Wheels (New Jersey Transit)

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Not to be confused with Norwalk Transit District, in Norwalk, CT which operates bus service in Norwalk called "WHEELS"

Wheels (New Jersey Transit)
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#712 by the Plainfield station on the 986. WHEELS routes typically utilize minibuses and cutaway vans.
Parent New Jersey Transit Corporation
Founded 1980
Locale New Jersey
Service area Northern New Jersey, primarily western New Jersey
Service type Local bus service, shuttle service
Routes 5
Operator See Table
Website Official website

Wheels Suburban Transportation Services is a system of routes owned by New Jersey Transit and operated mostly under contract by private companies primarily in western New Jersey in Hunterdon and western Somerset counties, although some routes operate in urban areas. WHEELS also provided service in Morris and Warren counties, which was eliminated in 2010 because of budget reductions.


Route Terminals Major streets traveled Contractor Notes
Pohatcong Plaza
Easton, PA
Center Square
Roseberry Street
South Main Street (890)
Heckman Street (891)
Trans-Bridge Lines
  • Weekday service only.
  • Flex service provided on most trips. Rules:
    • Only available between Warren Hospital (890) or Brakeley Gardens (891) and the NJ-PA state line.
    • The maximum deviation is 3/4 of a mile.
    • Passengers must reserve at least 1 hour in advance.
986 Summit Plainfield (rush hours)
Berkeley Heights
Summit Medical Group
Somerset Street
Mountain Avenue
Springfield Avenue (reverse peak to/from Summit)
Maple Street (peak to/from Summit)
Suburban Trails

Former routes

All of these routes except 966 and 976 were discontinued after May 28, 2010 due to budgetary constraints.[1] Route 976 was renumbered to 612 on June 27, 2010 because it is not a contracted route.[2] Route 966 was renumbered to 878 and 879 in October 2010.

Short turn terminals are not shown.

Route Terminals Major streets traveled Contractor Notes
884 Somerville Clinton
Route 31 Park/Ride
Bridge Street
Routes 22 and 31
Suburban Trails
  • Weekday service only
966 Convent Station Morris Office Parks Kahn Road
Park Avenue
Punch Bowl Road
First Student
  • Rush hour service only.
Florham Park
FDU Campus
Madison Avenue
Danforth Road
Florham Road
967 Sparta
Ross' Corner
East Hanover
1719 Route 10
Route 15, 46, and 10 First Student
  • Rush hour peak direction service only. (to East Hanover AM, from East Hanover PM)
970 Totowa
Gordon Dr/King St.
Main Avenue Terminal
Riverview Drive
Main Avenue (970)
Madison Avenue (971)
Community Coach
  • Rush hour peak direction service only. (to Totowa AM, from Totowa PM)
971 Paterson
Madison Ave/3 Ave.
Hackettstown Mall Hackettstown/Mansfield Loop First Student
  • Weekday service only
  • Blue route operates clockwise loop, Orange route operates counterclockwise loop.
  • Both routes operate flex service as defined above along their entire routes.
976 Princeton Junction Lawrence Township Loop Clarksville Road None
Hamilton Twp Garage
  • Rush hour service only.
Raritan Center Newark Penn Station New Jersey Turnpike Red & Tan
  • Rush hour peak direction service only. (to Raritan Center AM, from Raritan Center PM)
979 Irvington Bus Terminal New Jersey Turnpike
Garden State Parkway
980 New Brunswick Piscataway
Municipal Complex
River Road
Hoes Avenue
Suburban Trails
  • Rush hour service only.
981 Port Liberté Grove Street PATH station Caven Point Road
Pacific Avenue
Grand Street
Red & Tan
  • Rush hour service only.


  1. http://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ServiceChangesPvtCarrierTo 2010 Private Carrier service reductions. Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
  2. http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0612.pdf 612 (formerly 976) schedule. Retrieved on 2010-07-16

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