DeCamp Bus Drivers On Strike

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Trouble for commuters in northern New Jersey who ride DeCamp Bus Lines.

There’s no service because drivers are on strike Thursday.

The company isn’t commenting.

NJ Transit is not honoring DeCamp tickets.

DeCamp serves about 7,500 riders.

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  • Daniel Bresnahan

    The Star-Ledger and other papers don’t print the facts.They make it look like there is no problem whereas thousands may lose their jobs.

  • Dan Bresnahan

    Calliing for DeCamp to be put out of business is irresponsible. Over 7500 people depend on Decamp to get to their jobs. The government could afford to subsidize DeCamp’s 100 people the way they subsidize NJT. That would solve the problem.

    A DeCamp rider

  • Mark G

    While I never hope for local businesses to cease operating, this is one that I would like to see fade away. I was a reverse commuter for many years (leaving NYC in the AM, returning in the PM) up until three months ago. “Inconsistency” is the name of the game. 25% of outbound AM buses were no-shows, as were 75% of inbound PM buses. Emails and phone calls to the depot was almost always met with a shrug of the shoulders or not returned at all. Their “text messaging alert system” is a joke (was used well for a brief time) but I now only receive blank text messages from them. The drivers range from grumpy to downright rude, but again, always inconsistent. I have seen riders reprimanded for talking on a cell phone (as is the bus policy) but have seen other riders yelled at to “leave that guy on the phone alone, he’s not bothering you.” I have been asked to stay off of buses because of my morning coffee (very few times) while people eat egg/cheese bagels and jamaican meat patties at 7am, stinking up the whole bus.

    Commuters can always take the train, which they are doing during this strike, and loving it! Consistent, predictable service for the same price. Several stops are a stone’s throw from DeCamp routes.

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