Accessible Travel Information

Transportation Management Associations (TMA)

TMAs are non-profit, public-private partnerships dedicated to reducing traffic congestion and improving mobility by promoting alternative commuting modes like transit, community shuttles, van/carpool programs and walking/biking options. Eight TMAs cover all 21 counties in New Jersey.

TMAs are an excellent resource for transportation information and services. Many TMAs offer or facilitate:

  • Commuter van/carpools
  • Commuter shuttle services
  • Special transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Information about transportation options in their service area
  • Walking and biking programs

Find the TMA serving your county.

NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is New Jersey’s public transportation corporation. Its mission is to provide safe, reliable, convenient and cost-effective transit service. Covering a service area of 5,325 square miles, NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

NJ TRANSIT administers several publicly funded transit programs for people with disabilities, senior citizens and people living in the state’s rural areas who have no other means of transportation. Learn about NJ TRANSIT’s accessibility services.

NY Waterways

Commuting into New York for work or play is a regular activity for many NJ residents. If you live in a community that borders a waterway, you may be able to travel by ferry. All ferries operated by NY Waterways as well as the ferry terminals are accessible to patrons with a disability. Learn more about this transportation option.

Air Travel

JFK International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Stewart International make up the NY-NJ dynamic airport system. All provide services to make their airports accessible.

Almost all of the terminals at these airports are operated by a major airline in the terminal or by a terminal operating company. The airline or terminal operator are responsible for providing accessibility services, such as skycaps, electric carts and wheelchair assistance.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) handles security screening of passengers and baggage at all US airports and recommends that passengers with special needs call 72 hours ahead of travel to ask about screening policies, procedures and what to expect. The TSA Help Line, TSA Cares, is 855.787.2227.

Domestic and international airlines must provide boarding, deplaning and connecting assistance including both personnel and equipment to passengers who have requested this help. Complaints concerning wheelchair availability or alleged discrimination by air carrier personnel may be made to the Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement US Department of Transportation at  number is 800.778.4838; TT – 800.455.9880; airconsumer2@dot.gov.

Learn more about accessibility at our area airports by reading this informative brochure.