RVCC Applauds New Bus Route to Run from N. Plainfield to College

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Raritan Valley Community College applauds the expansion of a bus route that will enhance transportation options for students commuting from North Plainfield to the College’s Branchburg campus. The expanded route for Somerset County’s CAT-2R (Community Access Transit) shuttle system will offer peak-hour service from North Plainfield to the College from Monday to Friday.

“We are extremely grateful to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Somerset County Transportation Division for their visionary action in providing bus service from North Plainfield to Raritan Valley Community College. The College currently serves some 500 North Plainfield students and we expect more residents will take advantage of RVCC’s high quality, affordable education once public transportation is available,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

The new bus route, which is scheduled to begin May 30, also will offer stops in Bound Brook, Somerville – including RWJ University Hospital Somerset – and Raritan. The fare for the CAT service is $2 for a one-way ride. To access schedules for the Somerset County Transportation services, visit https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/transportation.

For additional information, contact the Somerset County Transportation Division at 908-231-7116.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



May 23, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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