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North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority The Metropolitan Planning Organization for Northern New Jersey Bergen Essex Hudson Hunterdon Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Jersey City Somerset Sussex Union Warren Newark NJDOT Governor Rep. Citizens’ Rep. Port Authority NJ Transit STANDING COMMITTEES Planning & Economic Development Committee Project Prioritization Committee Freight Initiative Committee Regional Transportation Advisory Committee
79% 6.7M 1.2M 14% 7% .6M Population Distribution
Employment Distribution 74% 19% 7% .3M 3.2M .8M
Regional Transportation Network • Freight Rail • Port Express Rail • Intermodal facilities • Waterborne Traffic • Port of NY/NJ • Cross Harbor Freight Connection • 3 Passenger Ferry Operators • Bicycle and Pedestrian • Sidewalks • Bike Paths • Transit Station Bike Lockers Road Network 19,000 miles 177 miles of toll roads 250 bus routes Local Express Intercity Park-And-Rides Paratransit Truck Freight • Commuter Rail • 10 Lines • 150 Stations • 390 Miles • PATH • Light Rail • EWR Monorail
NJTPA Mission The NJTPA is the regional transportation planning leader and technical and informational resource for the people of northern New Jersey that: • Links transportation plans with economic growth, environmental protection, growth management, safety and security, and quality of life goals for the region. • Develops a plan for transportation improvement and management to fulfill the vision • Creates a vision to meet the mobility needs of northern New Jersey • Prioritizes federal funding assistance to make that plan a reality
Looking Ahead to 2035 Population Jobs Vehicle-Miles Traveled Transit Trips Freight Traffic Traffic Congestion Median Travel Time Accidents/Crashes 16% growth 17% growth 14 - 16% increase 45 - 60% increase 100% increase 44% to 52% increase 11 - 13% increase Decline on a per-capita basis
Congestion Delay Ratio on Regional Roadways Delay is the added travel time that results from traveling in congested conditions. The delay ratio is the amount of delay that vehicles experience while traveling on a road, as percentage of their total travel time on that road. This map shows the delay ratio for travel in the peak period.
High Cost Bridges Route 7 bridge over the Hackensack River (Wittpenn Bridge): Construction cost estimated at $452 million. Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway:. Reconstruction cost estimated at $1.2 billion. Interim repairs will cost at least $100 million/year (over 7-8 years).
Regional Transportation Planning Goals Retain and Increase Economic Activity and Competitiveness Enhance System Coordination, Efficiency, and Intermodal Connectivity Provide Affordable, Accessible and Dynamic Transportation Systems Responsive to Current and Future Customers Maintain a Safe and Reliable Transportation System in a State of Good Repair Protect and Improve the Quality of Natural Ecosystems and the Human Environment Select Transportation Investments that Support the Coordination of Land Use with Transportation Systems
Access and Mobility 2030 Capital Investment Strategy Investment Principles Plan 2035 Help Northern New Jersey Grow Wisely Make Travel Safer Fix it First Expand Public Transit Improve Roads but Add Few Move Freight More Efficiently Manage Incidents and Apply Technology Support Walking and Bicycling Make Travel Safer Fix it First Expand Public Transit Improve Roads but Add Few Move Freight More Efficiently Manage Incidents and Apply Technology Support Walking and Bicycling Focus on Climate Change Emphasis on Livable Communities
Created a Plan 2035 website and 1-800 line Plan 2035’s Development Process • Discussed critical issues with Board of Trustees and broad Technical Advisory Committee • Used the results, feedback & comments to develop a vision for the future of the region • Created an interactive visioning tool and used it at regional workshops • Performed Technical Analysis and Scenario Planning • Held Symposium to explore emerging issues
Focus investments: New transit services and in transit system capacity More frequent transit services Transit services that focus on the “last mile” Making bus service more competitive to the auto (preferential treatments and BRT) Recurring Themes: What We’ve Heard • Prioritize maintenance and preservation of the existing transportation system, a.k.a. Fix It First. • Develop Smarter: Focus development and redevelopment around transit and in livable mixed-use communities. • Need to spend more, but little agreement about where new funding should come from.
Three Scenarios Explored: Baseline: Flat Funding; Existing Growth Patterns Continue Plan 2035: Additional Funding; New Growth in Centers Aspirational: More Additional Funding; Most New Growth in Centers What is Scenario Planning?
The cornerstone scenario of Plan 2035. Assumes that some additional new funding is available to the region: To maintain its existing infrastructure To add a few critical new links to improve capacity and system performance Assumes improved land use policies: more regional growth in development and redevelopment around transit stations/stops and in mixed-use centers. Plan 2035 Scenario
Plan 2035 Modeling Results All indicators are per weekday
Summary of Plan 2035 Capital Funding Assumptions(in 2009 Billions of Dollars) 1- Average growth rates are over plan period from 2010 to 2035. 2- Federal program growth shown is average annual rate, though funding increases occur every six years.
Bring infrastructure to a state of good repair and keep it there. Make major investments in public transit. Insist on smart development and redevelopment. Make targeted corridor improvements: Apply ITS Address bottlenecks and problematic intersections Improve safety Accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians Advance freight-specific improvements What The Region Must Do
FY 2010-2013 Transportation Improvement Program $10 billion in investments over the first four years. Emphasis on Fix It First: The majority of funds are going toward system management and preservation. - 83% maintaining and managing the transit and roadway system - 5% roadway expansion • 12% transit expansion In FY 2010, more than $1.5 billion is programmed for 265 NJDOT highway and bridge projects and programs, and almost $1.2 billion for 58 NJ Transit projects and programs.
Air Quality • Conformity process ensures transportation investment contributes to improving air quality where it is needed. • Important air quality measures include: • Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) • 8 hour ozone • Carbon monoxide (CO) • Projects in the TIP and Plan 2035 have met Federal Conformity standards.
Coordination and Consultation NJTPA Board/Committee Oversight NJTPA Central Staff Other MPOs NJTPA RTAC Stakeholder Groups Local, Public Input Website Federal Partners
Public Comment Period ends July 28th. Three open house meetings: July 9th at the New Brunswick Elks Lodge July 13th at NJTPA, One Newark Center, Newark July 16th at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown All meetings are 4 – 7 P.M Plan 2035, the TIP, and Air Quality Conformity are available at NJTPA.org Share Your Opinions