Navigate Public Transportation with NJTIP @ Rutgers

The New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) @ Rutgers was created in an effort to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults and others by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently.

NJTIP @ Rutgers works with a variety of government agencies, community organizations and schools to teach travel skills to individuals. Travel instruction is also available in select counties to individuals and small groups based on available grant funding.

The instruction, which is provided in both English and Spanish, includes a spectrum of services meant to teach safe independent travel skills on public transit: the bus, train, light rail, county and private systems. Participants learn how to read bus and train schedules; plan their trips; pay their fares; and take safety precautions.

The service is available to Access Link applicants (except for those with visual impairments) who reside in any one of the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, or Union. The only cost to customers during training is paying their own fares. Each graduate receives a free one-month bus pass.

Learn more about this service by visiting their website.

You may contact the service by phone at 848.932.4499 or email: njtip_info@njtip.rutgers.edu.