Sussex County Skylands Ride
Sussex County Skylands Ride received the New Jersey Council on Special Transportation (NJCOST) “Outstanding Transportation System of the Year” award on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the 15th Annual NJ COST Vendor Expo during the PNC Bank Arts Center/Robert B. Meyner Reception Center in Holmdel. Sussex County Skylands Ride is the County’s transit system providing both public and demand response transportation to Sussex County residents.
This is the second year in a row that Sussex County has been recognized by NJ COST. In 2009, Skylands Ride Program Coordinator John Jackson and Supervising Omnibus Operator Linda Phister were co-recipients of the “Administrator of the Year” award. In addition, eighteen Omnibus Operators received safety awards this past August in recognition of their safe driving records during the past year.
The New Jersey Council on Special Transportation (NJCOST) is a statewide association for providers of paratransit. Every year since 1992, NJ COST has honored a dedicated and outstanding community transportation system with the “Outstanding Transportation System of the Year” award.