The president and owner of C&J Bus Lines said on Tuesday that they are working on reopening plans that may include the reintroduction of service from Dover this fall.

Jim Jalbert said they operate the station on Indian Brook Drive, but the state of New Hampshire owns the land, unlike their new location in Seabrook at the former Sam's Club property on Batchelder Road.

"Seabrook is a state-of-the-art facility. We built it. We own it," Jalbert said.

Jalbert said people that use their services to get into Boston and New York City will travel to their Portsmouth or Seabrook locations, but he understands there is a demand for a station in Dover.

"We understand people want service from Dover. We know that Dover plays a role in our future," Jalbert said.

Jalbert said they have been serving the community for 53 years.

The Dover transportation center played an important role in vaccinating Seacoast residents so the facility was shut down to allow members of the National Guard and local firefighters to vaccinate people in a drive-thru fashion.

Whether or not the Dover location reopens depends on how New Hampshire does with COVID-19 transmission rates and the delta variant, according to C&J Vice President Jamie Lesniak said.

"We are obviously turning the corner," Lesniak said. "There are internal discussions as to our next move and that could possibly include Dover."

Lesniak said it is possible the Dover station could be open as soon as September.

The company shared on Tuesday information on how to travel to New York City from their terminals in Portsmouth, Seabrook or Tewksbury, Mass.

The company is now offering 20 daily round trips to Logan Airport in Boston.


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