How To Reach Ocean Ride

 Hours: Mon-Fri (8:30am-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 :
OceanRideInfo@co.ocean.nj.us
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

Regular Transportation Meeting

The next Ocean County Transportation Advisory Committee for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Meeting will be held TUESDAY, November 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM at the Ocean County One Stop Center, 1027 Hooper Avenue, Bldg. #2, 3rd Fl. Conference Room in Toms River, NJ. Please call 732-736-8989, ext. 244 if you have any questions.

Rider Alerts

Attention Riders!The OC 10 Toms River Connection will operate throughout the whole day seven (7) days a week through Labor Day (August 30th).

Effective Monday, July 7th, the OC 1 Whiting will now operate on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The OC 2 Manchester will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

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

A copy of the "Ocean Ride Resource & Reference Guide for Ocean Ride" which describes the system is available  here for review.

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 Gerry P. Little 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)


Note - most if not all of the downloadable forms and documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free:
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