The City of Summit is announcing a six-month extension of its ridesharing program for residential commuters. The program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was implemented in October 2016 and has been successful in helping to alleviate parking congestion at the NJ Transit Summit Station.
The initial pilot program was offered to 100 resident commuters and is being expanded to include 50 additional residents who are on the program waiting list. Parking Services Agency staff is monitoring usage and will continue to expand the program to reach a goal of 100 commuters accessing the ridesharing option daily.
“The ridesharing pilot with Uber is successful in reducing some of the daily demand for parking in Summit,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “Each day, approximately 30 spots are made available for use by other residents or employees. We are looking to increase that number to 100 as we invite additional commuters into the program.”
Under the city’s program, Summit residents with prepaid parking permits are eligible for free Uber rides to and from the station during weekday commuting hours; residents without prepaid permits will be eligible for $2 Uber rides, which is equivalent to the cost of the city’s $4 daily parking. Trips must begin or end within Summit or at the train station and be completed Monday through Friday between the hours of 5AM and 9PM.
For more information about the ridesharing program or parking in Summit, NJ, please visit cityofsummit.org or contact the Parking Services Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 522-5100.