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Atlantic City Jitneys Celebrate 100 Years on the Strip

Memorial Day marks the 100th anniversary of the Atlantic City jitney. (Published Friday, May 22, 2015)

The well-renowned jitneys of Atlantic City are celebrating 100 years of service to the shore community this year.

Jitney service began in 1915, when Frank Fairbairn and S.W. Redmond started picking up riders and escorting them around town. Within a few months, there were hundreds of different vehicles operating as jitneys on the city streets of Atlantic City.

Through the good times and bad, nothing shakes these drivers. The key to these small buses’ success has been the ability to adapt. The jitney service has been doing exactly that for 100 years.

On Monday, Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian celebrated this time-honored tradition by taking a jitney to work. Monday marked the official anniversary for the buses.

AC's 'Jitney' Celebrates 100th Anniversary

[PHI] AC's 'Jitney' Celebrates 100th Anniversary
The "jitney" shuttle in Atlantic City is celebrating its 100th anniversary by charging riders the original cost of the shuttle which was just five cents. (Published Friday, May 22, 2015)

This Friday, it will cost paying riders less to ride a jitney in Atlantic City. To celebrate this special day, a trip will cost you simply a nickel- the original fare from 1915, and the coin that helped give the jitney its name. This special fare will be charged from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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