If you’ve been commuting to New York City on DeCamp Bus Lines, you’ll need to find another option: DeCamp announced Monday that it will end commuter services to and from Manhattan on Friday, April 7. The news, which is posted on DeCamp’s website and Twitter, was first reported by Baristanet.
The routes that are ending are the 33 (through Montclair and express), 66/66R, 44, 99, 88, 32, and 100. DeCamp will continue to operate charter, shuttle, and casino buses.
DeCamp, which has run commuter buses through Verona for decades, suspended service early in the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, when most commuters were forced to work from home. It re-started very limited service in June 2021, and had expanded that service three times since then. It sharply raised fares last July, but never got back to its pre-pandemic schedule.
Verona commuters will need a car or a ride-share to access alternative buses and trains after April 7. New Jersey Transit stops near Pompton Avenue and Ridge Road in Cedar Grove, and also operates Park & Ride lots at Willowbrook Mall and on Allwood Road in Clifton. These buses all serve Port Authority in Manhattan. There is train service to Manhattan’s Penn Station from Clove Road on the Montclair State University campus, and several points in Upper Montclair and Montclair. Commuters can also access the PATH trains to midtown and lower Manhattan in Harrison.