The NJTPA works with a host of agencies around the state in promoting
improved mobility, environment protection and other goals. Among the mobility
programs it supports and helps coordinate are:
- Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP)
Human services transportation primarily refers to transportation for three groups of people who are sometimes identified as “transportation disadvantaged”: seniors, people with disabilities, and low income commuters. The plan also focuses on rural travelers who also face transportation challenges in the NJTPA region.
- Transportation Management Associations (TMAs)
These non-profit, member-controlled
organizations established to work with employers and governments to help provide
more effective and efficient commuting and other transportation options in suburban
- Alternative Fuels
This program promotes the use of biodiesal, natural gas, ethanol and
other fuels that will help reduce air pollution and improve energy efficiency.
- Local CMAQ Mobility Initiatives - Shared Ride Program
The NJTPA has established the CMAQ Local Mobility Initiatives Program to promote a variety of initiatives to lessen the level of pollutants and greenhouse gases generated through the use of fossil fuels including ridesharing, transit usage, travel demand management and traffic mitigation projects. Proposals must implement strategies and policies in the Regional Transportation Plan, Plan 2035.
- JARC Program
The program seeks to improve access to transportation services to employment and employment-related activities for welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals and to transport residents in non-suburban areas to suburban employment opportunities.
- Union Organization Lists
The Unions identified on the following lists operate in transportation areas where federal funds are also used to support community transportation projects (like CMAQ Mobility, Community Shuttles, Section 5311, etc.). All grants submitted to the FTA for approval require this information. It is forwarded to the Department of Labor for verification and union notification/sign off prior to the approval of federal funding. Incorrect or incomplete data leads to delay in grant approval.
Further Information: David Schmetterer, Principal Planner: Mobility Programs, 973-639-8450.