REGIONAL JOB ACCESS AND REVERSE COMMUTE TRANSPORTATION PLAN
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) was awarded an FTA Job Access Challenge Grant to coordinate welfare-to-work issues through the New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit, and 21 counties of the State.
NJTPA provided a regional perspective to the community transportation plans of the northern New Jersey counties. The product of this effort is a technical report that provides recommendations for practical implementation of county and community transportation plans. The report identifies proposed projects in each county's Community Transportation Plan developed during the "New Jersey Statewide County and Community Transportation Planning Project," that have regional linkages, i.e. inter-county significance. In addition, the report identifies opportunities for cooperative efforts between counties and coordinates, county-based services across borders, and provides general guidance to the county agencies.
Through this effort, NJTPA developed a prioritization structure for future Job Access/Reverse Commute projects in the NJTPA region. NJTPA also contributed to the agency goals contained within Access & Mobility 2025, and the Long-Range Regional Transportation Plan.
NJTPA continues to supply additional coordination of Job Access Planning activities by providing a regional perspective to the communities transportation plans of the northern New Jersey counties.
The final report is available on the web at http://www.njtpa.org/planning/jarc/jarc.htm or upon request:
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA)
One Newark Center, 17th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: (973) 639-8427
Fax: (973) 639-1953