Free Jitney Service is back “Around Town” in Cape May
The City of Cape May welcomes back the Free Jitney Service this summer!
This answers the plethora of questions from our readers about the jitney service.
The service begins this Friday, May 27th, and will run this weekend on Friday from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, and Saturday – Monday from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Following the holiday weekend, the Jitneys will run weekends only until June 12th during the following days and times: Fridays from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Beginning June 17th, the Jitneys will run seven days a week from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM until Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022, and back to weekends only until September 25th with the following hours: Fridays from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
The Jitney Routes
The Jitneys will run two routes – a designated Beach Avenue route and an “Around Town” route that includes service to the Washington Street Mall, Welcome Center, Convention Hall, Coast Guard Base, and many other popular spots. The 13 passenger Jitneys are ADA-compliant, climate-controlled, and run on compressed natural gas. The routes will be highlighted in a brochure which will be available for pick up at Convention Hall as well as hotels and establishments throughout the City.
When I asked a Jitney driver about the benefit to drivers he replied, “who wouldn’t want to work in Cape May!”
The Jitney Surfer App will also be available for patrons to view the location of the Jitneys on their smartphones and alert drivers for a pickup. The App is available now on Google Play and the App Store.