Get on the Bus, Gus (Or, In This Case, John)
Taking a ride, just as everyone in Morristown is allowed to do, on the free Colonial Coach bus.
Do you ever see that white bus with "Colonial Coach" emblazoned on the side around town? Ever wish you could hop on that bus but, shucks, you're not a senior citizen?
Well, if you're reading this, you probably know by now that bus is usable by anyone. That's right, anyone in Morristown can pop onto the Colonial Coach, which currently drives two different routes, six-days a week. While that will change to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday single route schedule starting Jan. 1, the Colonial Coach is, and has always been (nearly three decades), a free service for anyone in Morristown, regardless of age.
Last summer, Morris Township, which also utilized the service, decided to pull out, due to financial constraints. Currently, the Colonial Coach still makes a few stops in the township, but does not have any additional pick up spots in Morris Township. Starting Jan. 1, the route will become much more streamlined for an in-and-around Morristown loop, taking about one hour, throughout the day.
Either way, the Colonial Coach will remain a service available for free to anyone who either wants to take at least one car off the road, or does not have other transportation available.
It helped Morristown Patch Editor John Dunphy get to his chiropractor appointment. He didn't even have to worry about finding parking!
For more information, including up-to-date bus schedule information, visit townofmorristown.org.