This Day In History: 1926-03-30
The North Jersey Rapid Transit Company offered half fare schedule to its customers. The fare from Suffern to Ramsey was cut from 14 cents to 7 cents. A rider who made a round trip between the two places daily for a month would save about $4. The yearly savings, if put in a savings bank would amount to $48, the company pointed out. Fares to other places were similarly reduced. The fare from Suffern to Paterson was 22 cents, to Hackensack 27 cents and to the Fort Lee Ferry only 42 cents. A mother and her three children going to Paterson and back from Suffern would only have to pay 88 cents. Surely this was the cheapest and safest transportation available. It would certainly be cheaper than using your own car, the company pointed out. Travel on the line went up immediately, but the difficulties of the line were not cured and they went out of business only three years later.