NJ Transit Rail Service Adjustments – Starts October 14
Starting October 14, there will be temporary schedule adjustments along NJ Transit’s rail lines, including the Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton Lines that serve Morris County, to allow for the installation of Positive Train Control hardware. NJ Transit will offer a 10% discount due to the potential impact on riders. See NJ Transit’s Rail Service Adjustments press release for details.
TransOptions TripSwitch Challenge – Starts October 2
TransOptions is sponsoring a challenge this fall to encourage less driving alone and improve air quality. Register and log your bike, walk, or carpool trips, instead of driving alone, between October 2 and October 23. Visit TransOptions’ TripSwitch webpage for details.
NYS&W Bicycle & Pedestrian Path – Public Meetings on Final Design
The final design of the NYS&W Bicycle and Pedestrian Path will be presented at two public meetings in October in Pequannock and Wayne before the project moves on to its construction phase. The Path will be a 4.8-mile shared-use path starting at River Drive in Pequannock, near Route 23, connect to the township’s Aquatic Park, and extend into Wayne at Mt. View Boulevard, just a short distance from NJ Transit’s Mountain View train Station. See the NYS&W press release for meeting details.
Route 495 Bridge Rehabilitation Project
NJDOT is rehabilitating the Route 495 Viaduct, a nine-span bridge constructed in 1938. The bridge is located along Route 495 that connects the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel in Hudson County. The project is expected to take two and a half years and cause congestion as a result of lane closures. Visit the project website for more details and status updates as construction advances.
New Morris County Circulation Element Adopted
On October 18, 2018, the Morris County Planning Board adopted its new Circulation Element of the Morris County Master Plan. This new 2018 Circulation Element provides a comprehensive review of current conditions and transportation trends, and presents strategies to address current and future transportation needs. It will serve as guiding document for transportation planning and investment in Morris County for the next 25 years.
2018 County Road Paving Projects
The Morris County Board of Freeholders has announced the 2018 list of county road paving projects that will target nearly 30 miles across 24 municipalities at a total cost of $9 million. Portions of county roads scheduled for paving in 2018 are located in Butler, Chatham Borough, Dover, Florham Park, Hanover, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, and Madison.
Check out the list of 2018 paving projects.
NJ Rideshare Website is Available to help Commuters
NJ Rideshare is a free website to help people living or working in New Jersey find more options to get to work. The website helps commuters find carpools or vanpools to join. It also identifies public transit and park & ride locations to help commuters travel to work. Visit www.NJRideshare.com to find out more information.
Street Smart Safety Campaign
Street Smart Safety Campaign is a public education and awareness campaign created and coordinated by the NJTPA in order to help encourage safer decisions by drivers and pedestrians. For more information, please visit the Street Smart website.