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September 2017
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Our thoughts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.


We thank our fellow motor coach companies who were able to extend their services to those in need.

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In case you missed it...
2017 Annual Fares Assessment

Weather and its effects on Diesel Fuel
With Hurricane Harvey recently devastating the south, our diesel fuel supply has not been affected, but we have seen a rise in the coast of fuel; diesel fuel, alone, has increased 23 cents over the last 3 weeks. Within the next few weeks, we hope to see a downward trend in diesel fuel prices. We appreciate your understanding of this matter.
New Buses

We have placed our order for (6) brand-new J-Model 4500 MCI buses. We will stagger them into our fleet, beginning late November, 2017.  We are still slated to receive our (7) replacement NJ Transit buses, which service our Doylestown | Flemington | New York route in the third quarter of 2018. These coaches will feature brand new technology and comfort; we can’t wait patiently enough. Until then, we will continue to perform our accelerated maintenance program every 2,500 miles, instead of the industry standard of every 5,000 miles, to ensure they are operating properly. Our coaches are cleaned nightly and minor repairs addressed as they arise. We do rely on you, our daily commuters, to be the eyes and ears of our buses by reporting necessary repairs such as damaged vents, broken seats and light bulbs as detected.

 

We greatly appreciate your assistance and thank those who continually utilize our Online Maintenance Request Form. For those who don’t know, or need a reminder, this online form is sent directly to our in-house maintenance team, and the coach in question will receive immediate attention upon returning to our main LVIP location. A plus is, you’ll hear back from us regarding the issue and we’ll personally let you know the problem was identified and fixed.

New Schedule - No Changes
In June 2017 we pushed a 3-month schedule which expired on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Our new schedule began on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017 and will be effective through Sunday, December 3, 2017. There are no changes from the previous schedule.
NJ State Police Check Points

On September 1st the New Jersey State Police Transportation Safety Bureau announced they would begin conducting statewide bus checks as part of their traffic safety and homeland security mission to keep its citizens, and those passing through, safe.

 

We are advising you that your bus could potentially drive through a check point and be stopped for an inspection. In tandem with the NJ State Police want you to feel safe, which is why we are bring this matter to your attention.

 

Part of their inspection will include a K-9 handler walking his partner around the bus and a Trooper from their Arson and Bomb Unit alongside a Trooper from their Hazmat Unit; you may even see a P.K.E. Meter.

 

The safety of our passengers is always our number one priority. We will comply with the inspections, although we do ask for your patience should your bus, en route to your final destination, be pulled over for a safety check during this time. Always keep in mind, the phrase, “If you see something, say something.”™

 

If you would like to view the NJ State Police formal announcement from their official Facebook page, click here.

Holiday Hours
You can access our holiday schedule any time, by clicking here. The next scheduled holiday is Thanksgiving. We will begin operating a modified schedule on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
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Commuter Fares
Our monthly commuter fares are located on the Commuter Fare page of our website, located here.

Information on round-trip and one-way tickets is located on the All Fares page, located here.
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continued patronage!
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