Parking and Transportation

Temporary Handicapped Parking Placards. Residents can obtain a NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Application for a Temporary Handicapped Parking Placard. The placard and instructions either online or in person from the Montclair Police Department. The tag can be used for up to 6 months, with one six-month renewal allowed. The Application for Temporary Placard is a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission form that must be completed and submitted in person to the township Chief of Police at 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Permanent New Jersey Disability License Plates and Placards can be obtained from the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission. Download the Application For Vehicle License Plates and/or Placard for Persons with a Disability. It can be returned to your local NJ DMV office or to Special Plate Unit, P.O. Box 015, Trenton, NJ 08666-0015. Tel.: 609-292-6500 ext. 5061.

Parking for the Disabled. In Montclair, people with handicapped placards may park on the street during the day and overnight as long as they move their vehicle within a 24-hour period. When parking at meters, those with handicapped placards must put in the first quarter and then stay at the meter as long as necessary.

EZ Ride's Montclair Senior Bus is a service of the township's Departments of Health and Senior Services. This free, door-to-door service operates Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and is available to residents 55 and older and those with disabilities. Riders who live South of Bloomfield Ave. will have priority Mondays and Thursdays. Riders who live North of Bloomfield Ave. will have priority Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, the bus will provide rides to and from ShopRite-Brookdale. You can also reserve rides to ShopRite on Mondays and Fridays, subject to terms above. Destinations include popular locations within town, such as the Library, Mountainside Hospital, the YMCA, Edgemont Park House and the Wally Choice Center.  Call 201-939-4242, ext. 1 to schedule a ride 24 to 48 hours in advance and/or for more information. A copy of A Rider's Guide to the Montclair Shuttle Bus can be downloaded here.

NJ Transit / Montclair Shuttle Bus is a limited, evening service equipped with a wheelchair lift. It operates weekday evenings from 6:20 p.m. to 8:09 p.m. (holidays, weekends, and days the Montclair Public Schools are closed are not included.) The Shuttle Bus provides transportation for Montclair residents along the area of the bus route: 1. New Jersey Transit Bay Street Station; 2. Pine St. across Bloomfield Ave. to Maple Ave; 3. Maple Ave. to Lincoln St.; 4. Lincoln St. to Elm St.; 5. Junction of Orange Rd./Elm St. and Llwellyn Rd. to Harrison Ave.; 6. Harrison Ave. to Llewellyn Rd.; 7. Llewellyn Rd. to South Mountain Ave.; and 8. Intersection of Bloomfield and South Mountain Avenues. The Department of Community Services must be notified in advance of any person requiring the accommodation of the wheelchair lift. Tel.: 973-509-5700. The cost is $2.00 as you board the shuttle.Download the schedule and route map.

Essex County para-transit is available to disabled or elderly. County residents can book a ride to and from doctor, shopping, etc. Up to 14 days in advance. There is no application process. The number for information is 973-618-1280.

NJ Transit Accessible Services. NJ Transit’s accessible services available to people with disabilities and senior citizens. They include accessible bus, accessible rail, accessible light-rail, and Access Link ADA Para-transit. For information, call 973-275-5555 for 24 Hour Access (Operator-assisted 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or 800-772-2287 for Hearing Impaired (TTY 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

NJ Transit Reduced Fare Program for people with disabilities and seniors. Complete applications and physicians certification are required. NJ TRANSIT, Reduced Fare Program, One Penn Plaza East, 5th Floor Newark, NJ 07105. Tel.: 973-491-7112. Email: reducedfare@NJTransit.com. Download a NJ Transit Reduced Fare Program Application for A Person with A Disability.

EZ-Ryde's Ryde4Life - Flex-T Mobility Partner is a transportation for service the disabled. It coordinates on-demand rides through operators like Uber and Lyft. Rides are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To confirm service availability in your area email FlexT@ezride.org or call 201- 939-4242 ext. 140 for Essex County A registration and an annual fee is involved.

NJ Find A Ride – may provide a resource for your particular needs. It has information for accessible travel options by bus, train, waterways and air.