New Jersey bus riders may just get a break yet.
In response to a series of public hearings about proposed fare hikes and service cuts, NJ Transit is considering a plan that restores nearly $4 million dollars in proposed bus service cuts.
The local bus routes could be saved in the following counties: Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Somerset, Warren and Sussex. And NJ Transit may also slash the 25% increase for bus fares to 10%.
Train fares are still expected to jump the proposed 25%.
The new plan under consideration is designed to help lower-income commuters, students, senior citizens and riders with disabilities, according to NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein.
NJ Transit is expected to vote on the new, modified plan on Wednesday.