Central Jersey Transportation Forum

Thursday, May 4, 2017
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Plainsboro Public Library
9 Van Doren St.
Plainsboro, NJ 08536


1. Welcome & Introductions (5 minutes)

Chair Bill Neary and Peter Cantu will open the meeting

2. Forum Business (10 minutes)

a. Meeting summary & approval

b. Remembering Frank Gambatese, South Brunswick’s longest-serving mayor, and Ed Cohen, long-time Forum representative from Monroe Township

c. Welcome Millstone Borough as the Forum’s newest voting member

d. Reminder for 2017 voting letters

3. Supporting Priority Investment in Somerset County (20 minutes)

a. Presentation on supporting priority investment (Walt Lane, Somerset County)

4. Using the Smart Growth Best Practices Brochure (35 minutes)

a. Presentation of best practices brochure (Tom Vigna, RGS Action Team)

b. Sustainable Jersey training opportunities

c. Discussion of next steps and effective use

5. Strategic Planning Update (40 minutes)

a. What is Strategic Planning (Barry Seymour, DVRPC)

b. Forum’s 2010 Strategic Planning effort (Barry Seymour, DVRPC)

c. Summary of scoping meeting & recommendations for next steps (Bill Neary, Chair)

d. Order to proceed with contracting facilitator (VOTE)

6. Letter of Support for NEC Future preferred alternative (15 minutes)

a. Presentation on NEC Future preferred alternative (Greg Krykewycz, DVRPC)

b. Approval of letter of support (VOTE)

7. NJTPA Plan 2045 Presentation (15 minutes)

a. Presentation on NJTPA’s Regional Transportation Plan (Ted Ritter, NJTPA)

b. Outreach Exercise

8. Brief Updates & Dialogue (10 minutes)

a. NJDOT update on Route 1 Hard Shoulder Running Pilot Project in South Brunswick

b. Round the room as time allows