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JBMDL_2019 Getting to and Around Driving and Commuting

Multiple interstates, state routes and highways cross Burlington and Ocean counties.

Within Burlington County, U.S. routes that traverse the county are U.S. Route 9 (only in Bass River Township), U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206. State routes closest to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst include Route 68, Route 70 and Route 537. Limited access roads include the Garden State Parkway stretch in Bass River Township, Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike (a portion of Interstate 95).

State routes that go through Ocean County include Route 13, Route 35, Route 37, Route 70, Route 72, Route 88 and Route 166. U.S. Route 9, the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195 pass through Ocean County as well.

Commuters can also choose rail service in the two counties. NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line railway line, which serves New York’s Penn Station, offers service at the Bay Head and Point Pleasant Beach stations, at the northernmost corner of Ocean County. The River Line is a diesel light-rail system between the Trenton Transit Center in Trenton and the Walter Rand Transportation Center and other stations in Camden, with 11 stations in Burlington County.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation offers commuter options at www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter.
http://www.njcommuter.com/ provides free, real-time traffic information. Registered users can also create a personalized profile to receive and obtain phone, text or email updates about incidents on their specified routes at www.511nj.org or by dialing 511.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority also provides travel resources for commuters on the turnpike and the Garden State Parkway at
www.njta.com/travel-resources/travel-map.

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

Medford MVC Agency

175 Route 70, Suite 25
Medford, NJ 08055 609-292-6500

1861 Hooper Ave.

Village Square Plaza

Toms River, NJ 08753 609-292-6500
1195 Route 70

Leisure Center, Store 9

Lakewood, NJ 08701 609-292-6500
www.state.nj.us/mvc

The New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission issues driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find general information, visit the main website then find most forms at
www.state.nj.us/mvc/about/forms.htm and drivers’ manuals online at www.state.nj.us/mvc/about/manuals.htm.

Driver’s Licenses

Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in New Jersey may be entitled to certain exemptions, but in general, all New Jersey residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license within 60 days of residency being established.

The state spells out what is required for licensing under various scenarios in its New Jersey Driver Manual, which can be downloaded at www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/license/drivermanual.pdf.

Vehicle Registration

Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at www.nj.gov/mvc/about/forms.htm, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.

Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information on military and veteran exceptions and requirements, visit www.nj.gov/mvc/drivertopics/veterans.htm.

Distracted Driving

The state of New Jersey prohibits any use (texting or talking) of a hand-held mobile device while driving. Additionally, drivers with any version of a graduated driver’s license may not use a cellular device in any way (including hands-free interactions).

New Jersey Department of Transportation

www.state.nj.us/transportation

Visit the New Jersey Department of Transportation website where you can find information about highway safety, best routes to schools and more. The department’s website specifically aimed at commuting — www.NJcommuter.com — provides myriad information including interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, buses and train schedules, live traffic cameras and even for bike maps. You can also visit www.511nj.org for more links to commuting within the state and into Delaware and beyond.

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