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Transportation

Easily Navigate through the City of Elizabeth!

Roads and highways

Being centrally located, Elizabeth, NJ in the crossroads of several major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike / Interstate 95, Interstate 278 (including the Goethals Bridge, which carries Interstate 278 over the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth and Howland Hook, Staten Island), U.S. Route 1/9, Route 27, Route 28, and Route 439. Elizabeth’s own street plan, in contrast to the more usual grid plan, is to a large degree circular, with circumferential and radial streets centered on the central railroad station.

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 153.78 miles (247.48 km) of roadways, of which 123.75 miles (199.16 km) were maintained by the municipality, 12.27 miles (19.75 km) by Union County and 11.80 miles (18.99 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 5.96 miles (9.59 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Mass transit

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Elizabeth is among the U.S. cities with the highest transit ridership.

The city has two train stations on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and the Northeast Corridor Line. Elizabeth Station, also called Broad Street Elizabeth or Midtown Station, is the southern station in City Map Of The Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link Image - GoElizabethNJMidtown Elizabeth. The other train station in Elizabeth is North Elizabeth Station.

New Jersey Transit is planning a segment of the Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link (NERL), designated as the Union County Light Rail (UCLR). The UCLR was planned to connect Midtown Station with Newark Liberty International Airport and have seven or eight other stations in between within Elizabeth city limits. A possible extension of this future line to Plainfield would link the city of Elizabeth with the Raritan Valley Line.

New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 111, 112, 113 and 115 routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, on the 24, 40, 48,59 and 62 routes to Newark, New Jersey, with local service available on the 26, 52, 56, 57 and 58 routes. To receive bus schedules and routes, click the links below for the main bus lines.

LOCAL 40 BUS – KEARNY TO JERSEY GARDENS
LOCAL 111 BUS – NEW YORK CITY TO IKEA/JERSEY GARDENS
LOCAL 24 – ORANGE TO NEWARK TO ELIZABETH

The Colombian airline Avianca operates a private bus service from John F. Kennedy Airport to Union City and Elizabeth for passengers on Avianca flights departing from and arriving to JFK.

Parking

Parking around Elizabeth just got a whole lot easier!!! We’ve listed the different parking garages and lots around town (check out our interactive map below). Also reference the listed cost for hourly rates in the city parking garages/lots as well as on-street meter parking. We want you to spend your time enjoying our city…not stressing, driving around looking for a place to park!

Lot #1 /J. Christian Bollwage Parking Garage — 37 Caldwell Place

Lot #2 — 233 Commerce Place

Lot #5 /Midtown Garage — 30 West Grand Street

Lot #6 — 28-56 Jefferson Avenue (Corner of Jefferson & Dickinson)

HOURLY RATES:

Park By Cell Phone Image - GoElizabethNJParking rates charged in connection with the parking of vehicles at all Authority garage facilities and lots, except the Midtown Garage, shall be an hourly rate of $2.00 an hour for the first 2 hours and $1.00 an hour for each hour thereafter.
Parking rates charged in connection with the parking of vehicles at the Lot #5 Midtown Garage shall be the following:
Up to 1 hour — $3.00
Up to 2 hours — $4.00
Up to 10 hours — $10.00
$1.00 an hour for each hour thereafter.

METER RATES (single meters or boxes):

Parking rates charged in connection with single meters and metric box stations shall be $1.50 an hour.

Be sure to download the mobile app, MobileNow! Through this app, you will be able to feed the parking meter without leaving wherever you may be! Now that’s convenient!