Simonsen announces new bus stop at Cape May County Airport

Simonsen announces new bus stop at Cape May County Airport

Erik Simonsen

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Erik Simonsen announced NJ Transit officials have agreed to add a new bus stop near the Cape May County Airport on Hornet Road. NJ Transit set a tentative date of June 2020 for the commencement of this bus service.

“We are excited to announce this important step in providing safe and affordable transportation to the Cape May County Airport, Lower Township Police Department and Municipal Court and the growing number of new businesses in the airport complex,” Simonsen said (R-Cape May).

Simonsen and Lower Township Councilman Tom Conrad met with NJ Transit to discuss the need for a bus stop. With the increase in traffic caused by recent development and the promise of greater expansion on the horizon, NJ Transit agreed that there is a clear and present need for NJ Transit bus service to the airport complex. Preliminary plans call for an extension of the 313 and 315 bus routes to include a new bus stop near the Cape May Brewery location.

“This important step by NJ Transit will improve access to services for our residents and make it easier for visitors to our area to explore all that the airport complex has to offer,” added Simonsen.

The airport is home to the Lower Township Police Department and municipal court, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Flight Deck Diner, the fast-growing Cape May Brewery, several other businesses and a county government services area.

Lower Township, Cape May County and the Delaware River and Bay Authority have worked together to create an opportunity zone at the airport to incentivize and attract new businesses. New construction at the airport is underway to create a tech village to incubate small businesses and property at the airport is being marketed aggressively to attract new business development. The township also has tentative plans to build a regional aquatic center on the property.