The vehicles crashed at Jersey Avenue and 12th Street, sending the bus into an electrical pole.
The bus had 42 passengers on board.
14 people were injured and taken to local hospitals. None of the injuries are serious.
The remaining passengers on the bus were transferred to other buses.
The driver of the private auto is facing summonses for being an unlicensed driver, careless driving and making an improper turn.
Holland Tunnel engineers have determined the traffic light structure hit by the bus in the crash is structurally sound and safe.
The accident caused major inbound delays at the Holland Tunnel.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A large bus and car crashed near the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City Thursday, prompting a response from ambulance, fire and police officials.
A bus and car crashed into a pole near the Holland Tunnel on July 6, 2017. The bus was towed, and the car remains at the scene. (AIR11)
The bus and car appeared to slam into the same pole near Jersey Avenue and 12th Street, chopper footage showed.
The driver’s side of the bus struck the pole, while the car apparently veered the opposite direction during the crash, with its back end resting against the pole.
Multiple police and fire vehicles are on scene, and at least one ambulance responded.
It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say 14 passengers aboard a private bus have suffered minor injuries after colliding with a car near the Holland Tunnel in New Jersey.
The accident occurred around 11 a.m. Thursday in Jersey City on the approach to the tunnel that connects New Jersey with New York.
Authorities say the driver was not seriously hurt and was cited for not having a driver's license, making an improper turn and careless driving.
The accident is under investigation.