Passengers on NJ Transit’s No. 113 Express bus were taken on a ride from hell during Thursday’s morning rush when a lost driver took a really scenic route to New York, leaving commuters nearly two hours late for work.
The express from Dunellen to the Port Authority Bus Terminal became a local — and then some.
Passenger Aileen Iosso sent this text to her boss:
“I don’t know where I am and I don’t know when I’ll be in.”
She said she boarded her usual express bus in Cranford around 7 a.m., expecting to arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan by the usual 7:39 a.m.
The bus didn’t get there until 9:22 a.m., according to NJ Transit, which publicly expressed regret.
“We apologize to our customers for their experience and we plan on reaching out to them,” said Nancy Snyder, a spokeswoman for the statewide transportation agency. “Appropriate action will be taken pending the outcome of the investigation.”