Seastreak and NJDOT providing relief for Pulaski Skyway commuters

The northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are closed for two years as the bridge is reconstructed.  The anticipated nightmare for commuters starts this morning.

file photo by Art Gallagher

file photo by Art Gallaghernightmare for commuters starts today.

Seastreak, LLC, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation have partnered to provide a pleasant alternative for Central Jersey commuters to get to Hoboken or Jersey City and home again daily.

Seastreak  has two morning departures, 5:45 and 7:45, from the Atlantic Highlands Marina with stops at Paulus Hook in Jersey City and Hoboken.  There are three returning departures originating in Hoboken at 3:15 pm, 5:15 pm and 7:15 PM.  The fare for a one-way trip to or from either Hudson County terminal and Atlantic Highlands is $12. $5 gets you a ride to or from Jersey City and Hoboken.

The subsidized fare is a bargain.  Seastreak’s one-way fare to Manhattan is $26.  The fare for a trip on a NJTransit train from Middletown to Hoboken is $14.25, and the train takes longer.

The complete schedule can be viewed here.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: NJ DOT, Pulaski Skyway, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Seastreak and NJDOT providing relief for Pulaski Skyway commuters

Seastreak Ferry Service to Resume Monday Morning

Limited Service Out Of Highlands Only.  Commuters To Enter Highlands From Linden Ave/Route 36 Only

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno comes through with additional police support

Seastreak LLC will resume ferry service between Highlands and Manhattan on Monday November 5 on a limited schedule.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Mayor Frank Nolan, Police Chief Joseph Blewet, members of the Highlands Borough Council and representatives of Seastreak met this afternoon to resolve the community’s security concerns.  Nolan told MMM that Seastreak has agreed to provide additional security lighting and that Guadagno promised 6 additional law enforcement officers to manage the flow of traffic while protecting the residents and their property.

Downtown Highlands was under 8-10 feet of water during Superstorm Sandy.  Only borough residents and their accompanied guests have been allowed past the police check points at the entrances to the riverside side community since the storm ended.

Seastreak ticket holders must abide by the following restrictions:

  • Access to and from the Highlands facility will be limited to Linden Avenue only.
  • A checkpoint will be in place which will limit access to ticket holders only, so please have your ticket ready to show at the checkpoint to keep traffic flowing as you arrive into town. 
  • Seastreak will have ticketing staff at the checkpoint for customers who need to purchase tickets.
  • Seastreak encourages carpooling.
  • With the limited access to and from the Highlands facility, please allow ample time to arrive on time for your departure.

“I’m happy to see that even in their darkest hour the residents of Highlands, specifically Mayor Nolan, stepped up to help others,” said Guadagno, “this is what makes New Jersey great.”

Nolan’s home was destroyed in the storm.  He and his family are temporarily living in the shelter in town.

Seastreak announced the following limited schedule:


Departures from Highlands will be:

6:00am, 7:00am, 8:00am and 8:55am

Returns from East 35th St. and Pier 11 will be:

4:15pm E.35th St./4:40pm Pier 11

5:10pm E. 35th St./5:30pm Pier 11

6:30pm E. 35th St./6:45pm Pier 11

7:30pm E. 35th St./7:45pm Pier 11


The ferry service hopes to have their Atlantic Highlands location operating by mid-week

Posted: November 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »