Seating Areas Begin to Reopen

As New Jersey continues to reopen, so does NJ TRANSIT. The latest news for customers is the reopening of seating areas Wednesday, May 19th, at eight NJ TRANSIT waiting rooms – Secaucus Junction, Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station, Trenton Transit Center, Metropark Station, Walter Rand Transportation Center and the Atlantic City Bus and Rail Terminals. We will continue to broaden access to seating areas at more stations as soon as it’s safe to do so, keeping in line with guidance from state health officials.

The reopening of seating areas is in line with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s recent announcement lifting indoor capacity limits on businesses, and consistent with “The Road Back,” New Jersey’s roadmap for restoring economic health through public health.

Proper distancing and face coverings are still required in waiting room seating areas.

Please continue to abide by face covering and distancing mandates, which are still required and being enforced. The Transportation Security Administration recently extended the face mask requirement through September 13th for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems. These requirements are a protective measure for you, your fellow customers and our employees.

On Thursday, May 27th, keep an eye out for our Mask Force team at many locations around our system. These red-shirted ambassadors will be handing our free face masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, no-touch tools and other COVID-19 fighting items. Free masks are also available at our Customer Service offices. Mask Force is a regional initiative in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Amtrak, Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to encourage universal mask compliance on public transit.  

To learn more about our COVID-19 guidelines and what we're doing to keep you safe, visit We thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and for being respectful to those around you while traveling on our system. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!