Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) can provide you with assistance in finding ridesharing partners and accessing other commuting options. They are non-profit organizations that work with employers and governments throughout northern New Jersey.
The map below shows you the TMA in your area and provides contact information. You can also call the NJTPA at 973-639-8400 for help in directing you to TMAs or other agencies to solve your transportation needs.
Cross County Connection TMA
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
Greater Mercer TMA
Mercer County, Montgomery Township (Somerset County) and Ocean County
HART Commuter Information Services
Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.
Meadowlink Commuter Services
Bergen County and western portions of Hudson County, eastern portions of Passaic, Union and Essex and Monmouth Counties
201-939-4242, toll free 866-208-1307
Somerset County, except for Montgomery Township
Morris, Sussex, Warren, and western portions of Passaic and Essex Counties
About Transportation Management Associations
Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) are private, non-profit, member-controlled organizations established to work with employers and governments to help provide effective and efficient commuting and other transportation options. They also frequently work in support of smart growth initiatives aimed at promoting efficient land-use patterns. A TMA Council of NJ (TMAC NJ) is comprised of the Executive Directors of New Jersey's eight Transportation Management Associations.
TMA activities that serve to reduce traffic congestion include promoting and supporting commuter vanpools and carpools; working with employers to employ flex-time, telecommuting and compressed work initiatives; managing shuttle services; and promoting walking and bicycling. The TMAs provide information on available public transit and other local transportation services. They also assist with the development of Emergency Ride Home programs and play an important role in construction mitigation and emergencies, providing timely information about road and transit conditions and providing alternative modes.
There are eight TMAs currently operating in the state of New Jersey. Seven TMAs operate in the NJTPA region. They are: Meadowlink, TransOptions, Ridewise of Raritan Valley, Keep Middlesex Moving (KMM), HART Commuter Information Services (HART), Greater Mercer TMA (formerly Greater Princeton TMA) and Hudson TMA. Greater Mercer TMA covers areas in both the NJTPA and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) regions and Cross County Connection TMA serves an area entirely outside the NJTPA region. The map above shows each TMAâ€™s service area.
As of July 1, 2011 (FY 2012), the NJDOT transferred the management and administration of the State of New Jersey's federally funded TMA program to the NJTPA. The NJTPA now oversees the development of annual work programs and coordinates activities among the TMAs, the subregions, NJ Transit, NJDOT and other partners in regional mobility. This arrangement is intended to increase the level of coordination and cooperation between NJTPA priorities and TMA activities in areas such as data collection, outreach, shuttle services and the development and implementation of the NJTPA's long-range Regional Transportation Plan.