In December 2005, EZ Ride started a shuttle program for Hartz with two minibuses running in the morning and the evening from the Secaucus Junction train station to five stops at The Plaza at Harmon Meadow. The shuttles run Monday through Friday every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ridership has steadily increased over the years. Initially, about 100 riders used the shuttle daily; now it’s more than 350 riders a day.
“The EZ Ride shuttles were a big hit with our tenants, so in July 2006 we expanded to a third mini-bus to handle the increased demand for an alternative to traveling by car,” said Sal Gentile, Executive Vice President, Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.
The hotels at Harmon Meadow market their properties as close and convenient to New York City; the EZ Ride shuttles provide that convenience
In 2009, Ernst & Young, the global tax, audit, and management consulting firm, relocated about 1,600 employees to Harmon Meadow. The firm also runs in-house training at its conference center here. Since many of the employees lived in New York and others took New Jersey Transit trains, Hartz added an express shuttle exclusively to transport Ernst & Young employees to the station for the evening commute; it runs from 4:30 pm to 6:30 p.m.