Central Jersey Transportation Forum

Thursday, June 9, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Princeton
4355 US Route 1
South Brunswick, NJ 08540


1. Welcome & Introductions (approximately 5 minutes)

Chair Bill Neary and South Brunswick Mayor Frank Gambatese will open the meeting

2. Forum Business (20)

  1. Meeting highlights approval (VOTE)
  2. Results of Forum Survey and invitation for a municipal representative on the Forum Steering Committee (see reverse for members)
  3. NJ Transportation Trust Fund: what have any of us heard?
  4. Follow-up from last meeting: DelCo Lead letter of support (VOTE)
  5. Planned Projects Status Report, plus highlights of land development underway and request for voting members to distribute maps - Jesse Buerk, DVRPC

3. How Forum Municipalities are Doing Transportation Smart Growth (90)

  1. Completing the best practices brochure that highlights 11 zoning, traffic management, and policy strategies - Tom Vigna, Rt1RGS Action Team
  2. How zoning solutions are being used to manage the impacts of new development – Les Varga, Plainsboro Department of Planning and Zoning
  3. How traffic management solutions are being used reduce traffic and improve safety – Pat Ward, West Windsor Community Development
  4. How policy solutions are being used to increase transportation options
    Implementing Complete Streets – Matt Lawson, Mercer County Planning Division, and Paul Pogorzelski, Hopewell Township
    Creative provision of shuttles – Cheryl Kastrenakes, Greater Mercer TMA
    How to fund transportation smart growth projects – Megan Kelly, NJTPA
  5. Discussion of how to be effective, additional examples for brochure, follow-up items for future meetings, and endorsing brochure (VOTE)

4. Preparedness for Incidents on Local and State Roads (20)

NJDOT has expanded its free training program for first responder safety and mobility to include county or local roads. It is helpful to share this information in your municipality and is also an opportunity to continue to strengthen planning together with police, fire, and ambulance staff members.

  • Sal Cowan, Director of Traffic Operations, NJDOT
  • Lt. Thomas Falletta, Unit Head, NJSP Incident Management Unit
  • Craig Augustoni, Office of Fire Dept. Preparedness. Division of Fire Safety

5. Brief Updates & Dialogue (15)

  1. South Brunswick and NJDOT discussion of using shoulder on Rt. 1 - Mayor Frank Gambatese
  2. Recap of the NJTPA Transit Supportive Development Forum - Megan Kelly, NJTPA
  3. New NJ Rideshare.com coordinated web site - Arlene Holt, KMM TMA
  4. Progress on Trenton250 Plan - Jeffrey Wilkerson, Trenton Division of Planning
  5. Round the room as time allows