Central Jersey Transportation Forum

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Plainsboro Public Library
9 Van Doren Street
Plainsboro, NJ 08536


1. Welcome & Introductions


2. Action Items

  1. Approval of Summary of May 21st Meeting – VOTE
  2. Reminder for 2014 voting letters and upcoming election of Chair or Co-Chairs
  3. Action Team Reports – Transit Action Team (Jack Kanarek, SYSTRA Consulting) and Rt. 1 Regional Growth Strategy Action Team (Tom Vigna, North Brunswick Community Development) – VOTE on letter of Forum support for Road Shows
  4. Update from meetings to improve communication about local and county road closures (Matthew Lawson, Mercer County Planning Division)

3. Status of Transportation and Land use Projects in Central Jersey

The Planned Projects Status Report provides information about approximately $356 million of transportation projects planned in Central Jersey, millions of square feet of expected development, and thousands of housing units (Jesse Buerk, DVRPC)

4. Complete Streets

  1. Rutgers Complete Streets Summit reflections
  2. Forum member status and lessons learned – There will be brief updates from Jeffrey Wilkerson (Trenton Division of Planning), Gail Smith (Montgomery Department of Engineering), and George Ververides (Middlesex County Department of Planning), to be followed by invitation for others to share their experiences.
  3. NJDOT experience and ideas for funding implementation (Sherri Davis, NJDOT)

5. Transit

  1. NJ Transit Route 1 BRT update, including CR 571 BRT planning study (Tom Marchwinski, NJ Transit)
  2. Current and future marketing of Route 655, the Health Line between Princeton and Plainsboro (Cheryl Kastrenakes, Greater Mercer TMA and Bill Neary, KMM)
  3. Starting a conversation about better siting of transit stops
  4. Brief status report on NEC High Speed Rail Plan and North Brunswick Train Station

6. Brief Updates & Dialogue

  1. A few words on discussions of a potential Penns Neck project
  2. West Trenton Line status
  3. Progress on Non-Contiguous Cluster Development Implementation Tool
  4. Other Forum member updates