NJ Coronavirus Recovery: NJ Transit capacity limit to lift Wednesday night

Jul 14, 2020

NJ Transit Train
Credit Edwin J. Torres/Office of Gov. Phil Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy signed Monday an executive order that lifts the 50% capacity limit on NJ Transit, along with private-carrier buses, trains, light rail, and AccessLink vehicles. The limit will be lifted at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

As people are starting to return to work, Murphy said, officials are seeing vehicle capacities reach the current 50% limit. “We want to ensure that people are able to get to their jobs, and that the system continues operating as efficiently as possible,” the governor said.

All other executive orders guiding mitigation of COVID-19 spread remain in effect, including the requirement that employees and riders wear face coverings. Murphy’s executive order also requires that face coverings be worn at all indoor stations, as well as at outdoor stations where social distancing is not possible. The governor asked people to be courteous toward transit employees who ask them to mask up. “They’re doing their jobs,” Murphy said. “Please be respectful to them and your fellow passengers.”