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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.
September 23, 2021 County Commissioner Meeting Notice: Due to the severe weather warning the meeting will now take place virtually; click here for more details.

 

MCAT provides essential transportation services to older adults (60+) and people with disabilities through a reservation-based service. MCAT also provides community-based transportation through fixed route shuttles.


For those that rely on our MCAT Shuttle Service, please note that we have implemented temporary changes in service. Beginning July 15th 2021, MCAT will be operating two of our deviated fixed route shuttles (M1 and M7) on modified schedules which can be found under their respective shuttle listing below. MCAT will continue to operate services for those 60 and older and disabled residents of Middlesex County. Registration and advanced reservations are required. For more information, please call 732-745-7456.

As of July 15, 2021, MCAT will resume the M-1 & M-7 shuttles on a modified, limited schedule. 

Types of Services:

Demand Response/Reservation – MCAT provides transportation, for a $3.00 per trip (one way) fee, to seniors 60+ and disabled residents of Middlesex County.  The general purpose of the program is to make intermittent transportation available and accessible so that residents may obtain the necessities of life.  Registration and reservations are required.  If you need assistance or an accommodation with any Middlesex County Area Transit services, please call a MCAT representative at 800-221-3520. 
Click here to download the Ride Guide
Click here to download the MCAT brochure
Click here to download the MCAT brochure in Spanish

To register, please call 1-800-221-3520 after completing the registration form (click here to download) for faster processing.

Community Shuttle – The MCAT shuttle program is a modified fixed route service which operates on a fixed schedule without a reservation.  The six routes offer a 30 to 60 minute frequency of service, Monday thru Friday, are wheelchair accessible and offer connections to NJ Transit bus and rail services.  There is a suggested fare of $1.00 for the general public and $.50 for persons over 60 and persons with a disability of any age.

Shuttle Service Information - Click here for Shuttle Service Information

M1 New Brunswick- Jamesburg-Exit 8A - The Exit 8A route provides peak period service between New Brunswick and the employment centers located at Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike and offers connections between New Brunswick and Jamesburg during off-peak hours. Click here to download the timetable. Click here to download the M1 Shuttle Timeline
M1 Map

• M2 The Brunswick Square Mall- Monroe-Jamesburg - The Brunswick Square Mall route serves a number of adult communities and senior citizen centers as well as connecting Jamesburg, Helmetta and Spotswood Boroughs with destinations in East Brunswick including the Brunswick Square Mall.  Click here to download the M2 Shuttle Timeline

• M3 The Brunswick Square Mall-Old Bridge - The route serves major stops at key locations including destinations at shopping centers, medical offices and the Raritan Bay Medical Center (Old Bridge) Passengers using this route and the Brunswick Square Mall-Jamesburg Community Shuttle route can also connect to NJ Transit local bus service at Brunswick Square Mall and the Old Bridge Municipal Complex.   Click here to download the M3 Shuttle Timeline

• M5 Jersey Avenue/Brunswick-Commercial Avenue Shuttle -The service operates between Route 1/ Jersey Ave and the Gerber Apartments (formerly Pincus) in North Brunswick.  Click here to download the M5 Shuttle Timeline   *Until further notice, the M5 will suspend service to the bus stop at the New Brunswick Aldi’s due to current renovations to the store/parking lot. The bus will stop on Van Dyke Rd near the corner of Wright Place.*

 M7 Brunswick Square Mall/South Amboy - The service operates primarily along Bordentown Avenue and will provide connections to key transit hubs including the Route 9 Ernston Road NJ Transit commuter bus services, the Cheesequake Service Area Academy Bus service on the Garden State Parkway and the South Amboy Rail Station on the North Jersey Coast Line. Click here to download the M7 Shuttle Timeline
M7 Map​

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC):

MCAT is looking for health care provider organizations, supportive service providers, persons with leadership experience in private or voluntary sectors, and representatives who reside in the County who are employed with an aging/disability related service agency in the County and residents of Middlesex County to advise the transportation needs of the veteran, senior and disabled residents. 

Members of the Advisory Committee are stakeholders who care about the service provided by the MCAT and represent the consumer. The role of an advisory committee member is to support the organization’s mission and purpose, give input concerning service quality and design, and enhance the organization’s program and services through advocacy. This is accomplished by meeting and listening to one another’s concerns and views related to the issues under consideration. 

The objective of the council is to (1) advise the Board of Chosen Freeholders on matters related to transportation in Middlesex County; (2) promote intergovernmental cooperation on transportation issues; (3) assess the transportation needs of the County and suggest methods to address these issues. The Transportation Advisory Council shall adhere to its established bylaws.

If you are interested in being part of the Transportation Advisory Committee, please call Sandra DeCarlo at 732-745-7436 for meeting information and location.

For additional information click the links below:
• County Holiday Schedule 


Middlesex County has adopted a plan for coordinating human service transportation in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  The plan is a blueprint for the coordination of existing services and the possible development of new services to meet emerging passenger transportation needs in the county. Click here to download FTA plan. ​​​​​​​
Stanley Subjinski Director of MCAT Transportation Contact me


M C A T
Middlesex County Area Transit
Physical Address:
97 Apple Orchard Lane
North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902
 
Mailing Address:
P.O BOX 871
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
 
Phone - (732) 745-7456
Reservations - (800) 221-3520
Fax - (732) 398-2626
TTY/TDD - (732) 745-8905
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