How To Reach Ocean Ride

 Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00am-4:30pm)
 Phone: (732) 736-8989
 Toll-free: (877) 929-2082
 Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
 Press 1: For a Reservationist
 Press 2: To request a Return Trip
 Press 3: For Administration
 Press 4: For Route Information
 Press 5: Comment & Complaints
 Press 0: For an Operator

You can email Ocean Ride at :
Use our contact form

Transportation Services
David L. Fitzgerald, Director
1959 Route 9
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

The Department of Transportation Services county transit system, Ocean Ride, includes two major services. the Reserve-A-Ride Program and local bus routes. Reserve-A-Ride provides door-to-door, non-emergency medical transportation service to seniors (age 60 and over) and person with disabilities. This service is offered by advanced registration basis primarily to destinations within Ocean County. Pre-registration is required.
 Ocean County Transportation Information and Updates

Congratulations Ocean Ride!

OCEAN RIDE - Ocean County's public transportation system, has been recognized as the "2016 Outstanding System of the Year" by the New Jersey Council on Special Transportation (NJ COST) a statewide advocacy association formed in 1981 to provide information and support for community based transit services.

Attention Riders!

The OC 10 Toms River Connection will now operate only 6 (six) days a week from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend 2017.

Transportation Regular Meeting

The next regular Ocean County Transportation Advisory Committee for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM at the One Stop Facility located at 1027 Hooper Avenue, Bldg. #3, 2nd Floor in Toms River. Please call 732-736-8989, ext. 244 if you have any questions.

wecommute program

Ocean County employees can now take advantage of a new carpool service sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Transportation Management Association for Ocean County (TMA).

  Click here for more information and to enter your name along with your work and home addresses into the carpool partner database.

Green commuters that car/vanpool, ride transit or bike to work can now receive rewards by signing up to participate in the TMA's Green Commuter Rewards program. Register here

Click here to view the 2017 Seniors Citizens & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program Section 5311 Application  here.

A copy of the "Ocean Ride Rider's Guide" which describes our services is available  here.

The Ocean Ride transportation system currently includes 12 bus routes which operate throughout Ocean County ( PDF map of routes). The routes are designed to connect key residential areas with popular destinations such as local governmental facilities, healthcare, shopping, employment, social services and other transit connections. The bus routes operate on a fixed schedule, making it easy for you to plan your trip!
To get a bus schedule, you can:
Ocean Ride is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Freeholder Virginia E. "Ginny" Haines is the Freeholder Liaison for the Department of Transportation Services.

Funding for the Ocean Ride System is provided by County tax dollars as well as state and federal grants. The Board of Chosen Freeholders contribute more than 49% of the total annual budget.

Contact Phone numbers for Ocean Ride Transportation

Phone: (732) 736-8989 and Press 1
Toll Free Southern Ocean County Residents : (877) 929-2082
Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
(for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind & speech impaired)

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