Super Bowl dubbed ‘first mass transit’ game

The upcoming National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl game in New Jersey on Sunday has been dubbed the “first mass transit” championship contest. 

New Jersey Transit officials are encourage Super Bowl attendees to eschew driving to the championship game in favor of commuter trains that will carry them directly to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

“All of us at NJ TRANSIT have been working closely with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee to help you get to the Big Game and other exciting Super Bowl Week activities with ease,” the transit agency said in a statement on its website.

“Getting to any destination in the region will be a snap thanks to the convenient connections between NJ TRANSIT and our regional transit partners,” the NJ Transit statement continues.

The agency created a $50 "Super Pass" for unlimited rides good through this week leading up to the big game on Sunday.

Some commuters are worried about whether the New Jersey transit system can carry the load, however.

“Of course it's going to be backed up, it's the Super Bowl," New Jersey Transit rider Nancy Glassman said in an interview with New York’s ABC News affiliate.

"I don't think it's ready for that type of traffic,” rider Tom Kurtovic added in a separate interview with the station. “That extra line that connects to the Meadowlands is new. I don't think they are ready for it at all.”