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Pinelands Commission

The Bus is headed to the Pinalands Commission meeting on January 10.
To secure your seat on the bus:
 1. fill out the following form
and click Submit
 2. send your contribution
by clicking the Pay Now button under it, or mail a check (payable to Bus For Progress) to Kathy Maher at 1201 Evergreen Ave, Ocean, NJ 07712.

After months of protest by you and the environmental community, the Pinelands Commission is finally poised to vote on the proposed 22-mile natural (fracked) gas pipeline through the Pine Barrens.  The Pinelands Commission was formed in the 1970s to protect the Pinelands.  It is unbelievable that in 2014, such a harmful project is even being considered.

Let's travel together to New Lisbon to make a statement, and prevent the Pinelands Commission from making the greatest mistake since its inception!

The meeting begins at 9:30 AM, but we want to arrive early to be sure we have space in the room.  They are expecting a very large crowd.

We are stopping at several locations to bring people to the event.  We'll drop you off in front of the venue and pick you up when the event ends.  Here are the pickup locations:
  • 6:50 AM in Howell at the Lowe's Home Improvement Center, 4975 Highway 9 (northbound).  Park at the front of Lowe's lot near the Chick-Fil-A.
  • 7:20 AM at the Lakewood Home Depot on the intersection of Route 70 and Shorrock Rd (just East of GSP exit 88).  If you are driving South on the GSP to meet the bus, you can contact Kathy to carpool.
  • 7:45 AM in Lakehurst at Dollar General store, 648 Route 70 (just east of the circle).  Park in the big lot just east of the store.
Please arrive at the pickup location 10 minutes early, so you are ready to hop on the bus when it arrives!

The Bus for Progress is a very fun and comfortable way to travel.  With a full restroom, couches, tables, chairs, a microwave, coffee maker and cooler, you'll enjoy the ride and make new friends along the way.

We are asking for a $15 donation to travel from Howell or Lakewood, a $12 donation from Lakehurst. (Bus Driver members get a 10% discount.).  The Bus For Progress holds 25 people. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds from the trip go to support the Bus for Progress (, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting important progressive issues, groups and candidates. We need a minimum of 16 people to make this trip possible.  If we are unable to secure 16 passengers, money will be refunded.  See our Cancellation Policy.