27:1A-66. Motorbus, rail passenger service for senior, handicapped citizens at all times; exceptions
3.The Commissioner of Transportation is hereby authorized and directed to establish and implement within 180 days of the effective date of P.L.1999, c.179 (C.27:1A-64 et al.) a program to provide motor bus and rail passenger service for senior citizens during offpeak times and to provide motor bus and rail passenger service for senior citizens age 65 and older and handicapped citizens at all times bus or rail service is offered, on regular routes of carriers within the State or between points in this State and points in adjacent states at one-half of the regular adult rates of fare as set forth in the tariffs of carriers filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission, Board of Public Utilities or the Department of Transportation, except that the reduced fare shall not be available to senior citizens and handicapped citizens traveling on commuter railroad trains operated during peak times which have been designated by the New Jersey Transit Corporation as ineligible for round trip excursion fares. The commissioner may take such action as he deems necessary to implement this program, including contracts with carriers for the provision of transportation services under this program, purchase of regular tickets and resale to senior citizens and handicapped citizens at one-half the ordinary fare, or direct payments to carriers for services provided to senior citizens and handicapped citizens under this program. Where carriers may be entitled to receive or do receive funds from sources other than the Department of Transportation for provision of service to senior citizens and handicapped citizens, reimbursement payments which may be made by the Department of Transportation to the carriers may be adjusted accordingly.
L.1973, c.126, s.3; amended 1975, c.271, s.3; 1999, c.179, s.2.
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