Secaucus contemplates removing bus stop on Meadowlands Parkway

A public hearing on the matter is set for August

Secaucus is planning to remove a bus stop on Meadowlands Parkway.

The Town Council voted unanimously to introduce the ordinance at its July 26 meeting. Mayor Michael Gonnelli was absent from the meeting, so Third Ward Councilman Bill McKeever chaired the meeting.

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The ordinance would remove a superfluous bus stop on Meadowlands Parkway, near the intersection of the street and Harmon Plaza.

Following the introduction of the ordinance, Town Administrator Gary Jeffas explained the crux of the change in an interview with the Hudson Reporter.

There’s a bus stop by Krauszer’s Food and Liquor at 40 Meadowlands Parkway and another by the Harmon Square shopping center at 38 Meadowlands Parkway. The town is consolidating the stops into one.

“We’re eliminating one of the bus stops,” Jeffas said.

According to Jeffas, the reason is that the bus stops are very close to one another on Meadowlands Parkway.

“It’s confusing,” Jeffas said. “They have two bus stops on a corner and on a corner. So we’re just formally deleting the one, so anybody who wants to take the bus knows they can go to one central bus stop.”

The solution to qualm the confusion would not be a major detriment to any riders, since the stops are in close proximity.

“It’s 40 feet away,” Jeffas said. “You basically just cross the street and it’s right there. So that was a kind of a redundancy and there was some confusion about people waiting in various locations.”

The ordinance is up for a public hearing and vote at an upcoming meeting. Gonnelli and the Town Council will meet next on August 23 at 7 p.m. in the first floor council chambers at Town Hall at 1203 Paterson Plank Road. For more information, go to secaucusnj.gov.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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