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Transportation

Burlington County is served by an extensive network of county roads and major highways, including the north-south Interstate 295 and the NJ Turnpike. The latter connects with the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Florence, further facilitating interstate travel.

On the public transportation side, the County is served by NJ Transit, with routes that pass through portions of more than 30 of the 40 municipalities, providing access to many locales, including New York and Philadelphia. For specific information on routes and fares, refer to the agency’s Web site at www.njtransit.com.

Burlington County provides county bus transportation to senior citizens (60 and older) and adult disabled residents (21-59 years of age) through the Burlington County Transportation System (BCTS) Paratransit Service, which operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and through BurLink services. BurLink is a deviated fixed route system available to the general public. Some routes begin as early at 6 a.m. and run as late as 7:50 p.m.

BCTS: Riders may use the BCTS Paratransit Service for medical appointments, grocery shopping, employment, post-secondary education sites, to attend a County Office on Aging Nutrition site or for appointments at the VA clinic in Philadelphia. All residents must be registered with the County Transportation Office (609-265-5109) before reserving a ride with the Paratransit Service. There is a suggested fare of $2.

Nutrition clients must register with the Office on Aging (609-265-5069). Veterans must register with the Department of Military and Veterans Services (609-265-5008). All other reservations for transportation can be made by calling 1-800-836-0580.

BurLink: BurLink buses connect with NJ Transit bus routes and River LINE light rail stations. Fares: $2 each way. Exact fare required. Children under six, accompanied by an adult, ride free. Transfers are $.50. Transfers are available to/from NJ TRANSIT bus routes and BurLink routes. All BurLink routes are handicapped accessible and have bike racks.River LINE: NJ TRANSIT provides commuter light rail service between Trenton and Camden via the River LINE. Connecting services at each end of the River LINE provide easy access to Manhattan, Atlantic City, Philadelphia and more. At the Trenton Station, connections are available to NJ Transit’s buses, regional rail and Amtrak. At the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, connections are available to PATCO and NJ Transit buses.

Fourteen of the 20 stations offer parking (11 are in Burlington County). Parking is free, with the exception of the Trenton Station. Riders purchase tickets from ticket vending machines (TVMs) located on the platforms at each station. One-way tickets must be validated before boarding. Monthly passes do not need to be validated.

Light rail fares: One-Way - $1.25; Senior Citizens/Passengers with Disabilities - $.60; Monthly Pass - $41.

For an extensive overview of transportation opportunities and connections, visit www.co.burlington.nj.us/departments/transportation/index.htm

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