Ozone Pass gives New Jersey-based employers the opportunity to offer their employees a
reduced round-trip ticket for use on any bus, train or light rail line on high ozone days.
The ozone season runs from May 17 through September 10. Employers must register to qualify.
You can automatically receive Ozone Alerts
through our Traffic Alert System by clicking here.
Ground-level ozone is an invisible gas that is created by emissions and
other pollutants baking in the hot summer sun. Fumes from vehicles,
lawnmowers, barbecues and emissions from power plants and industrial
facilities react in sunlight causing the ozone pollution that affects the
health of everyone. In the upper atmosphere, ozone forms a shield that
protects the earth from the sunís ultraviolet rays. At ground level,
ozone is a pollutant that causes shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing,
headaches and eye and throat irritation. Children, the elderly, people who
work outdoors and those with respiratory diseases are most at risk to the
ill affects of ozone pollution.
To receive more information or to schedule a meeting to discuss your participation
e-mail or call the TMA at (201) 324-6222