Central Jersey Transportation Forum

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550


1. Welcome & Introductions

(Incoming Chair, Bill Neary, Keep Middlesex Moving)

2. Action Items

  1. Approval of Summary of February 25th Meeting (VOTE)
  2. Action Team Reports –Rt. 1 Regional Growth Strategy Action Team (Tom Vigna, North Brunswick Twp.); Transit Action Team (Cheryl Kastrenakes, Greater Mercer TMA)

3. Economic Development & Transportation

  1. How the NJ Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 helps connect economic development and transportation planning (Joe Constance, NJ Business Action Center)
  2. Overview of tools and resources from NJ Dept. of Community Affairs – (Bob Tessier, NJ DCA)
  3. NJTPA and DVRPC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) updates (Lois Goldman, NJTPA)

4. Reuse of Underutilized Commercial & Office Spaces to Mixed Use Coordinated with Transportation Planning

  1. Innovative local planning effort to redevelop around transit: The Perth Amboy Bay City Transit District Strategy (Leigh Anne Hindenlang, City of Perth Amboy)
  2. Recent reports and resources

5. Brief Comments on Penns Neck Project

Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, West Windsor, will provide an update on discussions

6. Transit

  1. NJ Transit updates on Rt. 1 BRT, Route 655 bus, and potential Route 656 on CR 571 (Tom Marchwinski, NJ Transit)
  2. Travel flows in Central Jersey – analysis of 2006-2010 Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP) data (Tom Marchwinski & Terence Sobers, NJ Transit)
  3. Update about Amazon project, a public/private partnership model (Cheryl Kastrenakes)

7. Brief Updates

  1. Factual information on red-light running cameras (Zoe Neaderland, DVRPC)
  2. Interactive timing and phasing of planned projects map (Jesse Buerk, DVRPC)
  3. Other updates, as time allows