Central Jersey Transportation Forum

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550


1. Welcome & Introductions


2. Action Items

  1. Approval of June 25th Meeting Summary – VOTE
  2. Action Team Reports: Rt. 1 Regional Growth Strategy Action Team accomplishments (Tom Vigna, North Brunswick) and Transit Action Team recommendation (Jack Kanarek, SYSTRA Consulting)– VOTE

3. New Jersey Strategic Plan

  1. Overview of final steps of Plan adoption (Dan Kennedy, NJ Office of Planning Advocacy)
  2. Somerset County work with growth and preservation areas (Bob Bzik, Somerset County Planning Board)

4. Brief Update on NJDOT Projects

Brief interim update on the cancelled Rt. 1 Left Turn Elimination Trial at CR 571 and Harrison Street, as well as other projects with additional attention to US 206, an important related corridor (Mark Rollo, NJDOT)

  1. Comments by Six Mayors’ Coalition (Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, West Windsor)
  2. New map of US 206 transportation projects (Jesse Buerk, DVRPC)

5. Transit Updates

  1. NJ Transit Rt. 1 BRT update and Route 655 ridership (Tom Marchwinski, NJ Transit)
  2. 2012 Interstate Bus Survey and preliminary results, including Coach USA and Academy routes in Central Jersey (Tom Marchwinski)
  3. West Trenton Line passenger service reactivation initiative (Freeholder Peter Palmer, Somerset County) and DASH extension (Walter Lane, Somerset County Planning Board)

6. Reflecting on Hurricane Sandy

  1. Storm issues and recovery on the Northeast Corridor and Raritan Valley train lines (Tom Marchwinski)
  2. General discussion and planning for next meeting which was already scheduled to focus on improving communication during major events such as storms

7. Open Forum (as time permits)