NJ Transit bus service is coming back to Sea Isle City, officials said Friday.
The new bus route will be in place shortly, according to a news release.
In January, after new weight restrictions were placed on the aged Townsends Inlet Bridge, buses began taking a detour into the city.
In May, service was suspended indefinitely after transit officials said the alternative route would be unsafe during summer months.
State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio and NJ Transit officials walked the streets of Sea Isle to come up with an acceptable route, and they reached an agreement this week.
The previous route involved a U-turn in the city.
“The residents of Sea Isle City and the surrounding area rely on NJ Transit service for transportation to employment, to doctor’s appointments and to child care services,” Desiderio said in the release. “It was our position that discontinuing the bus route in the city would harm residents, as well as businesses, and that an alternative would need to be found.”
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