Central Jersey Transportation Forum

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monroe Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Rd
Monroe, NJ 08831

If snow or icing occurs on this day, call DVRPC at (215) 238-2839 to confirm if the meeting will be held.


1. Welcome & Introductions


2. Action Items

  1. Approval of Summary of October 23rd Meeting (VOTE)
  2. Action Team Reports –Rt. 1 Regional Growth Strategy Action Team (Tom Vigna) including VOTE on proposed letter on pedestrian and bicyclist bill; Transit Action Team (Jack Kanarek)
  3. Election of Chair or Co-Chairs (VOTE)

3. Super Bowls, Snowstorms, & Special Olympics: Improving Transportation During Major Events

  1. NJ State Police and NJDOT reflections on transportation at the Super Bowl and what the broad Route 1 corridor can learn from it - A/Lt. Michael Abline, Incident Management Unit, and Salvatore Cowan, Traffic Operations Unit
  2. NJ Transit brief statement – Tom Clark
  3. What TMAs did to help with transportation for the Super Bowl - Bill Neary , KMM TMA
  4. Special Olympics in Mercer County June 14-21st – Cheryl Kastrenakes, Greater Mercer TMA

4. Enhancing Transportation Coordination & Preparedness in Central Jersey

  1. Start of discussion of what Central Jersey county offices of emergency management (OEMs) are doing to improve transportation during major events and what they could do through more coordination with Forum members; further discussion to follow at next meeting – John Ferguson, Middlesex County OEM
  2. Announcement: I-295/Route 1 Incident Management Taskforce being organized

5. Getting to Work in Central Jersey

Summary of a new annual traffic analysis that expands on NJDOT’s Route 1 Regional Growth Strategy - Ralph Widner, Princeton Traffic & Transportation Committee, National Academy of State & Local Government

6. Brief Comments on Penns Neck Project

Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, West Windsor, will provide an update on discussions of a possible project.

7. Transit

  1. NJ Transit updates on Rt. 1 BRT and potential Route 656 on CR 571 – Tom Marchwinski
  2. West Trenton Line Reactivation: NJ Transit update of studies (Tom Marchwinski), Somerset County Planning Board supportive land use (Bob Bzik), development in Ewing and a related SEPTA track project (Matt Lawson, Mercer County Planning Division)

8. Brief Updates

  1. Applying the Economic Opportunity Act in Somerset County – Bob Bzik
  2. Any other updates from around room