New Jersey transit officials lay out plans for pope's visit

New Jersey transportation officials are urging people going to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' visit next month to be prepared and be patient - or, possibly,

New Jersey transit officials lay out plans for

New Jersey transit officials lay out plans for Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia. (Credit: File Photo)

EDISON - New Jersey transportation officials are urging people going to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' visit next month to be prepared and be patient - or, possibly, stay home.

They laid out plans Thursday for the pope's visit at the end of September.

More than a third of the projected two million people going to Philadelphia for the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27 are expected to pass through New Jersey.

The pope is also holding an invitation-only event at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25.

New Jersey Transit will add trains and buses and adjust service to accommodate more riders.

Adding to the mix, the U.N. General Assembly meets in New York that week and the New York Jets and New York Giants have games at MetLife Stadium.

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