‘Tis the season of travel and traffic. According to the AAA holiday travel forecast, more Americans will be traveling this holiday season than last year. Starting on Saturday, December 23rd through January 2nd, 112.7 million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home. That’s about 3.6 million more people this year than last, which is closing in on pre-pandemic numbers.
Being prepared and informed will help ensure smooth travels. Remember to be kind to other drivers to help make the traveling experience more fun for everyone sharing the road. Whether you are traveling or staying local, here are a few tips and info to help you navigate the holiday season.
Before you hit the road, make sure you have everything you need with a winter emergency car kit. On the road, do not drive distracted, stay alert, and slow down when driving in winter conditions, don’t crowd the snow plow, and move over when you see emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road. In case of an emergency, if you are stopped or stalled in wintry weather: stay with your car while calling for help, put bright markers on your antenna or windows, and keep interior dome lights on, don’t run your car for long periods of time to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and keep your exhaust pipe clear of any snow. More winter driving safety info is available here.
Transportation Holiday Services
Route 130 Connection – Monday, December 26th, and Monday, January 2nd in recognition of the Christmas and new year’s holidays.
ZLine– Christmas Eve (12/24), PM service begins at 3:10 PM at EWR4, with no evening service. No service on December 25th. Service resumes at 4:55 am at Hamilton Marketplace on December 26. New Year’s Day, no AM service.
ZLine2—No service on December 25th.
December 23rd: All Service Ends at 7 PM. No On-Demand or UMatter Service.
December 24th: Shopper Bus from 9 AM to 5 PM. No Tiger Access Service
December 25th-27th: University Holidays – No Services Provided
December 28th-29th: Reduced Services on Routes 1,2,3 and 4. All Routes End at 7 PM. No On-Demand or UMatter Service.
Service will be limited on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. More information is available here.
Suburban – Holiday schedules are available here.
Ocean Ride – No service on Sunday, December 25th – Christmas Day and Sunday, January 1st – New Year’s Day
Ride Provide – No service on Monday, December 26th– Christmas Day Observed and Monday, January 2nd – New Year’s Day Observed
Amtrak –Schedules available here
AirTrain – https://www.newarkairport.com/static/ewr/pdf/ewr-airtrain-brochure-english.pdf
Other professional services:
We wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday!