DeCamp Bus lines has been a Montclair fixture since the end of the 19th Century when horse-drawn liveries from this company shuttled commuters from Montclair’s train stations to their homes in this leafy suburb. Cessation of this unique Montclair to New York bus service marks the end of an era in many ways. With access to digital technology, many local workers have reduced their commutation to New York. This sea change in the way people work, precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, also has the potential to mark a sea change in community life. As more employees work from home offices, their lives will be more centered in our local community – with the potential to revitalize business, connect socially, and even volunteer for great organizations like Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place. While we are sad to see De Camp go, we can take some comfort in the new opportunities that technology has brought us.
We are grateful to NJ Transit for rising to the challenge. See the service map of NJ Transit below.
NJ Transit is going to fill most of the void left by DeCamp, effective Monday, April 10th, on an emergency basis until a more permanent plan can be put into effect.
NJ Transit will pick up routes 66, 33 and 44. See map above. The routes will not align 100% to current DeCamp routes. The 4 modified routes will depart from Gate 208 at the PABT:
191D – Provides alternate service for DeCamp’s Route 66 customers in West Orange and Montclair. Departs PABT from Gate 208, Door 1.
192D – Provides alternate service for DeCamp’s Route 33 customers in Bloomfield. Departs PABT from Gate 208, Door 2.
195D – Provides alternate service for DeCamp’s Route 33 customers in West Caldwell, Caldwell and Verona. Departs PABT from Gate 208, Door 3.
199D – Provides alternate service for DeCamp’s Route 44 customers in Newark, Belleville, North Arlington and Lyndhurst. Departs PABT from Gate, Door 4.